Squig Herds are anarchic packs of Cave Squigs that are herded toward the enemy by the Squig Herders of the Moonclan Grots. Herding squigs is a dangerous job and often results in the Grot being messily devoured. However especially those hard-bitten grots that pull it off can gain prestige with the local boss and a heap of shiny riches.
Herders are particularly brave or foolish grots who take on the life of a Squig Herder, for squigs are erratic, savage, borderline uncontrollable and so large they are even capable of swallowing their herders whole. Those few grots that manage to raise and dominate a pack of squigs for long enough to experience countless near-death experiences and, sometimes lost appendages, become famous as being notoriously difficult to kill and as tough as old boots.
Grot Herders use poking-sticks, dangled fungi, crashing cymbals and discordant squigpipes to not only keep the squigs moving in the right direction but also to make the beasts so angry that when they hit the enemy lines, they do so in an avalanche of gnashing jaws and butting heads. Occasionally a few squigs may break off and go on the rampage, but even then the carnage and panic they sow through the enemy ranks works in the favour of the Gloomspite Gitz.
When a Herder dies or flees the squigs go wild and attack anything non-squig around them.
- 1: Battletome: Gloomspite Gitz (2019) - The Squigs of War, pg. 30-31
- 2: Soulbound: Crash & Burn, pg. 23