Background[edit | edit source]
Dwarfs have an insatiable thirst for gold, and their Miners construct deep shafts into the heart of the mountains in their quest to acquire the valuable metal. They also mine for ores and gemstones, and are very skilled at digging tunnels at incredible speed. The networks of mines and tunnels run through every mountain range. In battle, they use their knowledge of the tunnels and mastery of the heavy, two-handed pick axe with deadly intent.
Even the smallest Dwarf holds are populated with a fair number of Miners. As an underground dwelling race, Dwarfs always need experts at delving into bedrock, and this, coupled with the race’s insatiable lust for gold, ensures that all mountain abodes are riddled with any number of deep shafts dug down in search of precious metals and gems, many Dwarf crafts being dependent on a regular supply of both. With their short but powerful build, Dwarfs are ideally suited to mining — their strength and endurance allowing them to tirelessly wield pick, hammer and shovel.
Miners have a wide knowledge of subterranean tunnels and, if there is not already an easily accessible underground route to an enemy’s vulnerable flank or rear, the Miners will make one! Few enemies react calmly to the trudge of heavy boots behind them, and many a desperate battle has been won by Miners arriving in the nick of time from an unexpected quarter. Led by a Prospector (the most veteran member of the crew), Miners can wreak havoc on a foe’s battle plans.
Campaign[edit | edit source]
Starting Territory[edit | edit source]
|Cobra Pass||The Southlands|
|Atalan Mountains||The Southlands|
Diplomacy[edit | edit source]
Starting Treaties[edit | edit source]
Greybeard's Prospectors will start with the following treaties already in effect:
Eye of the Vortex
Greybeard's Prospectors does not start with any treaties already in effect.
- Trade Agreement:
Strategy[edit | edit source]
As Arkhan the Black, avoid fighting this faction early on since their superior infantry will destroy Skeleton Warriors. After conquering the crusading Bretonnian factions, one can decide to double back on these Dwarfs to try to take their mountains.
As Repanse de Lyonesse, the Prospectors are one of your best opportunities for allies early on, and one of your banner missions in Eye of the Vortex asks you to do so. You may have to scramble to settle Bel-Aliad before they do, and you shouldn't expect much in the way of military expeditions from them, but the Prospectors can provide a constant, unbreakable trade route, which is always valuable. The final mission of the Sword of Lyonesse chain takes place in the Atalan Mountains and requests you to help the Prospectors defend against a multipronged Tomb King attack.