Monday, December 28, 2015

Warmaster Fantasy - Dwarfs Counter Set Revised

This set of Dwarf counters replaces the set that I did over a decade ago while I was active on the Warmaster Yahoo email list. Unlike the old set, which was slightly undersized, this set will print to the full 20mm x 40mm counters.

Since I bought my first fantasy miniature in 1981, I have been a dwarf fanatic. Back in the early 1980s, I literally owned every Citadel pre-slotta base dwarf. They were my favorite Dwarf figures back when I was playing RPGs. I also enjoy the "Classic" line of Warhammer Dwarfs over the more modern Dwarfs. This set use images of those "classic" miniatures over the more modern versions. Also, you might notice a few versions of the cannon, flame cannon, and gyrocopter counters. Use those facing the direction you prefer. I've also included some Hammerers, which are used as ordinary Warriors.


Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.


Click on the counter set image above to download the complete army counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create the sample armies below and many armies of 2000 points or less. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

Dwarf Army Lists

Total Points: 990
1x General
1x Runesmith
2x Warriors
2x Rangers
1x Handgunners
1x Cannon
1x Flame Cannon
1x Gyrocopter

Total Points: 1,995
1x General
2x Heros
1x Runesmith
4x Warriors
2x Rangers
2x Handgunners
4x Troll Slayers
2x Cannons
2x Flame Cannons
2x Gyrocopters

Total Points: 2,000
1x General
2x Hero
1x Runesmith
6x Warriors
4x Handgunners
2x Rangers
2x Cannons
2x Flame Cannons
1x Gyrocopter

Dwarf Tactics
Warmaster Magazine #6 had a nice article reviewing the usefulness of every dwarf unit. It had been reprinted at the old Specialist Games website. Since I can't find it online at the moment, you can download it from me by clicking this link. (Fixed the link on 3-26-16 so it works. Sorry for the original broken link!)

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