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So a mate told me WHTW is based from 8th Edition army books. As far as lore goes, a great source is the Warhammer Wiki. .. It's the source of the Chaos Dwarfs roster too. made all their old rulebooks available in a high quality PDF set, and everyone's go to source would be on their own bleeding site. I could really use a PDF of the 8th edition dwarf book! Army forums: Beastmen- Herdstone · Bretonnia- Round Table of Bretonnia · Chaos. Chaos Dwarfs What a great collection of alternate army books - and such high quality too! Hi, all these books are for 8th and 9th ed, there were never any 7th ed version, though remaking them in your group for that need.

In this system, a wizard picks his spells at the start of the game, must have the correct equipment usually Amulets , and as he casts each one it depletes a store of 'constitution' points, until at zero points he could cast no more. Vol 3: Characters introduces 'personal characteristics' statistics, rules for roleplaying including character advancement through experience points and statistic gains, random encounters, equipment costs, and alignment and has a sample campaign "The Redwake River Valley".

Very little world background is given at all and the race descriptions are kept to a minimum, and most of the background given is in describing the origins of magic items. Some notable differences to later editions are the inclusion of Night Elves later Dark Elves , the appearance of Red Goblins - and that Citadel Miniatures order codes are given. The battle system was thought to be excellent [3] and exceptionally simple and playable in comparison to other miniatures games of the time.


The first edition was extended with Forces of Fantasy boxed set in The Third Edition of the game was published as a single hardback book in It had the most in-depth and complex movement and manoeuvre system of any edition. Other changes included a variety of new specialist troop types, rules for war machines and a more finely tuned system of representing heroes and wizards.

It kept the same magic system and open-ended army design system as the first two editions. However, by this stage the use of army lists was very much encouraged. Army lists for this edition were published in a separate book called Warhammer Armies in ; until then, use of the 2nd Edition's Ravening Hordes list was encouraged.

This is partly because it was the last edition published before Games Workshop took a different commercial approach, leading to competition from former GW employees in the briefly published competing Fantasy Warlord. The third edition was expanded with the Realm of Chaos: Aspects such as the 'fast-paced' rules system and developed fantasy background were highly praised, with negative criticisms reserved for the 'wordiness' of the text and that the images, rather than illustrating the text, were largely decorative.

The main differences to the 2nd edition noted were the rules on routing, charging and less clarity in the presentation, subsequently making the rules more complex to learn and use. The fourth and fifth editions of the game, released in October and October , respectively, were similar to each other but quite different from the third.

Fifth edition in particular became known pejoratively as "Herohammer" because of the imbalance between the very powerful heroes, monsters and wizards in the game and blocks of troops which existed effectively as cannon fodder. The rules underwent a re-write compared to 3rd Edition.

A completely re-worked magic system was produced which was available as a boxed expansion set.

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Rather than selecting spells they were drawn at random and the magic phase was based on the play of these cards, making magic a bit like a game within a game. The magic system was further expanded by the Arcane Magic box set and the magic element of the Chaos box set. The fourth edition was also the first edition to enforce the use of army lists in the form of separate Warhammer Army books for the separate racial groupings.

These books prescribed for each army a limited number of unit choices; specifying limits on the number of points that could be spent on "characters", troops and monsters and so on. The books also included background on the particular army, illustrations and photographs showing models and have remained with the game though updated with the rules. The magic system was reworked and re-released in December as a single box covering the magic for all the armies.

The magic was "toned down" WD with spell casting limited to the players' own turn. The multiple card packs of the Colours of Magic system was replaced by 20 Battle Magic spell cards but the Colour Magic spells were in the rule book for players to use if they wanted.

Several boxed campaign packs were produced, Tears of Isha for example, gave a campaign for High Elves and included a card "building" to assemble. The fourth edition featured High Elves versus Goblins. The fifth edition, released in , re-introduced the Bretonnian forces, which had been left out of the 4th edition, and re-worked the Slann heavily to create the Lizardmen armies.

The sixth edition, released in , was also published as a box with soft-cover rulebook and miniatures Orcs and Empire. The Rulebook was also available for separate sale, hard-cover in the first printing and soft-cover after that. There was also an all-new magic system based on dice rolling.

The seventh edition rules were released on 9 September It was available in two forms: The smaller rulebook from the boxed set was approximately half the size of the large book both in size of the cover and page count. The two books had different front pieces and the larger rulebook has two extensive addition sections "The Warhammer World" 68 pages and "The Warhammer Hobby" 56 pages plus slightly expanded appendices.

According to the official Games Workshop webpage, the 8th edition of Warhammer was made available for pre-order on 14 June and was released 10 July On Friday 23 July , Games Workshop began posting an "unboxed" series detailing the contents of the new game box called "A Blog of Two Gamers" [10]. The first army to be introduced to 8th edition was Orcs and Goblins.

They are one of the most popular Warhammer Fantasy armies, but their release in 8th edition was not totally expected, as at the time there were four Dwarfs, Wood Elves, Tomb Kings and Bretonnia Warhammer army books which had not been updated since 6th edition.

The Skaven armybook however, still has not been updated since 7th edition. The 8th edition was extended with Storm of Magic 'supplement' in an expansion that features rules for using more destructive magic and monsters. Another one was released, called Blood in the Badlands shortly afterwards it included some special scenarios and introduced rules for siege warfare.

In Triumph and Treachery an expansion that allows multi-player games of between 3 and 5 players and Sigmar's Blood a 5 scenario short campaign between Empire and Vampire Counts following the crusade led by Volkmar to destroy Mannfred von Carstein were released. Another series of five books in , entitled The End Times , saw the appearance of every major character of the setting.

The last book Archaon described the end of the Warhammer world. Edwin J. Rotondaro reviewed Warhammer in Space Gamer No. The system is flexible enough to be used as a mass combat module in most RPGs, but you have to decide whether it's worth [the price] for a set of fantasy miniatures rules.

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Priestley, Rick b. Pirinen, Tuomas; Nigel Stillman Warhammer Skirmish. Warhammer End Times Nagash. Warhammer End Times Glotkin. Warhammer End Times Khaine. Warhammer End Times Thanquol. Warhammer End Times Archaon. Warhammer Fantasy. Age of Reckoning Online: Warhammer 40, When cheaply kitted out these guys can do some nice damage. Worth taking one and run him alongside the rest of your army as a threat to monsters if you don't have cannons or warmachine hunter defence. Mounts[ edit ] Shieldbearers: Dwarf Lords only Arguably one of the best mounts in the whole game.

Shieldbearers have 2 attacks in close combat with WS5 S4 I3. The model is still counted as infantry, so still has look out sir! Still, for a measly 40pts it's dirt cheap. Always put your Lord on one of these! Furthermore, the unit cannot be disrupted but also can never choose flee as a charge reaction. Naturally it only makes sense when put into a unit with shields, Ironbreakers shine most.

The only way for Dwarfs to have something to do in the magic phase besides dispelling. They have Toughness 4, Leadership 9 and Heavy Armour as standard. Give them shields if you don't want them to die or give them great weapons if you want them to kill shit.

Longbeards: Longbeards, an actual unit now, are 4 points more than a dwarf warrior. They are better at killing shit and not running away, being immune to psychology with ld 9. They also allow nearby units to re-roll failed panic tests when not fleeing, which is nice if your BSB is out of range.

Generally better with a hand weapon and shield at s4 and good for making sure your flank units don't run away, but in terms of close combat, hammerers and ironbreakers are better for points in all regards. Quarrelers: Crossbow dwarfs. They are dwarfs with crossbows with Heavy Armour as standard.

That's about it.

Take them if you want to be shooty. Also they can take shields and great weapons. Shields are good if you want to get into a shooting match with Wood Elves. Take these guys as your general core as crossbows will generally outrange all other armies at range 30 and great weapons will still allow them to hit any kind of anti archer unit and come out smiling.

Thunderers: Handgun Dwarfs. Upgraded to Heavy Armour and dropped two points makes them useful again, they still put the hurt on units plus with Shields and a rune of Groth One Eye nearby they make a surprisingly tough anvil to setup a beautiful countercharge with that unit of Great Weapon Quarrelers you have sitting beside them.

Special Units[ edit ] Hammerers: 2 Attacks now. Stubborn elite Dwarfs with Great Weapons. For 14 points , you get a warrior of chaos stat line barring less initiative and a point runic banner allowance.

Careful who they fight though, they might attack like a Chaos Warrior but they die far easier than one especially to ranged attacks and they cannot afford to get into a grind, that's what Ironbreakers are for.

Ironbreakers: Elite Tarpit. Keep them near your BSB and you have a solid unit. Give them the rune of Stoicism for Stubborn or Strollaz's Rune for Vanguard to shove a mean tarpit in your opponent's face right from go or put a cheap thane with an oathstone in the unit for a great flank guarding unit. Slayers: This unit has changed a bit, and it's debatable if it's for better or worse.

They have also gained the Deathblow rule, which allows each Slayer to strike once before they die in a blue-horror-esque style, useful on Troll Slayers as you get your full amount of normal attacks, not so useful on the Giant Slayers of which you can once again make an entire unit out of. They are very good against static armies that take war machines and the like, take in small groups of 10 or so and go war machine hunting or rear charging with them.

As far as upgrades go, the drill isn't bad, but don't take the charges. Your miners should do the charging. They shouldn't be charged. Grudge Thrower: Its a standard stone thrower for 80 points. Can be buffed up with runes and engineers, the right combination can make this a very effective war machine. These can seriously troll T3 armies. Bolt Thrower: Not terrible, but with a point increase to 55 pts a pop and loss of a 15 pt BS4 Engineer they became far more expensive to use effectively.

Don't bother unless you are list tailoring and they serve a specific purpose. Cannon: At points cannons are so, so. They are necessary, but usually aren't worth taking more than twice unless you're running a very heavy gunline list. Of course the price goes up as you add runes and engineers, which you should do to make it very reliable, and if you still have the battle for skull pass model which is a tiny as fuck cannon model , be sure to field those. Cannons are best vs models with high numbers of wounds, good saves, high point cost or any combination of those.

Gyrocopter: Gyrocopters have completely changed with the introduction of the new Army Book. They are now the dwarf equivalent of great eagles.

Changed only slightly from the previous edition, they now have a gun choice, either keeping the old one a str 3 armour piercing template , or a gun that fires d3 str 5, flaming, armour piercing shots. They also get their bomb back which can be handy when harassing opponents trying to approach your gunline or positioning behind units about to flee so they take Dangerous Terrain tests.

Vanguard can be useful, but make sure that they are never in a position to get charged. Rare Units[ edit ] Rangers: Sadly the days of scouting hordes are over. Having been moved to the rare section, rangers have now the same role as chameleon skinks, shades and shadow warriors, except they do it worse.

However if you have any Quarrelers with Great Weapons spare that aren't fufilling your core requirement, then you should swap them for Rangers, because they have throwing axes and scout for exactly the same price.

Bugman's Rangers: If you field Josef Bugman, one of your Rangers units is eligible to become Bugman's Rangers and Josef has to join the unit and cannot leave. Bugman's Rangers cost an additional 3pts which makes them the most expensive troops in the list! They fight better than regular Rangers, hit harder and will throw S5 thowing axes at BS4! Something like 15 BF4 crossbows in the flank or behind the frontline can really ruin your opponent's day, and he will have to divert something meaningfull to deal with this threat, as this unit is not easily dismissed.

Irondrakes: If you were ever worried about those Chaos Warriors posing a threat, just take these guys and you'll never have to worry about them ever again as they absolutely murder high Toughness high Armour squads and pump out far more shots than your warmachines, as well as making excellent Monstrous Infantry killers.

Their models also look badass. Organ Gun: The rage machine from the previous edition is revamped and is now BS based, but rolls two artillery dice rather than one. It can also now be given up to 50 points of Runes, as well as putting an engineer on it allowing it to hit a lot more than it previously could. Also, the range is now 30" allowing them to keep up with your Crossbows in range and even hit those elves trying to snipe you.

Flame Cannon: Against Gobbos, Monstrous Infantry and Skaven, it can be used very effectively to cause panic tests on any large unit, being able to throw down a str 5 flamer template is amazing in fantasy especially when it causes d3 wounds.

Don't be worried about taking one as its range is a lot longer than it looks, be sure to give it runes though, nothing's worse than having your cannon blow up when you really need those Night Goblins to panic. Gyrobomber: An extra large Gyrocopter that can wipe out entire hordes on its own, this thing will be a firing magnet, and as such can be used to distract the enemy away from a gunline, or stop the enemy from shooting your own guys if running a close combat list.

Building Your Army[ edit ] downloading Your Army[ edit ] download a battleline set or two to start, you can get a couple for the same price as a battalion from the official site if you know where to look. Do all of the warriors as the same type, 40 warriors in one unit is far more effective than two units of The shooty dwarfs should be assembled depending on who you usually face.

Thunderers and quarrelers should generally have shields. The 4 cannons are really good both ways.

Next, download a dwarf lord with shieldbearers. Gyrocopters will never go amiss, but make sure that you can afford it if you made the cannon into an organ gun. Keep downloading more dwarfs, a Runelord is no longer a good choice due to barely being better than the Runesmith for 60 pts more, but a BSB is still ever-useful.

To make models look really good is easy, any detail you don't like just cover it with green stuff beard, and any model will always look better with an extra big bushy beard on top except for those otherwise stated. Old Longbeard models are a good reference for these conversions. Also, braids on either side of the beard add a Celtic feel to the models which is reminiscent of the previous incarnation of Dwarf fluff when they were a little less viking-y.

More beard seems to go a long way, especially because the plastic sculpts don't really compare to any of the newer models coming out. Also bigger round shields do absolute wonders for Dwarf models, using thumbtacks or converted marauder shields make your models look amazing.

Army Composition[ edit ] Repeat after me. War machines and lots of shit that refuses to die. The nature of the Dwarf units is more restrictive than most other armies, since you basically have only two types of units: infantry and war machines. You don't have cavalry, war beasts, monstrous units, monsters, swarms, you don't even have cheap chaff or skirmishers! This, together with M3 across the board Gyrocopters not counting means that Dwarf players historically tend to play rather stationary.

But make no mistake, it might seem easier to play like this, but it means that mistakes during the deployment phase are so much worse, since you have little chance to remedy them. With so little variation in your units, the differences often lie in the detail: Dwarf Warriors vs. Longbeards: With the exception of a pure gunline, you're going to field at least one of these two units.

Field something like 30 in at least 5 ranks, they can take a lot of punches. Dwarfs in general work very well with Great Weapons, as they anyway have a low initiative. They neither need a character to support nor the BSB-bubble but are still capable of holding their ground against most enemies.

Be it Warriors or Longbeards, always have a full command. Quarrelers vs. Thunderers: Well, both weapons have merits. The crossbow has the longer range, the handgun is armour piercing. There are more occasions where the handgun takes the cake, but the crossbow just has these extra 6", so if your opponent stays out of the standard 24" distance or you have the first turn and your opponent was clever enough to deploy his troops half an inch behind the line , you would lose one round of shooting to move your Thunderers into threat range.

Additionally, Quarrelers can be equipped with great weapons as well as shields, Thunderers only have access to shields. The command units basically only give bonusses in close combat and are therefore not really necessary as a the champion doesn't have a better BS but an additional attack, b both weapons are move-or-fire so the musician's main benefit for shooting units - the swift reform - has no use here and c they cannot take magic standards and generally these units are not your dedicated close combat fighters anyway.

Save the 30 points and get two more troops instead, maybe unless you're playing a gunline and your shooting units also have to fill the role as close combat units, in that case definitely get a full command unit! Superiority breaks down like this, based on the distance to the enemy: 30"": Quarrelers duh 15"": Quarrelers 12"- 1": Thunderers Hammerers vs. Ironbreakers: Your two main elite fighting units. With the changes in the last edition, Hammerers became just really, really good.

They tick all the right boxes. Their only weakness, if any, is a relative low armour save, especially in close combat downloading them a shield only helps against shooting. But they dish out pain like little else and are stubborn, so they work just as well in two small units. Ironbreakers on the other hand are very resilient and with S5 on the charge and maybe a Runesmith in the unit are not to be dismissed offensively either. I'd say it depends a little on what you have in your core and what you battleplan is.

You have a large block of Warriors with shields?

Take a unit of Hammerers either side. You have Longbeards with great weapons? Have them around a unit of Ironbreakers.

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Miners vs. Rangers: Your two choices for units with deployment special rules, a better form of Ambushers for the Miners and Scouts for the Rangers. To be honest, neither is too great.

Dwarfs are slow, very slow, so they just don't make for good ambushers. That means you can charge on turn 3 at the earliest, and only something which is still pretty close to the bord edge.

And your opponent has a turn to react to your arrival. Minimum unit size for Miners is 10, at 10pts a model that's the cost of a Gyrocopter with vanguard. But since they are a special unit and literally every other choice in that category is superior, there will probably only be one relatively small unit.

Yes, it can work in the right situation, but for me it is not a choice for a general army. A vanguard Gyrocopter is more versatile.

Rangers have a similar problem. Scout is a nifty rule, and a decent unit with crossbows cleverly positioned can be a real threat for your opponent. Rangers would benefit from being Skirmishers, which would allow them more flexibility and would go nicely with their throwing axes which are just great, never forget you have them! Similar to Miners, Rangers are clearly the weakest choice in the rare slot, it would help if they were special troops.

Both Miners and Rangers have the problem that you will have a hard time reinforcing their position with your slow army, which often likes to stay back and give their war machines more time to shoot the enemy to pieces anyway. They can be effective in the right situation, but most of the time that can also be done by Gyrocopters. And both units suffered a major blow when this one rune was scrapped which would have allowed a character to join either unit and gain their special deployment rule ideally combined with that other scrapped rune that forced an enemy unit to charge All in all Rangers can be a little more valuable, since you can get five at 14pts a piece and they can be deployed at a strategic position to deny it your enemy Scouts and Vanguard in 12", which can be crucial.

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Cannon vs. Grudge Thrower vs. Bolt Thrower vs. Organ Gun vs. Flame Cannon: Phew, that's not easy, they're all great! Usually you shouldn't leave your hold without an Organ Gun, it's just too good. The good old Cannon strikes fear in your opponent's heart like little else, and there is always a target worth a shot. When in doubt or you don't know which army you will be facing, you don't make a mistake with fielding these two. Gyrocopters vs.

Gyrobombers: For only 80pts, there is almost always room in your army for at least one Gyrocopter. They make for good war machine hunters or harassing enemy units with their steam cannon, especially some pesky waywatchers or similar hiding behind cover. Runic and Magic Items[ edit ] Dwarfs have actual magic items now. They still can't pick rule book magic items. But instead they have runes, which are 10 times better, because you can combine various runes to form your own unique Runic items.

See the discussion page for interesting Loadouts and alternative takes on some items. Note that this is going to be a very long section as Dwarfs have a ton of magic runes so this section is collapsable. Great if you are going up against those two armies Otherwise you paid 50pts for making your attacks magic. Silver Horn of Vengeance: Even more grudge holding. For 45 points it gives for 1 turn, all dwarfs within 6" devastating charge good for when the enemy reaches a gunline , and once used, causes fear in all elves.

This can really bring the hurt with your Longbeards and Elite units, everyone Striking with two attacks and at S5 or S7 with great weapons will crush everyone in its path, and it also has good synergy with Slayers armed with two hand weapons since if Slayers die they still get to make one attack and in this case they normally make 3 attacks for Troll Slayers, 4 for Giant Slayers allowing you to throw a bucket of dice in combat.

This is a great item, and there's very little reason why you cannot put this on a character even if it's a minor one , Breath Weapons are fantastic in 8th edition and perfect for dealing with the hordes you'll be up against. The Banner of the Lost Holds: For pts it's unit rerolls to wound. That sounds good but it can only be put on your BSB and is usually not the best choice for doing so.

Can also be used by a slayer unit if you field Ungrim Ironfist! An important thing to note is that apart from Warmachine runes, all characters can use any kind of rune.

However some specific runes only allow certain characters to use them e. Like before Runes come with rules. They boil down to, only 3 runes a weapon, no rune combination stacking, and runes can only be put on Hand Weapons so don't download other weapons for your Dwarf.

Runes stack now, for example It costs 25 points to get a basic dispel rune but then costs 45 to get 2. And then when you take 2 stacked dispel runes on one character they do not have the same effect as 2 separate dispel runes on 2 different characters.

They got rid of a few Runes too, no more Master Rune of Kragg the Grim, but they've changed a few as well, and maybe not for the better. It works fine against high Toughness targets but then you're usually stuck fighting them in combat for a few turns anyway. Master Rune of Smiting: D6 wounds per successful wound.

Master Rune of Alaric the Mad: The generic ignores armour thing. With how common ward saves are now and with how high Dwarf Lords can increase their Strength armour isn't really that much of an issue for you anyway. If you are up against things like Heavy Cavalry then this can help if you put it on a lesser character.

This one is pretty great, especially with how many magic items are going to be showing up in an opponents army. If you have the points to spare, it's well worth taking.

Master Rune of Dragon Slaying: This one really isn't worth it, any dragon out there can easily avoid your Dwarf Lord with this rune making it pointless, and it's effects can be duplicated almost just as well with Runes of Might.We also go into great detail about the recent Dwarf army book from. The geography of the Warhammer world closely resembles that of Earth because of manipulation by an ancient spacefaring race known as the Old Ones. Also, the range is now 30" allowing them to keep up with your Crossbows in range and even hit those elves trying to snipe you.

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