Thursday, July 5, 2012

Squats are back! - Never say Never.



For years, anytime at Games Day there was a seminar on 40K, some dumb geek would of course raise his hand and ask when Squats were coming back, despite Games Workshop saying over and over "NEVER!".  That poor fool would be shouted down mercilessly.  End of story, right?

WRONG!  Squats are back and GW has officially added them to the fluff.  Just check out page 405 of the 6th Edition Rulebook.

Basically there are 73 strains of abhumans.  Humans sub-species, officially sanctioned and not considered "mutants".  Of these 46 are extinct, and 12 more probably are.  Thus, 15 possible abhuman species left.  And Squats (Homo Sapien Rotundus) are one of them!

So start building those Squat armies.  I am sure we will see at least a couple at Adepticon next year.  And start with the Squat Tech Marine we see above! (The White Dwarf give-away of the last few years).

Loken

7 comments:

Son of Dorn said...

I'm more concerned about Felinids. Curious how long it will take to see an entire cat girl IG army. :P

SandWyrm said...

As someone else said, now we can run a Red Dwarf squad of IG. :)

MadCowCrazy said...

People always mention the Felinids, thinking it refers to Feline which it does not. Homo sapiens hirsutus as is the species name. Hirsutus means hairy, so it could refer to humans covered in hair from top til toe. Kinda like those people with the werewolf cromosome defect making them grow hair all over their face and body.

Son of Dorn said...

They may be hairy, but Felinid is a direct reference to cat people. We're gonna see them one way or another.

stompa said...

Now I wish I hadn't gotten rid of/gave away with abandon, all my squat lead years ago. I do have the WD mech fig, I guess I can start building from there. I really hope GW supports the clamor for squat figures as I really don't want to see WFB dwarves with IG arms and weapons swapped, especially this current edition of dwarves which lack any subtle ability for conversion due the maniquinesque poses the head/torsos are cast in.

Dragonar said...

@ Stompa - There's always Mantic's Forge Father mini's from their Warpath line. They look pretty nice...

http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home/Warpath/Forge-Fathers.html

Anonymous said...

I know I'm late but YAY my boys are back you lousy little nids couldn't kill em and they want pay back

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