Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The Warband of Dolgar Manhood-Eater, Fimir Background and Fluff Part 1

Inspired by the Fomorians of Celtic myth, they are depicted as humanoid, cyclopean creatures with barbed tails and beak-like snouts, with skins that varied from a dark green to a muddy brown colour. They are described as being part Daemon.
 The Fimir inhabit the wetlands of the Warhammer world, typically within crudely constructed fortifications resembling nothing more than a pile of rocks. From these locations, the Fimir raid the homes of humans, taking captives for daemonic sacrifices. The Fimir loathe sunlight, and are followed by wreaths of mist to shield them from it, and their homes are always shrouded by it.


Fimir society is divided into a caste system, consisting of Meargh, the Dirach, the Fimm warriors, and the Shearl. The Meargh - also known as witch-hags - are the leaders of Fimir colonies, as well as the only females. A Meargh would typically also be a very powerful user of magic. The Dirach - described as "daemon-friends" - are a caste of wizards specialising in the worshipping of Daemons. The warrior caste - consisting of Fimm (warriors), Fianna Fimm (elite warriors), and the various nobles - take the brunt of raiding and fighting. The Shearls - the slaves of a Fimir settlement - exist only to work and die. The ruling Meargh hold the clans together. In the event of a Meargh's death, the Fimir of her stronghold separate, either working as mercenaries for other evil creatures or seeking out another clan to join. However the Meargh is sterile and therefore unable to breed. So as to replenish their numbers the Fimir kidnap young fertile human women to use as breeding stock.

The Warband of Dolgar Manhood-Eater

Map of the Known World

Part 2 will be my personal fluff and background for the Fimir Warband of Dolgar Manhood-Eater, Doomed One of Malal and Renegade.

Until next time!
- Chico

14 comments:

  1. Another clan emerges from the mists, splendid.

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    1. Aye just waiting for a few packages to turn up and i can start converting and painting :)

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    2. Wondrous, consider my interest piqued.

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    3. On the Oldhammer forum theres a painting comp, i'm entering with a mix of Fimir: 14 HQ Fimm, BSB Fimm made from the Bloodbowl mini, Driach, 2 Fianna Fimm and a Noble.

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  2. Balor claims thy soul....



    Just wait how GW put out a Fimir army book next year. :)

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    1. I'd jizz in my pants if they did lol

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    2. Well...

      No book coming, but there may be more models.

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  3. I'm not sure i'm a fan of the FW Fimir, on the other hand they are quite cheap (£28 for 3) so i may buy 6 as a special treat to myself. As this is being built for 8th i need plenty of Fianna Fimm

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    1. I think they're great, super detailed as well. You going ogres as the list?

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    2. Chaos Warriors Throgg list, that way I get to use all the sizes of Fimir and get to use Reaper's Purple Worms as Spawn.

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    3. Yick, ugly FW Fimir... too much like ankylosauruses for my likings, and I like dinosaurs!

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    4. More and more i look at them the more i think i should get some, more for the fact there quite cheap.. wow i'm calling FW cheap lol not only are they cheap its more the fact there easy to get hold of alike most Famir

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    5. For FW, very cheap. Each to their own, but once I'm finished painting my 2,400 point list I'm going to put together a unit of eight fianna fimm using them along with the older nobles.

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