You Want Tigers? Have Some Tigers

(Models and header image by Bryan Stiltz. Used with permission)

Lately, I’ve had two separate Jungle visitors ask me the same question, and it’s one that’s come up a few times over the years. That question is, “May I start my own Fighting Tiger army?”

The answer is, “Absolutely.” Not only that, I’d be honored if you would.


I could spend a lot of time talking about intellectual property laws, and how that relates to Games Workshop and me, but the TL/DR version is that if you want to make your own Fighting Tiger army for 40K, you don’t need my permission, not that I could stop you even if I wanted to. Which I don’t.

On the contrary, I’m tremendously flattered whenever anyone tells me that they’ve made their own version. There are hundreds of Space Marine chapters–official GW, and homebrew–and it’s humbling to think that anyone out there likes the Tigers so much that they want their own. So, go for it!

And don’t feel like you have to adhere to a certain way that I paint my figures, or that you have to include all of the background fluff. This is your army: make it how you want it to be.

If you think of an easier paint scheme, run with it. If you don’t want female Fighting Tigers (and I totally understand if you don’t), then don’t include them.

Model and image by Matthew Hunt. Used with permission

But if you could, I would appreciate two favors:

  1. If someone likes your army and asks about them, please point them to this website; and,
  2. Please send me some photos of your army, and I’ll post them here at the Jungle, properly crediting you, of course. God knows, my painting is terrible, so it would be nice to have some decent-looking Tiger minis online.

That’s it. Have fun, and let me know how your Tigers work out for you!

When I’m not playing or blogging about 40K, I’m writing killer SF/F  for young adults, and adults who are still young. In This Wasted Land, my latest novel, 17-year old Alyx finds out that witches are real when one abducts her boyfriend, Sam. Alyx won’t stop searching until she gets him back–unless the witch kills her first. 

I’m also the author of Lost Dogs, the story of the end of the world as seen, heard–and smelled–by a dog.  My first novel was Dragontamer’s Daughters, like Little House on the Prairie…with dragons.  With Jungle Guide Patrick Eibel, I created Our Wild Place, a children’s book about the joy to be found in exploring Nature.  

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