A Warhammer Ramble

So the Cry Havoc tournament got me playing my Dwarves again.

Many armies have been released to the world since I last played Warhammer on a regular basis.

My first Warhammer army was my Dark Elves, way back when in 2001/2002. I played with these guys in their old Army book for around 30-40 games where I have  a relatively good record, something along the lines of a 50% win rate.

I then switched through a host of armies, including Hordes of Chaos and Lizardmen. When 7th Edition came out I started my Dwarf army and this is now the only army I have played this edition. I do still own some of my Hordes of Chaos models, but havent yet got a list built for the Warriors of Chaos.

My likely opponents in the local area are Orcs & Goblins, High Elves, Daemons of Chaos, Warrios of Chaos and Skaven. So which of these worries me?

Well in all honesty the Daemons worry me, but for the most part because I dont yet really understand the army. I keep playing them and forgetting what one unit did in the last game, or the stat lines of my opponents. This ends up with me making silly mistakes (and yes throwing tantrums) when I get caught out. It can also be frustrating when your opponents always seems to pass their Ward save.

What makes this more unacceptable is that I actually own the Daemons book... I just dont have any of the models. I need to sit down and get some quality time with the Daemons of Chaos so I actually understand what they can do, and with this understanding I should be surprised less, and while it might not mean I win more games against them it should certainly make them more enjoyable for me and my opponent.

The 8th Edition to Warhammer is very very close now, and with the rules due to be unveiled in the next 3 or 4 days I have to say that I am gripped by a fever to play games involving blocks of infantry, and for all my complaints about the unbalanced nature of some armies Warhammer does not appear to suffer from the same problem the 40k does.

My Dwarves are still perfectly viable now as when they came out, and all I need to do is learn to play them better... for example I only recently realised the uses for the Gyrocopter... after owning the rulebook for nearly 5 years!

I think that 8th Edition will revitalise a lot of armies that are out there, and will certainly do a lot to redress the balance issues that I read about on community forums.

So what does this mean for the blog? Well it means more posts dedicated to Warhammer, Dwarves and other things like this, although I still expect to get my Warmachine, Hordes and Warhammer 40k posts up on a regular basis.


Sigmar said…
I agree about the 8th edition rulebook, it will be nice to freshen things up and revitalize the game a bit. How did you get on with your Dwarfs ?

Are you going to post any battle reports ?

If you do, please let me know and I'll post them on my Fantasy Battle Reports hub (I've got about 180 Bat Reps on there now.

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Kraggi said…
Hi Sigmar,

The Dwarves managed to finish 6th out of 33, with 87 out of 100 points. A Massacre, Solid Victory and a Draw, although I was lucky to not face Daemons or Skaven hehe.

I will definately look at signing up on the forums, and I have three battle reports waited to post... just need to get the pictures editted lol.
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