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Thurgrim list. Why no space ships?

 Post subject: Thurgrim list. Why no space ships?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:59 am 
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Question about the Thurgrim list. Why is there no spacecraft for Squats?

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 Post subject: Re: Thurgrim list. Why no space ships?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:24 am 
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Simple reason: there are no models.

More complex reason:

Many of the armies in Epic Armageddon (space marines, guard, ork etc) are 6mm versions of 40K armies.. They are supported in the fluff with regular 40k releases, and had new epic models produced right up until the end of epic being supported by GW. And these work fine.

Some armies are completely fan-made (genestealer cult, ad mech, etc). They never had 'official' GW models, but exist in the fluff and people can made armies with non-GW proxies or conversions and that is fine.

Squats exist in an unusual space. They had a full army support right up until the end of Epic 2nd edition, at which point they were dropped by GW both in Epic, 40k and the fluff in general.

So many people have old armies of Squats from the 90's, or else have bought them from Ebay. The Thugrimm list is designed to allow people to use these old armies and to make the rules match the 'feel' of the old squat army as it's really the only authority we have. Squats never had spacecraft or aircraft in the past so they don't have them now. Rule and fluffwise there isn't anything stopping the introduction of Squat space/aircraft other than it would force people to find and buy non-gw models.

There is likely to be other squat spin off list that might get space and aircraft if you really want to play with them


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 Post subject: Re: Thurgrim list. Why no space ships?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:29 am 
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I definitely think there should be spacecraft in the list, Squats were always obviously a spacefaring race and the list deserves to have spacecraft like the other races do.

There are models! The 'Demiurg' from Battlefleet Gothic are basically a more modern re-envisaging of the squats, just with a different name.
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If people don't like them there are plenty of spaceship ranges out there that proxies could be taken from.


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 Post subject: Re: Thurgrim list. Why no space ships?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:39 am 
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Not every list needs spacecraft. The Demiurg ships I thought went away from being new squats before the concept disappeared+ those models are OOP and ridiculously rare

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