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Are there any in Warhammer?
I understand that Chaos are the Norsemen - but those arent Kilt bearing Claymore wielding Redheads from the Cold green hills!
I doubted the existence of them at all, being GW is an English-born company. And we Scots beat their sorry littl - Yeah I'm kidding.
But it all seriousness, are there any mentions of a Highlander Society anywhere in Warhammer Fluff?
I'm thinking of making an army that follows such..
I think the human tribes on Albion had a Celtic/early briton feel to them, but as far as I know they only ever existed in the fluff. That's as close as humans get, that I know of.
I also remember reading in WD a long time ago the O&G are supposed to represent highland clans, in the same way that the Empire are the Holy Roman Empire (Germany), and BoC are Germanic barbarian tribes.
Well that would partially explain the popularity of Orks in the UK.
Well now I am torn between a Highlander Army and a Cossack Army. Hrm.
Well Dwarves are pretty Scottish to me, I mean they can have reddish hair, and the slayers dye it a bright red, plus they use a clan system, and they even talk with a Scottish lingo. only difference is there really short, and pretty high tech for there time, but if you leave out the warmachines and stuff, and replace claymores with axes, you pretty much have a Scotsmen.
generally speaking the closest thing to scots in terms of playable armies in WFB are the dwarves who are generally speaking a load of very short scots in viking armour with a fondness for axes over claymores. they are built around clans, are a very engineering oriented race and have a good trend for keeping grudges (i'm watching you english members, be warned).
in fluff however things are a little more interesting. the isle of albion is technically Britan in the warhammer world and as such the men there are the closest geographic relation to the scots. the men of albion however are closer to picts or celts rather than what you would call scots (picts + gaels = scots).
however, there is also mention in one of the gotrek of felix novels (dragon slayer specifically) of near bezerker hill men weilding massive two handed swords, can't get a lot closer than that to medieval scots.
generally however the dwarves are your scottish faction in WFB, particularly a certain master engineer Malakai Makaisson. mind you all the dwimmerdim vale dwarves are a wee bit odd
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Although if you switch to lord of the rings though you can use clansmen of Lamedon, which are pretty much Scots, they were kilts, wield giant claymores, the whole nine yards.