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This is probably a stupid question, but: For my Skaven general's fluff I was thinking of having it so he was kept as a pet by a giant after his hold was destroyed, would this be terribly unrealistic?
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Given a giant's propensity for either eating or squashing everything it encounters would be unlikely your general could be his pet for a long time. On the other hand, a giant playing with the pretty rat for a while then forgetting about it rather than eating it is not impossible.

Sounds like it could be an interesting event if written well - and not used as an excuse to have your general riding a giant
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haha given TLoS I think that would be more of a dis advantage then an advantage lol
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Although, It would be cool to have the rat riding in a giants outstretched palm.
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...not used as an excuse to have your general riding a giant
Thinking about it some more, and in the grand tradition of arguing against myself, you could do a very impressive conversion of a giant with Skaven pet and use it as a "counts as" Plague Furnace or Screaming Bell.

Still not sure how you would have the rest of the army there at the same time as the giant though.
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yeah it would be difficult, though the fluff for my clan is that they use a bunch of captured animals, so I'm going to convert the griffon in the IoB set into a hellpit.
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...I'm going to convert the griffon in the IoB set into a hellpit.
Sounds impressive.

Hopefully we will get to see pictures.
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Goblin Warlords have been known to take control of trolls and giants. I don't see why Skaven should be any different

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It's pretty possible, note that on the actual model for a giant he has a human 'pet' in a cage.

You could model him on the giants shoulder, pointing, with the giant swinging a bell as a melee weapon to make them either a special model you could write rules for, a screaming bell or maybe even just an awesome diorama/etc? xD

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