Happy new year all! This year's new project is Codex:Demiurg,
a new spin on Dwarves in space. Check it out.
Just a comment on my reasoning behind not having Squat tanks -
although yes they are mechanical geniuses and would have no problem
creating all manner of small to medium-sized tanks, I was following
the original fluff that they would have no reason to. Squat Homeworlds
are generally high-G worlds where the Squats live underground or in
strongholds to protect themselves from the harsh conditions. Its
because of this that Squats in Epic had only their super-heavies and
tunnellers, because these were the vehicles most suited to the
environment in which they lived.
Other than that, not much else to report on the Squat front, and no
changes to the army list at the moment.
Daewar have long memories and never forget an act of treachery or a
broken promise. The relationship between the Homeworlds and the Imperium has
always been strained, and the history of the two peoples is studded with
bouts of war and ill-feeling. Daewar are not diplomatic by nature, their
brutal manners and fierce tempers do not always inspire confidence in men.
Eldar regard them as little more than beasts and only barely preferable to
Orks. But the Daewar care little for the effete ways of men or the mincing
delicacies of the Eldar. Daewar are robust in body and bluff in manner, and
consider other races fragile and lacking in the good, honest Daewar virtues
of comradeship and directness.
As a race in Warhammer 40,000, Squats have been largely ignored since the
release of 2nd edition, and to add insult to injury have been completely
dropped by Games Workshop in the current line of Warhammer 40,000 universe
games (ie 40k, Epic40k and BFG). Lack of new miniatures for Squats for
several years, as well as Games Workshop's claim that Squats have nothing
new to offer have meant that Squats players have been left without a decent
army list for far too long. Basically, I think that its actually a case of
effect of cause, as opposed to cause and effect. The reason that Squats had
nothing new to offer is because Games Workshop gave them nothing new
whatsoever to work with. Give an army no new miniatures for 2 years, no
articles in White Dwarf, then that army WILL disappear.
One large point of contention with the Squats have been their name of
'Squats'. I have chosen the term 'Daewar', taken of course from one of the
Dwarven races of the Dragonlance universe. The origins of this name with
regards to the Squats can of course be found in the
Originally the goal of my page was not to become a centre of Squat
information, but with the growing loss of regularly updated Squat sites
about the net, I have made it somewhat of a goal to remind the newer players
of what the Squats were, and how great a race they were. Whenever a player
on a 40k forum comes up with the question 'What were the Squats', its my
goal to make it so that either myself or someone who has seen my site and
liked it will direct that player here, so that they can revel in the glory
that is the Squat race.
The army has seen a fair amount of play-testing, and I myself am finally
going about the gathering of Squat miniatures so that I can exact vengeance
on some Imperial scum personally. If you have any comments or critiques,
please feel free to contact me. Either