So something has had me thinking the past few days over the next Dwarf DLC, which for the record I think is going to be Thorek Ironbrow in command of Karak Azul in WH3. Some people may think he's the next one for WH2, but that's another discussion. What I'd like to discuss here and now is the specific content in terms of units - and especially lords - for that update. Thing is, I believe that the next Dwarf DLC will be a mix of remaining Runic and Engineer-themed units. The missing Slayer stuff will fall under Malakai's banner later on.
However, among the Runic/Engineer stuff we might hit a bit of a problem if we are to follow the semi-established LP-patterns of adding 1 new generic lord and hero alongside the LL, preferably in a theme with that LL. But the thing is, in a Runic/Engineer update alongside Thorek and possibly Grimm Burlokson (LH), we lack that option. We already have a Runelord, a Hero Runesmith and a Hero Master Engineer in the game at this point. And that is the setup for the Dwarfs in their armybooks. There is no established Lord alternative for the Engineers. Now, this may or may not be a problem, but it sure would be nice to see some sort of new leader variant based on the Engineers, especially if again Grimm makes it in as a LH alongside Thorek.
My answer is this: Enter Burlok Damminsson, Grimm's father. Specifically, his profession of Guildmaster of the Dwarf Engineers Guild. This is the closest I can find to something that rises above the Master Engineer in hierarchy, a generic Engineer lord, offering full diversity to Dwarf armies once the armybook-validated Dragon/Daemon Slayers follow Malakai later. Lord and heroes of all 4 variants: Regular, Runes, Slayers and Engineers. But then again, this would be a completely new and invented lord on CA's part, so Im not sure as to how possible it is. What do you think guys?
For the record, this would be the full roster added with this DLC:
LL - Thorek Ironbrow
LH - Grimm Burloksson (maybe)
Generic Lord: Engineer Guildmaster (maybe)
Runic-themed: Rune Guardians, Rune Golems, Shard Dragon, Shieldbreakers (maybe)
Engineer-themed: Thunderbarge, War Balloons (maybe), Dwarf Miner w Steam Drill