hi there! Thanks for stopping by.
I intend to add to the Kickstarter soon. I have some questions about dwarfs in the game, if you have time to answer.
1) I see you've got dwarves mounted on bears. Well done, sir. One of the problems with my beloved warhammer dwarves is the lack of variety in terms of unit type. If you guys come up with a bunch of different units for the army, that would be wonderful. Is that the plan?
It's certainly the plan that we will have a good selection of units. I was never keen on adding a cavalry unit to the Warhammer army because it was part of the dwarf character that it was all-infantry. These aren't Warhammer dwarfs though, so we can start with a different dynamic to build around. The basic dwarf warrior will still be tough as nails, but we can play around with the iterations of that idea, including melee and missile troops. As well as the bears, there's been talk about more nature-related units, perhaps other types of wild animals, maybe even something elemental.
2) Any more details on dwarf runic magic?
Oggraic will be similar to the rune system from Warhammer in one way - magic item customisation. But we're hoping to do more than just beef up wargear. Oggraic items will also allow the dwarves to channel Essence and create enchantments in a similar way to other magic users, although with a dwarfen spin on things.
3) Will dwarves maintain a heavily armored, classical appearance, or are you guys shooting for a more "druidic" look, for lack of a better term? The guy on the bear looks pretty barbaric, which is cool, but I'm curious if we're still going to see stocky bricks in armor with axes and shields.
There will be less of the metal-clad tank about our dwarves, a more barbaric and druidic look, as you say. Axes and hammers will still be in abundance, but we're looking at other options that perhaps blend some concepts more normally associated with wood elves too. There will probably still be a heavy elite, but maybe with armour that's more fitting to the warriors of nature image.
Cheers for the questions,