UnclEvl wrote:Far as Dwarves go I'd agree - they are hard little bastards if you take em on in a squared up toe-to-toe 'fair' fight.
Especially if you do it with lightly armed troops.
But considering their army as a whole, over-costed - especially if they can't field any of their Ursine Cavalry options and whose got many of them.
Err...I have 10 Dwarf cavalry and I've only just started collecting an army
. I have been impressed enough both playing and playing against dwarves to start a dwarf army myself.
There aren't many options for Dwarf cav (probably due to the fact that Warhammer refuses to let stunties 'ave 'em.).
Old Glory do various boar riders (I like the idea of the blunderbuss riders, but buying them in the UK is still not as cheap as I'd like for castings of this 'quality'.)
Reaper do a leader atop a bear and Mirliton do the old Grenadier bear rider sculpts.
Westwind do nice (but large) cav in a selection that runs from ram riders to pig riders.
Also large (and rather more pricey) is Rackham's Tir na Bor (or whatever) monstrous boar type creature with rider.
Ral Partha Europe sell old Chronopia beast riders and others turn up on ebay from that Irish company that do Prince August stuff (I think).
Despite all this though, I was stupid enough to want the dwarf cav for Salute fit in with my barbarian dwarf theme and so it's conversions all the way. The riders are BTD slayers (with an exception) and the beasts are...hopefully going to be finished by the deadline. Mounted battle leader and hero are also atop conversions...if the buggers work out!