After some great feedback from the guys at WargamerAU and Bugmans I have finalised my (possible) Dwarf list for NATCON in April. Whether I take them or not depends entirely on how quickly I can get my High Elves repainted however, but I think with time constraints the way they are I am 75% sure I will be submitting the Dwarf List below for that competition.
Playing 8 games over three days is going to be tough, especially as I have only played 2 games of WHFB since October last year. So realistically I should go with an army I know well which is Dwarves.
w. Shield, Shieldbearers, RO Cleaving, RO Might, RO Resistance, RO Stone, MR Challenge, RO Furnace
w. Shield, RO Fire, RO Stone, RO Spellbreakingx2, RO Furnace
w. GW, MR Gromil, RO Furnace, MR Kragg, RO Snorri
w. RO Guarding, Strollaz
w. FC, Shields, MR Grungi
w. Shields, Musician
w. Shields, Musician
w. FC, Shields, RO Courage, RO Determination
w. FC, RO Battle, RO Stoicism, Shields
w. Engineer, RO Accuracy
Lord is reasonably tough at 1+ rerollable AS, has 4 S5/10 attacks plus Shieldbearers. Getting him into combat will depend upon using the MR Challenge effectively and on good deployment. RO Guarding on BSB gives him some survivability with 4+ AS and 5+ WS and accompanying Thane has +1 to hit with Snorri @S6 so can do some effective damage - will hit and wound most ppl on 2+.
Hammerers get RO Courage and RO Determination giving me 2 ITF units both of whom are stubborn and one of whom can be guarenteed to pass one crucial break test with RO Determination allowing you to take it one 1D6 - which when you stubborn means you will auto pass.
Only one shooting unit which is a change for me as I wanted the single unit of warriors for flexibility. As comparison my usual list contains 2 units of 10xQuarrellers and 2 of 10xWarriors. So adding the extra character and the Runic BSB has cost me 1 of each.
Only problem with posting these lists on places like WargamerAU is that all of the people ill end up facing visit that forum - but then NZ tournaments are open list so it makes no difference really. Still would be nice to surprise people :)