July 5, 2010

Thinking ahead to 8th Edition - Dwarfs @2250

Well having official registered for Call to Arms 2010 the first major tournament (locally) to be using 8th Edition rules I guess its time to think about list building. The list size hasnt changed since the players pack was issued and is the standard 2250pts; despite ongoing speculation that 2400-3000pts will be the new tournament standard.

So what would I take? Its difficult to figure out, but using the army I am taking to Horned Rat next weekend as a starting point I have come up with the following using 25% max Lords 25% max heroes and 25% min core as a guide.

Lord
w. Shieldbearers, GW, RO Resistance, RO Stone, RO Furnace, RO Warding
Runesmith
w. RO Stone, Shield, RO Spellbreaking x2
BSB
w. RO Cleaving, RO Snorri Spanglehelm, MR Gromil, RO Furnace

No major changes here other than losing a RO Spellbreaking to allow for pts to be spent on GW for the infantry.

Warriors x25
w. Champion, Musician, GW, Shields
Warriors x25
w. Champion, Musician, GW, Shields

Not taking Longbeards is a first as their immunity to panic would appear to be a great bonus under 8th Ed rules where shooting is going to become pretty prominent, but I needed the points.

Quarrellers x15
w. Musician, Shields, GW
Quarrellers x15
w. Musician, Shields, GW

Biggest change is here. Instead of 2 units of 10 I have 2 of 15 with GW meaning these guys are now a serious melee as well as shooting threat.

Hammerers x20
w. Full Command, Shields, MR Grungi

MR Grungi here to cater for strength of shooting in 8th Edition.

Miners x10
Cannon
w. Engineer
Bolt-Thrower
w. Engineer
Bolt-Thrower
w. Engineer
Organ Gun

No Gyrocopter here wondering if thats a mistake, as with random charges etc being able to march block and redirect would be a huge tactical bonus. This list is very much like a gunline but I have 6 blocks of infantry all armed with GW meaning my opponents are going to get seriously hurt if they cant break through my ranks. Hammerers getting GW free are also a major bonus now.

TOTAL 2,248pts

2 comments:

Darth Weasel said...

have seen couple different versions of how shooting will work. If you can have a frontage of about 8 and still fire them all, the 15 seems okay...otherwise, dropping 5 quarrelers from each unit gets you close to the gyrocopter.

I get what you are saying about melee...but you are putting a lot of extra points on a shooting unit to help them perform a role you have better options for and the saved points with minor tweaks make your overall army more versatile.

Then Again, I just got WHUPPED playing as Dwarfs, so....

John said...

Good pts mate your right its too much like a gunline for my liking