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Mission Statement: So long as the popularity of Warhammer continues, a source is needed for the Chaos Dwarf army to keep pace. Chaos Dwarfs Online provides a community with a forum for members to learn about, inform others about, contribute to, and evolve the Chaos Dwarf army in a welcoming and open minded environment. Chaos Dwarf generals, old and new, can unite under a common banner that Chaos Dwarfs Online is happy to provide.
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  Stories & Background Index Threads Up Now & Abyssal Dwarf Video From Mantic
Posted by: Admiral - 10-13-2019 09:22 PM - Replies (5)

We have now reorganized and set up new index threads in the Stories & Background section, as part of our ongoing restoration of Chaos Dwarfs Online. The previous arrangement grew forth ad-hoc and organically as the ongoing Chaos Dwarf culture project swelled, being sorted after genre (fables, songs, proverbs and so on). The new arrangement is laid out for future growth in all the various big settings where our Chaos, Abyssal and Infernal Dwarves and Dawi Zharr and Twisted Duardin are to be found.

As such there is now a pinned background & stories index thread for:

Kings of War will receive one as well, whenever we have a number of stories & background pieces set in that fictive world. We do however have an official piece of news on Abyssal Dwarves from Mantic itself! If you have Facebook, then check out this video: Meet the Villains: Karzel Runesbane

On a final note on this part of the forum, we would warmly like to recommend Uther the unhinged's Age of Sigmar writings, and ashur's Warhammer Fantasy writings. Two relatively new debutants on the Chaos Dwarf writing scene, with great flair and learning put into their Warhammer stories. For those of you who haven't discovered them already, check them out in the Stories & Background section!

The Staff

Also on CDO: Artisan's Contest XXVIII (Deadline 31st of October)

  Artisan's Contest XXVIII
Posted by: Admiral - 10-02-2019 09:25 AM - Replies (5)

"Cry havoc and let slip the rules of war!"

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

Warcry: Chaos Dwarf Skirmish Warband Rules

The goal here is to write rules for a Chaos Dwarf skirmish warband! This contest is launched in recognition of Warcry, the new skirmish game from Games Workshop, set in Age of Sigmar's Eigthpoints, a place where small warbands converge from all over the realms of creation to seek the favour of Chaos, get a good scrap, or try and torpedo the Chaotic proceedings. Warcry is small in scale and designed to be fast-paced, generally played out on small battlefields with lots of scenery.

Chaos Dwarfs were never gifted a set of Warcry warband rules, and so we'll take matters into our own hands, yet again! (There is however a new Twisted Duardin miniature, part of the Iron Golems warband; but this contest is about proper Chaos Dwarf warbands.) This is your chance to put your mark on the Dawi Zharr heavens.

Some of you may recognize a  somewhat familiar theme here, as was found in the Path to Glory Chaos Warband rules. It goes without saying that this contest is open to ALL wargame systems and settings out there, including your very own homebrew if you are so inclined. So this is your chance to create Chaos Dwarf skirmish warband rules for Mantic's Vanguard, WHFB skirmish or Mordheim (including the unofficial fan rules pack Ninthheim), Frostgrave, Lord of the Rings or whatever you feel like.

Layout, maps, background/story text and visuals such as illustrations and photos are entirely up to you yourself to craft and decide. Just make sure you ask other artists and hobbyists for permission first if you wish to use their images (please keep such correspondence in private messages or E-mail rather than in public posts, in order to not spoil the surprise). We all would like to have beautiful rule packages to read through, so unleash all you've got if you'd like to!

Just avoid to use any official artwork and photos from companies such as Games Workshop, Forgeworld and Mantic.

Ideally, we would like to have your entries received in both PDF and images format (no upper limit on number of pages/images), but either of those will suffice. You can also enter your entry as simple text in CDO PM. We will make sure everyone can access all the entries as images in the end. Please do not send your entry as an MS Word document, though (the contest organizer do not own that program).

The CDO Staff won't be picky with what entries are accepted. Instead we expect voters to reward those entries which play to the spirit of the contest theme, as is usually the case.

Still, if you are unsure whether your entry will meet the requirements please PM Admiral.


Zanko will reward the gold winner with this Forgeworld Daemonsmith:

While the silver winner will carry home an unpainted Chaos Dwarf boss kit, courtesy of AtomTaylor at OldHammer Miniatures and Wargaming:

Baggronor at Titan Wargames will in his turn give the bronze winner an unpainted miniature of Cinneron Dhum, Dwarf Pyromancer:

And finally, one lucky entrant not in top 3 will claim the random draw prize of a 15mm kit of four Flora & Fauna Bonestingers, 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 the 31st of October 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

Write Chaos Dwarf skirmish warband rules. Whatever setting and system you feel you feel like. No contest rules limits on number of pages, illustrations, layout, text and photography.

Submissions can be entered as a text message, images or a PDF document.

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 your entry (as text, image files and/or a PDF document). You can also send your entry to chaosdwarfsonline ( at ) no later than the due date, but be sure to write out your forum name in the E-mail if doing so.

How will this be judged?

Sometime after the due date we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!

Good luck everyone!
The Staff

  Golden Hat XXXIII: Winners!
Posted by: Admiral - 09-30-2019 04:43 AM - Replies (12)

”Raise your hats to the skies!”

Warcolours & AtomTaylor Presents: The winners of the 33rd Golden Hat competition!

We had a great turnout of entries, with submissions spanning from futuristic machine parks to mighty sorcerers, murderous warriors and the truly strange. It was gorgeous to see all these weird and wonderful Chaos Dwarf creations! Takes Hat off

And the winners are:




1st Place - Golden Hat Winner: Entry #2 - Reaver of Uzkulak
2nd Place - Silver Hat Winner: Entry #8 - Oxymandias
3rd Place - Bronze Hat Winner: Entry #9 - Zanko

And an honourable mention to Choclobster and Antenor, who trailed bronze with one vote each.

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

01 - Fuggit Khan
02 - Reaver of Uzkulak
03 - Uther the Unhinged
04 - Hashoooot
05 - Zanthrax
06 - Will Liam
07 - Moloch
08 - Oxymandias
09 - Zanko
10 - Choclobster
11 - Abecedar
12 - Gargolock
13 - Antenor

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!

First off, Reaver of Uzkulak with his divers will receive a €30 store coupon at Warcolours, courtesy of Poison:

Oxymandias wins one of AtomTaylor's OldHammer Miniatures & Wargaming Boar Centaur kits...

While Zanko claims a kit of 15mm Bak-kak-ku from Tjub and Admiralty Miniatures:

A big "thanks" to everyone who participated and voted, as well as a big thanks to AtomTaylor and Warcolours for their generous prize donations!

And that's it for this round of Golden Hat. Now let's see the participants' entries in the blogs. Wink

The Staff

  Artisan's Contest Gallery & Scribe's Contest Hall of Fame Up Now
Posted by: Admiral - 09-27-2019 03:12 PM - Replies (1)

We have now set up a new gallery for our tinkering and experimental Artisan's Contests, as well as a long-promised Hall of Fame for the Scribe's Contests. Both are to be found in sticky threads in Introductions & CDO Information:

Artisan's Contest Gallery

Scribe's Contest Hall of Fame

This is part of our ongoing restoration of Chaos Dwarfs Online. Once the restoration is complete, we plan to archive most resources on the frontpage (but not remove them altogether!) and replace them with frontpage index links leading to all the new resource threads on the forum proper.

This whole endeavour was made possible thanks to the hard work of Jasko, who pulled a great part of the burden!

Check it out! Takes Hat off

The Staff

Also on CDO: Golden Hat XXXIII: Voting (Deadline 29th of September)
Rumblings of Chaos Dwarfs to Come [AoS/KoW/T9A]

  Rumblings of Chaos Dwarfs To Come [AoS/KoW/T9A]
Posted by: Admiral - 09-24-2019 04:34 PM - Replies (3)
0Late summer-early autumn has seen promising glimpses of Chaos Dwarfs in all three of the largest supported games and settings out there. This is a belated news summary. Blame the short Dwarf legs for the delay!

First up, in Warhammer Age of Sigmar, the Warcry short story The Iron Promise by Josh Reynolds touches on Twisted Duardin. One new individual name: Khoragh Ar-Nardras Has'ut

Apparently our dirty arms dealing is hale and healthy in the new age!

The Iron Promise

Black Library Wrote:
In the space between the Mortal Realms sits the Eightpoints, a great confluence of realmgates linking all the lands that should belong to Chaos. Around it is the Bloodwind Spoil, and here, the tribes dedicated to the Dark Gods fight to prove themselves to the Everchosen. For Vos Stalis and his Iron Golems, their goal is to reach the forge-fortress of the tainted duardin Khoragh Ar-Nardras Has’ut and discover why their shipments of arms and armour have stopped. But nothing is as it seems in the spoil, and danger awaits…

Meanwhile, this Kings of War: Ice & Iron post from Mantic reveals that Abyssal Dwarves will get a full warband release during early 2020! Some glimpses have been shared by Mantic:

Work in progress Blacksouls.

Abyssal Dwarf Ranger concepts.

And lastly, the Ninth Age has shared an army book snippet from their upcoming Infernal Dwarf project. Enter the most customizable artillery pieces seen in an official army list to this date!

To speak in WHFB terms, how about a flamethrower Hellcannon or pain train?

Tyranno Wrote:
Short Concept Description
Industrial production of war machines with interchangeable parts has revolutionized the armory of the Infernal Dwarf armies allowing them to mount any of their guns on a range of chassis with little effort to suite the terrain, enemy or tactics.

Intended guns:
Volley Gun.

Intended chassis:
Gunnery Team.
Infernal Engine.
Bound Daemon.
Infernal Artillery.

Intended Ammunitions:
Tremor Ammunition.
Kadim Infused Ammunition.
Poisonous Fumes.

Makes one think of Thommy H's rules for customizable warmachines, eh?

As you can see, there are currently life signs of Chaos Dwarfs (of various names) all over the more popular supported games and settings out there. The future is looking rather good on all fronts, fellows. Wink

The Staff

Also on CDO: Golden Hat XXXIII: Voting (Deadline 29th of September)

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