February 15, 2010

Dwarfs for NATCON?!?

Being realistic I am not sure that I will be able to finish painting my High Elves in time for NATCON in April, or least not in time for the final date to submit the army list by 21st March. To get a workable list together I still need to finish painting a full unit of 7 Dragon Princes, an Archmage, 10xArchers and 2xBolt-Throwers. If I want to take an infantry heavy list then there is also another unit of 20 Spearelves to finish off as well.

So, it looks like my Dwarfs might have to make another appearance on the tournament circuit this season. After some thought I am deciding between two options (a) going with my basic list from Skitterleap - balanced without anything too over the top but lacking in extras, or (b) something different.

Standard List for Dwarfs at 2,250pts would be

Lord
w. Shieldbearers, MR Swiftness, RO Cleaving, RO Might, RO Furnace, RO Sanctuary, RO Resistance, RO Stone
Runesmith
w. Shield, RO Stone, RO Fire, RO Spellbreakingx2, RO Furnace
BSB
w. MR Gromil, RO Cleaving, RO Might, RO Furnace
Longbeards x20
w. FC, Shields, MR Grungi
Warriors x10
w. Shields, Musician
Warriors x10
w. Shields, Musician
Quarrellers x10
w. Shields
Thunderers x10
w. Shields, Musician
Hammerers x18
w. FC, Shields, RO Battle, RO Stoicism
Hammerers x18
w. FC, Shields, RO Stoicism, RO Sanctuary
Organ Gun
Gyrocopter

The something different list would be

Lord
w. Shieldbearers, MR Swiftness, RO Cleaving, RO Might, RO Furnace, RO Sanctuary, RO Resistance, RO Stone
Runesmith
w. Shield, RO Stone, RO Fire, RO Spellbreakingx2, RO Furnace
BSB
w. MR Fear, Strollaz, Oath Stone
Thane
w. MR Gromil, GW, MR Kragg the Grimm, RO Fury, RO Furnace

First two characters are identical to list one. Big change is use of Runes on BSB with MR Fear (causing fear) and Strollaz (make free march move before Turn 1) adding some extra options. Additional Thane has been added in purely to guard the BSB who with Runes on his banner now only has a 4+ AS to protect him. Oath Stone on BSB adds MR1 meaning all three of my infantry units have MR1 with the Lord in the non-RO Sanctuary Hammerer unit.

Longbeards x20 (BSB & Thane)
w. FC, Shields, MR Grungi
Warriors x10
w. Shields, Musician
Quarrellers x10
w. Shields

Changes to BSB and Thane mean I have to drop 1 unit of 10 Warriors and 1 of 10 Quarrellers/Thunderers. I also lose the Musician on the remaining Quarreller unit. The lack of flexibility in losing the Warrior unit is balanced out by Strollaz and the lose of the Quarrellers by the Bolt-Throwers.

Hammerers x18 (Lord)
w. FC, Shields, RO Battle, RO Stoicism
Hammerers x18 (Runesmith)
w. FC, Shields, RO Stoicism, RO Sanctuary
Bolt-Thrower
w. Engineer, RO Penetrating
Bolt-Thrower
w. Engineer, RO Burning
Gyrocopter

Bolt-Throwers come in now in place of the Organ Gun. Longer range, less damaging but more reliable (sort of) and with 2 units you can spread them out more.

TOTAL 2,249 pts 5DD - 2 Scrolls

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