How big would a Great gargant be in 40K? Let's have a look at the current state of walking Orky war machines. The plastic Stompa was released for 40K followed by a new plastic Deff Dread kit that is a bit bigger than the older metal one. Recently the Gorkanaut (or Morkanaut) was unleashed, a brand new walker, about the mass of a Land Raider. This sound familiar?
Yuuup. The Gorkanaut is about the size the Epic scale Stompa was in relation to ye olde Land Raider.
So what does that really make the 40K Stompa? A Gargant? Mostly, yes. It's not like the Orks have a hard and fast rule about specific nomenclature of the classification of war machines. Dreads get bigger until some ladz just start calling 'em Gargants. Fine. How does this help figure out how big the Great Gargant should be? I'm glad I asked me that. To the comparison pictures!
The Warhound is about 10" tall (more if it had better posture). Forge World's Reaver Titan is 16". I would put a Great Gargant's head around the 20" tall mark, anywhere between 18"-24" really. There are homemade Gargants well over three feet tall. I'm not sure the Mega-Gargant would be that tall. Imperial and Eldar Titans are tall and lean, Ork engines have lots of solid bulk to them, so a 20"-24" tall Gargant will be a massive presence on the field, as it should be, but not so large that it doesn't "feel" right. As long as it is bigger than a Reaver, and comparable to a Warlord it will be fine.
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