Leagues of Votann – A Wish List

29 years.

That’s how long a lot of people, including myself, have had to wait for this announcement.

Yes, they’ve had a (understandable) name change, but they’re still the same Space Dwarfs we know and love.

The model looks great too! This particular fellow is just a lowly trooper so I’m looking forward to what the rest of the army looks like.

Everyone who’s waited has a wishlist for the models and rules, so I thought I would cover a few of my own…

Armour Save (3+)

Hear me out. I suspect we’ll get given 4+ but fluff-wise and by the looks of the trooper a 3+ is believable. Lore wise these chaps came out of the Age of Strife with more tech than the rest of Humankind, so while Humans have their power armour surely the Leagues will have their own?

Trikes

I’d like to see the Trikes come back but maybe not in such a Hell’s Angels vibe or in such numbers as their last iteration. Perhaps as an equivalent of Space Marine outriders.

Termites

I can imagine some tasty rules where units of Space Dwarfs are deployed by tunnelling machines behind enemy lines. Much like the Astra Militarum Termites. The Squats in Epic 40k had them….

Overlord Airship

You may remember this from Epic 40k, wouldn’t it be cool to have this as a Lord of War option?

Melee Specialists

Rather than making them expert marksmen, I’d rather have these guys as CC experts with rapid deployment options.

Exo-Armour/Hearthguard

I’d have no problem with these being combined into a single unit as long as they look decent. Possibly with some tasty power axes and a 2+ save.

There you have it, that’s my wish list. What would you add to this?

The following have been added from comments on Twitter and below

Tyranid Hunters

A Xenos Hunter unit with bonuses versus Tyranids, or at least a subfaction with something like that.

Teleport Unit

Something on a slow tracked vehicle that can teleport an infantry unit a turn in LoS so playing infantry heavy is viable but a risk.

Mole Mortars

Probably with a negative movement effect on affected units
Some sort of orbital bombardment mechanic, probably triggered by a trike s
A Leviathan Lord of war<br />
In Epic, squats had Rhinos but it would be nice if they had a different transport (or maybe none and they rely purely on trikes and teleport effects from slow vehicles).<br />
Everyone to start calling them Sporfs.</p>

9 thoughts on “Leagues of Votann – A Wish List”

  1. A new Imperial Guard Codex please.
    Aside from my gripe though, as they appear to be actually doing this: I’d like a Xenos Hunter unit with bonuses versus Tyranids, or at least a subfaction with something like that. I’d quite like some sort of teleport unit, something on a slow tracked vehicle that can teleport an infantry unit a turn in LoS so playing infantry heavy is viable but a risk.
    Exo-armoured boarding units with shields and picks
    Ancestors with psychic powers perhaps, or at least archaeotech which is effectively magic.
    Mole Mortars, probably with a negative movement effect on affected units.
    Some sort of orbital bombardment mechanic, probably triggered by a trike spotter character.
    A Leviathan Lord of war
    In Epic, squats had Rhinos but it would be nice if they had a different transport (or maybe none and they rely purely on trikes and teleport effects from slow vehicles).
    Everyone to start calling them Sporfs.

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  2. My biggest wish is that they don’t throw out the old lore – no indication they will so far, and nothing in the article contradicts what has come before, but I don’t want them removing everything old just for the sake of it.

    As long as we get Exo-armour and Berzerkers I’ll be happy

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      1. Shouldn’t be difficult, they’re a spacefaring race with (at the time) the most advanced propulsion systems in the galaxy, you can’t kill them by destroying their homeworlds, just like the Eldar didn’t die out when they lost their homeworlds

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