Feb 282011

Warhammer Quest Chaos DwarfSome of the most interesting and challenging Warhammer Quest Monsters, Chaos Dwarfs have long been out of production by Games Workshop. So where do you get some Chaos Dwarf models to fall beneath the blade of your noble/blood thirsty Warriors in games of Warhammer Quest?

Here are some of my suggestions:

  1. Buy some:
    1. The most official Games Workshop / Citadel miniatures available in bulk are the new Forge World Chaos Dwarf line, including some fantastic looking Infernal Guard (Chaos Dwarf Warriors with creepy helmets and hand weapons) as well as some more with Fireglaives – spectacular halberds with repeating handguns built into them. Keep your eye on this range, as I am sure it will grow some more.
    2. Mantic have recently launched an entire range of Abyssal Dwarfs (formerly know as Khaos Dwarfs). The range is relatively cheap and comes with a variety of unit types, including good proxies for the Chaos Dwarf Warriors and Warrior with Blunderbusses. Their concept art promises something called a ‘half breed’, a fine substitute for a Bull Centaur!
    3. Scibor Miniatures do a range of Moscal Dwarfs, again these have their own ‘feel’ to them but would serve as excellent proxies for Chaos Dwarf Warriors and characters, or even the starting point for some conversion work. Of particular note is the Moscal General on War Bull, a superb proxy for a Lammasu!
    4. The Bederken Dwerg range was also provided in the comments of this page, they have an excellent range of ‘old school’ Chaos Dwarfs in the style of the very old Citadel Miniatures.
    5. Reaper Miniatures does a line of Dark Dwarfs. Depending on where you live in the world, you may struggle to find an outlet for this U.S.-based company, but some of their miniatures are simply lovely. A good source of all kinds of Warriors and Monsters!
    6. Avatars of War also sell a nice proxy for a Chaos Dwarf Lord.
    7. Games Workshop stock a ‘Hellcannon‘ for their Warrior of Chaos army that comes with three Chaos Dwarf engineers – the only official Chaos Dwarf models still produced by Games Workshop.
    8. Games Workshop also have a Chaos Dwarf team for their Blood Bowl fantasy football games. This set contains a few Chaos Dwarf Warriors but is very pricey.
    9. Ebay – search for Chaos Dwarf and there are usually a few results, although buying Chaos Dwarfs this way is pricey as they are still quite popular – despite being out of production for so long.
  2. For the ambitious, convert or sculpt your own Chaos Dwarfs:
    1. There are some excellent guides to converting Chaos Dwarf models by the Chaos Dwarf fanatics down at Chaos Dwarfs Online forums and Wiki. Lots of background material here as well.
    2. The Hand of Hashut also have an active forum where members can post Chaos Dwarf-related modelling and painting tips
    3. Spikey Bitz – as Ausphexx mentions in the Comments, you could do a lot worse that using the standard Games Workshop plastic Dwarf Warriors and adding parts from ‘spikey’ kits like the 40k Dark Eldar, 40k Chaos Space Marines, Fantasy Warriors of Chaos and even Dark Elf lines to give them a more ‘Chaotic’ feel.

Got a link to a good range of Chaos Dwarf models, articles on converting your own Chaos Dwarfs for Warhammer Quest, or pictures of your own painted models or conversions? Contact us to share them!


  12 Responses to “Chaos Dwarfs & Where to Find Them”

  1. I miss Chaos Dwarfs!

    Though I’m not sure they would ever have been popular in their latest GW form where they appeared to be little fat jewish warriors… not exactly a fantasy staple, I’m not surprised they where dropped in that format.

    • “Fat little Jewish Warriors.”

      Now that you mention it they do look like rabbis.

    • I do miss the ‘older’ style Chaos Dwarfs with the Assyrian beards and tall hats, but I think the much newer Hellcanon crew look great, they have a much darker look than the classic range, and I like that they have an image more closely aligned with the Warriors of Chaos.
      My own poor attempts at conversions are more along these lines – I will post pictures once I think I can bear the embarrassment of my poor handiwork being on display!

  2. Scribor miniatures also do a range (28mm moscals army) which make great chaos, definately worth checking out. They also do an amazing selection of normal dwarves as well – excellent for warrior minis.

  3. *chaos dwarves..

  4. Has anyone mentioned conversions? Using the spikes and blades from Warhammer 40k plastic Dark Eldar and Chaos on Fantasy Dwarves would be a really easy way to make enough for Warhammer Quest or a Blood Bowl team.

    You may also be able to obtain some of the rare old minis on Ebay.

    • Hi Ausphexx – thanks for your reply. I think I will expand upon the conversions section a little more, just to make your point about the Dark Eldar and Chaos bitz.

  5. Have you seen the Bederken Dwergs sculpted by Dave King (http://www.bederken.com/shop.htm)? They are much more like the old MM90 figures than the more recent ‘big hat’ chappies. Much more chaotic to my eye!

    • Hi Stephen

      Thanks for the link – I’ll be sure to update the article with the Bederken miniatures, they look fantastic! They do have a ‘old school’ look to them, very Chaotic.

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  7. http://www.filedropper.com/fdwarfsofchaos there you can dowload the army book of the chaos dwarf.s

    • Hi Wikbe1

      Thanks for the link – that looks like a fan-made army list, and a good one at that. Lots of useful background for Chaos Dwarfs 🙂



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