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Knight Scáthach of Fimm

Fomoroid Crusher and Fimir

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So this big chungus was just teased for Warcry, and it's clear based on its name and appearance, that the Fomoroid Crusher is based on the Fomorians of Irish myth; specifically, Balor of the Evil Eye. This may tie into Fimir, although the only similarity is name origin and single eye. I hope this is a relative of the Fimir in one way or another. It appears to be a 60mm base, so he's just a little smaller than a Dankhold Troggoth.

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I would say that yes whilst - like everyone's favourite sexually problematic swamp monsters - it definitely owes it's name and some of its physical characteristics to the Fomorians I would be amazed if it had anything at all to do with the Fimir in game/universe.

For a start apart from its cyclopean nature it doesn't really share anything else with them, certainly in terms of physical appearance. Plus haven't the Fimir been firmly distanced from Chaos in AoS anyway and also I think GW would be very happy if most people just forgot about the Fimir existing tbh.

Anyway absolutely lovely model and can't wait to get my mitts on it.

 

EDIT: 'big chungus' tho... 👏👏👏

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I think the model looks great! Since he's holding some masonry, I assume he has a ranged attack where he throws that. I'd like to see his warscroll for AoS. Warcry has been great for Chaos Players in terms of giving us some new toys to play with.

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As you said, the only similarities are the source material and the one eye. No club tail and no beak. So I don't expect anything in regards to fimir, and I certainly hope this guy is not related at all, since it would imply a parting of their iconic* look.


*If such term can be used for something as obscure as fimirs....

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Imagine if there were rules for destructible terrain. Like if this dude lobbed a boulder at a walkway and it collapsed under the fighters, or he pulls away a chunk of masonry to drop on someone, causing a wall to collapse. That would go some way towards delivering the ridiculous gravity assissted shenanigans - falling, bouncing - currently only delivered by Necromunda.

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No matter what it is or what it means ... the model is awesome as hell!

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Well the good news is that he will be usable in AoS, as all Warcry is. I'm expecting 8/9 wounds, 4+ save. Some kind of punching melee attack, and when within 3" of a terrain feature, he can throw a boulder/ tree. If it's something like the rockgut trolls then it'll be useful. I'm hoping it's like 18" 3+ 3+ -2 3 damage as then it'll have utility. 100-120 points.

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In all honesty I could see Fimir being brought back into the GW fold so to speak at some point.  They're certainly a distinct army that is pretty popular when they appear on a table.  That said, the Fomoroid very much sits within a Chaos theme (at least this miniature) and I'm not sure we'd see such a big leap to change Fimir from a Destruction army to Chaos one.

What would be cool would be to have Fomoroid being part of something within the same environment as Fimir (hopefully with some special rule of "in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king")

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A giant one-eyed Chaos dude who throws rocks eh? I think he's got a long-lost brother out there.

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The Formor / Formorians were ancient Irish giants / Lovecraftian fish gods / pirates (it's not straightforward). Their name has been translated into English as Fomor and Fimir, so its perfectly possible GW took two different inspirations from the same myth - and it doesn't necessarily mean there is an AOS connection between the 2 races at all. The AOS Fomoroids might just be a cousin of the Ogroids. TBH he does look a little like the OgroidThaumaturge, just beefier. Also a one eyed Formorian is totally inspired by Balor (which is cool for Celtic myth nerds like me).

Cannot wait to get my hands on this model tho!

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Meanwhile I'm over here thinking "That's not a fomorian "

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That's a fomorian! From Warrior kings, an old RTS game. A beast that walks rather like T-rex only with larger forearms and claws; carrying a rider and two bags on its back (either side). It's tail is a long prehensile length that curls to a grabbing claw at the end which curls up, grasps ammo from the bag and then slings it forward. A living walking artillery unit! 

 

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My first impression is that its an offshoot of Troggoth or Ogor. Most likely Ogor. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be a new race/sub group present in the rumoured upcoming Ogor codex. 

We have already seen an example of "new" races introduced in specialist games just being absorbed into existing factions.  (i.e. Skaeth)

 

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Well, a friend of mine posted this in our Whatsapp group today. Maybe this guy is just a first look of what's to come for Ogres. ^^

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Wait, that thing is Chaos?

It looks like the most Destruction thing ever, and literally breaks stuff up and lobs it.

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7 minutes ago, Kyriakin said:

Wait, that thing is Chaos?

It looks like the most Destruction thing ever, and literally breaks stuff up and lobs it.

Wait that's a really good point - it could be! 

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3 hours ago, Overread said:

Wait that's a really good point - it could be! 

 

3 hours ago, Kyriakin said:

Wait, that thing is Chaos?

It looks like the most Destruction thing ever, and literally breaks stuff up and lobs it.

Sorry guys, too many chaos stars all over for him to be anything else. Although the model looks like it might go nicely with bits from various troggoth or ogor kits for conversions, depending on its size.

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Mind you warcry has already given use chaos worshipping dwarves, aelves and ogres, so just because this particular formorian is a chaos cultist doesn't mean they all will be.

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Just now, EccentricCircle said:

Mind you warcry has already given use chaos worshipping dwarves, aelves and ogres, so just because this particular formorian is a chaos cultist doesn't mean they all will be.

I think this is a slave of some kind judging by the shackles. This may be filling the niche the Fimir had in chaos, that being cyclopean brutes. Fimir have evolved in a new direction, so a replacement to fill the gap they had seems likely, and offers an interesting design space. I like this more than say just chaos trolls.

I imagine this will be a one off model, but I really hope it's useful.

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By the way, I think this model might be related to this rumor engine:
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I think it's the Fomoroid's back. Similar hair style, two straps across the chest that would stretch all the way around the body, the metal bolts are similar, and the little bumps on either side fit the same skin boils and blemishes the model has.

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I like it. A lot. Wish both hands didn’t have rocks in them though haha.

I wonder if pumping all this Warcry stuff out is to double for a StD battletome release. By then all they would need is to drop endless spells and terrain because all this stuff will be included in a more formal way in the book.

i also like that at least the clops was smart enough to cover his eye! Would like to see alternate head option too

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8 minutes ago, Mandzak-Miniatures said:

I like it. A lot. Wish both hands didn’t have rocks in them though haha.

I wonder if pumping all this Warcry stuff out is to double for a StD battletome release. By then all they would need is to drop endless spells and terrain because all this stuff will be included in a more formal way in the book.

i also like that at least the clops was smart enough to cover his eye! Would like to see alternate head option too

That’s a good point, they’d now have a behemoth, 2 units of chaos beasts and all the warcry sets. 

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