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  The Age of Sigmar is upon us!
Posted by: Xander - Yesterday 09:22 PM - Replies (9)
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The 9th Edition of Warhammer is on our doorstep and it's sure to bring a lot of changes to our favourite army. If you don't know, this new edition brings a streamlined set of rules (only 4 pages), and instead relies upon "Warscrolls" for each unit in the game to flesh out the game's complexity.

As of yet, there are no Warscrolls for Chaos Dwarf generals to use.

Using a bit of detective work and making his first post, forum member Chopper_Dave asked Forge World if they will be providing us with Warscrolls. The answer was yes! But it may take some time. It's also been confirmed on the Forge World website.

As we wait for our rules, our very own Thommy H has outdone himself and, in record time, has compiled a Warscrolls Compendium for his take on Chaos Dwarfs in the new era.

I encourage everyone to give it a look, and as usual, keep the drum beat for the Chaos Dwarf Empire alive! (Link: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showth...?tid=15890)
 

  Artisan's Contest XVII - Winners!
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 07-02-2015 01:23 AM - Replies (18)
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Time to announce the winners!
First of all thanks to all the people who have voted. You've shown great support of the competition this way, and we have had a lot of people vote this time. Thanks for that.

Secondly (of the competitions I've been organizing) this one has been best to count votes for. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are all just one vote apart! And they changed places several times during the count! And for once no one is trailing behind by only a few votes. Good job gentlemen!

    <1     <2     <3

First Place - Fuggit Khan - Entry 5 The first member to hold three of these below his avatar.

Second Place - Heavygear - Entry 1

Third Place - Kamphre - Entry 4

Congratulations to the winners.

You have won some beautiful 3rd edition miniatures donated by DAGabriel. Please get in contact with him, to find out how to get your prizes shipped.

An honourable mention
Nobody was close enough to get the traditional honourable mention. But this was the fifth competition DAGabriel entered. So there's a shiny Veterans Medal on the way to you.


If someone else should be awarded this, please speak up and tell us how many competitions you've entered.

Entry Key and Slaves
We've had 7 entries this time - so all participants will receive 7 freshly polished slaves. Why not send these chaps some more for their hard work?

Entry 1 - Heavygear
Entry 2 - Abecedar
Entry 3 - DAGabriel
Entry 4 - Kamphre
Entry 5 - Fuggit Khan
Entry 6 - Bloodbeard
Entry 7 - Grimstonefire

The Extra Prizes
Greenstuff World decided to donate some greenstuff pin rolls to three randomly chosen participants. I've had a mate with no knowledge of CDO roll a d8 (re-rolling 8's) for three different numbers. Congratulations to

Khampre you've won a Factory Floor Roll Pin

Fuggit Khan you've won a Hexagon Roll Pin

Bloodbeard I've won a Double Diamond Roll Pin.

Again thanks to Greenstuff World for providing these fine prizes. I will need your contact information gentlemen, so GSW can send you your prizes.



Stay tuned
Up next is another Scribe's Contest and then a Golden Hat. With all this Age of Sigmar stuff going on, we'll punp out some competitions here to help keep the site going.

Thanks for participating and showing support.

Bloodbeard on behalf of the Staff.
 

  Language, censorship and consequences.
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 06-28-2015 04:01 AM - Replies (16)
0Hello fellow Dawi Zharr. This is one of those post, that's not fun to make for an Admin.

During the last six month, we have seen an increase in hard and bad language on this page. This has also been noted to the staff from several members of our community.

It's a shame really.

One thing we often here about our community is how good and respectful the general tone and discussions are. That's setting us apart from much of the internet. This is worth keeping.

I have been censoring the posts found containing profanity and changing words to "apple pie", "water melon", "fruit cake" etc. And some post have simply had the words removed.

Several members have received friendly reminders, some members have received warnings - depending on the individual cases.

The subject of "Age of Sigmar" have seen an explosion of cussing on this forum.

As a consequence (because using forum time on censoring is a bad use of time), post containing profanity, cuss words and bad language will simply be edited to:

This post was removed due to bad language!

Have a nice day gentlemen. Let's keep our forum clean and to the high standard CDO is known for.
 

  Artisan's Contest XVII - Voting!
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 06-24-2015 04:44 AM - Replies (19)
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The world is being ripped apart by the tides of chaos. Everything known has started to crumble and fall. Which structures will stand through the turmoil of The End Times? Which ruins will remain in the Wasteland as a testament of Powers of Old.




Welcome to the voting thread for the 17th Artisan's Contest!

How to vote:
Please submit 3 numbers as votes by sending a PM to the Staff account (a special account all Staff members can access). We had 7 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 7 slaves once the winners have been announced.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 7. There is no need to specify which one you think is 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Simply list the three that you like and we will do the rest. You are not allowed to vote for yourself.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM July 1st, 2015 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone).   Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

    <1     <2     <3     <4     <5     <6
    <7

Entry 1


Entry 2


Entry 3


Entry 4


Entry 5


Entry 6


Entry 7


Album Link
Should you be unable to view the attachments, Bloodbeard has made a Public Picassa album with the entries: Entries in order

The shiny prizes
DAGabriel has been so kind to donate some models from his collection and thus there'll be a nice 3rd edition prize for the entire top three!

1st place will recieve a Bazooka Team:


2nd place will recieve a Barin Spikehead:


3rd place will recieve a  Lufin Bristlebeard:


But this is not all! The nice people over at Greenstuff World have decided to make three donations as well. Three randomly chosen participants will receive a Texture Pin Roll, for making great looking bases and patterns in greenstuff.

All entries will be posted to Green Stuff Worlds Creative Site, a page where some members has already shared their works.




Great job everyone and good luck!
Bloodbeard on behalf of the CDO Staff
 

  Artisan's Contest XVII
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 05-11-2015 05:37 AM - Replies (80)
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"War. Terrible war has befallen the world, and everything is in flames and ruins. As great works are toppled and defaced by ravening hordes, the survivors retreat to higher ground and thicker walls to stave off their foretold and horrifying fates. For these are the End Times, and creation itself quake and roar with the agonies of death.

War and disaster has befallen the accursed Dark Lands on a titanic scale. The bale Chaos moon Morrslieb has at last died, its corpse broken into shards that speared and crushed uncounted lives in the Dark Lands. The hulking Ogre race has left its mountain homes to the east, and now sweeps west, into the dark empire of the Dawi Zharr. When the feared Grimgor Ironhide arrived with his Beasts Waagh!, all hope was lost for the ancient ziggurat capitol of Mingol Zharr-Naggrund. The fierce hordes broke through the mighty gates and crushed all before them, razing the city of pillars and pits while freeing its long-suffering slaves to rise against their cruel masters. The Chaos Dwarfs fought as though they were possessed by Daemons, yet still they were doomed.

As the vile beasts of the world rampage through the streets of Zharr-Naggrund, can the surviving Chaos Dwarfs defend their dread domain and stave off extinction? They were always great builders, erecting massive monuments in honour of their Bull God and the megalomania of their priesthood rulers. Now, they must build like never before to survive. Their dark ranks of metal and muscle close behind barricades and battlements to save the last of their kind in this final hour. If there are to be any hope for the mightiest of sorcerers to join their Dark God and escape the looming doom of the world, then their warriors must build walls and defend them with their lives to buy their callous masters enough time to escape. Perhaps they would even take some lowly minions with them, should they prove their worth through ingenuity in constructing and holding defenses that can withstand the dire tides of death and destruction...

This is the last stand of the dreaded, ancient race of heinous sacrificers, cruel slavers and demented craftsmen known to the world as the infamous Chaos Dwarfs. They call themselves the Dawi Zharr and they will not go down without one hell of a fight.

Such is the plight of the Blacksmiths of Chaos as the world comes crashing down."




Welcome to Artisan's Contest XVII!

Continuing our succesful series of End Times inspired competitions, and with chance of one more competition before 9th edition hits us, the theme for AC XVII is:

Chaos Dwarf Terrain - End Times Fortifications

War is everywhere in the Warhammer World and for the first time in centuries the Dark Lands is under siege, its former masters not in complete control of the ash filled lands. Zharr-Naggrund was destroyed when the former slave Grimgor Ironhide Incarnate of Beasts led an invasion of greenskins and ogres against the Dawi Zharr capitol.

This contest is unrestricted in terms of scope - as long as your entry can be classified as a piece of Fortification Terrain. Anything goes from a make-shift wooden barricade thrown together in the streets of the hobgoblin slaves quarters, a Chaos Dwarf outpost in the ash wastes, a bunker system for surviving Morrslieb metorites or The Black Fortress itself!

Perhaps you can find some inspiration in the recently held Scribe's Contest III - which describes the End Times hitting the Dawi Zharr in grusome detail! Or you can find some inspiration on the CDO wiki (an often overlooked tool): Chaos Dwarf Fortress, Gates of Zharr or Black Fortress.

Prizes
DAGabriel has been so kind to donate some models from his collection and thus there'll be a nice 3rd edition prize for the entire top three!

1st place will recieve a Bazooka Team:


2nd place will recieve a Barin Spikehead:


3rd place will recieve a  Lufin Bristlebeard:


But this is not all! The nice people over at Greenstuff World have decided to make three donations as well. Three randomly chosen participants will receive a Texture Pin Roll, for making great looking bases and patterns in greenstuff. Here's a few examples:



Deadline

The deadline for the submission of entries is June 22nd 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

That'll give you a full 6 weeks to build some exceptional fortifications and even the busiest of hobbyists will have time to build a decent entry and expand his terrain collection.  

Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

Submissions should include four pictures. No overlaid words of explanation or photoshop effects in your submitted photos please. They have to speak for themselves. You are allowed to place your entry on your gameboard and use whatever background you like.

No posting of entries in the forum until after the winners of ACXVI have been announced, and you can't have shown any of the pieces in their finished form elsewhere before.

Terrain pieces entered are not allowed to include models, so no adding Forge World Magma Cannons to your towers. However elves drowning in a tarpit, ancient skeletons spiked on spears, petrified sorcerers in a wall and the like are allowed.

Furthermore your entry pictures are allowed to include up to 2 unpainted (or primed) infantry models, purely for showing the size of your entry.

How to Enter?

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

Please note that your entry will benefit if the photos are all clearly composed, since voters will base their judgement upon what they can see in the pictures on their computer screens.

Help the staff by cropping/re-sizing your pictures before entering them. A reasonable size is up to 1200*1200 pixels. If we have to resize and crop your pictures, we cannot guarantee the result.


When submitting your entry, make sure to notify the Staff if you have earned a level of the Veteran Medal (given for entering 5, 10, 15 etc Golden Hats or Artisan's Contests).

One more thing
As we are very happy Greenstuff World has chosen to donate prizes for this competition and has talked off donating more in the future, we would like to help them in return. If you enter this competition, you give your consent to Bloodbeard, that he may upload your entry (and any WIP shots) to Green Stuff Worlds Creative Site, a page where some members has already shared their works. You will of cause be credited with username and a link to your CDO blog/showcase.


How will this be judged?

By the end of June we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!

Good Luck everyone!
The Staff
 

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