Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

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Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:46 am

Dwarf War Charioteer (Dwarf)
Points Value: 30

Move 8"
F...... S D A W C
4/4+ 4 6 1 1 4

Wargear
Heavy Armour, Hand Weapon, Throwing Spears

Special Rules
Iron Forged Tips A Dwarf War Charioteer’s throwing weapon is strength 4.
Dwarf Javelins While mounted on a Chariot, the Dwarf War Charioteer Chariot’s throwing spear range is 12” and not the usual 8”.

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Dwarf Chariot (Dwarf)
Wargear

Move 8” -
F S D A W C
- 3 7 1 3 -

Wargear

Heavy Armour

Special Rules
A War Ram Chariot follows all the normal rules for monstrous mounts, with the following exceptions:
1) The chariot cannot jump obstacles that form a physical barrier, such as hedges, fences or rocks. It may attempt to cross such obstacles as streams or gullies if the controlling player wishes, but if a 1 is rolled on the jump test, the chariot is automatically destroyed and the rider thrown.
2) Chariots allow greater freedom of movement, and make for much more stable fighting platforms than other steeds. A model in a chariot can move its full distance and still shoot.


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Edit 21 Nov: Price reduced from 32 to 30

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:55 am

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This is a profile for a Dwarf War Chariot, as seen in the Battle of Five Armies (extended edition) film.

Several people submitted ideas for this unit (thanks!), and the end result incorporates several suggested features but to make it more widely acceptable is essentially based on the Easterling Charioteer that already exists in the game.

Compared to the Khandish Chariot
[] Rider Defence +2
[] Rider Courage +1
[] Throwing Weapons included
[] Throwing Weapon Strength 4 and 10' range (usually 8")
[] Price 32 (7 higher than the Khandish 25)

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:59 am

Any reason for Fight 3? over a dwarves regular Fight 4?
The 8 inch move heavily affects it compared to the khand chariot, should that be taken into consideration with points?
Also thoughts on impale for it and perhaps multiple throwing spears per turn. As the movies javelin hurler is kind of like a gattling gun.

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:09 am

RIGG wrote:Any reason for Fight 3? over a dwarves regular Fight 4?
The 8 inch move heavily affects it compared to the khand chariot, should that be taken into consideration with points?
Also thoughts on impale for it and perhaps multiple throwing spears per turn. As the movies javelin hurler is kind of like a gattling gun.


Thanks for the post. The Fight score was a typo, it has been fixed to 4.
The slower speed could cause the point value be adjusted slightly.
I saw your earlier suggestion of multiple throwing spears per turn, but thought a simpler way of implementing the same additional damage effect would be to raise the strength of the throwing weapon. That avoids having a special rule about who the target has to be on turns when the chariot is charging.

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:15 pm

Should it be a Mountain Dweller like some other dwarfs?
LOTR: 3000pts ANGMAR, 1200 MINAS TIRITH, 2000 DWARFS, 12000 ELVES. I HAVE A PROBLEM... not enough models. :mrgreen:

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:28 pm

Wouldn't the throwing spears be strength 4 regardless though?

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:27 am

FreddieUK wrote:Should it be a Mountain Dweller like some other dwarfs?


No, it's solid but still a wheeled vehicle.

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:27 pm

RIGG wrote:Wouldn't the throwing spears be strength 4 regardless though?


Normal throwing spears are strength 3. Their advantage over throwing weapons is they have 2 inches more range, but by default they are the same strength.
(Rule book page 71)

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:19 am

Matt-Shadowlord wrote:
FreddieUK wrote:Should it be a Mountain Dweller like some other dwarfs?


No, it's solid but still a wheeled vehicle.


That's fair enough.
I like it better now it was lowered to 30 points.
LOTR: 3000pts ANGMAR, 1200 MINAS TIRITH, 2000 DWARFS, 12000 ELVES. I HAVE A PROBLEM... not enough models. :mrgreen:

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Re: Dwarf War Charioteer - Playtest

Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:03 am

TBH I think I prefer the Ram Riders. I don't even really know if the chariots should have been in the films but let's not go there. ;)

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