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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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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