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So long as the popularity of Warhammer continues, a source is needed for the Chaos Dwarf
army to keep pace. Chaos Dwarfs Online provides a community with a forum for members to
learn about, inform others about, contribute to, and evolve the Chaos Dwarf army in a
welcoming and open minded environment. Chaos Dwarf generals, old and new, can unite under
a common banner that Chaos Dwarfs Online is happy to provide.
Chaos Dwarfs Online is a non-profit website that seeks to serve members of the Warhammer community. All content found within Chaos Dwarfs Online is completely unofficial and is in no way endorsed by Games Workshop. Chaos Dwarfs Online is run by Warhammer fans who love the game of Warhammer. All discussions of Games Workshop's intellectual property are intended to constitute fair use practises.
Enjoy your stay, signed The Staff
| Golden Hat XXVII
Posted by: Admiral - 05-13-2017 04:38 AM
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"Lika a furnace in the sky."
Abecedar & Titan Wargames presents: The 27th Golden Hat competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!
This contest has been sponsored by Abecedar! The gold winner will claim nothing short of an unpainted Daemon Cannon, the variant sculpted by John Pickford and sold by Old School Miniatures:
Furthermore, this round of Golden Hat has been sponsored by Titan Wargames! The silver winner will receive one kit of Goblin Scavengers:
While the bronze winner will receive one Goblin Command trio:
Subject Matter: Launch Airships!
For this contest we want you to model and paint a Chaos Dwarf airship of some sort.
This contest is not about mere flying monsters with platforms such as flying chariots (although shackled flying monsters may indeed form part of the overall construction). Try to go for something reasonably mechanical looking, if even in mimic fashion. Think airship, not flying sledge.
You could of course have K'daai Fireborn bound underneath a balloon, or a shackled Daemon akin to a spiky pufferfish forming a zeppelin's balloon plus some machinery. Or a Taurus pulling along an airship with other obvious motive powers such as balloons or rotor blades. All manner of airship types can be entered into the contest, because the sky is the limit! You could do yours with rotors like this one, or have it being a flying sailing ship/slave galley like this one, or indeed a steam paddler in the sky such as this one.
Given how large centerpieces airship miniatures can be for one's army, we don't want to discourage people from daring dioramas neither for bases nor for air combat (Warhawk rider boarding, eagle attack etc.). Still, be sure to make the Chaos Dwarf airship with a much larger presence than anything exterior included, i.e. don't have a big enemy dragon in the air rivalling or overshadowing your airship model, or a tiny airship launching from a massive ziggurat. Keep any such additions within reason.
Scratchbuild, build from historical zeppelin/airship kits or convert from fantasy blimps and flying vessels such as from Games Workshop's new Kharadron Overlords or Titan Forge's Metal Beards. On high, there is factory smoke and lightning storms and winged monsters and Dark Gods waiting for your creations to soar!
If you are unsure if your entry will fit the subject matter, please contact Admiral or Bloodbeard and they'll sort it out with the rest of the Staff.
Warmaster/smallscale Chaos Dwarf airships are allowed.
Basing is unrestricted and up to your discretion with the following exception: Display bases and plinths are not allowed. You could do a diorama style base beneath the airship (we don't want to hold back creativity for such a canvas), though the contest's focus will be on the flying vessel itself and voters will be asked to keep this in mind. You could also skip a base altogether and e.g. have it hanging from a roof or lying flat on a table.
Subject: Chaos Dwarf airships.
Bases: Up to your discretion. No display bases, plinths, though, please.
The Due Date: 11:59 PM June 30th, 2017 UTC (Central European Time Zone)
Please read the full rules that apply to the Golden Hat competition before submitting your entry.
All entries must be sent to the Golden Hat account no later than the due date. Entries will not be accepted after this. (Entrants have approximately 6 weeks to complete entries). If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact Admiral or Bloodbeard. In order to avoid problems, entrants should not wait until the last minute to submit their entries.
How to Enter
Upload up to 4 photos of your entries to the Internet. Photos may not have additional text or items/models unrelated to your entry. Next, send a PM to Golden Hat (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the links where the pictures can be found. (Note: This is the same as previous Golden Hats).
If you win:
- Walk across the backs of the cowed masses you have scorned and pushed aside, in order to take your place in the vaunted Golden Hat Hall of Fame.
- Receive the Golden Hat medal for your online persona.
- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 20 people enter we award 20 slaves to each person who entered. Entries will count towards a veteran medal.
- Win an Asscannon or Goblins! See above for details.
Once all entries are received a thread will be created for voting and determining the winners!
If there are any questions it is best post them here so that everyone can benefit from any details or clarifications that may arise.
Gold winner will win a Daemon Cannon, silver winner Goblin Scavengers and bronze winner will win a Goblin Command group (see above for details).
Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral and he will sort it out with you and the Staff.
Good luck everyone!
| Honouring One of Our Own: Thommy H
Posted by: Xander - 03-21-2017 10:45 AM
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|As some of you may know, one of our forum's most prolific posters, Thommy H, became a published author yesterday!|
From the publisher's website:
From writer Thomas Heasman-Hunt, Legacy follows Emily Ajax and her loyal crew across star systems and nebulae, taking in the astonishing sights of their universe and facing down enemies old and new in the finest tradition of space opera adventure.
In a distant part of space in some unknown epoch, humanity has spread across the stars. With access to wondrous technology like the tidal drive that allows for interstellar travel – albeit not without cost – peace has been won after long years of conflict. The architect of that peace was the swashbuckling Captain Ajax, a hero and a legend. But now Captain Ajax has died, leaving his daughter and only heir, Emily, to grapple with his legacy.
The petulance of a spoiled princess opens the door to a galactic conspiracy, and sets the scene for a new conflict in the troubled Four Quadrants. Emily Ajax has a lot to live up to, but in command of her father’s famous ship, The Sunskimmer, she may have the potential to become a hero of even greater renown than him.
Hardcover: ISBN 9780995763777
eBook (All Formats): ISBN 9780995763784
For release worldwide through retailers, distributors and wholesalers on the 20th of March 2017.
That's right people, you can buy a legit pile of paper wrapped in a cover containing Thommy's printed words! I've always loved how this community has been able to attract and support creatively talented people.
I know Thommy isn't a huge fan of self-promotion, so I thought I'd do a bit of promotion for him. I think he's earned it! I bought a hardcover copy for myself.
Buy the Hardcover on Amazon UK here:
International purchase (outside of the UK):
| Artisan's Contest XXI
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 03-08-2017 05:09 AM
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Artisan's Contest XXI
Chaos Dwarf Boardgames!
The goal of this contest is to create a 'Chaos Dwarf themed boardgame'.
In recent years Games Workshop have put of a truckload of different boardgames, based around their miniatures. Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Bloodbowl, The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Caith, Gangs of Commarragh, Gorechosen, Stormcloud Attack etc.
We want you to create a boardgame using Chaos Dwarf miniatures (or related miniatures).
The size of your boardgame is completely up to you as an entrant.
* Your boardgame must include rules for and be centered around some kind of Chaos Dwarf, Hobgoblin or Bull Centaur miniatures.
You can use 28mm miniatures from any company as long as they are evil dwarfs (or bull centaurs, hobgoblins), Manowar ships, Warmaster etc.
* Your entry must include all rules, graphics, counters etc that must be used in playing the game. Besides miniatures.
Your entry must include written rules for your game. If the game needs specific counters you must include those for printing.
* You're allowed to asume your players (being wargamers) have access to some standard terrain, rulers, assorted dice, coins or coloured stones for counters.
* Scale. You can enter as little as a 1 page pdf document with text on how to play duels between two heroes. Or you can enter a .rar archieve with a full colour rulebook, art, fluff text, print and cut tokens and a campaign system for your game. The scale is completely up to you.
Here's some ideas for possible boardgames containing Chaos Dwarfs.
* Bullcentaur track racing.
* Zharrling bathtub ship battles with Manowar or Admiralty miniatures.
* Knife in the back - a sneaky git game of knife fighting.
* Arena Combat - Dawi Zharr pitfighters against the monsters from the wasteland.
* Petried! A magical duel between propehts, last to petrify wins.
* Minecart racing. Hobgolin slavemasters racing in cart through a labyrinth.
You're allowed to be inspired by known games, but with changes. Think 2d6 dice games, ludo, chess, rock-paper-scissors. There's a lot of simple mechanics, that can make a quick small boardgame.
How and what to enter
To enter this competition you must provide a single file for the Staff, containing your finished game. Please provide a link to dropbox, googledrive or similiar cloud service. Send the link in a PM to Bloodbeard.
Or send your entry in an email to Bloodbeard on
Blodskaeg (funky-a) gmail (dotdotdot) com.
Please provide a .pdf, .rar or .zip containing your complete boardgame.
The Staff will then host all entries, so entries can remain anonymous.
Writing rules, making a nice setup, testing your game - it all takes time. Entries must be provided to Bloodbeards mail or as a PM before:
April 19th - 2017, 23.59 GMT+1.
Our very own Jackswift have donated a mighty fine prize for the 1st place in this competition.
10 metal miniatures from Russian Alternative. The Dwarfs of Fire Canyon with Harqebuses.
A big thank you to Jackswift! You should consider sending him some slaves.
If you want to contribute with prizes for this or future competitions, please contact Bloodbeard og Admiral.
Go go go! Let's make some cool boardgames. Any questions, please let us know.
On behalf of the Staff
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