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Dwarf Symbol Released By Gw Before The 8Th Edition + A Small Inquiry

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#61 keroko


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:00 AM

Leave the celtic art to the wood elves dwarfs should be more norse


Hammers and obvious Mjolnir connections aside, the Norse art you are referring to (as in, the one Dwarf models mainly use now) is largely Celtic art. Just a different style. 

Edited by keroko, 26 January 2014 - 02:01 AM.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:13 AM

Im just saying celtic I.E. Swirly stuff is not very dwarfy but more like the wood elves. Celts were savages/forest people like wood elves where as dwarfs are/should be sturdy mountain folk and sea farers like the norse/vikings

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:45 AM

Dwarfs use vast amounts of celtic artistic imagery. Dwarfs had the swirls on their armor in fairly old artwork, a lot of it in our current armybook. The geometric knots we see constantly on dwarven architecture (such as on the dragon's head on which the new slayer is standing) are known as 'celtic knots'. The shape of many of the dwarfs' musicians' horns is very reminiscent of celtic ones as well.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:02 AM

Hm, I'm actually nor sure I like them all that much. I'll reserve judgement for now but I don't think they'll beat the classic models.

I'd rather they revamp the Warriors.


I'm with you.


To beat out the "current" metal Longbeards and Ironbreakers in my mind (Colin Dixon's work from 2001) would've taken some doing. These models don't even come close. Yes, I realized we haven't seen the Longbeards or Ironbreakers yet, I am just saying.


I used to not like the "uni-pose" metal Hammerers from the same era, but they grew on me. I consider them much better than these new plastics.

#65 Montegue


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:31 AM

Im absolutely down with the new look. I never really saw the appeal of the Empire looking dwarfs. I suppose their faces had more soul than the current range, but man do I like the intricate work on these guys armor, weapons, and what not. It's going to be *so* much fun to paint them. Whole new throng will be in the works, which means I may sell my old throng after I've built it.

#66 Throren


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:19 AM

^^ I agree 100% with Montegue.


Could never really get into the much older feathery hat and poofy pant wearing dwarfs. They were just...too human. I prefer the modern direction GW is taking them. Can't wait to see the new book personally. 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:36 AM

I'm also a big fan of the more modern dwarves - or, rather, not a fan at all of the 'small vikings' thing we've had going these last few editions. 7th and 8th ed has seen a lot of armies grow and mature into cultures in their own right, and move away from the pattern of adding a fantasy element to a historical stereotype; thus the Empire now look more like fantasy humans, rather than just 'renescance germany with added magic'. Sure, GW still get a lot of their inspiration from history, because that's the root of most, if not all of the fantasy genre, but they seem to be taking steps to bring their own ideas to the table. Thus, it doesn't matter if it looks more 'celtic' or more 'norse' because it's neither - it's 'Dwarven'. I'm looking forward to seeing what they're going to do with the rest of our 'fantasy reboot'.


Far as the minis we've already seen, I'm loving the slayer. They've always been our most characterful models, so why not have this one with a bit of dynamic in him? I agree with what most people on here are saying about the hammerers though - neck down, they look awesome; the heads could maybe be fixed with face masks or inventive painting. The Belegar model is awesome, though I might have to do some work on his little button nose...

#68 Montegue


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:38 PM

I imagine the old face plates might serve those who want to cover those faces, but I find that on a model that's almost all armor, a little flesh tone warms it up a bit. Not sure how I'll proceed with mine, but I'm definitely going to make ample use of the blue glazes to really make that armor pop. 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:43 PM

Thats a good point. I do have to say I am on board as far as armor goes with these new guys too. I will save any other criticisms for when I actually see them in person.

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