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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Normal people are happy to assemble and paint their army following the simple instructions provided and paint in a colour scheme of their choosing. WELL I'M NOT ONE OF THOSE NORMAL PEOPLE!

Over a year and half worth of designing, modeling and drawing my insane mind has spawned the Grot Rebellion.



The Army is fully converted and unique, its mission was to win best army which it did at Open War XI in Nottingham last April!

HQ
Grot Rebel Command!
Colonel Grotsnik by far is the best miniature in the army taking the ‘Red Gobbo’ miniatures and slapping the cap from the classic Commissar Yarrick was a stroke of pure genius. As was the rest of the army who would of thought of using guard torso and arms with goblin heads and legs would make such a fantastic miniatures!



Grot Special Weapons
For a while I thought of taking a Special Weapons squad using fanatics as bomb wielding madmen but they were soon replaced by a very famous weapon. Sadly this squad was ditched for my much more hard hitting Kommandos.

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ELITES
Grot Kommandos
As I mentioned before I needed something to give me an edge against tanks and heavy armoured units enter my Kommandos deep striking in squads of 5 each with 3 Meltaguns or Plasmaguns! These units have terrorized players to no end!



The Grot Ninja
‘Grot Hopper’ was a character in the Grot Rebellion’s background comic of which I’ll upload in the art area soon, he was too cool not to be made into a miniature so he acts as an Eversor Assassins in certain campaign missions.



TROOPS
Grot Rebelz
The army originally started out as a Grot Speed Freaks army but having all those tanks with BS2 put me off so I thought what is the 2nd lowest form of life? Of course the guard! From then on all my models were to be created to look like the Guard units they represented. This group is part of a 4 Squad Infantry Platoon. I also have plans to build a 2nd Human Slave Platoon using the new Empire Flagellants miniatures.



Grot Grenadiers
By far one of the challenges of this army was to convert Grot Storm Troopers with out making them look like walking trash cans so I casted them each a heavy duty riot shield to count as their 4+ armour save.



Now we now move on into heavy tanks and vehicles lets begin with…

Little Bugger
He’s very cute and was one of the first grot miniatures I created last year but the problem is he’s more of a mascot than a unit why pay 55 points for this cardboard armoured tank when I could field another unit of Ruff Riders. He has been recently redone for a mini-game at the UK Gamesday this year and now looks awesome and decorates the miniature case at GW Lincoln.



Ruff Riderz
Technically they are vehicles in a way so lets get started. When it came to creating the Rough Riders everyone I knew screamed out Squig Riders I though that was to predictable so instead I mounted them in remote control cars but due to them breaking I had to remove the aerials from the epic wagons. Like the rest of my suicidal units they are excellent on the field and always give me at least double in their pts cost. Before 5th Edition that is.



Now that the lightweights are out the way on to the heavyweights. When working on my vehicles I had to be sure not to make them look like looted vehicles so I had to redesign the look of each of the tanks.

GAZA
It was originally going to be aircraft carrier launching Grot bombs but the long 10 side armour was too risky but the mobile GAZA (NASA) platform proved an even bigger success. Especially the slogan on the side. (Too bad about the photo’s quality though) Sadly due to new 5th edition true line of sight he's been ditched.



The Battle Bruiser
The Leman Russ was by far the hardest to convert but luckily I had a pair of shortened tracks from my attempt at a Half Track Chimera a while back, plus with the added small mounted turrets I made for the side sponsons. It’s not a bad conversion.



The Doom-Vee
This is the only tank that can’t be recognised by my opponent with one glance but after explaining that the grot manned turret at the top counts as the 2 separate heavy bolters and the metal grid windows at the side our the firing points for the Lasguns it makes sense besides what greenskin army does have its set of monster wheels.



And now for my star attractions…

The Little Grot
Ever since the beginning the thought of grots turning a Hellhound into a fast food restaurant had to be done. This truck conversion was clear in my mind I was just not sure what to name it names such as ‘KFC (Kentucky Fired Cadian)’ ‘Mek Donalds (which was already taken)’ were thought up but in the end I choose ‘Little Chef’ as it suited the army better. I just love this tank as it has so much character.



The Helicookas
Given how useless my 'Doom-vee' was i converted it into a demolisher and replaced it in the army with these. Another effective anti infranty weapon in my army that deep strikes burns out scouts and other infrantry cowering in cover. Before being thrown into combat as because of its light nature it will often go out with a large bang and kill some more enemy models.




Future Plans

When 5th Edition came out every guard player felt like they'd been shot in the foot. Baslisks, suicidal units what were some of the best units were now all useless with the latest rules. But with a guard codex coming out next year and with the rumor of more than 3 russes I plan to mechanise the Grot Rebellion next year!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Las Vegas

Great stuff! Really cool idea!

 
   
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Dangerous Skeleton Captain




The Vegetable Plane

This is awesome, I think the only suggestion I can come up with is to add some sort of vehicle that is obviously not looted, but built from scratch out of scavenged parts.

Along the lines of a 40k Snotling Pump Wagon

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Freaky Flayed One





possibly somewhere on a planet in a bowl somewhere (london)

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i spent ages on my avitar. YOU MUST LIKE IT OR HE WILL EAT YOU!
thats just the way the cookie crumbles.

 
   
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Uhlan




Soviet Saskatchistan

OMGWTFBBQ!

That's is the greatest thing I've seen all week. You, sir. You get a gold star.
   
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Brilliant! Congratulations!

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 
   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

There great what exactly are the Helicookas though? Absolute genius

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Skink Chief with Poisoned Javelins





I think he counts them as Deffkoptas.

I'm pretty sure they can take Burnas.....

GREAT conversions though.

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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

ungulateman wrote:I think he counts them as Deffkoptas.

I'm pretty sure they can take Burnas.....

GREAT conversions though.


Incorrect: the army is using the guard codex so thats impossible. I use them as sentinels and they always do their job well.

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Master Frag






Beast Coast

This is really well done. I particularly like the grots with berets!

I think that a few of the bodies look a little weird scale-wise (especially some of the night goblins with the shoulder pad arms), but since these are grots and kind of silly anyways, I think you can pull it off.

Overall, very nice. Also, if you had trouble with aerials breaking, just take a broom with synthetic bristles, and cut some of them off, glue one to each vehicle and paint it black, and it's done! They're soft and they'll bend instead of breaking. It's really the perfect thing for aerials, I think. That's what I used for the aerials on my Panzer IVs here:



They're still WIP, by the way.

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Grotzare to weedy for a proper fight(jk) i think its a really cool army and kudos to ur conversion talents

Current armies-


 
   
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Clousseau





Wilmington DE

Nice. Great theme and a great way to rethink an army.

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Blackclad Wayfarer





From England. Living in Shanghai

Great job.

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Hooded Inquisitorial Interrogator







sweet motha of crap that is awesome

i want to play and ride with you on your predator. i want to be friends with you
too bad alien scum
arrrghhhhhhhhh *cuts off head of space marine*
dat was fun friend....friend??? friend!!!!
humph your not my friend any more *walks off to the predator* now for some fun!

i play as and needs the new sm army codex!!!!! 
   
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Laying siege to the Temple of Pecans.

"Gretchins of da u'niverse unite! You av nuffin ta looz but yer scakkelz!" - Karil Makz












 
   
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Twisting Tzeentch Horror





A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!

Three cheers for gretchin commissars!

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Wondering Why the Emperor Left




Earth

Wow what a great concept!!!

Is what your living for worth dying for? 
   
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NC

Thats really cool. Great Job.

Falcon Punch!


 
   
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Committed Chaos Cult Marine




Lawrence, KS (United States)

Very awesome.

I'm really loving your use of Ogre Gutplates as shields on your Rebel command models.

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I sold most of my miniatures, and am currently working on bringing my own vision of the Four Colors of Chaos to fruition 
   
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I keep coming back to this thread and finding more to love in the grot-infested pictures. The concept, modeling skill, and most of all, dedication, needed to complete this project are profound. Well done.

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 
   
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Deadshot Weapon Moderati





Not trying to embarrass you or anything....but....your thread is infested with grots.

Love it.

Post more pictures when you can.






 
   
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Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot




Where people Live Free, or Die

Very good job! Incredible models!

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Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Making Prospero a less shiny place.

This is a fantastic army.

The vehicles are amazing.

Show us more.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

VERY NICELY DONE MAN! Your grot army idea is brilliant. Id love to play against an army like that
   
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Krazed Killa Kan







Simply superb. Well conceived and executed. Good job sir!

 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Man I having trouble rewriting the army list for these guys. I was dependant on the Drop Droops Doctrine for mobilty and with the increase in tank cost I'll need to ditch some of these awesome models in the new army list.

Damn this is driving me nuts!

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Nimble Pistolier





Ipswich, Queensland

Thats super awesome! i wanna see some grot super heavies tho! =)

Too many armies to count now.. mainly all 40k and AoS

Cleanse, Purge, Kill.  
   
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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





Buzzard's Knob

Is that the holy hand grenade of antioch? Can grotz actually count to three without screwing it up? Will it go off in his comically oversized hand? This is the greatest unofficial army I've ever seen for 40K!!!

Oh, and by the way, if you accidentally count to four, run!

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WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! 
   
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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge






was one of the special weapons guys got a holy hand grenade lol

 
   
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Bella Napoli

I love it! Great work man.


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