That’s how long a lot of people, including myself, have had to wait for this announcement.
Yes, they’ve had a (understandable) name change, but they’re still the same Space Dwarfs we know and love.
The model looks great too! This particular fellow is just a lowly trooper so I’m looking forward to what the rest of the army looks like.
Everyone who’s waited has a wishlist for the models and rules, so I thought I would cover a few of my own…
Armour Save (3+)
Hear me out. I suspect we’ll get given 4+ but fluff-wise and by the looks of the trooper a 3+ is believable. Lore wise these chaps came out of the Age of Strife with more tech than the rest of Humankind, so while Humans have their power armour surely the Leagues will have their own?
I’d like to see the Trikes come back but maybe not in such a Hell’s Angels vibe or in such numbers as their last iteration. Perhaps as an equivalent of Space Marine outriders.
I can imagine some tasty rules where units of Space Dwarfs are deployed by tunnelling machines behind enemy lines. Much like the Astra Militarum Termites. The Squats in Epic 40k had them….
You may remember this from Epic 40k, wouldn’t it be cool to have this as a Lord of War option?
Rather than making them expert marksmen, I’d rather have these guys as CC experts with rapid deployment options.
I’d have no problem with these being combined into a single unit as long as they look decent. Possibly with some tasty power axes and a 2+ save.
There you have it, that’s my wish list. What would you add to this?
The following have been added from comments on Twitter and below
A Xenos Hunter unit with bonuses versus Tyranids, or at least a subfaction with something like that.
Something on a slow tracked vehicle that can teleport an infantry unit a turn in LoS so playing infantry heavy is viable but a risk.
Probably with a negative movement effect on affected units
Some sort of orbital bombardment mechanic, probably triggered by a trike s
A Leviathan Lord of war<br />
In Epic, squats had Rhinos but it would be nice if they had a different transport (or maybe none and they rely purely on trikes and teleport effects from slow vehicles).<br />
Everyone to start calling them Sporfs.</p>