Well its always better just to get things over and done with sometimes so about 5 minutes ago I submitted my army list for Call to Arms 2010. Going with Dwarfs - because well that masochist side of me won out.
So what am I taking and why? Basically its a modification of the list I took to Horned Rat a few weeks back. Heroes are basically unchanged except for 2 small items. Core units have been reduced but made larger and the warmachines have gotten a major shake up.
The throng of Karak Thorinkin - Call to Arms 8th Ed tournament list @ 2,250pts
w. Shieldbearers, GW, MR Kragg the Grimm, RO Burning, RO Striking, MR Spite, RO Warding, RO Furnace
Usual bells and whistles, 2+ rerollable AS, 4+ WS, 2+WS vs. flaming attacks, MR1, GW does flaming attacks at WS8.
w. Shield, MR Challenge, RO Spellbreaking
He could have 3 scrolls but MR Challenge is going to be fun to use and necessary as well
w. MR Gromil, RO Furnace, RO Cleaving, RO Snorri
No changes here
w. Full Command, Shields
w. Full Command, Shields
Blocks of 25 gives you 5 ranks which are minimum in 8th IMO. No GW as the 6+ WS is worth the bonus and at S3 Dwarfs will still wound most people regardless.
w. Shields, Musician
Only 1 unit but this is balanced by changes to warmachines. Deployed 9 wide 2 deep and then quick reform to 3 ranks of 5 one of 3.
w. Full command, shields, MR Grungi
No changes here. Toyed with 2 units and 1 unit of 40 but 25 is suffucient. MR Grungi still invaluable, even more so given range of magic missile spells out there now.
w. Engineer, Brace of Pistols, RO Accuracy, RO Burning
S3 flaming hits on everything under template and re-roll scatter dice and misfire result, not bad.
Thats right 2 Organ Guns AH HA HA HA HA
Really weighed up whether to take this or not, but honestly I seriously missed him in the last tournament and with templates hitting everything his S3 AP attacks are going to be valuable. He also balances out the loss of the Miners which I had briefly considered taking in a block of 20.
TOTAL 2,249 pts - Characters 27%, Core 32%, Special 24%, Rare 17%
High Elves will be going to Skitterleap on October 2nd principally because at 2400pts they are going to be a lot of fun to play. So thats it for my Dwarfs - there last tournament outing of 2010 and their last till April/May 2011 (if I am lucky - next year is going to be difficult work wise).
Plans after this tournament are to do some serious repainting of my entire Dwarf army.