Dwarven Holds

Sons of the Mountain

As tough as the mountains themselves, and with memories that last almost as long, many dwarves carve their homes from the very bones of the earth. Forgers of the finest works of steel and gold, they are as mighty as they are determined. Should you try to take that which is theirs, you will face the full vengeance of the Dwarven Holds!

Though the Dwarven Empire fell at the end of the Golden Age, the Holds still control the most lucrative mines of Vetia, producing the finest armours and jewellery. Despite their strong personalities, fierce individuality and allegiances to family and clan reaching back centuries, every dwarf knows their place and would lay down their lives for their Hold.

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Living in isolated mountain bastions, Hold dwarves maintain contact by gruelling treks over inhospitable lands, through the treacherous Deeps or via the unpredictable skies; only dwarven obstinacy allows the holds any sense of unity.


The Dwarven Holds has many different playstyles available to them. They can play as an army that focuses on shooting the opponents units off the board, as an army wielding medium sized infantry blocks supported by war machines and as an army which marches fast towards their opponent. Whichever way you play them, expect the Dwarven Holds to be sturdy and determined as well as very resistant and armoured with fine arms and equipment.

Lore of Dwarven Holds

A Dwarven View of their Infernal Kindred

Yes, my boy. Them Drigniz... Infernal Dwarves... they ain’t right folk. Left the mountain a long time ago. But the mountain never left them, see? Gets them building mountains where there are none. Want to show who’s better. Want to be better than the mountains, I reckon. Better than iron, too. Better than gold, gams an’ truesilver. Got no respect for the mountain or its gifts no more. Slavers? Aye, can’t make gold kneel before you, eh? But what honest dwarf lets another do his work for him? No lad, them Infernal Dwarves ain’t right at all.

Gurich ‘Drunk’ Siggarson, dwarf miner and vagabond of the Western Holds

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