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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 11:19:59 PM »
Evidently the wiping out by bugs is purely anti-squat propaganda. :icon_wink: :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2022, 11:23:08 PM »
Someone elsewhere recently was talking about that, and how the offhand reference was mostly that their homeworlds were being invaded by the Tyranids. And then just never brought up again. Perhaps these are survivors, or they managed to hold out for now.

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2022, 11:29:34 PM »
Evidently the wiping out by bugs is purely anti-squat propaganda. :icon_wink: :icon_mrgreen:

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2022, 11:31:01 PM »
The Rumors WAAAAYYY back in the 90's Squats where going to be called "Guild masters" then GW killed them with a note "they are not coming back"

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 03:06:39 AM »
The promise of profit brings much ... including certain rebirths and reincarnations. :icon_wink: :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2022, 10:43:54 AM »
Ok, GW. You've resurrected the Squats. NOW resurrect the Empire militia box set

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2022, 11:09:39 AM »
Perhaps the initial release will just be for Killteam.

Meaning space dwarfs, not the militia box.
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2022, 07:05:40 PM »
Perhaps the initial release will just be for Killteam.

Meaning space dwarfs, not the militia box.

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2022, 01:43:28 PM »
I think I've told this story before a few times.
In the late 90's i had a friend who swapped his Epic Squats and Chaos dwarves for a copy of Goldeneye and a packet of Pokemon cards. He's been regretting it ever since.

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2022, 02:22:55 PM »
I'm wondering if they'll come out with Chaos Space Dwarfs.  Probably not any time soon.
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2022, 07:21:37 PM »
I think I've told this story before a few times.
In the late 90's i had a friend who swapped his Epic Squats and Chaos dwarves for a copy of Goldeneye and a packet of Pokemon cards. He's been regretting it ever since.

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2022, 02:04:04 AM »
if one of you fine specimens of man hood could put the squats pics in here ill be happy
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2022, 02:30:54 PM »
We don't have many pictures yet, I think these are it so far.




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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2022, 05:16:15 PM »
Yep, so far that's the only full picture I've seen, although I did see some sort of picture with the other four figures being hidden in shadow, so to speak.

That's why I am guessing these will be started with a Killteam squad, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2022, 05:58:39 AM »
Is he going to be an exclusive miniature to an overpriced box set or will it be from a new range?

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2022, 07:16:50 AM »
Yep, that is the question. :::cheers:::
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2022, 07:59:48 AM »
Ten internet bucks says it is exclusive to an overpriced set

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2022, 10:51:45 AM »
I wouldn't wager against that.
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2022, 12:55:08 PM »
Leagues of Votann seems to indicate multiples, though.

Also, I did some digging and it seems that the "Tyranids ate the Squads" thing was an offhand remark by famous babbler Jeremy Jarvis. He tends to wax incoherent a lot.
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2022, 01:08:47 PM »
Leagues of Votann seems to indicate multiples, though.
True.  An with the new look being shown, if demand is high, more figures will be released.

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Also, I did some digging and it seems that the "Tyranids ate the Squads" thing was an offhand remark by famous babbler Jeremy Jarvis. He tends to wax incoherent a lot.
Maybe they did eat the "squads" :icon_wink:,  although evidently not all the dwarfs in space.

Space, the final frontier, it is after all a big place.  Being small of size, but not in stature, perhaps they weren't all found, eeked out a further existence somewhere, and they have arisen again to be competing for ... space.
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2022, 03:46:02 PM »
Leagues of Votann seems to indicate multiples, though.
True.  An with the new look being shown, if demand is high, more figures will be released.

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Also, I did some digging and it seems that the "Tyranids ate the Squads" thing was an offhand remark by famous babbler Jeremy Jarvis. He tends to wax incoherent a lot.
Maybe they did eat the "squads" :icon_wink:,  although evidently not all the dwarfs in space.

Space, the final frontier, it is after all a big place.  Being small of size, but not in stature, perhaps they weren't all found, eeked out a further existence somewhere, and they have arisen again to be competing for ... space.

I swear to God, GP. If you continue to be a pedant, I will make a pendant for you with the word on it, so that you will have a pedant pendant.
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2022, 02:09:33 PM »
They seem to be 'Primaris Squats' - a head taller than their 90's brethren, long-legged, and with more shoulders than belly. A bit like Fyreslayers or Kharadron Overlords compared to the now vanished real Dwarfs.

Perhaps their backstory is as splintered too.

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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2022, 06:39:02 PM »
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Re: Squats are back or do you prefer Space Dwarfs
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2022, 08:33:06 PM »
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