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Poll: Choose your favourite Dwarf army. There can be only one!

Discussion in 'General Hobby/Tabletop Chat' started by NIGHTBRINGER, Dec 11, 2019.

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Which is your favourite Dwarf army/faction?

  1. Chaos Dwarfs / Legion of Azgorh

  2. WFB Dwarfs / Dispossessed

  3. Kharadron Overlords

  4. Fyreslayers

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  1. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
    OldBlood

    Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl Well-Known Member

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    I most certainly can explain it! :)

    The whole idea of becoming a Slayer because of a great tragedy happening to the individual does not apply with Fyreslayers, and neither do they have the suicidal ‘glorious death’ viewpoint (only Doomseekers preserve this latter aspect of Slayer culture). Essentially you need to look at Fyreslayers as if they are classic Dwarfs but with the Slayer aesthetic. They all become Slayers because that is how they honour their warrior god - Warriors of Grimnir fight not by cowering behind armour, but instead by hurling themselves into every combat with axes swinging and warcries on their lips - but their culture more emulates that of the old Dwarf kingdoms in the world-that-was than the Slayer Cult, probably due to it being more sustainable (that’s really why their civilisation has survived - if they’d had retained the aim to consistently seek a glorious death, they would have probably died out a long time ago, because in Fantasy lore while Slayers were especially skilled, units and armies of them suffered huge numbers of casualties).

    That’s why I like them so much - they have the fun Celtic/Viking aesthetic of the Slayers, yet they preserve the culture of the old Dwarfs which is now pretty much dead in its original form given that Dispossessed have been shunted into the AoS equivalent of the Empire and Kharadron have largely abandoned their religion for science and Ferengi-esque business codes.
     
  2. Canas
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    That's somehow more dissapointing as that means it's essentially just old dwarfs, but individual units can no longer be easily distinguished as they all look the same.

    I liked the idea of an entire civilization that was so ashamed they collectivly took the slayers oath, especially as the oath also includes that you can't be wastefull, e.g. look at Ungrim who was forced to stay back and be a good king instead of going of to glorious combat. Struggling with that oath on the one hand, as an entire society, and the need to still be a functional society on the other hand is an interesting conundrum. Hence my suggestion of combining the chaos dwarfs & fyreslayers, being collectivly ashamed of falling so low but simply dying out wouldn't allow them to redeem themselves either.

    Ah well. God I hope they'l eventually do something interesting with them.
     
  3. NIGHTBRINGER
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  4. Canas
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    handsome guy
     
  5. DeathBringer125
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  6. NIGHTBRINGER
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    You and me both buddy! I am not a morning person either!
     
  7. NIGHTBRINGER
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  8. Wazz
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  9. Tk'ya'pyk
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    Gonna have to vote for Classic Dwarves/Dispossed here. I like the old big-hat Chaos Dwarves, but not the Legions of Azgorth. A lot of what I liked from the old Chaos Dwarf list is gone now, whereas Dispossed still have at least some of what I liked of that army. I do miss flame cannons though...
     
  10. Wazz
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    @Tk'ya'pyk you can still have flame cannons.....with Fyreslayers! Lmao
     
  11. Tk'ya'pyk
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    Nope, I want the actual artillery-piece Flame Cannon.
     
  12. Wazz
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    @Tk'ya'pyk I think you spelt Magmadroth wrong! Lol jk jk jk. I'm vastly outnumbered here I'm trying to get slayers to two votes lmao.
     
  13. Tk'ya'pyk
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    Oh, I got the idea, trust me on that one. I'm just used to old-school dwarves, who considered monsters as targets, not mounts. ;)
     
  14. NIGHTBRINGER
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  15. Wazz
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    It is a pretty cool model. I can see why you guys miss it. Won't sway my vote though! Lol
     
  16. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    @Dragvindel @BobbyHobby I summon you to vote for your favourite army in this debate! ;)
     
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  17. Dragvindel
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    The Sons of Grimnir shall blaze ahead
     
  18. Wazz
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    And then there were 2! Lmao
     
  19. BobbyHobby
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    to me, even though the kharadron models look pretty cool, it‘s got to be the fyreslayers imo.
     
  20. Wazz
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    @BobbyHobby I agree, I've been helping the GF build her KO and I often say "damn these are cool" but they're not for me. Appreciate the support! lmao.
     

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