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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Jan 2018 1:47 p.m. PST

If Games Workshop decided to introduce a new line of Space Dwarves, would you buy them?

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

I think I would be morally obligated to buy at least $25,000 USD worth, as much as I have groused over it for thirty years.

Hades wolf18 Jan 2018 2:31 p.m. PST

Yep as long as there was not too many skullz

28mm Fanatik18 Jan 2018 2:40 p.m. PST

Nope. I never gave a squat to Space Dwarves to begin with. My top five 40K races are:

Imperium of Man (Adeptus Astartes, Adepta Sororitas and Astra Militarum)

Eldar or Aeldari

Tau

Chaos Space Marines (Undivided and Khorne only)

Tyrannids

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 2:42 p.m. PST

Yeah, I've never been all that keen on squats.

If you really want them, you could use the Kharadron Overlord figures as squats probably. The rules for 40K and AoS are so close now that you could probably easily make them work.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

No, I really like the hasslefree space dwarves though, tons of character.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 2:50 p.m. PST

Isn't Space Dwarves copyrighted somewhere?????

But no I wouldnt

Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

No

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

I am in for several 100 space dwaeves

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

No because they will have really fouled them up from the originals.

Garand18 Jan 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Nope.

Damon.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:21 p.m. PST

I'm with Wackmole and Beast Rampant. My griping has created an obligation.

Mind you, if the new figures are not compatible with the old ones, I'm off the hook. My tolerance for scale creep is VERY limited.

Should note that I'm not a 40K/GW player as such. I keep some armies around for SF skirmish, and Squats serve very well at the ponderous end.

Insomniac18 Jan 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

I am a Squat fan… so it would depend on how they were brought back.

If they were the same as they were in the 80's and 90's then I doubt if I would buy new ones.

If they were updated, with their own vehicles and a more uniform look to them, it would depend on the style.

I'd like to see updated Squats with decent equipment and a bit of 'direction'… the old ones were a mix and match army that seemed to be a collection of ideas with no real coherence… and the 'Harley-esque' bikes were a joke.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:46 p.m. PST

Nope

Personal logo Thomas Whitten Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:47 p.m. PST

If I like the look of them.

Legion 418 Jan 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

I have a complete Epic scale Squat Force now …

nudspinespittle Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

Yes, if they do just as good a job as they did with bringing back Genestealer Cultists.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

The what? No.

28mm Fanatik18 Jan 2018 4:47 p.m. PST

I think those who clamor for the return of Squats are relatively few but passionately vocal, which makes the demand appear greater than it actually is.

Ex-GW employees working for Mantic Games already brought the Squats back in the form of "Forge Fathers" for their Warpath miniature game but somehow I don't think they're selling like hot cakes.

Pontifex18 Jan 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

I keep buying "Squats" in the form of the ones mentioned above – the Grymn from Hasslefree, the Forge Fathers from Mantic, and several other collected sources.

Speaking as someone else who had a Squat force back for 2nd edition 40K, and a very large one for Epic/6mm, I think we can't neglect that what we REALLY want isn't just minis – we want to be able to look a GW rep in the eye and say, "TOLD you!"

Uncle Pontifex reminds you that GW decided that biker dwarves with huge guns are officially, "meh", but sadomasochistic elves in gimp suits are A-OK!

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

No. My SF gaming never included 40K and is done in 3 and 6mm . I do have 6mm 40k from all the 40k races, including squats, which I use with other rules.

Leadjunky Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 5:45 p.m. PST

Doesn't Mantic already have them?

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 5:52 p.m. PST

No but I only play 30k right now anyway. I have nothing against them. There are just several 40k armies I'd collect before them.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 6:23 p.m. PST

I am going out on a limb as assuming the hypothetical New Squats (which would 99.786% likely not be called "squats" the next time around) would be well thought-out and all cool-looking.

Yes, if they do just as good a job as they did with bringing back Genestealer Cultists.

Damn skippy!

I think those who clamor for the return of Squats are relatively few but passionately vocal, which makes the demand appear greater than it actually is.

I think its readily apparent that it is very much a minority, but one as vocal as it gets.

I'm iffy on Mantic's stuff, and feel I was burned by the abyssal quality of their plastics, so simply won't fool with them.

Ex-GW employees working for Mantic Games already brought the Squats back in the form of "Forge Fathers" for their Warpath miniature game but somehow I don't think they're selling like hot cakes.

I think we can't neglect that what we REALLY want isn't just minis we want to be able to look a GW rep in the eye and say, "TOLD you!"

If you allow Jimmy do the chores Johnny was supposed to do himself, Johnny doesn't learn anything. Johnny was really running with the wrong crowd for a while there, but I believe he's coming around.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 8:36 p.m. PST

Sure!

Doctor X18 Jan 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

No

HistoriFigs19 Jan 2018 5:58 a.m. PST

youbetcha!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

Meh. Probably. Some. Dwarfs … :P … bleh.

d effinger19 Jan 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

yes

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 4:54 p.m. PST

I probably would.

alpha3six20 Jan 2018 2:58 a.m. PST

I would buy anything if they squatted the Tau

Legion 420 Jan 2018 8:18 a.m. PST

I like the Tau … they and the Eldar are the most "sci-fi" in the 40K universe. Yeah, we know, 40K is based on WHFB which is based on LotR. But as I always say it's a big galaxy and even bigger universe. So all aliens should be welcomed to the show. Some Aliens/ETs/NTIs, etc., have sensitive feelings too ! huh?

My Epic Tau forces are still awaiting paint at this time. frown

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 9:37 a.m. PST

The Tau may be sci-fi, and neat-o, but they are about as 40K as Hello Kitty.

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Legion 420 Jan 2018 4:21 p.m. PST

huh? Oh my !!!!

Yeah, LotR didn't have anything like the Tau in any of the books … evil grin

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2018 9:59 a.m. PST

See now, there you go!

Centurio Prime21 Jan 2018 8:17 p.m. PST

If they were something besides space dwarves like they were before. So boring. Make them the Demiurge.

The H Man22 Jan 2018 5:06 a.m. PST

Personally no. But I could see the sales may be good when GWs modern customers see this brand new modern, never before done army!

They may work well as extra units for imperial armies as opposed to a full army, until sales prove good. But with my example above, they may work out!

Give them marine shoulder pads and you will have a winner!

New name? What about Warves? Or Mini Marines "…stop humping the giant lascannon".

kallman22 Jan 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

Yes, in a heart beat! Then the circle would be complete once more with the 40K universe I first started back in RT days. The opportunity is there to make them a distinctive faction with really cool minis and vehicles.

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