After a wee hiatus I have found a new motivation to my hobby/painting addiction. They are the `mini-me` of the Imp Guard, they are those whose name is spoken in low tones, they are the forgotten, the neglected, they are........ the Squats. Here`s the sitrep: I got the lil` fellas ready to get themselves recognised, but I`m wondering about their colour-scheme. Here`s what I have found by dredging the in-tah-web:
Fluffwise I imagine this force as a group of star-faring nomads, picking up non-Squat followers as those `foriegners` prove their worth/wealth. Half the force will be mounted in rhinos(count as chimeras), the other half will be the defence force, on foot and anti-tank theme. My first 40k army were Squats and I always wanted an abhuman/stuntie army, hence ratlings and ogryns will be included. There is the possibility of mini-scale Gundam models being turned into sentinal/warwalkers. Present count puts them at 60(60 squats) with ratlings(5) and RT(5-10) era guard models.
Colour-scheme wise #4 with flak armour, with (think #3) tan/biege as the main body, would be what I am looking at presently. I think Squat survivors would seek barren, mining colony type planets, so anything barren/sparse/un-hospitiable/Rad-world, are possible themes.
My question is, give me ideas for a colour-theme? Oh and basing ideas that don`t involve buying/casting 70+ bases?