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Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full Flufftvandyke 08-06-2009

CHAOS DWARF GOLEM

Over a thousand years ago it was the will of Lord Khaddash of House Khash that his Sorcerers would create life from unliving materials.  They would create ultimate soldiers to serve the Chaos Dwarfs in their conquests.  And so it was that the great Alchemagi Mardukh created life from unlife, a horrific construction made from ruddy  bronze and brass, a great mechanical fighting machine made of Bronze.  These constructs were named Golems, and they were the jewels of the black genius of Mardukh.  Vaguely humanoidic shape, the Golems are frightening machines.  Tubes pump corpse-fluids and brass wiring crackles with electrical charges.  Powered by arcane machinery, the Golem lurches foward in a hideous parady of nature, hissing steam pouring from the joints and exhaust pipes, causing cacphonic and terrifying noise.  The heads of Golems are ornately decorated, shaped to resemble either Chaos Dwarf, Great Taurus or the visage of Hashut the Father of Darkness.  Golems are solidly built from molten bronze and iron, and even a direct hit from a cannon is not likely to destroy it.  Golems have no mind, save the will of their Chaos Dwarf masters.  Thus they can be sent to perform missions that any living creature would dread to undertake.  For two long centuries Mardukh laboured in the pits of Zharr, creating variants of Golems and improving original design.  But then the dreaded sorcerers curse settled in.  His body started to turn into stone.  Desperately the great Alchemagi tried to find a cure.  But it was all in vain.  First his feet and then his hands started to turn to stone.  Desperate, Mardukh started experimenting with magic to escape the curse.  He summoned daemons, sacrificed innumerable slaves and read forbidden spells.  But all his efforts failed.  He banished all his apprentices and locked himself inside his chambers.  For three years Mardukh remained in his laboratory until all believed he had perished.  The door of his laboratory was broke down to remove his body and place it in the Temple of Hashut as is the custom of Chaos Dwarfs.  Inside they found a Golem, a massive mountain of Bronze and Iron, which became animated the moment the magically sealed doors were broken.  It crushed and horrified Chaos Dwarfs under it's massive feet and lumbered out of the fortress, slaying any it came across.  The gigantic Golem shambled to the East and was never seen again.  Only a pile of rubble was found in the workshop of Mardukh.  The Chaos Dwafs believed that Mardukh had perished in some horrifying accident in his research.  The great Alchemagi was never seen again.  What happened to him, no-one knows.  Many Chaos Dwarf Sorcerers speculate that he somehow transferred his essense to the Golem, but equally many were certain that the Great Alchemagi was dead.  Golems are very rare, for the secret of their making was lost with Mardukh, and thus no new Golems have been built for seven decades.  Many Sorcerers have tried to examine and copy Mardukh's work, but always without success.  Their attempts to dismantle and study Golems have failed: and many have gon berzerk, slaying the knowledge-hungry Sorecerers and his servants before being hunted down and destroyed.  The remaining Golems are owned and maintained by House Khash, and sent to aid Chaos Dwarf armies only for an exceedingly high price.  They are ideal for breaking the enemy battleline, taking on large monsters, War Machines, Chariots and dislodging stubborn fighters from defended positions.  The Golems are used extensively in Seiges, where they can crush the gates of the fortresses in mere moments and the enemy arrows can do little to damage the Golem.  Golems were built to break the backs of armies and thus far have never failed.

PROFILE
M 5, WS 4, BS 3, S 6, T 7, W 5, I 2, A 5, LD 10   - 235 Points

FEAR
The Golem is a gigantic and terrifying creation which cases fear as explained in the psychology section in the Warhammer Rulebook (curious it doesn't cause Terror)

PSYCHOLOGY
Golems are artificial beings with no feelings or emotions.  Thus Golems are immune to Psychology and Break Tests.  In addition the Golem always passes any Leadership-based tests it is required to take.  Thus the Leadership value a Golem is never used, and it has been included for comparative purposes only.  

METAL BODY
A Golem is covered in metal armour plates which gives it an armour save of 5+ against each wound suffered.  This save is never reduced for the strength of the attack.

CRUSH
A Golem can use it's immense bulk and flailing limbs to crush things that would resist other weapons.  A Golem can make a single Strength 10 attack on an ummovable target such as a building, chariot body, war machine, etc.  This hits automatically and inflicts D6 wounds with absolutely no save possible!  These wounds apply only to the structure or machine, not to the crew, escorts or creatures pulling it.  It is most often used to batter down fortress gates.

DESTROYED GOLEM
If a Golem is detroyed in battle, it will explode with an earth-shaking noise.  Any models in base contact take a single S5 hit.

GOLEM UPGRADES
Several of the Golems feature upgrades to the original design of Mardukh.  You many buy any two of these for each of your Golems a the point cost indicated below.  You may not buy duplicates unless otherwise indicated.

Lavathrower     +50 points
The Golem is fitted with a naptha and sulphur lavathrower, often placed in the cavernous mouth of the Golem.  This attack uses the Dragon breath template and any models under the template are automatically hit.  Each model hit suffers 1 Strength 4 hit with a -2 armour save modifier.  It causes double damage against flammable targets such as Treemen.  The Golem may use this attack in each of it's own shooting phases, even if it is engaged in hand-to-hand combat.

Great Hammer   +20 Points
This gives the Golem a +1 Strength bonus.  If you replace both of the Golem's hands with a Great Hammer, the Golem gains an extra attack as well.

Daemon Crystal    +50 Points
Inside the Golem is a crystal which contains a bound Daemon.  The machinery draws off the Daemon's power to create a strong anti-magic field around the Golem.  The Golem has a 2+ save against all effects of spells.  Note that this is not a dispel and this roll can save a Golem even if you have failed to dispell a spell targetted at the Golem.

High-Powered Engine   +40 Points
The Golem has an unusually powerful spell cast over it and it is of excedingly good construction.  The Golem gains the following bonuses to it's profile: +1 M, +1 S, +1 A.  However, the machinery of the Golem is so delicate that is suffers double the number of wounds from any attacks.  (For example, a cannon shot which inflicts 2 wounds on the Golem causes 4 wounds.)

Furnace of Hashut     +50 Points
The Golem is fitted with a Furnace of Hashut blessed by the Chaos Dwarf Socerers.  It may draw upon corrupt flames of the Father of Darkness raging inside it, but only at a great cost.  The Golem may use the Furnace at the beginning of each of it's turns.  It then gains +2 Movement and +D6 extra attacks in hand-to-hand combat, but the Golem takes D6 S6 hits for the fires corrode even the metal of which the Golem is made of.  Apply damage at the beginning of the turn.

Armoured Plating    +35 Points
The Golem is covered with bronze plates and bound with reddish iron, making it even more resistant to harm.  The Golem has an unmodified save of 4+ instead of 5+.

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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffGrimstonefire 08-06-2009

I see, this is basically a giant (what gav called a kollossus), but it's not a large target?  Was that around in 5th?

There's a few things in there that I find interesting given the fluff I've written over the years.

I like the way that they describe why it was the sorcerers who took the lead in developing these, logically it's the best army for the CD because of their limited numbers.

Having the creator disappear and not being able to make more is typical GW, but logically it prevents the CD going too far in technology.

Binding the daemon energy into crystals was something I thought I had invented!?  I certainly don't remember reading it before that, but here it is in what could have been the CD armybook of the future (if only Toumas had stayed).

It would not take much to update all these rules for 7th ed...


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffXander 08-06-2009

Pretty cool.  Very Kollossus-like, minus the crew.

I really want a scan of whatever document these are coming from as proof of its authenticity.  We Chaos Dwarf generals must be a sceptical lot.  You understand. Tongue


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full Flufftvandyke 08-06-2009

Xander Wrote:
Pretty cool.  Very Kollossus-like, minus the crew.

I really want a scan of whatever document these are coming from as proof of its authenticity.  We Chaos Dwarf generals must be a sceptical lot.  You understand. Tongue


I'm not sure a scan will prove much (other than Tuomas's electronic sig on the last page).  It's in a hard copy format that was emailed from Tuomas to our resident Playtester.  This particular playtester also wrote quite a bit for GW for Mordeim and happens to be good friend of Tuomas.  Being the only Chaos Dwarf player in the area I got to play test this list.

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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffGrimstonefire 08-06-2009

Probably a silly question, but do you or him still have a copy of the email?  10 years ago, but you never know... I'm curious to hear what tuomas is doing now, if that guy happened to know.


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Any proof is more than no proof at all.  Forgive our scrupulous fact checking in advance!

I'll take printouts, forwarded emails, anything you've got.


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full Fluffwallacer 08-06-2009

Thanks for posting this, tvandyke.  

Sounds to me like Mardukh would make a good special character.
If CD do get a new army book it'll be interesting to compare it to Tuomas's stuff and see how much similarity there is.


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Xander Wrote:
Any proof is more than no proof at all.  Forgive our scrupulous fact checking in advance!

I'll take printouts, forwarded emails, anything you've got.


No, I don't have the email.  I'm not sure how many of you guys go to GT's, but I'm always at the QCR, SAWS Challenge and used to go to the Hillbilly (before it moved to Memphis).  I'm thinking of going to one of the Texas tournaments.  I used to go to most of GW GT's (I was in Vegas last year).  I can bring the copy with me if any of you will be at any of those.  I'll scan it if I can find a scanner, but it's 33 pages long and most of what is in it is very similar (if not exact) to the White Dwarf book.  There's rules for Hobgoblin Treachery (replaces Animosity), but I forget if that was in the White Dwarf book.  If not, then that's new as well.

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Slightly off-topic, but does anyone actually know what Tuomas Pirinen is doing now?


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffThommy H 08-06-2009

He sidestepped into video game design, didn't he?


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full Flufftvandyke 08-06-2009

Thommy H Wrote:
He sidestepped into video game design, didn't he?


Yes.  Not programming though.  He was hired to write the game fluff, rules and mechanics.  Programmers then have to take that and translate it to a video game.  He basically got hired away from GW and paid 3 times what he was making.

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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffThommy H 08-06-2009

Fair play to him then. By all accounts working for GW is pretty crap anyway.


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffKera foehunter 08-06-2009

back on topic !!i have to keep an eye on you guys !!
i like the idea of the different Gollems!!


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Kera foehunter Wrote:
i like the idea of the different Gollems!!


So do I.  It would be neat to have a Giant-type Golem (like this one) as well as smaller Golems (like in the US Indy GT list).


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffKera foehunter 08-08-2009

This would be a great Addison to the army !! a obsidian one would be cool to  and have it explode  when it loses it last wound ! nothing like shard of glass every where


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffAmmrik Gunrock 08-08-2009

Wow, this would be awesome to have in an army.  A great centre piece....man I wish this list had made it into print...


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RE: Tuomas Pirinen's Golem Full FluffTuomas Pirinen 03-23-2012

I stumbled on these forums by accident. I can vouch for these, I did write them. Nice to see they are of some use to CD fans!

Xander Wrote:
Pretty cool.  Very Kollossus-like, minus the crew.

I really want a scan of whatever document these are coming from as proof of its authenticity.  We Chaos Dwarf generals must be a sceptical lot.  You understand. Tongue

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Now we just need proof that you are you! Wink

Not really, I've seen the original doc that these came from, although it was all plain text. I was a bit confused by how the fluff implied that only one golem was made and it disappeared and yet you can have one in every army.


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cornixt Wrote:
Now we just need proof that you are you! Wink

Not really, I've seen the original doc that these came from, although it was all plain text. I was a bit confused by how the fluff implied that only one golem was made and it disappeared and yet you can have one in every army.


If you re-read the fluff, there was one golem that crashed through the gates, killing everyone and dissapearing east, but Mardukh made a lot of these things prior to locking himself in.

"For two long centuries Mardukh laboured in the pits of Zharr, creating variants of Golems and improving original design."

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