The White Dwarf, err, White Demiurg, click to enlarge
Some of those lucky few people who attended Games Day UK will have seen an exclusive peek at the new White Dwarf subscriber model, so we thought it was only fair to show it to you all as well! Look out in November's White Dwarf and on the web for loads more information about to get your hands on this great model. -From Games WorkshopThanks to Andy for pointing this one out! As I have stalwartly been collecting all sightings of Squats across the intarweb, I had to include this one of course! Well, it's a Space Dwarf, there is ZERO doubt about that, and it's sculpted and produced by Games Workshop, so it's about as "official" as it gets. It's a "White Dwarf Subscriber Model", which means what? It's just a promo fig, a glimpse of things to come, a teaser? Who knows, my down-to-Earth thought is that it will end up being just a cool one-shot. My flight-of-fancy screams out that it the tip of a massive Demiurg / Squat iceberg heading this way!
Curiously enough, the news item occurs right next to the announcement of a new Tyranid codex headed this way in the new year. The flufficized the fate of the Squats dying out after being eaten by one of the great hive fleets. It would be nice if there was a mini-dex in the back of the 'Nid book allowing you to field forces of 'renegade Squats'. Kind of like the way they include cultists lists in the back of some of the Inquisitorial codices.
Looking at the fig, it's everything GW said they didn't want to do in the first place, a fantasy Dwarf in space. I personally love the idea (obviously). He's got a great flight suit on, including the leather fighter pilot looking headcover, and cool, heavy industrial boots to clomp around in. At his feet is a solid helmet, more than capable for EVA (mining an asteroid, fixing a ship hull, etc.), and in his hand he sports a hefty power hammer, including a rune on its head. He sports a mechadendrite arm on his back, which doesn't look anything like a tech-priest arm, but does the same job nonetheless. Curiously though, he's snagged a space-suited Gretchen in its claw, and not a 'nid critter, which kinda dashes my hopes from earlier.