A lavishly-illustrated guide to the tactics, weaponry and equipment of Dwarves at war one of the most famous and martially skilled races in fantasy literature.

Despite their short stature, dwarves are amongst the fiercest and most feared fighters of all the races. Thanks to their great strength and stamina, Dwarves march to battle in thick armor and carrying numerous heavy weapons.

This book compiles all of the information known about these grim warriors and how they wage war. From an initial examination of the fighting methods of the individual dwarf soldier, it expands to look at how they do battle in small companies and vast armies. It covers all of their troop types from the axemen that form the front lines of battle to their deadly accurate crossbowmen, and noting their specialist troops such as their famous siege-engineers.

Also examined are their tactics in specific situations such as underground fighting and combat in mountainous terrain. Finally, the book examines a few specific battles in great detail in order to fully demonstrate the dwarven way of war.

Table of Contents


The Dwarf Warriors
Companies and Armies
Troop Types

Product details

Published Jan 20 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472810540
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 9 col
Series Open Book
Short code OBK
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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