Hey fellow dwarfs! Questions from a beginner dwarf player with very little overall Warhammer experience (due to mainly disliking RNG a lot but lately finding it more & more fun due to the chaotic nature of it all). I've recently purchased a 5000 point (un-upgraded) dwarf army on the Swedish version of Ebay (was dirt cheap) mainly because I like Dwarfs as a fantasy race & they look great on the shelf, but of course wanting to play some as well is a playing factor. However being a novice & knowing very little how they perform I was wondering if I could get some " good to know things " and especially advice how to beat Warriors of Chaos & Lizardmen?
My brother has played Warhammer since he was 11-12 and today he's 25 & I'm 19 so he has way more experience on this than me & his main team is Lizardmen however I have a 2000 point chaos army as well (I like the models) which he's borrowing for now while he's at my place which leads to Dwarfs Vs WoC. I've played a 600 point fight (I know it's stupidly low, was just to get an understanding of rules though ^^) against him & triumphed with an organ gun with rune of reforging/20x shieldbeards FC and a thane with great weapon/first strike rune vs his 12x WoC with some marks of nurgle(I think it's called?) and then marauders with frenzy + a exalted hero.
Today however we played a 1000 point army with no lords & I ran 20x hammerers and 1x organ gun with rune of reforging and the self destruct rune + 2x thanes with shield and with them I ran the slow rune (2) to stop his 5x knight cavalry from charging & the normal banner I ran 1+ extra combat resolve. His total army this game was 1 exalted hero/12 WoC and 5x knights/20 marauders (all with mark of nurgle or something) and he just decimated me. I rolled really poorly & I was lacking 200-ish points (which would of helped a lot) plus didn't really know what I was doing but it felt way to devastating to be fair. What did I do wrong? Was it bad running hammerers in this situation & what about the runes/banner choices?
Please share all good to know "dwarf information" that you know or think I could find useful & also good tactics how to defeat his filthy Lizardmen or Warriors of Chaos (Especially warriors of chaos atm). Also please use full names of runes/stuff in general since I don't know a lot of the "short terms" like "WoC" for an example. Also if you know other good beginner posts/tutorials please share and explain why they're good ^^.
As many tips as you can share for a beginning dwarf in as easy/basic language as possible ;D!
Good strategies & all around usefulness.
Tips vs Warriors of Chaos.
Tips Vs Lizardmen.
Bad runes/units and stuff to avoid if you dislike losing immensly!
Best ways to eliminate RNG as much as possible!
Tips for writing army lists & knowing what is good in certain situations.
Potentially other well written Dwarf guides.
Best regards, a novice beardling looking for some wisdom from the dwarfs of legend on Bugmans Brewery!
Edited by Titaniumbeard, 19 June 2015 - 02:35 AM.