Exo-Armoured Squat Squad Rædwald

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Rogue Trader 40K Exo-Armoured Squat Squad

Thane Rædwald in Exo-Armour – a tough egg to crack.

This Exo-Armoured Squat Thane is the first Squat miniature I ever bought for a bargain 60 pence.  He’s the nucleus around which my Squat obsession has grown, and has sported several paintjobs down the years.  His chainsword arm is taken from a Chaos Squat in Exo-Armour, and is a conversion necessitated by the original owner.  I can feel guilty chopping up such rare Exo-Armour components – but you can’t make a omelette without breaking a few eggs.

Rogue Trader 40K Exo-Armoured Squat Squad

Eggs on legs.  In this colour scheme, Kinder Eggs on legs.

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The banner is tomato purée foil plus King Kazador’s back banner.  When converting Squats I try to keep their components (bases aside) from 1994 or earlier so the sculpting and detailing style match.  1994 marked the release of the last ever Squat model in the form of the Epic Thunderfire Cannon, so everything up until that point I consider fair game for conversions.

The bases are a tad excessive at 40mm, but I started the squad back in 2012 32mm bases weren’t on the market.  Such big bases help them pass for Terminators more easily in games.  Plus it means I can build up the bases’ height to allow the Squats to get a little closer to being eye-level with their opponents.  As the elite Squat unit it gives them a great presence in the army.

Rogue Trader 40K Exo-Armoured Squat Squad

The hard-boiled Rædwald and his retinue supporting Strifemaster Borun.

I’ve modelled the squad with a multi-melta, which feels the most Squatty of all the heavy weapons.  It’s also a commonly enough available component from the Rogue Trader era to be chopped up guilt-free.

Lots more Squats coming soon!

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20 thoughts on “Exo-Armoured Squat Squad Rædwald

  • December 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm
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    Mmm… these are just grand. I love that banner. I have a fondness for these myself, though more for the chaos squats than the loyalist fellas. Still, these are a delight. The extra height is a good call.

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    • December 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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      My Twitter icon is a rendition of a Chaos Exo Squat. I’ll come to doing a squad of those too in time!

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    • December 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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      Sorry, they got a little egg-cruciating didn’t they?

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  • December 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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    I’m feeling a little confused. I’m not keen on the Eggso armoured squats. But these are glorious. It’s like thinking for yours that you didn’t like eggs Benedict because it sounds weird, but then eating it the morning after a wedding one time and finding out that it’s delicious*

    Lovely stuff!

    *true story

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    • December 14, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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      We can’t have Kinder Eggs in the states. :( We smuggled some in from the UK tho. These look fabulous Curis, and I’ll try not to eat them when I see them. LOL

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      • December 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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        Are Kinder eggs not classified as foodstuffs in the same way as haggis? Why aren’t they allowed??!

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        • December 14, 2017 at 7:45 pm
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          Their not allowed toys inside food. The FDA are worried Americans will choke . .true story!

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          • December 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm
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            Its pretty dumb….because my daughter luvved the ones we bought her.

          • December 15, 2017 at 3:54 am
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            I used to think they were cool but the little toys just get left everywhere. Clever though, what they can pack into one of those capsules.

    • December 22, 2017 at 7:22 pm
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      Eggso/Exo – I have never, shamefully, picked up on that before! I’ll use that for the follow up.

      I like your story, I will cook you eggs benedict every time you visit.

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  • December 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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    Eco armor squats on trikes were they way to go back then. Skid turn attacks with a great armor save

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    • December 22, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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      I’ve only ever played with Trikes in 2E. I think whoever wrote the skid turn attack had recently been reading up on the Parthians.

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    • December 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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      Cracking!

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  • December 14, 2017 at 10:23 pm
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    This is eggcelent!
    Seriously, oh, the way you used those colours! Wow.

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  • December 15, 2017 at 3:56 am
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    Noice! Regular Squats, while cool as all hell, always seemed outclassed with their quilted armor and AK-47’s. These guys give them some heavy hitters. I own exactly one Squat model and I really should paint him.

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    • December 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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      I must warn you, there was a point in my life I owned only one Squat model and it escalated. Mistakes were made.

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