Nonsense: Will Squats return?

I would normally title this rumours and it part it is, but as this rumour is that something won’t happen….

Anyway today this was posted on the net

via Unforgiven from the Faeit 212 inbox
I’ve heard some info about squats and why they will never return. Not sure if this has been posted before, but the chap who came up with the squats fell out with games workshop and took the license with him, telling GW they can never use it again. There is another wargame who has the squat models in but I don’t recall the name.

Sorry to all the people who want squats back, but I’ve been told it will never happen in 40k :(

This is possible within UK law and is a big part of Chapterhouse studios defence for the minture lines they make.

According to Wikipedia

(Jervis) Johnson said the race was removed from the Warhammer 40,000 universe for the following reasons:

  • The designers felt that they “had failed to do the Dwarf ‘archetype’ justice in its 40K incarnation”, and that the Squats were more of a joke race.
  • There existed a design disparity with the Warhammer 40,000 and the Epic-scale renditions of the race, which prevented there being a cohesive vision of the race.
  • Despite the efforts of the design team, they were unable to think up ways to revitalize the concept.[2]


Sixth edition makes mention of them[3] in a list of abhumans, marking their restoration to the fictional universe of Warhammer 40,000.[4],000)

So is it true, maybe does it mean there will never be 40k Dwarfs? One word Demuirg.