I have been hearing a lot of talk about Skaven lately and it's all balderdash. All of it.Honestly. Rat-men. In the sewers. What sort of simpletons are you? How can you fall for such childish rumours?Do not tell me you were taking that utter drivel that dribbles out of those drunken dwarfen louts at the tavern seriously. They have probably spent so long crawling through those dirty little holes of theirs, that the lack of air and having your face right in front of another dirty scoundrel's posterior has made them soft in the head.What proof do you even have that these "Skaven" exist. Chicken scratches on a drain cover? Peasants going missing? Vermin becoming more common?Bah, there is a hundred and one ways to explain any one of those events. You are just completely delusional.Skaven. Are not. Real.
This is one of those aspects of WHFB's setting that I've always found really dumb and not funny enough to make up for it.There are dwarf societies which are continually and regularly at war with Skaven clans. Estalia and Tilea have sewer guard corps who fight Skaven all the time. One of the Emperors of the Empire was Mandred Skavenslayer and his assassination by Skaven led to a 400 year interregnum of suffering and civil war for everyone.So: people not believing the scale of the Skaven threat, sure. People believing Skaven are only another type of Beastman, great. Skaven not existing at all? Fucking retarded.
>>57408909Skaven are not real, citizen, stop spreading lies or you shall be sent to the chopping block
>>57408909you have to keep in mind: clan Eshin works its ass off to spread disinformation throughout the Empire.
>>57408909Considering the average tech and education level, it's perfectly reasonable for a peasant or even burgher to think all of this is tall tales from dwarves and fancy lies from foppish foreigners.
>>57408909The skaven themselves make sure that the people in charge of the Empire are either kept unaware of them, or working for them.If you have high responsibilities in the Empire and haven't been assassinated by the Skaven yet, it's either because you firmly believe that they don't exist, or because you're one of their agents.
>>57409280Wait, the Skaven have high-level human agents?I thought they just bribed merchants and other mid-level people. What does a Skaven have to offer a noble apart from not getting repeatedly stabbed by a weeping blade?
>>57409181>>57409280That just makes Skaven TOO powerful, more than they actually are.
>>57409735I mean that's good enough for me Anon
"Yes-yes we should all believe the mighty Skaven of the Under Empire do not exist. This is correct fellow man-things."
Wait...Are skaven jews?
>>57408867"Questioning my authority? Perhaps I should throw YOU on the pyre as well, we'll see how far your doubt lasts while burning atop the smoldering corpses of a hundred, foul, rats!"
>>57408909*chuckles* actually, his was Mandred Ratslayer
>>57409181>>57409205>>57409280And when a Skaven raid sacks or (even worse for the great conspiracy )is outright repelled from a town does the empire still refuse to acknowlage it happened to the very people it literally just happened to?What about all the soldiers who have clearly seen and done battle with the Skaven armies or invaded Skaven warrens? Or the times when a Skaven bribery falls on deaf ears or the bribe’d fella betrays them anyway? Or the times when a Skaven assassination actually *Fails*. And all the random-ass sightings from farmers and the ‘rumers’ from foreign people who constantly tell them strait up that ratmen are real?>>57408909So much this.
>>57408909You're a retard. Know why? You know tidbits but as a whole nothing. A lot like the general populance who are easily told its more mutants or chaos spawn. How can you not see that?
>>57410031Jews don't exist citizen
>>57410227Random/renegade/lost Beastmen, perhaps?
>>57410036You forget yourself sir! Even one as esteemed as yourself cannot go around making such declarations to a noble, such as myself, without evidence.But as I am a loyal and law abiding citizen of this glorious empire, I shall go back on my words if you can prove beyond a shadow of the doubt that Skaven exist.Take as much time as you want honourable sir, I will continue to go about my daily duties in the meantime.>>57409985See, even this Bretonnian peasant, ill-bred and wretched as he is, can see the folly in this "Skaven" nonsense.
>>57410227It wasn't Skaven, it was a odd bunch of beastmen!
>>57410515>See, even this Bretonnian peasant, ill-bred and wretched as he is, can see the folly in this "Skaven" nonsense.That's legitimately hilarious.
>>57410644>>57410393That's fine, and that's different from Skaven don't exist full stop.
>>57409735not getting repeatedly stabbed with a weeping blade is good enoughthey can also assassinate rivals for themor provide them their next fix of warpsdust.That's a neat little tidbit of Skaven lore: they get people (usually wizards) hooked on warpstone dust.>>57409749THEY WENT TO THE MOON, BUILT A NUKE AND CRATED AN UNDERGROUND TUNNEL NETWORK UNDER THE OCEAN FLOORCOERCING A FEW HUNDRED HUMANS INTO DOING THEIR BIDDING IS WELL WITHIN THEIR POWER
>>57410031They're crust punk jews
>>57408909They mostly either make sure everyone think that they are some sort of beastman, or they spread the disinformation to avoid panic in the cities
>>57410227Skaven bribery that falls on deaf ears falls on dead ears.They're watching. You don't refuse their offer and live to tell the tale.
>>57410750I'm not that well versed in Skaven lore; where can I read more about these great feats (Moon travel, nuke and underocean tunnels)?
>>57410950their army books, some WFRP supplements and the End Times books.
>>57410950End Times. It's shit.
What do you think warpstone is? It's a gay bomb, baby. And I'm not saying people didn't naturally have homosexual feelings. I'm not even getting into it, quite frankly. I mean, give me a break. Do you think I'm like, oh, shocked by it, so I'm up here bashing it because I don't like gay people? I don't like 'em putting chemicals in the warpstone that TURN THE FREAKIN' RATS GAY! Do you understand that? I'm sick of being social engineered, it's not funny!
>>57410036Saltzspyre and his bantz are the fucking best>Blessed Sigmar, this elf does your work!!!
>>57411001but it's canon
>>57411009>THE NOBLES ARE ARE CULTISTS FANATICS! I HAVE THEM ON MANUSCRIPT ADMITTING TO IT!!!
>>57409749Skaven are both the strongest and weakest faction in Warhammer, the moment they get organized is the moment everything’s over. Luckily, the only thing-thing a Skaven hates more than a man-thing is a fellow Skaven. They hate them even more than Lizard-things, and that’s a war of Dawi-grade autism.
>>57410227>What about all the soldiers who have clearly seen and done battle with the Skaven armies or invaded Skaven warrens? Or the times when a Skaven bribery falls on deaf ears or the bribe’d fella betrays them anyway?Man this isn't internet age. So some thousand soldiers are adamant that skaven exist? Then what? they try telling their small ass village about it? Those reasons you listed are exactly why skaven existing rumor is so widespread, but it's hard to conveince people of something they are taught is false and fed reasons why people get that wrong too.
>>57411012The game is clearly a passion project for everyone involved, no wonder it was so successful it’s forced Games Workshop to consider reversing the End Times.
>>57408909I just have things as people thinking the very thought of the Skaven being an organized empire is absurd. Because it kinda is. Skaven are worse than humans at working together, but they are a nominally unified empire?
>>57410515It just so happens that I found some 8 pointed symbols in your manor house. You are a witch. Time to be burned.
>>57408867I am Emperor Karl Franz, and I declare the Skaven threat to be real. No Chaos creature shall walk in this Sigmar-blessed land, no matter if underground or above!
>>57410950Total war 2 game gave the Skaven a (failed) Rocket/satellite and old fashioned diving suits, They (Ikit Claw specificly) built a strait up (explicit) atomic bomb in Gotrek and Felix. They also had an experimental submarine in those books. There is the Skaven continental rail system called the warprail, They have transcontinental/trans oceanic tunnels linking the old and new worlds and made the DOOMWHEELS!!!!>>57411044I assume that the Skaven would instantly unite by necessity once it comes to general attention that there happens to be some external danger that threatens all of them and then just go right back to petty backstabbing once the threat isn’t sopuch a big threat anymore....So really it’s more of an extreme version of regular human tribalism.
>>57411402Yeah, of course you’d say that! Just wanna put more “state” guardsmen in Middenland, huh? Looking out for your stinkin’ rats, though we all know what you’re tryinga sniff out! We don’t need your proclamations or your precious Sigmar, boy, Ulric and good honest steel’s good enough for us!
>mfw barbaric northerens think skaven don't exist.
>>57411276Skaven are the only race in Warhammer that still retained the tongue-in-cheek satire of the setting. They’re extremely goofy and absurd while being a massive threat.
>>57411009LET ME SAY IT REAL SLOW FOR YOUGAAAAAYRAAAATS
>>57411542One of the worse thing to happen is that they started pushing more grimderp and serious shit in fantasy once 40k got popular.
>>57411551>tfw you breath too much Shyish
>>57411591Exactly why I can’t stand Chaos wankers, since their faction was grimderped the hardest in Fantasy and was thus directly responsible for the End Times.
>>57411076>Man this isn't internet age.It's not even the print age. The moving press was invented...I wanna say in Karl-Franz's lifetime.
>>57411469They've actually tried to build the atom bomb twice, I believe.The satellite was successful. It even tricked the elves. It crashing was not a setbacl, by then it had already done what it was supposed to do.
>>57411648http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/PamphleteerPrinting Press is such a new piece of tech it hasn’t impacted society beyond the most progressive of demagogues.
>>57411508Directly referring to your Emperor in such a disrespectful manner is a most grave crime to the Empire's godly order. You are coming with me.
>>57411638I don't mind Chaos being a super serious and dangerous threat, but they went into overdrive wither their powerlevel, doubly so after they lost the SoC event. geedubs love marines and Chaos.When you read shit like ?peasants give up 9/10th of their earning and are put to death for reading and DON"T play it tongue in cheek it just comes off retarded and derpy.
>>57411789>peasants give up 9/10th of their earningThat's actually a fairly realistic figure in a feudal society. IIRC, serfs in Russia gave similar percentage of their income to their lords.
>>57411789Storm of Chaos was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, the Greenskins WON and had Archaon in their grasp, but GW got scared their OC Donut was about to die so they gave us that half-assed ending.
>>57411076>>57411648>Man this isn't internet age. So some thousand soldiers are adamant that skaven exist? Then what? they try telling their small ass village about it? Literally yes. They get collected by another group of soldiers and explain what happened with rat corpses to prove it. Now *All* of the army there knows. One day the soldiers get discharged and tell the people in some village exactly what they fucking saw and fought while drinking in a tavern, some village drunk who saw a Skaven dash on a rooftop or some farmer who had to deal with giant rats on the farm both put 2 and 2 together and realize that they aren’t loonies. They tell their *Families* about it. Maybe bring back severed ratmen heads as proof.And you very specificly tried not to address a specific point outright as it kills any possibility of subduing the truth and making this stupid conspiricy possible.>And when a Skaven raid sacks or (even worse for the great conspiracy )is outright repelled from a townWhat then? What does the empire do in that context?Then that happens everyone in the town *Knows*
>>57411953That's bullshit, it was more like 1/10th. Maybe not for the Russians, but certainly for the French and English.
>>57411953No, it isn't. Most peasant households gave up at MAX, 1/2 their earnings. They also werne't forbidden to read (though most couldn't).
I think the most recent skaven army book mentioned mass Grey Seer rituals in which they clouded the minds of the human realms, making everyone doubt their existence/be uninterested or unwilling to believe in them.
>>57412025I don't know, having Grimgor kick Archaon full-force in the balls and leaving him making funny squeaking sounds on the floor was a pretty good way to end it after all the railroading they did to get to that point.
>>57411469>I assume that the Skaven would instantly unite by necessity once it comes to general attention that there happens to be some external danger that threatens all of themAnd this is why the Empire suppresses knowledge of them. Franz isn't stupid. He says skaven don't exist so the skaven will think that the humans don't think the skaven exist, so the skaven don't get any ideas
>>57412707If the Skaven can kill the avatar of Sigmar, they can do anything.
>>57412760We don't talk about end times
>>57412848Why not? It's canon.
>>57412760You do realize that was Boris Todbringer, right?
>>57411402But of course my liege. As a loyal and diligent servant, I will endeavour to carry out your majesty's orders to the best of my ability.I shall add it to my list of duties and will, very soon, start work at rooting out this rat-man menace. The proud Harumphington line has yet to let down our most glorious leader and I most certainly do not plan to start today.As a side note sire, there has been a minor sickness in the area which causes sufferers to enter a short period of delirium. Not that I am implying your humours are out of balance of course, it's just that one can never be too careful with ones own health, can they now?I can assure you sire that my own personal physicians are more than up to the task if you have any worries what so ever.>>57411305That's a dining plate, you illiterate buffoon. Then again I suppose people like you just feed out of troughs or with those grimy, little hands of yours. Because of this, I will forgive you your ignorance this once.Now, leave this place and return to your hovel; unless you want me to send some men to escort you out.
>>57413510Gee, it sure looks like there's some sneaky shen-SSSSKKKKKAAAAVVVVVEEEEENNNNN!!!
>>57408909You don't understand how slow information moves in a pre-telephone world.Fuck, LotR had Gimli not know an entire dwarven mine owned by his family was overrun with satan.
>>57408867"Skaven" are just beastmen. Some people get worked up over nothing.
>>57415397>You don't understand how slow information moves in a pre-telephone world.The vast majority of people in the Western world simply can't comprehend what life used to be like before mass communication and cars. It's one of the bigger reasons you get people playing fantastical characters from very far off, and when you ask what they're doing there, they'd always say, "Oh, they heard about X or Y, or just wanted to immigrate."
>>57408909>>57409749>my smug-snout when
>>57408867This man squeaks... Sorry, "speaks" obvious sense. We should all listen to him.
>>57409749The Skaven are the most powerful faction. The only reason they don't take over is because they don't act like a faction. But on something like staying hidden from the empire on which they all agree. Then you get to see their true power brought to bear.
Bah! Here in kislev we know chaos greatest threatnot silly rat rumors
>>57408909Almost everything in WH stops making sense the second you think about it. How does that enormous population of rats even feeds itself? The figures are inconsistent between sources but they're said to outnumber humans by several to one.
>>57408867Your setting is dead
>>57423043They eat each other. Skaven aren't just a civilization. They're an entire rat based ecosystem where rat eats rat, but they reproduce so fuck fast it's self sustaining. Yep, nothing but endless hordes and hordes of rats eating other rats without end. Like what happened on that Russian cruise ship.
>>57408909Warhammer X-Files? I want to believe.
>>57423272>Like what happened on that Russian cruise ship.Go on.....
>>57408909>Mandred SkavenslayerYou can name yourself after something that isn't real.>assassination by SkavenWew fucking lad, next you're going to tell me the fucking elves control the banks.
>>57412707>"Now that they know our plan, they will plan around our plan, and so we shall in turn plan around the plan that they are planning around our plan!"
>>57410227>>57410393>>57410644Yeah in one of the Gotrek and Felix Novels Nuln is attacked by hordes of Skaven surging out of the sewers to the point of open war in the streets and the aristocracy, who were in the middle of a ball, were taken hostage. After the Skaven were repelled Felix' own brother who saw and even helped kill one will only admit that the city was raided by an admittedly large horde of beastmen.I'm sure that the aristocracy came to believe in the skaven threat or at the least were a little less dubious about it but the average middle class+ go back to willingly putting their heads in the sand.
>>57413255The bringer of Tod?
>>57423955Tod is german for 'death'
I know there were a few skaven threads in the past, can someone post a link to skaven greens?If i remember well, there was a dedicated pastebin.>MFW I cannot post Skaven pics, because all of it is NSFW
>>57411756Brother Friederich, whilst i would not presume to tell you how to prosecute your own hunts, as a fellow Templar of Sigmar I feel obligated to humbly suggest...Just...ignore...middenlanders. Their deliberate and relentless truculence tends to snowball if punished. Let Boris' Dog boys patrol their snowy pines; we shall take care of the Empire.
>>57412025>>57412649It would have been gold for Grimgor to turn to a bleeding Franz or Teclis after this, and say something like"Dis world, dats where da fightin is. Is our world too."
>>57419300Ah, the ambassador from Ind. I am glad that you are here old friend, it seems that madness has taken root in this land and it does me good to be in the company of one as wise and trustworthy as yourself.A word of caution however, most people are not as...well travelled as you and I. They may mistake you for one of these "Skaven" creatures that have enthralled the minds of the populace lately.Because of this, I insist that you stay in my own personal section of the estate. I simply cannot bare the thought of any ill coming of you. You will have free access to all of the grounds during the day, of course. Especially the underground chambers that you seem so fond of.I suppose you do not have such things in Ind? It must be so joyous to be surrounded by so much wonder and novelty on a daily basis, yes?>>57420495Good day to you my dearest cousin. What brings you to my grounds on this finest of days?Have you met the ambassador from Ind yet? He has been paying yearly visits to our home ever since I was a boy. Truly a noble could not ask for a more steadfast advisor and a loyal friend.
>>57423501It's bullshit. Debunked, and based on nothing remotely factual.The boat was the MV Lyubov Orlova.
>>57410036Disregard this impostor fellow citizen-things. These lies-lies about ratmen are spread by chaos cultists who want to sow panic-fear. Please arrest all propaganda mongers and bring-bring them to your local witch hunter chapter house in the sewers.
>>57408909It's fairly easy to maintain secrecy in a medieval society. The upper levels of the empire know skaven exist but don't share it with commoners because there'd be mass panic. There are 150,000 skaven under altdorf alone
>>57424241Well, this was...different, i guess? Not what i was asking for, but im a little surprized /tg/ has the same amount of closet fags as /k/ or /gif/ has.Thanks, anyway.
R.O.U.Ses? I don't think they exist.
>>57424404>but im a little surprized /tg/ has the same amount of closet fags as /k/ or /gif/ hasIt's known that on occasion /tg/ stands for /totally gay/>>57423855Which also makes some sense when you consider just how prevalent rats are in Empire cities - or any medieval/renaissance-era city.If you went around thinking they were all Skaven spies, or part of an invasion force waiting for when the time is right, you'd probably go mad or off yourself
Warmbloods, vengo en busca de las mareas de los hombres rata que viven delante de ti. mi pueblo, los Hombres Lagarto, han librado siglos de guerra contra ellos, ofreciendo muchos corazones rata a Sotek, el Dios Serpiente. ¡Debes tomar esta amenaza en serio, para que los hombres rata no te destruyan a todos!
>>57424656>tfw the empire and bretonnia don't know about skaven because they don't speak Estalian
>>57424656How cute! I want to boop the snoot.
>>57412707>He doesn't want the Skaven to know that they know
>>57408909Propaganda is amazing. How may Americans know about the USS liberty and their greatest ally?
>>57424884Do the Lizardmen have a language?I thought they just kinda hissed at each other with the skinks making exaggerated hand signs.
>>57424656Speak Reik you lizard
>>57408909>So: people not believing the scale of the Skaven threat, sure. People believing Skaven are only another type of Beastman, great. Skaven not existing at all? Fucking retarded.There are people irl who genuinely believe the earth is flat, vaccines are a scam and climate change isn't real. The people of the Empire not believing in Skaven being real seems more logical than any of the that.
>>57424041the usualpraag under siegemassive chaos hordeno big can handlehelp appreciated but not needed
>>57408867literally replace skaven with immigrant and exist with problem and you got radical leftistsinb4 pol get out
skaven are like the deep state there are rumors around but the president will never actually confirm it.
>>57423793They're unsubstantiated rumors that amount to, "Games Workshop is thinking about revisiting the Fantasy setting in it's pre End Times state."
>>57409735>Be Noble>Live in capital>Have some pretty high level administrative duties>Usually under heavy guard due to this>Be working late in my study one night>Suddenly the candles blow out I feet a blade at my throat>"If yew scream, I'mma rip yer fuckin' throat open">Oh God>"Listen here an' listen well, ya' right cunt. Skaven. Ain't. Real.">What? By Sigmar, he smells rancid.>"Anyone comes yapping 'bout Skaven, or making a report about them, you tell them that there ain't no such thing.">Something wrong with the voice.>"You're gunna write down who these people are, and yews going to drop it down into the sewer.">What the hell is this?>"If you tell anyone about me or what happened here, I'll get at yew wherever ye are and I'll knife you. Then I'll knife your wife. Then your daughter.">Oh fuck>The voice goes quiet for a moment. No idea what I should do.>"When I was little , the bigger boys used to rape me. Now I rape them back. And anyone who makes me feel small.">WHAT>Lightning crashes outside. I hear a noise and the blade is gone from my neck. I quickly light a candle and look around the study, but she is gone.>A guard opens the door to let my daughter in.>She's crying, carrying a stuffed animal>"Daddy, I'm scared. A big rat man came in my room and was very mean to me!">I pick up my bougie baby and console her.>It was just nightmare, dear.>Skaven don't exist.
>>57429549isn't Fantasy selling way more now with Total War? I remember looking through their site and a lot of their limited edition Total war stuff was sold out.
>>57408867I don't believe you.
>>57411044>and that’s a war of Dawi-grade autism.I refuse to believe such a thing is possible, none can match the thousand-folded autism of the Dawi.
>>57425777>Do the Lizardmen have a language?The answer is less obvious than you might think. While I'm sure they do have a language, only the Skinks are the ones who need it - Saurus are programmed killing machines, Kroxigors are Literally Retarded and Slann speak in Rees. Kroxigor lore states they often need Skinks to tell them what to do, and while their brains are tiny their language centers are well-developed, which suggests they do in fact talk.
>>57410515Nice try Emhyr go back to your own dimension.
>>57429570Of course, Vermintide and Total Warhammer were the one-two punch that forced GW to rethink what they did to the setting.I doubt it will go back to the way things were - more people are interested in the lore and story than actually playing the tabletop - but we might see GW actually sweep the board clean once again to make things as they were.
>>57410750No need to shout anon.They are technologically advanced, but diplomacy was never shown to be their strong suit.And what would they gain from it anyways? The Empire's full of chaos beasts and beastmen already, nobody gives a fuck about the mutant rats in the sewers as long as vermintide hasn't begun.And with the imperial level of litteracy, they'd probably be better off letting people believe is old folklore saying that pissing in a boot scares them than try to block every bit of information and have the guys try to actually solve the problem when they see a giant bipedal rat.>>57410515>even this Bretonnian peasant, ill-bred and wretched as he is, can see the folly in this "Skaven" nonsense.fair point
>>57429556Odd that Eshin is apparently hiring gobbos to do their dirty work now, but point taken.
Sure is a lot of Reddit-rat fanboyism in this thread.
>>57408867Proof? - my blade has tasted Skaven blood and my men have fought against the vermin horde time and time again.I have seen their terrible machines. They are not simple beasts, no Chaos creature is that. They are not only danger for thebody, but for the soul as well.Since my blessed ancestor, Stefan von Kessel - The Hero of Talabheim, my family has sworn to keep the lands of Ostermark free from their taint. It's the runied city of Mortheim that is object of their attention. One can still find some of cursed Warpstone there.My greatest fear is that we can never attack their underground empire, on the surface we may kill them, but we can not follow them. Our Dwarf-friends have waged wars underground against the Rat-Filth for millenia. How many of these creature exist? It does not matter, by the Gods, we will see them exterminated one day.
>>57430021>by the GodsYou were doing good until you got to this. You could've said "By Sigmar" or "By Ulric" or "By Taal" or even "by the comet."
>>57430018Clan Eshin works in mysterious ways, yes-yes? Stupid-Fool Green-things are useful.
>>57430116I have read the Tome of Salvation and I can attest to you that "by the Gods" isn't wrong.If I could redo it, I would choose "by the comet", it has a nice ring to it.
>>57430116Asinine mortal! It's Beyond your comprehension!
>>57424107The dreaded thirteenth spell strikes again, I see.
>>57410515>be skaven slave>manage to escape during a raid>seek refuge in a bretonnian village>they're initially wary, but accept you as one of them after a while>they smell bad even by your standards, but the cheese is divine>thanks to your ingeniosity, quickly rise to yeoman-thing>your lord brings you around to show the rest of the world that bretonnian peasants aren't as ugly as rumor has it
So there's evil norsemen that periodically invade with hosts of daemons from their dark gods.An entire former elector county is ruled by a bunch of bloodsucking juggernauts named von Carstein.We're regularly invaded from the south by a cornucopia of green fuckers.But rat men are too much to believe?
>>57430021from near mordhiemswears by many godsMUST BE SECRET CHAOSGET THE HUNTERS OF WITCHS
>>57430386Yes, I have heard these accusations not the first time. Great Stefan - Slayer of Prince Thorgal, my ancestor, was too falsly accused. Two centuries ago he has proofed his faith by bringing the traitor Otto von Gruber to Sigmar's justice. And are you not a man from the cursed city of Praag? I think you would have come to learn that men like us, men from a tainted, but beatiful home, know the danger of Chaos best, to not be seduced by their lies.
>>57430351By the Comet!Kek
>>57430822fairest of pointsmy apoglisess i must have mis worded the words you wordedi am the bad at reik
>>57429584Our Autism is beyond your comprehension, young one. Or do you doubt the plan of the Old Ones?
>>57430354Anon, I would like you to take a good long look at pic related and tell me you would whole-heartedly believe this was real if someone told you, with nothing to back them up.It's not the Skaven themselves that are unbelievable; but what they are capable of.
>>57430351Wud u adopt a skavenslave?
>>57430354I don't see why the existence of fantastical things precludes the willingness to believe in even more fantastical things.It's like suggesting Sasquatch exists because we've got Gorillas and the Platypus.
>>57431682Ye.Giving it a better life would be fun.Also, according to some lore, there are skaven who are not evil.
>>57431865>Giving it a better life would be fun.How would it be fun to adopt what amounts to a 5 foot tall malevolent hyperactive child with zero bowel control and a propensity towards corruption.
>>57431927It would be fun to make it healthy enough to let loose on the enemy.I admit, to have skaven that is worthy of keeping, you would have to raise them from birth. Even then, it might be futile to try, yet it would be an interesting experiment. With a better "upbringing", it would be possible to have cheap, easily available troops, or workers.Working with adult skaven is kind of impossible. What i wanted to say about the slave-thing was that, that it would be hearth warming to see it being surprized by being offered food, and a place to sleep. Healing is a nice fetish, in most cases.
>>57411044>Skaven are both the strongest and weakest faction in Warhammer, the moment they get organized is the moment everything’s overOGRES
>>57410031>"storm" slapped everywhere>their symbol is similiar to a swastica
>>57411402>oh look, we will have to kill a second emperor-thing!
>>57429621Slann can speak fine, but are lazy and telepathic so normally just shitpost each other with their minds.Skinks have a highly complex and developed language, that Kroxigors can understand but not speak.Saurus speak in lizard battle cant.
>>57431865There is a clan which is not evil, but they're radical anarchist. The council keeps (kept? old lore here) them by because they will cause even more damage to the enemy than a normal skaven army
>>57410031Apparently they're catholics
>>57408867I've lived in Talabheim all my life, and I've NEVER seen a "Rat-Man".I've been on the line with my soldiers many times fight Orc, goblins, and several of the debased Beastmen. Talks of Rat-people are the delusions of drunken fops who probably saw on of the smaller varieties of Beastmen or one of the poor who live in the walls of Talabheim.
>>57432798>You will never shitpost for centuries in the revered Star Chambers
>>57432893About the damage, right now im reading Skavenslayer, and i have to say, the book reflects TW:WH2's gameplay well. Ie:Skaven infantry, if used against anything stronger than a dead baby, will be routed, and slayed. Gotrek and Felix might be buffed by their weapons, but there are multiple instances of "The Best of xy" being taken down by pretty normal folks. Yes, i know the lore is older than a Total war game,and the book is not 100% loreful from what im told, but all the army books are written in a style that is the imperial infantryman's uplifting primer is written after.>TL;DT: Skaven are fucking weak
>>57433240Yeah, the true power of a Skaven army are their warpstone-based weapons and vehicles. I can't count the number of times Warp Lightning has saved my ass against the Dark Elves.
>>57433141Five gold-tokens have been credited to your coin purse.
>>57430116But there ARE multiple civilized gods a man could know of and worship in the empire.
>>57433317I could believe you accusation if perhaps I were a Reiklander or from Marienburg. If anything you sir are in league with the Witches and Cultists of the Ruinous Powers.I once heard a merchant from Tilea talking about the rats that live in the under the city...anyone with any sense would real,ize you can never trust a Tilean. They'll say anything for some gold.
>>57409735I can think of a few things>be the cheese merchant>in exchange for half the cheese the Skaven kill people that fuck with you>orcs raid the dairy farm>OH HO NOT ON MY WATCH! *squeekety squeek*
These are no ordinary vermin - big as a man,fast on their feet, and smart too, not likecommon rats. The whole city’s full of ’em andthe worse of it is they’re waitin’ in the olddrains and sewers, watchin’ for a chance tocatch you on your own. Let ’em and you’re adead man.
>>57433447Those boastful Tileans, of course there are rats living under Tilea there are rats under every city, that's why we have Ratcatchers so the rats don't eat our food supplies and breed too much
>>57433934I agree with you good sir, but the delusions of the poor and ill-bred such as this >>57433572Perhaps they just saw one of the small folk from the Moot? They are a cantankerous and greedy lot themselves.
>>57430116>being this retardedThere are plenty of empire men who worship multiple god of civilization
>watch entire cities burn because of the ratmen>watch good men dies by hundreds as the fouls beast feast about their warm corpses>some nobles tell me I'm delusional>mfw
>>57431865>Also, according to some lore, there are skaven who are not evil.Aren't Skaven creatures of Chaos and thus evil by nature?
>>57432786He will wreck your shit harder than Mandred did.
>>57430116The empire is not a country with a monotheistic pick-your-god politic. All citizens of the empire my have a patron god but they worship all of them equally
>>57408867You don't think they're real until your town gets overrun by the damn things. The only way to get rid of em is by burning down wherever they infest
>>57434466Go back to the Boarder Princes.
>>57430351Definitely would read a full novel about that.
>>57434401Its a pretty Skaven trait to be constantly backstabbing, who's to say some Skaven haven't betrayed the idea of Chaos itself
>>57434590>some Skaven haven't betrayed the idea of Chaos itselfWe have to go deeper
>>57430021>OstermarkerAnd with that your opinion has no value.
>>57434466These fools will never learn. Too busy hangin out with those snowmen in Kislev. Probably worship Chaos too.
>>57434950do you insult kislev?
>>57435089Are common truths now insult?
>>57435448we of kislev are not made of snowand we tolerate not the chaos
>>57416306You got the rest of that pic?It's funny.
>>57431865>>57431927>>57432466The real question stands, would it be possible under any circumstances to actually raise a skaven to not be awful?
who builds all these sewers and tunnels under the cities and stuff that lets them prosper? The skaven have to have done it right?
>>57436357they are born paranoid/crazy from the start maybe if you medicated/drugged it to not hallucinate it that its gonna get murdered every day.
Most people believe they're a type of beastman. They can't accept that there is a whole empire of them bent on exterminating mankind. As soon as they realize the Skaven are out there, they either lose their shit or try to cover it up so other people don't lose their shit.
>>57430351>your lord brings you around to show the rest of the world that bretonnian peasants aren't as ugly as rumor has itMy fucking sides.
>>57415875This is possibly the greatest series of posts I have ever seen
>>57439302Dwarfs and don't forget, the cities of the Old World are over thousand years old. A lot of shit can happen there.
"Gases your infantry"
[makes rat filth pay]
>>57424656Technically they would speak Tenochtlan, not Spanish
>>57440920[Shoots your General]
>>57426541>vaccines are a scam and climate change isn't real.Both of these are correct.
>>57429549This is wishful thinking. They've sunk too much time and money into AoS. Besides, I bet if they did bring it back, it would tank again, because the grognards STILL wouldn't buy new minis
>>57440992We fear the enemy!
>>57436357No, the source material is quite.clear that skaven are biologically assholes
>>57439331>>57441043May I get a source?It's not that I don't believe you, it's just I don't remember reading that.
>mfw McSkavens becomes an economical powerhouse that produces more wealth than Under-Altdorf by selling rat-patties to the filthy peasants
>>57441043If they're biologically evil and can't help it, does that mean that they are actually innocent?
>>57441028Because the GW business model for Fantasy was unsustainable. They went from having a big audience that bought a few models to a much smaller audience that bought a whole shit ton of models. The rules of the later editions reflect this. The reason fantasy failed was because there is a threshold where even the few people that are buying shit tons of models won't buy anymore, certainly not when there's not that many people left to play with.What fantasy really needed was a side by side skirmish game that used fantasy models. Basically a better supported Mordheim.
>>57441253>>57441201>>57436357Skaven aren't pet material, you idiots! They will eat your face.
>>57441371>Better support>Price Reduction on Models>Better rules, a proper ninth edition>ANY effort actually put into the fantasy line
All this thread is telling me is that Warhammer lore is as retarded as 40k lore.
>>57408909>1000 years ago there was a guy called Ivar the Boneless>We should beleive that he really was bonelessMandred's name is assumed to be a fantastical element, and common historians agree that his title came from him purging the Empire of rats and banishing the plague. Skaven don't make themselves known and when they appear, they tend to attack targets they know won't fight back or they'll have an easy time battling, so there'll be little to no survivors. Those who do survive will just be able to say that furry creatures attacked them in the night, and everyone will assume it's beastmen and go on about their business. As you say, people who do see them will regularlyl believe just that. The Conspiracy of Silence is devoted to the concept that the idea of Skaven society and technology is far-fetched, in a similar vein of tinfoil-hat wearing cospiracy theorists claiming that all real-world leaders are lizard-people.
>>57436357Be a wizard and make him your familiar, I guess. Or adopt one from birth and pray that the horned rat doesn't look that way.
>>57412217Everyone in the town knows they were attacked by some weird rat beastmen, and that's exactly the story the empire forces them to swallow. You're a little fucking dense, aren't you? Do you not get how easy information control was in that era? Scary men with swords come to your village and tell you what to think, and you do exactly what they fucking say because to do otherwise is treason.
>>57441661I NO-NO PET
>>57411529Is she taking a dump?
>>57443218She is in cover
>Skaven landed on the moonThat's what (((Nagash))) wants you to think.
>>57444811NAGASH WAS WEAK!
>>57444811>Khemri TV in a weekGet hyped, lads.
>>57441239>McSkavens offer cheap quality meals >its made of dead stuff>cult of morr threatens a lawsuit
>>57441239You know, I've always wondered whether or not those larges rats which always follow the Skaven around were baby Skaven.Because as far as I know, the only thing we know about young Skavens are that they are a convenient food source for when times are tough.
>>57447531Nah its just normal rats
>>57447531Could be an interesting idea. Maybe Skaven have several life stages and their babies look like regular rats that grow bigger and more human-like as they mature.
>>57447531they look like pic related, unless that's some regular rats stealing milk.>>57441697>Do you not get how easy information control was in that era?I wasn't aware that rumor was invented in the industrial era. Please tell us more about what you think of medieval society, anon, it's very entertaining.
>>57447810skaven *are* rumours
>>57447810>picture that is always used when it comes to the subject Skaven: mating, pregnancy, breeding, females etc. etc. Am I the only one that for the life of me can’t see what the hell is going on in that drawing??? I see a big skaven (female according to everyone) I’m some sort of iron lung farting flames, and a bunch of skaven standing randomly around trying to look cool..Is there something I’m missing??
>>57449365In some sort of iron lung
>>57449365It's John Blanche's style, it's meant to look hellish, not make sense.I like it a lot
>>57415875And here i thought I was never going to save another /tg/ screenshot...
>>57408867I fought Skaven while I was in the Service, though....
>>57447810also have to factor in the fact that people may not want to know the truth. imagine the rioting and fear-mongering if everyone actually admitted there were ravenous unending hordes of demon rat-men living beneath every city in the Empire.
>>57410196are you Keanu Reeves?
>>57434568Same here unlikely to happen though
>>57449582Well thank-praise the great horned rat that I'm a necromancer Anon-thing.I can revive-enkindle any setting I want with enough warpstone, yes-yes.
>>57424041Your kindness and concern for my well being are as appreciated as always, my lord. How are Tansy and the children? As healthy as always, I hope. The chest? A collection of my homeland's finest spices, a gift for you and your family. Ignore the glow. It's just protective magic to help keep them from spoiling during the journey.
>>57441371Fantasy would have befitted immensely from a skirmish game, and an updated to the rules. There were so many rules to remember in fantasy that it turned a lot of people off at my LGS who loved the look of the models. Hard to convince them to buy THAT many models and have THAT many rules just to play.
>>57409205That doesn't make any fucking sense. If anything, peasants would be more credulous and willing to believe that Rat-Men exist and are a threat.
Man-sized rodents? In my sewers?
>>57456634It's more likely than you think
>>57440981>TenochtlanYou mean Nahuatl.
>>57424040"Oi you gits. Dat was a close one. He almost stopped da foigtin'. Do betta' next time."
>>57408867"Dese fockin' things taste like shit. Aye laddie, it's like eatin' a mangy beastman, but ya' have to drench eet in onion sauce just fo' taste. But even I admit they taste bettah than Brettoni."
>>57456634>>57456656>>57456673This is fucking beautiful. Disguise rats with gloves, filthy peasants, and buff clanrats. 10/10
>>57415914Yeah. How much communication effects human growth is really fascinating.
>>57449491Blanche's shitscribbles are what make the setting divine.
>>57411009>TURN THE FREAKIN' RATS GAY!>not TURNING THE FREAKIN SLANN GAYDisappointed in you
>>57441661But aren’t all Skaven the familiars of the great horned rat? I’m guessing the wizard would eventually become the real one being manipulated and controlled in the end
>>57449365she isn't farting flames, that's coming out from the back pipes of that guy in front, also, look at all the small rats to the bottom of the iron lung and in front of the back pipe guy
>>57456673>Skaven wear coats and gloves to pass as menInwant there to be two skaven under that coat, one riding the shoulders of the other.
>>57423286Somewhere in the no longer existing setting, there were a Ludwig Multer and a Franziska Skullye, investigating claims of Skaven activity while getting treated like shit by their superiors in the city guard.And with a corrupted pipe-smoking Elector count who actually runs everything trying to sabotage their quest to look for the truth.
>>57412315That was towards the church, not the feudal lords anon. It even had a name coming from it - tithe.
>>57459110>tfw you always have to be the legs>tfw man-things step on your tail
>>57411469>I assume that the Skaven would instantly unite by necessity once it comes to general attention that there happens to be some external danger that threatens all of them and then just go right back to petty backstabbingLiterally Nagash and they still would have lost without outside help.
>>57449565It's a country where rural areas are often destroyed by beastmen, wild mages, undeads and all manners of horrors. Cities are infested with cutthroats and engineers settings things on fire, skaven wouldn't be much of a change.
>>57411953Are you serious? Even 70% of earnings, the most exaggerated figure I've ever heard in real history, is more than a peasant can feasibly bear to give.The only way it would work is if the nobles distributed some of the foodstuffs back. And that's not even getting into how much it would suck to be a craftsman in Bretonnia and to lose 9 out of 10 of the things you produce.
>>57461356>The only way it would work is if the nobles distributed some of the foodstuffs backwhich is generally what happened yes. Peasants had obligations as to how much grain was given out, but rights as to how much they got back. a common way for the lord to skim a little more was to use slightly different sized bags and hope no one noticed.Though strictly speaking, in the feudal system the lord owned EVERYTHING that came out of his land, so it was less paying taxes and more getting back what you had a right to
"Hey Hanz the sewers are talking again.... Mind tossing a few grenades down there?"
>>57461947"Skritch! Over-Under-Altdorf making noises again! Throw globes up-over, yes-yes!?"
>>57461997>Hanz the Grenadier>Altdorf>Hanz>ALTDORFYou can almost tell who the newbloods are as a result of TW:WH 2.They don't bear the remembrance of hundreds of End Times shit posting threads where many veterans resisted chaoswankery and the absolute shitpocrisy of the novels written at that time.
Skaven denial is just silly. You’ve got Beastmen fucking everywhere in the empire. The only thing that actually makes sense is playing down the threat, like alligators in the sewer. Alligators living in the sewer are just a dumb urban legend, which is what you’d expect the local guard to tell any dungeon crawling assholes wanting access to the sewers.
>>57462206I've never looked into the Empire hard enough to get the naming conventions down. All I know is the emperor's name is Karl, and he lives above Under-Altdorf. Hanz, Karl, close enough.
>>57462302>alligator in the sewer Don't be stupid boy. Kroxigor could never fit in the sewers. I'd believe rats before any cold blooded slann spawn. I think that's the point you hit perfectly. To not sow panic in the populace by acknowledging a threat below and encouraging ne'er-do-wells from creeping there causing a ruckus
>>57432749>2018>Not knowing of the hebrew conspiracy commonly known as the third reich.
>>57461997>>57462302>>57462388>the absolute state of the Empire
>>57408909i always took it more as skaven don't exist more as a 'hidden underempire (organized) of intelligent (use tech) beast people. plus the usual peasant ignorance/noble self assured arrogance.
>>57462400There should be a clan of feral albino lizardmen in the sewers of one of the imperial cities.
>>57465856I mean it would help if ever their needed to be reasons why the lizardmen would be in the old world. That was always a hole for lizardmen players; how are they ever relevant in the old world ?
>>57465856>>57466439Better yet why not a sacred spring that spouts from a mountain from a long slumbering slann who is awoken from a magical storm.The lizards use volcanic rock and some iron for weapons. The skinks use shortbows again like they did in 4th/5th ed. Lizardmen have a feathery appearance to adapt in cooler environments (lose scaly skin, gain feathery; bonus move, ward; deflection from missiles) Just something to change up a small aspect that makes them an old world faction with just enough flavor to make them slightly different from core lizardmen but not drastic enough to rewrite a faction book.
>>57466439Mazadumi has a autistic meltdown? Just like every thursday.
>>57450132Unfortunately Bretonnians aren't that stupid. They're pretty stupid, but not that stupid.I'm kind of surprised that they're also ignorant of Skaven as well, according to RPG lore. It's like, great, the one time Bretonnia could actually have something over the Empire - even perhaps a concerted resistance against the Skaven, who probably aren't that interested in them anyway - and they have to roll over and be dumb because it would make the Empire look stupid if they didn't.
>>57452866As generous as always old friend. I will have the scullery boy put it with the others gifts you have graciously bestowed upon my humble estate over these years.Simon, come here lad! There is some luggage that needs shifting!Now...what were we talking about? Oh yes, the kids. By Sigmar they sure grow fast. I swear little Friedrich was only knee high a month ago and now look at him. He's getting married this Spring, I would have invited you of course but I did not know where your business would take you. If you are ever in this part of the Empire around that time, just send me a sign and I will endeavour to make a space for you at the proceedings. To be honest, I do not think any celebration of ours would be the same without you.As for my beautiful wife, she has recently started doing this most delightf-oh, I do apologise, did Simon's appearance startle you? Unfortunately I lack much in the knowledge of how the common folk mature; but Count Notah Oomee, you know that chap from Cathay that visits occasionally, says that this is perfectly normal. He said "Tha boyz gotta grow 'im self outta bit. 'eel be foine afta that".Ugh...now this is just between you and me, but I have found the Cathayen tounge to be a bit...rough. It's nothing like what the merchants and bards describe in their tales; but then again, I suppose it is difficult to educate one who is offering you a goblet of Brettonian red with one hand, whilst bludgeoning you with the bottle in the other.Very odd people, those Cathayens, very odd.
>>57462302As far as I understand if the Skaven are widely seen enough, they're just passed off as another variety of beastmen - hell, even their craftsmanship is shoddy enough to be mistaken for Orc or Beastman work, and their monsters probably wouldn't be far off from a half-glimpsed description of a minotaur or tuskgor. It's when people insist that the man-sized rats are in their sewers that people really start telling them to shut up.>>57462400There was actually a short story where some Bretonnians bring a bunch of Lizardmen eggs to Bordelaux for cooking purposes, but they hatch, get loose, and lay more eggs and hide out in the sewers and under the docks. I want that to be more widely known, even if the canon is dubious, because an infestation of feral Lizardmen is way more awesome than some rats - and it'd be a great excuse to have Lizardmen battles in the Old World.
>>57461356The 9/10ths tax is too harsh for Bretonnian peasants to survive, and so the nobles do give food and supplies back to the peasants so they don't all starve. However unlike normal people in this situation, the nobles are so deluded they think that this act makes them generous and benevolent lords and the peasants are all so retarded and indoctrinated that they believe so as well.
>>57466778I doubt it's canon since lizardmen don't lay eggs but I definitely like the idea of a colony of feral skinks and kroxigors who snatch beggars and urchins from the streets and eat them.With some luck Total War Warhammer will give the Lizardmen a playable faction in the old world.
>>57436357Knew a girl who kept pet rats. They’re actually cute little critters once you get to know them.
>>57440981>>57456975>Implying the Old Ones weren't the Spanish to the Lizardmen's Mesoamerican
>>57467983Frankly, even if the Lizardmen have some sort of tadpole form in their spawning pools, I could see the story still playing out - a Bretonnian chef wants to make some weird/delicious dish out of them, an idiot assistant sends out a mundane meal instead so he doesn't end up cooking them, and they end up growing to full size and running and hiding anyway. It might even be a little better, since you could easily explain a whole bucket or two of wriggly tadpole things, but it's harder to explain maybe a dozen eggs turning into an infestation.
>>57420450Didn't they get blown the fuck out by Nagash, like, several times?
>>57468061To be fair, the Skaven act a lot differently than real rats. They're like an evil parody with all the worst fears and stereotypes.
>>57469080The Skaven also blew the fuck out of Nagash while he was in the middle of his massive 'raise every corpse in the whole world' ritual then mined all of his warpstone while he was dead so that when he came back he had to do things the old fashioned way, which then lead directly to his fatal encounter with Sigmar.
>>57458588>>57449491While I love his shit scribbles I generally tend to prefer this version of his work. Real high fantasy and magical, shit really gets me imagination and sense of wonder going.
>>57462206>REEE FUCKING NEWFAGS GET OUT OF MY WARHAMMER FANTASY THREAD>TOTAL WAR IS BAD WHFB GAME, VERMINTIDE IS BETTER
>>57420450>unironic "X is the best and cannot be defeated"I want fags to leave>>57466632If I remember my old lore correctly, skaven infestation is less prevalent in bretonnia than in the empire. Coupled with the lack of cities, it makes sense that they would not be very aware of it.Still, beastmen are beastmen, and if a questing knight falls into a tunnel, he will slay for the lady.If you're looking for bretonnian advantages, they actually have the best navy in the old world, and the coastal knights are based corsairs, as they follow Manaan and can use guns.>>57467585>not believing in glorious bretonnian socialismYou filthy imperial capitalist
>>57474386>they actually have the best navy in the old worldfuck off alberic
>>57474408>ships of the line against the Empire's galleys.There isn't much of a contest here.Also, Man'O'War rulebook>The Bretonnians are arguably the best human sailors in the world. With their great sails billowing in the wind their ships are majestic sights on the high seas. Relying on sail for speed and manoeuverability they try to outgun their enemies with mighty broadsides.It's not!HRE against not!kingdom of France, what did you expect?
>>57475406Wasn't the Bretonnian navy retconned at some point to be just as backwards as the knights on land? IIRC they somehow mounted trebuchets on ships instead of cannon.
>>57475658well considering that the last time the bretonnian navy was mentioned the setting was completely different, he is a butthurt bretonniaboo who thinks his faction is anything other than a meme.
>>57475658No, though trebuchet ships do exist.
>>57408909You can't name the Skaven because they've bought off all the officials with assassinations and warp-tainted gold. It's an extended Jew joke.
>>57475694why do you have to be so aggressive about tiny army men?Anyways the brets have late age of sail tech in the recent warhammer corsair vidya.
>>57475729which is based off pre 4th ed bretonnia. The source material is from a completely different setting for the most part than current bretonnia
>>57409280So essentially they're Jews?
>>57475739Skaven are Boys from Lustria type of Nazis.
>>57475733>it's outdated>unless it's from 2017, then it doesn't countI will never understand canonfags
>>57475658>Wasn't the Bretonnian navy retconned at some pointGW hasn't really touched the naval side of warhammer since the general's compendium, and even then that was bare bones as fuck.They mentioned dusting off man 'o war for inspiration and featured a tiny clipper ship with six fucking cannons on it, so I don't think they really had a problem with the mismatch.
>>57467983i mean, you can just bum-rush north as kroq-gar
>>57476102except the source material is outdated. It is the polar opposite of TWWH which literally got notes from GW's 8th edition unreleased bretonnia book to fill up the army gap they have.
>>57476181Since the whfb setting is supposed to have been utterly annihilitated by the end times, one can hardly use tww as a not outdated source.Besides, GW revisited the naval side of warhammer with Dreadfleet and didn't change a thing. And there isn't a single source presenting the bret navy as shitty, recent or not. Same with Marienburg since it left the Empire.But let's keep this thread on tracks. Skaven ships... How and why?
>>57476412>is supposed to be annihilatedexcept that GW is still making and licensing supplementary material for it. There is literally no logical consistency to bretonnia even having a good navy especially as there is no proof of them even having an industrial base to mass manufacture cannons to put on ships;
>>57423043Massive slave plantations where they grow some kind of grain in the swamp around their capital along with some kind of mushroom and underground creature farms
>>57476435>warhammer>logical consistencyhahahaha, you serious?>there is no proof of them even having an industrial base to mass manufacture cannons to put on ships>be coastal nation based on France and Britain, two of the most powerful naval powers until ww2.>massively export vine and food to more technologically inclined nations, like the Empire, Estalia or Tilea.>be in need of a major navy to prevent invasion by your neighbours, or raids by druuchi and norses.>do a bit of piracy on the side>don't have to be as retarded as the rest of the bretonnian nobles about projectile weapons since you don't worship the Lady>bourgeois can crew ships as wellSure, totally unbelievable, it's not like they can import stuff or something.And european black powder artillery appeared around the XIIIth century; you don't need to be an industrial powerhouse to make guns. Heck, in the XVIth century there were still cannons made primarily of wood.>>57476470Also probably human cemetaries full of delicious buried corpses.
>>57432798>Slann can speak fine, but are lazy and telepathic so normally just shitpost each other with their minds.>literal frogposters
>>57412025>Storm of Chaos was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, the Greenskins WONNot true. Order won, but Chaos had the single highest win count of any army. Orcs just fought Chaos rather than helping them as they were supposed too.
>>57439651Is this because Lizardmen are Aztec-inspired or am I missing something else?>t. Spanish-speaking Lizardman fan
>>57476712They were krumping gitz like any proper Ork would.
>>57476712>Orcs just fought Chaos rather than helping them as they were supposed too.they weren't supposed to help chaostheir entire prelude to the storm of chaos was basically explaining why the orcs (and grimgor in particular) wanted to go after archaon
>>57476712sounds to me like you got stomped, ya git.
>>57468061Skaven society and behaviour has nothing to do with real life rats.
>>57468507Except lizardmen (maybe except some slaan) didn't exist before the old ones arrived.
>>57440981Lizardmen are silly>Aztec theme>Skinks literally live in Barrios
>>57424656Why would you leave warm-bloods in english?
>>57476735It has more to do with the fact that when we saw the first lizardman gameplay, the bola skinks when selected said "Bola Skinks." Since Bola sounds like Hola and lizardmen are aztec inspired, the Mexican skink that says hola stuck.
>>57466439Muh lost relicMuh plan
>>57466634>>57452866I kek'd pretty hard at your conversation. Well-done.