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Mabrothrax does Squats!
« on: March 18, 2010, 05:44:27 AM »
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  • Go on, laugh.

    You know you want to.

    I've spent a fair amount of time and money putting ths little lot ready and I'm about ready to crack out the paint...











    That's:
    Warlord & 4 Hearthguard,
    2 Living Ancestors (one on bike/sidecar),
    2 Guildmasters,
    Servitor,
    6 Exo-armoured,
    4 Exo-armoured on Trike,
    48 warriors,
    7 Adventurers,
    2 Bikes,
    1 Attack Trike,
    and a Termite

    more soon...
    « Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 05:46:28 AM by Mabrothrax »

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 05:55:50 AM »
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  • That's a lovely collection. I never got hold of any exo-armor trikes myself, and have stopped collecting, but those are really lovely.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

    Lost Roads - finally released!


    YouTube-clip of my Squat army.

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 01:13:08 PM »
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  • OH lord wounderfull, gw hq should build a cathedral.
    will be watching. HOw expensive was it?
    insults are arguments for idiots

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 01:35:12 PM »
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  • Cool.

    That will be a very neat project.

    Apart from Rasmus' Squat army I never seen that many Squats in one place.

    Are you going to play with the second ed. rulesbook / codex or will you use a current codex?
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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 02:03:08 PM »
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  • Fantastic, what a cracking collection. I've a small quantity of squats from rogue trader days around somewhere. I'd be interested to know how you are going to play these as well - I could be inspired to dig mine out.

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 02:49:40 PM »
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  • I'm gonna give Rasmus' 5th ed version of the original RT list a go, but in games where a legal codex is required marines makes most sense...

    Warlord = captain/chapter master
    Living Ancestor = Librarian
    Hearth guard = command sqd/honour guard
    uild master/Ad mech (& servitor) = Master of the forge/Techmarine (&servitor)
    Exo armour = Sternguard/Terminators
    Exo Trikes = Marine bikes
    Squat warriors = Scouts
    Guild bikes = Scout Bikes
    Attack Trike = Attack Bike
    Termite = Drop pod
    Thudd Gun/rapier = Thunderfire cannon

    and so on.

    Some serious painting will occur this weekend, stay tuned!

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010, 03:51:04 PM »
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  • I managed to get some painting done today...



    The first 10-man squad is under way. I've decided to go for an old school kind of scheme using ultra blue against various browns & bronze.



    The exo-armoured trikes are getting their basic colours sorted,



    whilst the basic Exo-armoured squats have had the bases worked on. So far that's two layers of GW snow, I'll probably add a third.



    Before I get much further with painting the army I need to get a whole load of bolters to swap out most of the lasguns on the warriors, figure out how to equip the Warlord, Hearth guard and Living ancestor - and therefore acquire or convert arms/weapons, plus I need about half a dozen 60mm round bases and a few of eh new bike bases.

    I like the look of the 'Mechanical Hammers MKII' available on maxmini and might go for them for the Hearthguard.

    Not sure yet.

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010, 04:24:44 PM »
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  • I'm gonna give Rasmus' 5th ed version of the original RT list a go, but in games where a legal codex is required marines makes most sense...

    Warlord = captain/chapter master
    Living Ancestor = Librarian
    Hearth guard = command sqd/honour guard
    uild master/Ad mech (& servitor) = Master of the forge/Techmarine (&servitor)
    Exo armour = Sternguard/Terminators
    Exo Trikes = Marine bikes
    Squat warriors = Scouts
    Guild bikes = Scout Bikes
    Attack Trike = Attack Bike
    Termite = Drop pod
    Thudd Gun/rapier = Thunderfire cannon

    and so on.

    Some serious painting will occur this weekend, stay tuned!

    Why not Space Wolves? Logan, several units of Wolf Guard, Rune Priests, and a whole lot of Lone Wolves as Slayer-types? And Blood Claw Bikers as Squat Engineer Guild Bikers?

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #8 on: March 21, 2010, 01:59:18 PM »
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  • Managed to get a little more done today...

    started basing the Warlord & Hearthguard;


    more colours on the exo-trikes;



    snow for the warriors;



    and a servitor!



    :)

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010, 04:09:32 PM »
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  • @Mabrothrax: Nice progress.

    I also like the colour scheme that you chose for your squats.

    Do you use GW paint or another brand?
     
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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #10 on: March 21, 2010, 04:22:59 PM »
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  • Lovely selection! I only have some heavy weapon squats and a few chaos exo-armoured squats.... which brings me to a little point which you might want to know if you are a purist, your exo-armoured squats are actually chaos exo-armoured squats:

    http://www.solegends.com/citcat911/c2058squatschaos.htm

    I doubt anyone will really notice, and it is not like any of these models are easy to come by, so they are a perfectly valid substitution.

    I don't think I have ever seen a termite though....

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010, 05:00:50 PM »
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  • Do you use GW paint or another brand?

    It's all GW paint, except for a random big tub of generc brown (burnt sienna) I use for the bases.

    your exo-armoured squats are actually chaos exo-armoured squats:

    Yep, they're Chaos squats, as is one of the ones on trike. I thought about trying to do a pure chaos squat force, but this force will be ambiguous in it's loyalties. 

    Need morre termites!

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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010, 05:25:37 PM »
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  • If you don't mind using stand-ins, you could use the Boring Machine from Ramshackle Games.

    It's probably much cheaper, too.
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    Re: Mabrothrax does Squats!
    « Reply #13 on: March 26, 2010, 07:31:49 AM »
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  • SO cool, I've always been a fan of the squat exo suits, I'll probably end up buying some ,some day.

    The bikes are some cool, this army is truly unique. When I see this I start wondering why GW won't make anymore squats ,they do look awesome : (
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