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Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Hi, my last army blog started with introductions. Gonna start this one of with a bit of a fan lore section,

- Intercepted letter between between Hergig and Krudenwald on the topic of the chaos dwarf military advancements-

2493, 21st of Sommerzeit

It’s has nearly been a decade since I heard the news.

That night when their slave pits of that dreaded tower rumbled from the beating of hammers.

That night when a horn was blown to unleash wrath called forth in the name of their dark and twisted god.

Since that night, we have lived in fear of the eastern force in the dark lands. We have heard of what happened to those who opposed them, Sylvannia is in ruins, Archaon is cowering in the north and Naggarond is nearly thawed from the fiery wrath Ghorth laid upon them. This is a cruel world of war, everything’s a threat, but that army is abnormally threatening to the Empire.

We have hoped they won’t attack the empire, hoped that if they did Emperor Franz could withstand them. However I fear even our great emperor does not stand a chance against this terror.

I have heard fables of a new power in the south, a dark and ancient power of undead. One of legends, the great necromancer Nagash has apparently been raised. With his revival I have heard the foul tomb kings ride forth to war out of their cursed lands. With these new armies on the map I fear even more for our empire.

I know our history as well as any other might, I have heard of what a foe Nagash proved even to great Sigmar, I know of haunting tales of the Nehekharan dead. I know the Empire has always thrived on the defence, but we need to act quickly to secure our place in this time of war. We must raise an army, and Emperor Leitpold Franz doesn’t seem to be summoning the Counts to war. His age appears to be getting the better of him.

If my fellow Counts refuse to do something about this threat, then Hochland will march alone.

With this said, I, Elector Count Aldebrand Ludenhof, Baron of Hergig, Marshal of the Talabec Reach, Defender of the Shrines and Grand Baron of Hochland order you to raise several detachments of statetroops to aid the province. Send the detachments through the Drakwald where they will meet with the Katsbulger patrol at Fort Schippel. You will hold Fort Schippel until my detachments from Hergig arrive.


Hochland Will Raise its forces to fight.

Signed
- Count Aldebrand Ludenhof of Hochland


That took a while to write.

My Chaos Dwarf army is now size-able. Its nearly been a year since that fabled night where I decided to work all night on my dreadquake. It isn’t massive but it is large enough, it has also won every battle it has been a part of other than one (Isabella Von Carstein may have used dark seduction to make Zhatan kill his entire regiment of warriors, shush I was having a tactical off day).

I blame my extreme success in war on the size of Ghorth’s hat.

Now I feel as though it would be best to take a break. I will most certainly return to the mighty Dawi'Zharr, but for now I feel like I should take a break from such a mighty race. Try out a weaker and more challenging race, then come back when I miss my fire dwarfs. I also need some practice painting other things so I can return a better painter. Variety is the spice of life.

Knowing I need a break I decided I should start another army (I should really start saving money for useful things), I narrowed it to a few choices.

Reikland, Khorne Warriors, Ostland, Hochland, Dogs of War and finally Marienburg. Most of them were various empire factions. I play incredibly close to the lore so if I pick the empire I would pick a single province or even city then match colour scheme, units and even lords.

I also considered playing the Emperors army which would have statetroops detachments of all colours from the Empire and Karl, Balthasar, Kurt and Ludwig at the helm.


Knowing I had a ton of choices and it was very important and will decide my next year of my life and shouldn’t be left to chance...

I let robots decide.



I set up a custom battle in total war between the factions and let the AI duke it out to see who wins. I used the Medieval 2 mod "Call of Warhammer" as it has the empire provinces as independent factions and has Marienburg specific units in the Dogs of War faction, after this was done, you probably could tell from the letter...

     The Grand Barony Of Hochland!

Doesn't sound too exciting. Even though Hochland is my single favourite empire province.

That colour scheme man, oh that colour scheme...


So, this army will obviously be incredibly different to paint as, Well its bright green and red.

I wanted to be able to use this army in other games. I love AoS and all but I have realized me and my gaming group have added so many house rules that we are practically playing a different game. Magic now has cards and lores and a wizard picks his spells at the start, you now have to worry about directions and flanking, we ignore initiative rolls at the start of a turn and bunches of other AoS things and we added our own points system and warscrolls. (We created our own points system because it’s easier to start over and balance everything on our terms than try to understand how GW balanced it and try to get in their heads. This way is much easier.)

I noticed most fantasy war games had square bases, and I think most models look better on round bases but I would say Landsknecht esc pikeman are an exception. My entire empire army will be on square bases other than maybe the artillery.

This brings me to my last point going into this, GW is expensive and I dislike the look of the Empire State troops models from them. Their models look off. I will primarily be using Warlord Game’s Italian Wars Landsknechts. They are incredibly cheap when bought in plastic and look wonderful. I prefer the puffed sleeves and tights look over the weird skin tight body suits.

I have already made rules for some Hochland lords (Aldebrand, Captain Katsbulger and Stefan Von Richthof). I can post them if people are interested. I so far just have 3 generals gathered to march to war. They will each get a regiment of state troops under their command and as bodyguards.

Actually I was lying about that being my last point. The structure that this blog will have is my true last introductory point. I have thought it through, each post will be lore friendly, it won’t be entirely  “Well I picked this guy up for 10 bucks” it will be more of those lore segments like you saw earlier, however instead of being so general it will actually include things pertaining to that post and the next.

They will be titled and come with a fan made lore excerpt at the start about the new regiments or pieces in the army, written in first person in the perspective of one of the generals of Hochland. Then the pictures and some notes about painting them etc etc, not disguised as lore. Then what’s planned next written as fan lore.

I will say that this being CDO, and chaos dwarfs being the single greatest race. The lore excerpts are always going to be from chaos dwarf spies. We are chaos dwarfs after all so there must be some way for us to find out about all this foreign information, what I mean is the last one said “intercepted letter”. Who do you think intercepted the letter? The answer is pretty sneaky and stabby.

With the introductions about what this is going to be out of the way, I will do something I didn’t do with my chaos dwarf army. I will have this post come out before I have anything to show. I will not include the lore excerpt at the end this time, because our hobgoblins didn’t make it back alive to tell us.

Do not fret, it won’t be long till my next post. I will reserve spaces, this will be more of a showcase when finished and should be easy to look at.


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614
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Reserved space for me. Good job me


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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


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Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


I planned out my purchases, I know I will need this space too.


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614
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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


I planned out my purchases, I know I will need this space too.


Almost done


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614
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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


I planned out my purchases, I know I will need this space too.


Almost done


3rd last one


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614
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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


I planned out my purchases, I know I will need this space too.


Almost done


3rd last one


This one will be a fun one eventually if all goes to plan.


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614
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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


I planned out my purchases, I know I will need this space too.


Almost done


3rd last one


This one will be a fun one eventually if all goes to plan.


This was supposed to be the last one but I will add one more just in case. If I end up not needing it then it will be a lore conclusion.


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614
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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


I planned out my purchases, I know I will need this space too.


Almost done


3rd last one


This one will be a fun one eventually if all goes to plan.


This was supposed to be the last one but I will add one more just in case. If I end up not needing it then it will be a lore conclusion.


Done, that is all the spaces reserved for the blog. Now time to paint. To fill the spaces.


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614
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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


I planned out my purchases, I know I will need this space too.


Almost done


3rd last one


This one will be a fun one eventually if all goes to plan.


This was supposed to be the last one but I will add one more just in case. If I end up not needing it then it will be a lore conclusion.


Done, that is all the spaces reserved for the blog. Now time to paint. To fill the spaces.


Actually looking through my plans I should add one more.


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614
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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetGargolock 07-13-2019

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:

Gargolock Wrote:
Reserved space for me. Good job me


Same thing with this space.


And this one.


This is still reserved


I planned out my purchases, I know I will need this space too.


Almost done


3rd last one


This one will be a fun one eventually if all goes to plan.


This was supposed to be the last one but I will add one more just in case. If I end up not needing it then it will be a lore conclusion.


Done, that is all the spaces reserved for the blog. Now time to paint. To fill the spaces.


Actually looking through my plans I should add one more.


Forgot about the hounds. Reserved still, this is all my reserved spaces. Certain. It will all fit on top of any replies. Feels good to plan a little bit.


Army blog: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=17614

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RE: Gargolock's Darkwald Patrol with even less of a budgetUther the unhinged 07-13-2019

Go go Gargolock. That is a scary amount of space saved. I look forward to seeing the army you create for your Dawi Zharr to battle.


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Uther the unhinged Wrote:
Go go Gargolock. That is a scary amount of space saved. I look forward to seeing the army you create for your Dawi Zharr to battle.


Haha, indeed... Ambition! Cheers!


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