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  Artisan's Contest XXIX - Voting!
Posted by: Admiral - Yesterday 04:09 AM - Replies (6)


Welcome to the voting thread for the 29th Artisan's Contest!

Disciples of Lugar: Chaos Dwarf Berzerkers Artwork Challenge

How to vote:
Please submit 2 numbers as a vote by sending a PM to the Staff account (a special account all Staff members can access). We had 5 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 5 slaves once the winners have been announced.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 5. You are not allowed to vote for yourself.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM February 27th, 2020 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone).   Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Entry 4

Entry 5

Remember, there are prizes up for grabs!

Great job everyone and good luck!
The Staff

Also on CDO: New CDO Forum - Come help us test it!

  New CDO Forum - Come help us test it!
Posted by: Xander - 02-12-2020 11:30 AM - Replies (29)
0If you saw Admiral's previous news update, we're looking at moving to New Forum software in 2020.

We've been successful in setting up Discourse: a very forward thinking and mobile friendly system that makes creating posts as easy as it is on Facebook. When installed like an app on your phone and with notifications enabled, it functions in much the same way as a modern social media platform but with all the benefits of it still being a forum!

If you'd like to join us on this new adventure, please reply here and I'll send you an invite to the email address your signed up to CDO with. You may have to check your spam folder for the invite once sent.

I look forward to seeing you all on the new CDO Forum!

Takes Hat off

Edit: I've opened public registrations now!

Please note that all our best content will be transferred manually from old to new CDO, over the course of 2020. So you'll not see the gems be lost.

  CDO Website Changes
Posted by: Admiral - 01-03-2020 02:35 PM - Replies (11)

Mega-Threads in Chaos Dwarf General Discussion

Greetings, folks!

Multiple existing threads have been merged and hijacked to serve as mega-threads fo AoS Dawi Zharr & Twisted Duardin, T9A Infernal Dwarves and KoW Abyssal Dwarves and Blood Bowl & Fantasy Football Chaos Dwarfs. Please keep most AoS, KoW, T9A and BB Chaos/Abyssal/Infernal Dwarf discussion to those threads. Topics which do not necessarily need a new thread will me merged with the mega-threads per routine, going forward.

These big threads are for the need of Chaos Dwarfs Online to register in the top search results for evil dwarfs in the various new settings. By keeping discussions concentrated we stand a better chance to appear on the Google radar in the current split wargaming milieu.

Unlike the aforementioned AoS, T9A and KoW Mega-Threads, the BB/fantasy football one will also feature relevant miniature news from all companies (whereas only GW/FW will show up for AoS, and Mantic for KoW).

The Staff

Upcoming Overhaul

Also, a big overhaul/reboot will be attempted later this year. Tjub and I are dead set to make it or break it, and give CDO the critical technical features which allows for direct image upload, such as Imgur, Reddit or Facebook sport: Mantic's Kings of War Forum shows the way forward.

This forum that refused to die, for the race that refused to die, have fought many succesful rearguard actions over the last years:

We met the Photobucket crisis with stubborn toil and escaped with the vast bulk of our accumulated image treasures intact. We have managed to keep the flame alive and sport lively activity from our members in all the new major wargames out there, where many other forums died in the wake of the End Times. And while our numbers have dwindled, our creativity burns as bright as ever, and the forum is overall a friendly community.

Yet the magnetism of Facebook with its intuitively simple image upload is proving too great a challenge to overcome with our old tech. So we will have to rejuvenate CDO's software and catch up in the race for the sake of our long term.

Chaos Dwarfs Online is now over 12 years old. It has been a creative hobby hub of brilliance from the very start. We hope to make it bloom anew in numbers for our next dozen years ahead, even if we have to restart it on a new site to acquire all necessary features. There might be a crowdfunding attempt; we shall see.

Be assured that all our treasures will be carried over by manual labour if a reboot occurs. We will not lose our past to safeguard our future.

Special thanks to all our active members, new and old! Stay tuned as ever, and keep sharing your ingenious creations. Takes Hat off


Also on CDO
Artisan's Contest XXIX: Deadline 18th of January 2020

  Artisan's Contest XXIX
Posted by: Admiral - 11-23-2019 03:55 PM - Replies (26)

Madness. Madness has entered the world. It was seen emerging on claws and cloven hooves out of Daemonic pits or chanting out of crazed Temple chambers. Nay! It was seen creeping out of mutant lairs and insane men's cages. Nay! It was seen charging down the steps, sweeping all before it. Nay! It was seen dropping out of a portal rift in the fabric of reality, roaring its hellscream and turning marrow to ice. Nay! It was seen drenched in blood, chest heaving under heavy breath, searching for its next prey; for truly it had already slaughtered all in its path...


Zanko Presents: Artisan's Contest XXIX!

Disciples of Lugar: Chaos Dwarf Berzerkers Artwork Challenge

As some of you may be familiar with, there is a new Infernal Dwarf unit in their Ninth Age army list. Like so much else in this emerging setting, nothing is known about their background until the full army book gets released (we're next in line). They are called Disciples of Lugar, and all rules point toward them being Daemonically possessed religious fanatics on fire: They are found in the army list category "Bound and Binders" alongside Kadim fire Daemons and Infernal Egnines; they burn every foe they touch just like Kadim fire Daemons do (and K'daai in Warhammer) thanks to their rule Volcanic Embrace; they sport Frenzy and unbreakable; and they are protected by a Daemonic Aegis (Ward) save which is much stronger against flaming attacks directed toward them.

We would like to recognize this new concept for our Infernal Dwarves by throwing an art contest where all kinds of Chaos Dwarf berzerkers are welcome to join the fray!

The goal here is to create a piece of artwork featuring Chaos Dwarf berzerkers in some way. This can be done by drawing, sketching or painting it (i.e. no miniature entries). Digital tools are allowed, and some scribblings as seen on many concept sketches are likewise allowed, but please keep any text amount low. The amount of work invested in the art entry can vary from a simple sketch up to a full-blown illustration.

Grab the opportunity to present us your own take(s) on Dawi Zharr berzerkers! Here are some examples of previous Chaos Dwarf berzerker concepts for your inspiration. All styles and designs are naturally welcome, and remember that nothing is too crazy for our Chaos Dwarfs. The sky is the limit!


The Gold winner will take home this fully painted plague circus, donated by Zanko!

The Silver winner will receive an unpainted Enslaved Elf of Ancient Times!

The Bronze winner will get an unpainted kit of Tjubling Fireguard Command, sculpted by tjub!

Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral and he will sort it out with you and the Staff.


The deadline for the submission of entries is February 19th 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

Sketch, draw, paint and use digital tools to come up with an artwork or concept image having to do with Chaos Dwarf berzerkers.

Submissions should include one picture file only. Your one picture with art may contain any number of objects, figures and scenes.

You may not submit a picture of a drawing or painting that have been entered into other online competitions or posted in a finished state before.

Don't post your entries in the forum before the contest is over.

See also the General Rules & Guidelines.

How to Enter?

Submit your entry by sending a PM to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to) with one link or image of your entry. Please do not send an e-mail to any of the admin or staff accounts as this is a sure fire way to have your entry missed.

How will this be judged?

Sometime after February the 15th we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!

Good luck everyone!
The Staff

  Artisan's Contest XXVIII - Winners!
Posted by: Admiral - 11-21-2019 08:39 AM - Replies (8)


Titan Wargames, Zanko &  AtomTaylor Presents: Winners of Artisan's Contest XXVIII!

Warcry: Chaos Dwarf Skirmish Warband Rules

We had nice entries this time around, with some polished rule packages! It was good to see these evil stunty skirmish rules! Takes Hat off

And the winners are:




1st Place: Entry #1 - Hashoooot!
2nd Place (tie): Entry #3 - Mad 'At!
3rd Place: Entry #2 - Abecedar!

The entry key!
You can share your love for each entry by donating slaves to the owners of the entries!

01 - Hashoooot
02 - Abecedar
03 - Mad 'At

Slaves and medals are coming! Should you have earned a new Veteran's Medal (gained at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 main contests entered), please contact us and link us all your entries in all previous Golden Hat and Artisan's Contest competitions (note: Scribe's Contest does not count towards this purpose, but have its own Veteran Scribe's Medal).

And now for the prizes!

Hashoooot wins this Forgeworld Daemonsmith, courtesy of Zanko!

While Mad 'At will carry home this fellow from AtomTaylor at OldHammer Miniatures and Wargaming!

And Abecedar reaps one sample of Cinneron Dhum, Dwarf Pyromancer courtesy of Baggronor at Titan Wargames :

And finally, Mad 'At gets to claim the random draw prize of a 15mm kit of four Flora & Fauna Bonestingers, sculpted by tjub:

A big "thanks" to everyone who participated and voted, as well as a big thanks to Titan Wargames, Zanko &  AtomTaylor for their prize donations!

And that's it for this round of Artisan's Contest, folks. Now let's see the participants' entries in the Rules Development forum. Wink

Next up, art competition in Artisan's Contest!

The Staff

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