Hi fellow Dwarves!
It's been about 15-20 years since i last played a game of Warhammer Fantasy. Imagine my shock when I started to look into it around 4 months ago and discovered it had been discontinued 6-7 years ago! I always used to play with Dwarves, and love the infantry/war machine heavy list. I'm pretty sure 6th edition was the version i'd used to collect and play them previously. I also had an empire army that I collected and painted, but never fielded.
Anyway, after originally deciding to start on 7th edition rules, i've changed my mind and bought an 8th edition rulebook as my brother is collecting High Elves and has been using an 8th edition army book with 8th edition-specific rules in! (boo hiss)
I've been steadily picking up minis on ebay and have amassed a reasonable amount of figures, some very well painted, some new and unassembled, but mostly assembled and undercoated or unpainted. I've also started to paint some of them myself - mostly based on the 'battle for skull pass' colourscheme (i'll post some pictures at a later date).
I've also been reading some of the excellent guides on here after suffering a few heavy defeats to my HE brother (although admittedly we've never actually fielded a balanced battle as we're playing a custom-campaign manager i've put together on excel to manage campaigns for 2-5 players). The last game he had just over 2,400 points and i had 1,500 and got butchered, but did everything wrong - army selection, tactics etc. I setup as a castle with only 1 warmachine... i know rookie mistake right? I also forgot about the 'shieldwall' rule, and didn't know i got supporting attacks lol.
I've a couple of questions i was hoping someone might be able to answer? Firstly, newbie qn - what's Dawi / elgi mean?
2nd question - does the 'Master rune of alaric the mad' also cancel any ward saves, or only armour saves?
I'm sure i'll have more questions once i get more into the 8th edition - i'm in the process of reading the rulebook through!