Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Chaos Dwarf Warmachines are here!

 So my order of two Death Rockers and two magma cannons from Mantic Games have come, so I'll start the build on them tomorrow. The look easy enough. Hopefully get them done in under an hour. Will post some pics of them built and a pic of the new unit filler I have made for my Dwarfs!



Thursday, 21 February 2013

Two Dwarf lists but which one!

So I've registered and paid for NatCon, and as I was working on my Chaos Dwarf for the tournament but then when I took a break from doing all that thinking/math-hammer, which I am really shit at by the way lol. I had a look over my Dwarf NZTC list, thinking about how it preformed and such and how it will preform in the future in solo tournament play, had a play around with it making it fit in the 2500pts that NatCon is doing and came up with a list a really do quite like. I know most people will be shouting at me to take CD's because their more 'interesting' and what not, but to be honest there about as static as normal Dwarfs, cept they have a K'daai and maybe some Bull Centaurs running around, while the rest of the army sits and back and peppers the opponent with 3-5 WM's with just as many reroll as Dwarf WM's. Regardless, I still find them both very fun to play. It's just hard to decide one what to bring.

My two lists are as follows:

Chaos Dwarfs:
Sorcerer Lord, Level 4 Hushut, Preservation, Enchanted Shield, Ruby Ring, Earthing Rod-400
Infernal Castallen, BSB, Mask of the Furnace, Warrior Bane, Shield-202
Daemonsmith, level 1 Death, Dragon Helm, Scroll-130
Daemonsmith, level 1 Death-95
38 Infneral Guard, FC, Banner of Swiftness-503
30 Hobgoblins, Bows, Mus-154
4 Centuar Renderers, Shields, Mus, Champ, Gleaming Pennant-200
Magma Cannon-145
Magma Cannon-145
Death Shrieker Rocket-100
Death Shrieker Rocket-100
K'daai Destroyer-325

Focused on the WM's plus the rerolls. Also gave some Chaff coverage (BC's) for the K'daai from getting him kitted around the board due to his frenzy. Also gave me Dwarfs some more movement just for some fun.

Runelord, Balance, x2 Scroll, Stone, Shield, Resistance-273
BSB, Gromril, Resistance, Challenge-165
40 Warriors, GW, FC-425
14 Quarrellers, Mus, GW, Rangers,-201
35 Hammerers, FC-450
35 Hammerers, FC-450
Cannon, Forging, Engineer, Fire-145
Cannon, Forging, Engineer-140
Organ Gun-120
Organ Gun-120

The same as my NZTC list, cept my Runesmith is now a Runelord and I dropped one scroll, I have a little more anti-magic defense for when I run out of scroll. Ahhhhh much more safer isn't, lol.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

NZTC Results!

Table from Fields of Blood
I was in the 'Over the Hill' team. Very very very proud how we preformed. We ranked better then expected and that alone makes the weekend worth while. Managed to beat one of the contenders "Nerdymen" which was also fantastic I must say. All in all, awesome tournament.

Huge thanks to Pete Dunn for orginising it, Locky Reid and Ryan Lister for umpiring/reffing. Big effort guys.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

NZTC + Chaos Dwarfs

Hey guys, so the NZTC has been and gone with 6 games down and I had a really awesome time, got to catch up with everyone and got to whine about how my Dwarfs are awesome and that Bear Cavalry are awesome and they'll be coming soon (YOU ALL KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN). I managed to pull out 4 Wins (15-5, 15-5, 13-7, 11-9) and 2 losses (7-13, 0-20 (F****** Daemons)) So I'm very, very pleased on how I did. And I'm really happy in how my list preformed, cept on the 5th game where one of my Hammerer blocks failed their rerollable Ldr 9 break test! Game breakdowns and placement table will be soon (probably tomorrow).

On to the Chaos Dwarf subject. So today when I was putting my Dwarfs back into the display cabinet I was having a look at my Mantic Hammerers and thought... hey, these guys could quite well do for looking like their evil cousins far east from their mountain home and realized that I had about 75% of my CD army that I planned on building at home! I've got my 40 Hobgoblins with about 12 painted, all my Infernal Guard which are painted and my Lords/Heroes which I pulled out all needing to be painted. And as of five minutes ago, I've just ordered two Deathskricker Rocket Launchers and two Magma Cannons from Mantic Games, for about $110NZD. So all that is left needed is my K'daai Destroyer model which I plan on getting soon. It will either be a big bull/ minotaur it fits in with the lore, the descriptions at least), a big ass fiery looking bear, that's right... a bear, WON'T IT LOOK JUST BAD ASS. Or a big ass fiery moose, again... will also looking flippen *go's into a high pitched voice* AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING. And it also adds in some Canadian flavor.

At some points their will be a video covering the NZTC from Sam Whitts channel -http://hashutsrighthand.blogspot.co.nz/

And you'll get to see my pretty face a view times, I know.... so privileged you all are! 

See yea tomorrow.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

New Hammerer Unit pics

Just to prove to you guys, 35 models in 2 and half days!


One up close

Thought I'd through in a picture of my painting/modeling area


Its 1:32 in the morning...anyways, so it's only been 2-3 days from when my Hammerers arrived and I have painted all 35 of them! And not a speedy half ass effort, but a good solid 20 hours of painting put into from the day they arrived. Excellent!

I'm going to bed, good night.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Hammerers have come in!

So my two boxes of Hammerers came in from Waylandgames on Saturday. 40 models in all, and its costed me 40 bucks. not bad at all I must say! They are the Mantic variant I only need 35 of them for Saturday so I just get a few extra bits really.

They have all been built and undercoated (Flat White), I usually do a lightish grey undercoat, as it does both affects of black and white pretty well. However, I've run out so went to my backup supply. I've just started to give all the models a base coat of boltgun metal, around 75% of the model is armor so there's not much of a point base coating any other colour.

My Goal is to finish these guys by Thursday night, which is quite reachable. Because I'm catching the train Wellington then on to Pete Dunn's place on Friday. Normally I would go to the event on Saturday morning but I don't have a ride, so the train is the way to go this time around! And Weekend trains are at like 10:30am.

Sunday, 3 February 2013


I've noticed for some time. Well, since I've started playing Dwarfs actually. That people just don't like the Dwarf castle, and consistently piss and moan about it. And what is a Dwarf castle you may I ask.

Well, I'm more then happy to expand on this.

The Castle, is, in simpler terms. A  branch of the refused flank deployment (Oblique Order) but used in a much more heavy defensive way. Commonly used by such generals as Alexander the Great, Dyius Scipio, Krischev of Russia, Bernard Montgomery and etc. What the castle is, is the concentration of troops into a small area with one flank covered my impassible terrian or some other form stopping the other side from getting around (or in wargaming terms, the edge of the damn broad!) and the other flank covered, typically, by a fast moving cavalry unit to broaden the angles of attack for your main force and offer suppression when, and if the rest of the army chooses to advance.

Now in relation to Dwarfs in Warhammer Fantasy. This is our fallback deployment, and most commonly used as well. Why you may ask. Well under the current edition of Warhammer and the current army book being used my Dwarfs. It is, logically, the best thing to do. Dwarfs aren't fast. lets face it, movement 3 with -1 when pursuing and fleeing.  So if a Dwarf army does go on the advance, we open are selves up to being flanked. And with such low movement, we have no room for error, so once flanked, its down hill from there. (This is why I keep whining (most of the wellington (and further) fantasy community can back that statement) about Dwarfs getting Bear riders or some form of cavalry so WE CAN MOVE and experience another level of the game!  And with the current edition of the Warhammer rules. there are so many things that point into the direction of castling for us Dawi. One of the major ones. Being Steadfast. Why move when we can sit there, take a beating and still be Leadership 9!

So instead, our army build tactics tend to revolve around stacking a bunch of warmachines behind 3-4 units of Warriors/Hammeres and shooting the balls off our opponent until they are at a size which is most comfortable to engage at. Yes this sounds boring to play against and even play with. And by all rights, it is, and I can see people's points about why they are boring and yes, whine about it... ALOT. However, there are some people who enjoy playing a defensive game and a shooty game (like me!) and apparently I'm sick in the head for enjoying it, aw well. I guess I'm just one F'ed son of gun then.

My Dwarfs need one of these!
What is also an bonus is I get to see the shree terror when someone gets told that they get to face and my Dwarfs. Not for the fact that I might beat them. But how they have to push their army along while getting shot at by seven different kinds of Dwarf shit and when finally making into combat, their units are either dead, or so low there was no point engaging after all! Which I find quite satisfying indeed.


Friday, 1 February 2013

NZTC list

So for not posting for a bit guys. was engaged in other stuff for a bit but I have some spare time! So with only two weeks to go until the event. I'll show my list. The secret is out!

Runesmith, Spellbreaker/Scroll x3 (HA!), Shield, Great Weapon-151
BSB, Gromril, Resistance, Preservation, Fire, Furnace-165
40 Warriors, Great Weapons, Full Command-425
16 Quarallers, Rangers, Great Weapons, Musician-229
35 Hammerers, Full Command-450
35 Hammerers, Full Command-450
Cannon, Forging, Engineer-140
Cannon, Forging, Burning, Engineer-145
Organ Gun-120
Organ Gun-120

Total: 2395

So there it is, in all its awesomeness, greatness and glory!

I think I'm going to end up moving with this army across the table quite a bit (that's right, a Dwarf that moves,  damn shocker isn't?) Because people will not want to engage this army on my terms, at all (two fat units of Hammerers should really get the water (Blood for you New Zealander's) flowing on the other side of the table! I also could just sit in the corner and go for those 10-10's. After all, all the battle's are all "Battleline" which just makes me droll. Oh yes it does.

We really need one of these in our new book! (100pts for a Castle sounds reasonable to me!)
What a lot of people need to remember is that this is a team event. And all it takes is for the majority or the team to get a small win and they'll be able to do quite well. 20-0's are always nice and they are always a swinger but I think people will be less brash and more.... Dwarf if you know what I mean.