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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsAdmiral 07-07-2018

Nice concepts and paintjobs! Always a treat to read your army background.


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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsThe_Penguin 07-09-2018

tjub Wrote:
Looks ace, and great use of models there! Happy


Thank you very much! Takes Hat off

Admiral Wrote:
Nice concepts and paintjobs! Always a treat to read your army background.


Thanks! Well, apparently I like this particular army a lot, so I am inspired to write for them. ) Happy

And another small update today with "supporting units". KoW has two wonderful units:  Dragon Fire Team (which is basically a flamethrower on a cavalry size base) and Mutated mastiff pack (which is basically lots of dogs being hunted on enemy). So here's my take on them.


Desert Dwarf Bomber

Engineering is a well-respected profession in Desert Dwarf society. Some engineers specialize on steam machinery, some on weapons, some on explosives. The latter are highly valued because the success that Desert Dwarf armies have in keeping in bay feral orks, snobbish humans, or restless undead is largely due to them. Some eccentric engineers join the army and pack as many explosives or bombs as possible only to rain them on the enemy during combat. When you hear maniacal laughter and hear explosions, better stay clear of that area, no matter whether you are a friend or a foe.








Desert Firelings

Technically these nasty pests are akin to efreeti, however Ophidian wizards still debate on the matter. Some say they are unformed fire elementals, who roam the land in search of sources of heat. That is why most of them can be spotted in hot deserts or volcanic plains in the north. Desert Dwarf sorcerers have managed to tame them and use them effectively on the battlefield. They can't really win you a battle, but are perfect for distracting big blocks of enemy infantry from your positions.







I hope you liked this update! Any comments, please? ) Takes Hat off


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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsAbecedar 07-09-2018

Great supporting Units.  I love your mad bomber


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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsAdmiral 07-10-2018

Lovely bomber and fire mite swarms! Been thinking about a fire daemon swarm as well.


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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsThe_Penguin 07-10-2018

Abecedar Wrote:
Great supporting Units.  I love your mad bomber


Thanks a lot! Takes Hat off I just need to see how he shows himself on the battlefield. I never used dragonflame team in my KoW battles before.

Admiral Wrote:
Lovely bomber and fire mite swarms! Been thinking about a fire daemon swarm as well.


Thank you very much! Cheers!
I have always wanted to create something like that for one of my armies, but most of them do not actually imply having cute little firelings. So finally with a new KoW rules update I decided to go for them. )

Edit: Ooh! I am a deamonsmith finally! Hm, that calls for something suitable for me to present next time! Wink


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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsThe_Penguin 07-11-2018

It is finally time to add something new to the army. So here it comes, stomping our way through the sands.

Greater Golem

Each Desert Dwarf Greater Golem is a work of art of its own kind. They are created not only to strike fear in the hearts of enemies, but also to inspire their own troops by showing the magnificent mastery and sense of beauty of the artisans and mages who created these amazing automaton constructs.
Greater Golems are decorated with mostly gold, silver, bronze and iron. Some of those who envy the mastery of Desert Dwarfs say that they spotted clay (!) that was supposedly used to mask or repair cracks in the leg area of the golem. Bah, what nonsense, isn't it?!










See you next time! And make your golems properly! Takes Hat off


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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsAbecedar 07-11-2018

Nice and mean.  Definitely achieves the impressiveness you desired.  And the inspiring with mastery is a goal in its own.
With my first K'Daii i went the opposite route. With bare girder constructs and bound fire daemons clung to that.
Throw-away troops, so just thrown together and certainly less inspiring.   My own Greater Golem is still a WiP.  Will look to yours for inspiration.


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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsThe_Penguin Today

Abecedar Wrote:
Nice and mean.  Definitely achieves the impressiveness you desired.  And the inspiring with mastery is a goal in its own.
With my first K'Daii i went the opposite route. With bare girder constructs and bound fire daemons clung to that.
Throw-away troops, so just thrown together and certainly less inspiring.   My own Greater Golem is still a WiP.  Will look to yours for inspiration.


Well, thank you very much! Takes Hat off I am looking forward to seeing your Greater Golem. Cheers!

And another small update today:

Desert Dwarf Lord's Court

Desert Dwarf lords are numerous and have different titles. One remains unchanged: a wise ruler will surround himself with equally wise people. Only a fool will rely on his own opinion in matters of war and peace, so Desert Dwarf lords are usually accompanied by two viziers. Not only are they a great help in civil routine, but also powerful sorcerers on the battlefield.








Desert Dwarf Architect

Architects are a weird lot. Sometimes they are cruel beyond measure with their whip and slaves shiver just by mentioning the name, but sometimes they are inspired individuals who design architectural wonders and would dance around a stone column decorating it with most intricate ornaments for the whole day. However when time of war comes they often accompany Desert dwarf armies, whipping slave orks and driving them forward. Ork often do not mind even. Because the fittest surviving ones will most likely be taken to Architect's workshop. They are better fed and even looked after! Every slave's dream.





See you next time! Be wise and do not whip your slaves too severely! Takes Hat off


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RE: The Penguin's Desert DwarfsUther the unhinged Today

Brill bomber, fantastic fire spirits and truly awesome golem. I love the way your army hangs together. The court is good too all amazing. Of course the sorcerors have got the books the wrong way round but that seems to be standard in fantasy. I guess if you can do magic it really doesn’t matter. Can’t wait for more!

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