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Total War: Warhammer trailer sees the dwarves defend their mountain halls

Warhammer: Total War dwarf gunner

High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer is a broody man. There he is, in the latest trailer for Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer, looking heavy of heart, and detailing his grim thoughts in a big book. It’s tough being a dwarven King, especially when greenskins insist on invading your mountain halls all the bloody time. 

The new trailer is in-game cinematic, showing off some of the unit models and animations we can expect to see in the final game. Dwarf cannons boom, axes chop, and spiders do all sorts of gross things with their bitey mouths.

“Great miners and smiths, the Dwarfs craft some of the finest arms and armament in the Old World,” explain CA in the trailer’s description. “Marching to battle in suits of rugged yet wonderfully ornate armour, they field a devastating array of black-powder weapons and artillery. In times of dire need, the gyrocopters of the Everpeak Aircorps stand ready to right old wrongs, launching skywards to rain explosive hell upon their foes.”

The dwarves are one of four playable armies in Total War: Warhammer. The game will release sometime in 2016.