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Mission Statement: 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.
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  New Chaos Dwarfs from Norba Miniatures
Posted by: Admiral - 11-10-2019 11:17 AM - No Replies
0Spanish company Norba Miniatures have released a renovated range of Chaos Dwarfs. Discussion thread on Norba Miniatures Chaos Dwarfs in general can be found here.

The Staff

  Abyssal Dwarf Hellfane from Mantic sighted [KoW]
Posted by: Admiral - 10-29-2019 05:02 AM - Replies (4)
0Mantic has released a view of their new, upcoming monster for Infernal Dwarves, and boy is it a big one! Suitably pompous and rocky, begging for paint. Enter the Hellfane:


Blacksouls with two-handed weapons.

We're in for a treat in Kings of War!

Also on CDO: Artisan's COntest XXVIII

  Twisted Duardin sighted in Spire Tyrants [AoS] & Abyssal Dwarf News [KoW]
Posted by: Admiral - 10-24-2019 05:02 AM - Replies (5)
0From out of the fighting pits of Varanspire come the Spire Tyrants, a gladiatorial Chaos warband looking for glory in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar's skirmish wargame Warcry!

What is that, to left? Short, bearded, fat, tusked and angry? It's a Chaos Dwarf! Or Twisted Duardin, whatever you prefer. Now there are two, along with the Iron Golem Armator, also for Warcry:

It would seem our stout feet are firmly planted in Games Workshop's new setting. We're presently popping up as individual models of Chaos warbands, in a style that would be familiar to Chaos in 1980s Warhammer Fantasy.

Gonna catch 'em all, dear collectors?

Also, Mantic is rolling out new teasing pictures for their new 3rd edition of Kings of War (which will see an Abyssal Dwarf remake), as well as for their reverse/evil dungeon crawler game League of Infamy. The new reveals are a mobile Katsuchan launcher:

And the full villain team artwork for League of Infamy, including Meet the Villains: Karzel Runesbane standing on a box. Notice the curled beard on that big rat to the right. Apparently those vermin are the creations of Abyssal Dwarves in Kings of War. Mantic remembers our mad scientists in their background!

As you can see, the evil dwarf concepts pioneered in WHFB are alive and well, and evolving in the various new settings out there at the moment. Exciting times of creativity on all fronts, both by the community at large (as ever here on CDO) and by various companies. The Chaos Dwarf renaissance keeps going strong!

The Staff

Also on CDO: Artisan's Contest XXVIII (Deadline 31st of October)

  Stories & Background Index Threads Up Now & Abyssal Dwarf Video From Mantic
Posted by: Admiral - 10-13-2019 09:22 PM - Replies (6)

We have now reorganized and set up new index threads in the Stories & Background section, as part of our ongoing restoration of Chaos Dwarfs Online. The previous arrangement grew forth ad-hoc and organically as the ongoing Chaos Dwarf culture project swelled, being sorted after genre (fables, songs, proverbs and so on). The new arrangement is laid out for future growth in all the various big settings where our Chaos, Abyssal and Infernal Dwarves and Dawi Zharr and Twisted Duardin are to be found.

As such there is now a pinned background & stories index thread for:

Kings of War will receive one as well, whenever we have a number of stories & background pieces set in that fictive world. We do however have an official piece of news on Abyssal Dwarves from Mantic itself! If you have Facebook, then check out this video: Meet the Villains: Karzel Runesbane

On a final note on this part of the forum, we would warmly like to recommend Uther the unhinged's Age of Sigmar writings, and ashur's Warhammer Fantasy writings. Two relatively new debutants on the Chaos Dwarf writing scene, with great flair and learning put into their Warhammer stories. For those of you who haven't discovered them already, check them out in the Stories & Background section!

The Staff

Also on CDO: Artisan's Contest XXVIII (Deadline 31st of October)

  Artisan's Contest XXVIII
Posted by: Admiral - 10-02-2019 09:25 AM - Replies (19)

"Cry havoc and let slip the rules of war!"

Titan Wargames, Zanko &  AtomTaylor Presents: Artisan's Contest XXVIII!

Warcry: Chaos Dwarf Skirmish Warband Rules

The goal here is to write rules for a Chaos Dwarf skirmish warband! This contest is launched in recognition of Warcry, the new skirmish game from Games Workshop, set in Age of Sigmar's Eigthpoints, a place where small warbands converge from all over the realms of creation to seek the favour of Chaos, get a good scrap, or try and torpedo the Chaotic proceedings. Warcry is small in scale and designed to be fast-paced, generally played out on small battlefields with lots of scenery.

Chaos Dwarfs were never gifted a set of Warcry warband rules, and so we'll take matters into our own hands, yet again! (There is however a new Twisted Duardin miniature, part of the Iron Golems warband; but this contest is about proper Chaos Dwarf warbands.) This is your chance to put your mark on the Dawi Zharr heavens.

Some of you may recognize a  somewhat familiar theme here, as was found in the Path to Glory Chaos Warband rules. It goes without saying that this contest is open to ALL wargame systems and settings out there, including your very own homebrew if you are so inclined. So this is your chance to create Chaos Dwarf skirmish warband rules for Mantic's Vanguard, WHFB skirmish or Mordheim (including the unofficial fan rules pack Ninthheim), Frostgrave, Lord of the Rings or whatever you feel like.

Layout, maps, background/story text and visuals such as illustrations and photos are entirely up to you yourself to craft and decide. Just make sure you ask other artists and hobbyists for permission first if you wish to use their images (please keep such correspondence in private messages or E-mail rather than in public posts, in order to not spoil the surprise). We all would like to have beautiful rule packages to read through, so unleash all you've got if you'd like to!

Just avoid to use any official artwork and photos from companies such as Games Workshop, Forgeworld and Mantic.

Ideally, we would like to have your entries received in both PDF and images format (no upper limit on number of pages/images), but either of those will suffice. You can also enter your entry as simple text in CDO PM. We will make sure everyone can access all the entries as images in the end. Please do not send your entry as an MS Word document, though (the contest organizer do not own that program).

The CDO Staff won't be picky with what entries are accepted. Instead we expect voters to reward those entries which play to the spirit of the contest theme, as is usually the case.

Still, if you are unsure whether your entry will meet the requirements please PM Admiral.


Zanko will reward the gold winner with this Forgeworld Daemonsmith:

While the silver winner will carry home an unpainted Chaos Dwarf boss kit, courtesy of AtomTaylor at OldHammer Miniatures and Wargaming:

Baggronor at Titan Wargames will in his turn give the bronze winner an unpainted miniature of Cinneron Dhum, Dwarf Pyromancer:

And finally, one lucky entrant not in top 3 will claim the random draw prize of a 15mm kit of four Flora & Fauna Bonestingers, sculpted by tjub:

Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral and he will sort it out with you and the Staff.


The deadline for the submission of entries is the 31st of October 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

Write Chaos Dwarf skirmish warband rules. Whatever setting and system you feel you feel like. No contest rules limits on number of pages, illustrations, layout, text and photography.

Submissions can be entered as a text message, images or a PDF document.

Don't post your entries in the forum before the contest is over.

See also the General Rules & Guidelines.

How to Enter?

Submit your entry by sending a PM to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to) with your entry (as text, image files and/or a PDF document). You can also send your entry to chaosdwarfsonline ( at ) no later than the due date, but be sure to write out your forum name in the E-mail if doing so.

How will this be judged?

Sometime after the due date we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!

Good luck everyone!
The Staff

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