Dwarves of Erebor and the Iron Hills from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
|Fantasy|| ||Dwarves of Erebor and the Iron Hills||CR: H: 4 L: 2|| ||BP: 3||Init: 4|
|2||SI||Dwarf skirmishers|| ||3(1)2||+2||Javelins||2|
|1||SI||Dwarf Skirmishers|| ||3(1)2||+2||Slings||2|
|1||HC||Men of Dale Nobles**||X||4(0)0||+1||Lances||10|
|4||FT||Men of Dale**||X||5(1)1||+1||Spears||7|
|2||SI||Men of Dale archers|| ||2(1)1||+2||Bows||2|
|4||SI||Dwarf Skirmishers|| ||3(1)2||+2||Javelins||2|
|3||SI||Dwarf Skirmishers|| ||3(1)2||+2||Slings||2|
Core: 1 SH
Bonus: (Max: 3 ) 3 GR, 1 SH, 2 W
Core: 94 Bonus: 188
All Dwarf FT can form Shieldwall.
*Hearth Guard are veterans and have a BP of 5.
**Men of Dale Allies are only available in an Erebor Army. A minimum of 20 points worth of Men of Dale must be purchased if any are taken. Men of Dale FT may form Shield Wall.
Dwarves were doughty warriors. To represent this, I have given the Army an initial BP of 3 and given the Hearth Guard veteran status (+1 unit BP). Dwarvish armies were traditionally well armed and armoured and this is reflected by their enhanced Frontal Fighting and PROT factors.
The Men of Dale had a traditionally close relationship with the Kingdom under the Mountain (Erebor). Both before and after Smaug's occupation, the Men of Dale formed a significant part in the Ereborian Army, as well as holding wide lands around Esgaroth and the Long Lake.
In spite of the insistence of certain figure manufacturers and rules writers, Dwarves did not fight mounted. In The Hobbit, Thorin Oakenshield and his companions rode ponies, but only when they are travelling. Tolkein's Dwarves are drawn directly from the Eddas and so I have adapted the Viking army list to represent the armies of the Iron Hills and of the restored Kingdom under the Mountain.
List Author: David Billinghurs