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Yes this topic is about squats. For anybody who has no idea what I'm talking about, Squats were the 40k version of Dwarfs. These guys appeared early in Warhammer 40k, 1st and 2end edition I believe, but the army proved to be unfitting for 40k and not very popular. So when 3rd edition came around, Squats were all but gone. The only army you see models even resembling Squats is the Imperial Gaurd. Im talking about Ratlings. Yes, Ratlings are pretty much all thats left of the Squats. Here are some pics.[IMG]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5milUXJELpYARLGjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=11r31kn5k/EXP=1148429093/**http%3a//www.zachary.org/games/gw/sq3.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5xfjUnJErMkAlumjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12r3sa5dc/EXP=1148429411/**http%3a//www.chaosorc.com/images/Squat%2520Warriors%2520Boxed%2520Set.jpg[/IMG] My memory is fuzzy, but I remember Squats being for Imperial as well as Chaos[IMG]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5x6aU3JEEk8Af2GjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=11sremjk8/EXP=1148429594/**http%3a//www.zachary.org/games/gw/chsq.jpg[/IMG] These guys were fun to play with. Nothing more humiliating than getting your ass beat by an army of midgits. If your lucky enough, you might meet a player or two who still uses them, but the models are becoming harder to come by and you have some, keep em. There are people who will spend a pretty penny to get their hands on them. Now as for me, I've only encountered this army maybe once or twice with real old school players, and fighting them was interesting. Well, thats most what I remember about that little piece of 40k history, add any info or comments.
Yeah, I think my friend is planning to make a Chaos Squats army XD
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jw, but is it still legal to play squats if you have the codex or w/e it is they have? oh and couldn't you use the warhammer dwarf models and add guns and such?
Given that they throw people out of official events for asking about Squats, I think they'd kill you!
You can't even use the word Squat on the official GW forums. Seriously. Go read the forum rules. I call the forum moderaters the "squat nazi's" cause they'll blackball you from any official GW events if you even talk about them.
Anyhow, back to your original question: Yes, I remember squats. In fact, I even had an army of them. Being a fairly short person, I have an affinity for stunties. I have collected Dwarves since they were a GW army and I fell in love with Squats from the moment I saw them. Too bad they are history.
My biggest complaint about the "squat affair" is GW's reasoning behind getting rid of them. Their reason was "We don't want 40k to become WHFB in space". Well, ok then, lets also get rid of those corny little eldar (elves), dark eldar (dark elves), Orks (Orcs), Necrons (Tomb Kings), Chaos (Chaos)...... ect
If they didn't like the army concept, then fine, change it. But quit giving horrendously stupid reasons for why they got rid of them.
I agree, they gave a really lame excuse. They only got rid of two of the WHFB 'in space' type armies...Squats and Hrud (Hrud, for those who don't know, are space skaven). I mean look at orks, their real name is SPACE orks...i mean, if u kill and entire race, you could at least kill a name... And they didn't give any official reason beyond that...they just left the gamers to their devices, and a while later...POW, squats where eaten by tyranids...
See what the imagination can create and destroy...
I remember playable Squats, but I dont remember playable Hrud, just a couple of pictures/fiction. Or do you mean them being in the old rulebook but not this one?They only got rid of two of the WHFB 'in space' type armies...Squats and Hrud (Hrud, for those who don't know, are space skaven).
Also Slann used to be playable and so did Zoats and Jokaero(Ok jokaero werent Fantasy but the others were), wait and Beast-men used to be playable for chaos. And Harlequins havent been fully official for years.
In fairness, the squats were TOO dwarvish. Organised into guilds, holding grudges, drinking all the time and fighting Greenskins. At least the Eldar tore a hole in reality and lived on huge spaceships, and were first introduced as murderous, psychopathic mercenaries; not something out of Tolkien. Now I'd love to see space dwarves back someday, but done a little better...
I also want Slann and Beastmen back. Zoats and Jokaero i can live without. Scratch that I DO want Zoats back, they get a nod in the new tyranid codex.