1800pt Dwarf Army: The Plan
by, 22-05-2012 at 06:30 PM (1081 Views)
Dwarfs! I have little experience with them, so for me it is something different. The only Dwarf miniatures I own, or have ever owned are my Dwarf King’s Hold Warband.
They strike me as:
• Hard to kill
I have seven months to collect my army. Based on the principles above I have written a rough plan of what I want to purchase:
3 Organ guns
3 Rangers Troops
3 Ironwatch Troops
2 Iron clad regiments
This comes to about 100 points short of my 1800 target, leaving enough space for command groups and artefacts.
Triplets means dice
I think things work best in threes. This list gives the flexibility to swap units. I can easily swop an Ironclad regiment for an Ironwatch Troop to get the mix right. With three units to achieve the same objective, they will stand a chance if one fails.
I have gone for organ guns for the sheer number of dice rather than cannons. I would rather put my faith in the law of averages than risk a few lucky shots over the game.
Tactics? What tactics?
Shoot basically! I intend to guard a flank with the organ guns. The Rangers and the Ironwatch will stand in a solemn line, launching no end of sharp objects into the foe. The Ironclad will guard against any combat regiments who stray too close. As Ironclad and Bulwarkers but have defence 5 and a fairly decent nerve, I expect them to stick around to counter attack and guard the fragile Ironwatch. Berserkers are just cool!
Collecting the bearded
I have a battle set which has given me 20 Ironclad, 10 Shieldbreakers, 10 Ironwatch and two of my Organ guns. Next month I will buy some Berserkers, as I love the models and they look interesting to paint! In the future the Dwarf Warhost set looks a good bet as it completes my Warmachine battery, and my Ironclad/Ironwatch compliment. I like purchasing large groups of miniatures like this as they are good value and it means I can get the paint standard all the same.