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Leagues of Votann – First Lore

The Warhammer Community has posted the first lore on the League’s of Votann, and so far I like what I’ve read.

Essentially each league revers their own Votann, which is a super computer from the Dark Age of Technology. These super computers do everything for our stout friends and hold a lot of information on technology and tactics etc. They also hold a lot of STC’s (Standard Template Construct).

What’s an STC? No, it’s not a medical condition contracted after a debauched night out. They are technology designs from the Dark Age of Technology. Famous STC’s include the Rhino, Land Raider, Predator and Land Speeder to name but a few.

If the Imperium were aware that the League’s possessed these Super Computers (which they’re not) then there would be hell to pay on two counts at least.

1) The Imperium HATE artificial intelligence, and for the Votann to exist would go against a lot the Imperium believes

2) The Imperium LOVES new STC’s and stops at nothing to find them.

But, there’s always a twist, and it seems in the League’s of Votann’s case it is their reliance on the super computers. Because after tens of thousands of years their memory banks are almost full and tasks that would have taken moments in the past now take hours, days, months or even years to complete. S

So guess what?

The League’s have to find a way to help their grid-like AI friends….

The Art

From Warhammer Community

Here’s the artwork that was posted yesterday. Aside from being a great piece, there is a little information we can take away about their models from this.Th

Those who saw my last post when the Votann were announced will be familiar with my wishlist I think we can tick off one of those items just by looking at this picture.

Hearthguard, yup I think those big fellas at the back with the impressive shoulders are the Hearthguard. After all the main focus looks to be a leader character of some kind, so it would make sense to have his guard nearby.

Just look at their armour as well, doesn’t it remind you of Space Marine power armour? This makes me think I’ll be getting my wish for the 3+ save.

If the models match the artwork I think they’ll look great, but what do you think?

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?


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.


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.


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>

WD154 Battle Report – Space Marine (The Battle for Golgotha)

This battle report saw Andy Chambers (Orks) face against Jervis Johnson (Squats).