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Squats vs Chaos by NachoMon Squats vs Chaos by NachoMon
Comission done as gift for a friend. New version of an old Mark Gibbons illustration from first edition of Warhammer 40.000.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Dwarves for the Dwarf Eaters!  :dummy:
Or something.  ;p

Great action!
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:icondemon-2088:
Demon-2088 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
wow. that the best fight i see. sad that dwarfs are not in wh40k
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:iconnachomon:
NachoMon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Yep. They were in the game at 1st edition, named Squats. But apparently, just few gamers chose them for play.
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:iconhailmyself:
HailMyself Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student
In the dark far future where is only WAR. The Dwarf still exist and BADASS then ever.
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:iconblacktemplar777:
Blacktemplar777 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Last Stand, No Chance To Survive...
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:iconmolarithenarn:
MolaritheNarn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Unless of course in Warhammer 40K RPG the Chaos Marine NPC fumbles his strike roll 3 times in a row and the player rolls "Rightous Fury" twice. Being a GM is a hard and sad live at times.
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73XV Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
excelente!!, muy inspiradora la ilustración, ojalá volvieran los squats a 40K
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feadraug Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Acabo de ver la ilustración original y menudo cambio de estilo hasta ahora. Sobre tu versión, pues la verdad es que los squats quedan muy amenazadores y, por supuestos, listos para patear traseros, al estilo enano (espacial). Los Marines del Caos también quedan bastante bien, aunque no sé, tal vez si fuesen algo más 'barrocos' impresionarían aún más, aunque supongo que la intención es destacar más los squats.
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:icontheeldarfarseer:
TheEldarFarseer Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Look at those details! You are awesome!
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:icontheoggster:
theoggster Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.
Yes I remember the orginal, from white dwarf & it was in 3rd edition 40K rule or codex book.
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:iconbarcod:
barcod Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
squats automatically win because they have trains
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:iconnaust187:
Naust187 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I can not jump the distance you'll have to toss me! Don't tell the Eldar!
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:iconzantetsuken15:
Zantetsuken15 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
the Choas Space marines needs to know fear when the King of Squats gangsta scrolls his way in. he needs to be in that pic someone. hella cool if there was a king of Squats
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:iconjackmackhack:
jackmackhack Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
All 3'3 of them are gonna kick their asses!
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:iconmygoodgovernor:
MygoodGovernor Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
GO SQUATS!!
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:iconzombiekman:
Zombiekman Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Squats about to kick some ass! Love it.
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:iconpeelman:
Peelman Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a moral in this. And its that you never question the height of a warrior. He could be one inch tall, but could still wipe out a squad of Chaos Mahreens.
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:icondavetheblade:
DavetheBlade Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Squats! YES!! ha!
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:iconearthwar-jim:
earthwar-jim Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
vais a morir, putos devoradores de mundos de los cojones!!!!! XD
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:iconargahal:
Argahal Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
gosh, what a funny draw, saludos
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:iconrobdonkey:
Robdonkey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I'm expecting a retcon sometime soon!
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:iconjazon19:
Jazon19 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
This is freakin epic. You sir, Win.
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:iconalucard27:
alucard27 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What page in the first edition? I don't remember that pic and I own the original Rogue Trader book

Either way, love it dude..good job!
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:iconnachomon:
NachoMon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Not on the book, on one of those white dwarf magazines from first edition years ^^
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:iconalucard27:
alucard27 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's why I don't recall the pic :P
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:iconnachomon:
NachoMon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Understand. This is original art: [link]
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:iconalucard27:
alucard27 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ooh, ok..sweet

thanks man
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:iconsheason:
Sheason Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
SHUTUPANDTAKEMYMONEY.jpg
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish GW WAS this awesome :/
Seriously they're becoming Blizzard by the minute (except with a lot less money, HEYOO~!).

Really cool work Nacho :heart: I don't know who to root for though, I love both armies XD
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:iconnachomon:
NachoMon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Yeah. I feel same! ^^ I want to do new and effective designs for squats on my webcomic
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:iconterrortheslayer:
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Oh this we have to see :D
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:iconvoltis-elusive:
Voltis-Elusive Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
You hear that?
That's the sound of GW resetting their clocks...
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:iconcursereaper:
CurseReaper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I wish they'd bring them back.
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:iconshalkentanari:
ShalkenTanari Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't been into 40k for all that long, so this is the first time I've heard of squats. Whoever they were, they look pretty epic, they should totally be back on the table.
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DarkKnightGafgar Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Squats are basically dwarves in the 40k setting. They were a major faction in the early game, but after the grimdarkening set in the Squats suddenly disappeared from the canon for awhile before finally being referenced as having all been eaten by the Tyranids at some point. Now even mentioning them offhandedly gets you instabanned on the GamesWorkshop forums.
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:iconshalkentanari:
ShalkenTanari Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously? I wonder why, it doesn't seem like something you'd get banned for...
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DarkKnightGafgar Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Reportedly GW decided the Squats were "too lighthearted" for the planned new, darker 40k setting.

Because apparently the Orks are to be taken completely seriously.
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ShalkenTanari Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, what an excuse. I don't really see the reason why they'd be 'too lighthearted', dwarves can be pretty grim if you want them to be.

I'd give my whole army to whoever can find someone who actually does take orks seriously xD
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bastler Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Squats are mutated humans (abhumans in imperial teminology) who lived on hazardous extreme worlds with high gravity. In epic they used land trains and armored zeppelins, as well as infamous hordes of trikers.
According to GW most of their worlds were devoured by a Tyranid swarm, but there seem to be connections to the Demiurg in Gothic.
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Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Squats were analogous to dwarves from Warhammer Fantasy.
The race was dropped after quite a while for one reason or the other.
They've still got a load of fans in the older parts of the 40K-community though. :)
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EvilLitteBunny Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Love the chainsaw axe. :chainsaw:
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blooddragon62 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic. i remember fighting these little dudes on the tabletop they are mean.
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