After months of excitement and preparation, this weekend was the
In November, I got my Chaos Dwarfs in the mail. A few stragglers came in; Drazoath the Ashen model, some war-machines.
A recent RTT showed that the chaos dwarfs could fight. (not to mention were lucky…very lucky) and I finalized my list for the West Coast Hammertime GT! Here’s the list!
2500 Chaos Dwarfs WCHT
lvl 4, General, Great Taurus, dark forged weapon.
Chalice of Blood and Darkness, Talisman of Preservation, Charmed Shield
What’s not to love about monsters? The model for this particular one is exceptionally well made. The large target gives the general a leadership 10 18″ bubble. While the Great Taurus doesn’t have an armor save, it is somewhat protected. Non magical attacks have to be re-rolled and flaming attacks cannot harm it and restore D3 wounds to it. Not shabby.
Infernal Castellan: BSB
Mask of the Furnace, great weapon
A resolute BSB, a 3+ armor save, high toughness and 4+ ward and 2+ v flaming attacks.
Bull Centaur Tau’ruk
Great Weapon, Black Shard Armor
Dawnstone, Dragon Helm, Other Tricksters’ shard.
I call this guy “mini doombull”. He’s tough 5, a great armor save, 2+ v flaming and hits like a ton of bricks. Not only that but he’s able to force a challenge and make all Ward saves shaky.
Infernal Guard: 29, full command, lich bone banner, Great Weapons.
Pretty much the heart of the army. This unit was able to wade into the thick of it and dish out a ton of pain and withstand a fair amount.
Infernal Guard: 19 full command. Hand Weapon & Shield.
A solid block with a decent strength. These guys were able to hold objectives and pose a serious flanking threat.
These guys are stellar. I tried the Death Shrieker and all it did was scatter into oblivion. I’m sure if I baby-sat it with my Sorcerer Prophet or a demonsmith, they’d be ok. But that’s not my style. If i get 2 rounds of shooting with them, I’m happy. Due to the slow nature of the dwarfs, I’m often protecting them just by being there.
That’s the list!
The Venue was the Laguna Hills Elks’ Lodge.
The venue was fantastic. A well priced bar, great diner and breakfast, not to mention the hospitality. The Elks were very curious about the game and the hobby. They put up with about 50 exuberant gamers and our yelling, and were amazing hosts. This is one of the best venues I’ve been to for a tournament and everyone loved it. Food was RIGHT there, beer and booze was absurdly cheap and plenty. A great find by the guys at West Coast Hammer Time
There was a massive Elk head in the hall and it was watching over the gaming. I thought it was an ill omen for any wood elf players…Orion’s hunt didn’t go so well.
There were 50 players for a first year tournament! that’s unheard of! The guys from leadership 2 came down and that really makes for a great tournament. My games with the L2 guys have always been some of the most fun, challenging and bloody matches any player could hope for. Not to mention the painting. When you go to a tourney, you want to play painted armies…these guys deliver.
Next up; Game 1!