Dwarfs

There are many dwarf models and complete ranges out there, some of them old but many of them very pretty. The army as a whole is very simple, with no nasty surprises or anything complicated in the units and even the warmachines, while numerous, are relatively straightforward. In the end the biggest problem for me was the fact that most of the units look almost the same to me. I guess this is where my elven background shows. There are probably many more companies making dwarves as well.

A few comments first:
  • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
  • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various places and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
  • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
  • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
  • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
  • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.

CORE

Warriors

Gamezone Dwarf Warriors
Mantic Dwarf Ironclad Regiment
Ral Partha Dwarf Leader with Axe and Shield

Longbeards
West Wind Dwarve Ax Regiment (and command)
West Wind Varan's Iron Guard (and command)
Gamezone Veteran Dwarfs (and more)
Gamezone Two-handed Weapon Warriors (and more)
Ral Partha Dwarf Champion

Thunderers

Avatars of War Dwarf Thunder Warriors

Mantic Dwarf Ironwatch

Gamezone Dwarf Grenadiers
Mantic Dwarf Sharpshooters

Quarrellers
Mantic Dwarf Ironwatch
West Wind Dwarve Bow Regiment (and command)

SPECIAL

Bolt Thrower

Black Tree Design Dwarf Bolt Thrower

Titan Forge Runic Balista

Cannon

Iron Wind Dwarf Cannon
Grendel Dwarf Siege Gun
Mantic Dwarf Ironbelcher
Mantic Dwarf Bombard
Black Tree Design Dwarf Cannon
Grendel Dwarf Light Cannon

Grudge Thrower

Black Tree Design Dwarf  Stonethrower

Black Tree Design Dwarf  Stone Launcher
Mirliton Dwarf Catapult

Titan Forge Iron Catapult

Hammers

Avatars of War Dwarf Doomcrushers
Mantic Dwarf Shieldbreakers
Gamezone Hammer Guardians (and more)
Scibor Dwarves Iron Hammers
Ral Partha Dwarf Champion with Warhammer

Ironbreakers

Scibor Golden Guard

Scibor Dwarves Ducal Guard

Scibor Dwarves Veterans

West Wind Highland Dwarve Infantry (and command)
Mantic Dwarf Ironclad Regiment
Reaper Dwarf Warriors
Reaper Shield Maidens

Miners

Scibor Dwarf Miners
Alternative Armies Dwarf Cavern Fighters
Reaper Dwarven Miners
Gamezone Dwarf Miners (and more)

Gyrocopter/ Gyrobomber

Titan Forge Ancestral Zeppelins
Ral Partha Dwarf Ornithopter (and more)
Black Tree Design Dwarf  Copter

Slayers

Avatars of War Dwarf Berserkers
Mantic Dwarf Berserkers
Hasslefree Hayden
Gamezone Sworn Dwarf (and some more models)

West Wind Dwarve Ax Regiment (and command)
Black Chapel Dwalnir's Fanatic

RARE

Flame Cannon

Mantic Dwarf Flame Belcher
Black Tree Design Dwarf Flame Cannon

Organ Gun

Mantic Dwarf Ironbelcher
Black Tree Design Dwarf Organ Gun
Grendel Dwarf Organ Gun

Irondrakes

Scibor Dwarf Cannoneers
Mantic Abyssal Dwarf Decimators

Rangers

Avatars of War Dwarf Pathfinders
Mantic Dwarf Rangers
Scibor Dwarves Rangers

CHARACTERS

Daemon Slayer/ Dragon Slayer

Scibor Dwarf Slaughter

Avatars of War Dwarf Berserker Lord

Avatars of War Dwarf Berserker Lord

Mantic Berserker Lord

Dwarf Lord/ Thane

Scibor Dwarf Champion
Scibor Dwarf General
Scibor Dwarf General
Scibor Baldur Dwarf Lord
Scibor Asgrim Dwarf Lord
Scibor Dain Iron Tankard
Scibor Dwarf Champion

Avatars of War Dwarf Lord
Avatars of War Dwarf Doomcrushers Veteran
Avatars of War Dwarf Lord
Mantic J'zik Gearlund
Reaper Dain Deepaxe (also in Bones)
Reaper King Axehelm
Reaper Thorgram
Hasslefree Olvir Brutisson
Black Chapel Dwarf Prince
Black Chapel Guard of Ancestors
Black Chapel Venerable of Ancestors
Chief of Northern Dwarfs
Ral Partha Dwarf General

Master Engineer

Avatars of War Dwarf Master Gunner
Avatars of War Dwarf Thunderlord
Gamezone Dwarf Grenadier Hero
Mantic Dwarf Warsmith
Scibor Bromor Hunter
Mierce Miniatures Erec One-Arm
Black Chapel Blacksmith
Black Chapel Engineer

Runelord

Hasslefree Drya Lafhelgasdottir
Avatars of War Dwarf Rune Master
Reaper Gilam
Reaper Grimm Grayrune

Anvil of Doom

Titan Forge Ancient Forge
Great Escape Games Blacksmith Set

Dwarf Lord on Shield Bearers

Black Tree Design King of the Dwarves

I also recommend Scibor dwarf section, Gamezone dwarf range, Mantic dwarf army, West Wind Dwarf Wars range, Hasslefree dwarves, Black Tree Design dwarf range, Avatars of War dwarf section, Lords of the World dwarves, Mirliton dwarves, Black Chapel Miniatures Dwarfs, Ral Partha Dwarves by Kev Adams and a search for dwarf on Reaper website.
There is also a great list here.

2 comments:

  1. Black Chapel Miniatures (http://blackchapelminiatures.com/en/) so a nice line of dwarf characters (and humans, which work well with Empire). They're the same height as GW dwarfs, but much more lightly built.

    This is a really great community resource - many thanks for compiling it.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I had not known the site and those minis look lovely. I have added them and will definitely use them for Empire as well.
      Also it's great to know the lists are useful. :)

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