I was thinking to myself that Warhammer Dwarfs and most Fantasy Dwarfs are badly designed.... Dwarfs are a underground dwelling race that live mostly in underground mountains, Tolkien Dwarfs were about 4'6 but more muscle weight than humans very strong they are realistic while Warhammer Dwarfs seem even shorter like 3'6...
I do martial arts, height its not an advantage the advantage is Weight and in a shooting match being tall means you are a bigger target and easier to shoot. as a BJJ practitioner i can roll whit people almost feet taller similar a few pounds heavier than me and win easily, but weight.... my my how hard is it so sweep a guy 30 pounds heavier than me from mount... hence do Dwarfs are lighter than humans? because by weigh in a world were there melee fighting they surely would get smashed.
Also their empathizes on Axes.... axes are weapons historically used on open fields were you have room to swing especially two handed axes, now Dwarf fighting in tunnels against numerous enemies the Axe would be useless since the people on the back rank cannot help the one on the front and in close quarter you can't stab whit the Axe.
Dwarfs would be armed whit medium spears(a feet taller than them)/shield combo along whit a short stabbing sword like the Romans so that in a tunnel they would make a spear wall and when all else fails use short swords to its maximum effect. also the most absurd at all is how short the legs are, have you guys seen a real Dwarfs running? they can barely run. they are disproportionate if you look at your arms legs are supposed to be longer than the whole length of the arm. the dwarfs here the legs are the same length as the arms......
Cavalry, in the real world even Hill people had cavalry, The Hittites had Chariots, The Samnite had Light cavalry... Dwarf makes no sense to no have at least some kind of cavalry.... that why i liked the Ram Cavalry of the film the Hobbit.
The Beards... some warriors like the Sikh Warriors of India left their beards cover the whole of the neck because it protected their neck from cuts but dint leave them too long because they could be grabbed it, makes sense. but on Dwarfs a race that always near fire... those beards are like matchsticks... also they are to damn long.
Don't get me started on the Slayers....... HATE THEM.
Some thing make sense like, gunpowder riffles in the funnel of the tunnel? that perfect!, Since those things were super inaccurate on real life and open fields, and heavy infantry due to tunnel warfare, flametrowher make sense but the most iconic thing the Axe, height, and the exagerated beard make no sense.
Not blaming CA they just copy pasted the GW Dwarfs, but my they are a race so badly designed. other fantasy worlds the Dwarfs are about shoulder length of a human but about the same weight in muscle which makes a lot of sense.
Anyway just rambling since i got nothing to wait for in Warhammer we still got a month to go for an announcement.....