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Hey I am sorta getting back into warhammer and wanted too start my own army...so i was thinking of doing something like space skaven using an imperial guard list but anyways the theme of them isnt actually space rats but sorta space dirty feaks who use poisons and chemicle weapons, that they are not clean etc a
so for I have inspirations
ferangi from star trek - I used the ferengi too create a personality for my race
all about money, I was thinking that their whole empire is scattered but its huge made up of traders who hire mercs etc....they have a central government but they rarely keep in touch most of thier conversation is transmitted with communication devices that surpass most other races...they know everything and anythings thats happening.
Nosferatu - i used as inspiration for their appearance. they are ugly no hair etc basically they look like rats (hence skaven) they are disgusting dirty and sick minded.....
so far thats what I got and i was wondering if you could give some more inspiration and some fluff on similair races (like the hrud, i think) and of course tell me what you think so far?
In a sense, the analogue of Skaven in 40k are Tyranids.
Tyranids have common rats (Gaunts), larger rats (Warriors, Guard), special artillery (biovores, zoanthropes), and elite assassins (genestealers).
The old rat-wheel could also be used as Carnifexes.
The Hrud were supposed to be Space Skaven, but GW started to move 40k away from just being Warhammer Fantasy in space, and so they aren't so much. I think they're still supposed to be ratlike though. The models from the Inquisitor game are still canon I think, and they show them as having ratlike tails.
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Just checking to make sure this isn't ripped off from my Space rats fluff in any way. *Shifty eyes* It's not my fault that I'm paranoid and good looking!
I'd say use them as Orks or guard, orks are better, if you want them to be CC oriented anyway.
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I quite like that idea that you're working on. How were you planning on represeting them? LatD?
The information trade thing sounds good. How do they get along with the other races? Are they a powerful race? Where in the galaxy are they? Have they had friendly contact with the Imperium, or are they perdita?
The Hrud have often been assumed to be Skaven like in a lot of fluff, official and otherwise, though personally I prefer Xenology's 'bendies' idea as it was just more original.
Xenology Hrud were stealthy, kleptomaniacal beings who were most composed of scavenged waste matter surrounding a compact core of central nervous system and minimal organs, meaning they were really hard to kill (most hits would just blow bits of crap off them and not do any damage).. they hid themselves in the detritus of other spacefaring civilizations by psychically manipulating light and making themselves invisible. They were natural scavengers and would steal any technology not nailed down to incorporate into their own creations.
As space skaven go though your idea has big merit in my mind. I like that they're hairless, it makes them kind of distinct from just being rats flying around in space, and the money angle works. Certainly very unique.