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They could have done with a head/mask set as well. Maybe one will follow, I suppose.

I'm not sure I think that a "heavy rock cutter" that appears to be just mechanical jaws on the end of a flexible wire is going to be very good at cutting rocks (let alone people - hold still while I attach the jaws, scummer!), but whatever, it's 40k.
   
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Ambot weapon upgrades?

More seriously, will Enforcers get a weapon pack? And corpse grinders could use their second plastic kit since even enforcers have one.
   
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 MajorWesJanson wrote:
Ambot weapon upgrades?

More seriously, will Enforcers get a weapon pack? And corpse grinders could use their second plastic kit since even enforcers have one.


All the enforcer weapons in the gang list are already on the sprues, refreshingly, so I suspect they skip that. Heads, though, would be nice.

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Need an Ogryn and Squat gang upgrades. Squats need some more guns that aren't weird double barrelled/triple magazine'd monstrosities.

Some melee weapons would be nice!

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Yep, Squats got diddly-squat by way of options in the kit :(

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Oh LAWKS!

Models here but I can’t figure out how to share the rotational images.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/08/15/take-a-spin-on-the-escher-cutter-a-lightning-fast-jetbike-for-when-the-floor-really-is-lava/


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I'm not too familiar with the smaller details of Necromunda lore, I could understand Van Saar and even to a lesser extent Delaque having anti-grav tech vehicles, but does it make much sense for Escher? Is it not something meant to be relatively rare?
   
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Relatively rare within the Imperium.

But given Van Saar make fairly extensive use of it, seemingly not as comparatively rare on Necromunda. Especially if you’re not that bothered by Elf’n’Safety.

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It'll probably cost a lot, so you only get a couple of them.

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Anti-grav tech is rare, but based on the fluff in the warcom article these aren't necessarily anti-grav tech, instead it sounds like they take the F-4 Phantom approach to flight: “a brick can fly if you stick a big enough engine on it.”

EDIT - I'm also loving the tiger stripe and leopard print on those things, fantastic painting!

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And we also need to keep in mind rare is a strictly comparative thing.

If perhaps 1 in 1,000 weapons is a Plasma Weapon, then in terms of stock Plasma is rare. But there’d still be millions, if not billions, in circulation.

Anti-Grav is also difficult to maintain, so less suited to warfare for certain armies. But again, that’s in comparison to stuff like the Leman Russ, Rhino and Chimera, where it would seem simply whacking it with a spanner works marvels a good percentage of the time.

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chaos0xomega wrote:
Anti-grav tech is rare, but based on the fluff in the warcom article these aren't necessarily anti-grav tech, instead it sounds like they take the F-4 Phantom approach to flight: “a brick can fly if you stick a big enough engine on it.”


It literally says in the article they use anti-grav tech:

...strap some anti-grav tech to a big turbine...

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Rare or not, I absolutely love them.
   
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 Mentlegen324 wrote:
chaos0xomega wrote:
Anti-grav tech is rare, but based on the fluff in the warcom article these aren't necessarily anti-grav tech, instead it sounds like they take the F-4 Phantom approach to flight: “a brick can fly if you stick a big enough engine on it.”


It literally says in the article they use anti-grav tech:

...strap some anti-grav tech to a big turbine...


meh, missed that. I like my interpretation better.

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I miss the times where gangs on Necromunda weren't better equipped and more technologically advanced than the majority of the Imperium's armies, even the comparatively elite, like the Scions or SoBs.

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Also, seems these are Mounts, not vehicles. So they’re an equipment upgrade for Leaders and Champons. Specifically mentions Death Maidens too.

Genuinely tempted to get these just to have them.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
And we also need to keep in mind rare is a strictly comparative thing.

If perhaps 1 in 1,000 weapons is a Plasma Weapon, then in terms of stock Plasma is rare. But there’d still be millions, if not billions, in circulation.

Anti-Grav is also difficult to maintain, so less suited to warfare for certain armies. But again, that’s in comparison to stuff like the Leman Russ, Rhino and Chimera, where it would seem simply whacking it with a spanner works marvels a good percentage of the time.


I think for me the main issue is that it feels like it's watering down the themes of the different house somewhat, Escher aren't really the ones I'd consider anti-grav tech to be something that easily fits them compared to others like Van Saar. Now even the one that isn't really about that sort of rare high-tech stuff can get anti-grav as a relatively normal thing, rather than something that is more suitable with their idea in general.

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Anti-grav perhaps. But Jetbikes do seem very Escher.

I’m still half expecting a tunneller of some kind for Delaque. Like a Mutant Nosediver from Thundercats.

Cawdor can have a Cartie and like it, pram wheels and all.


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This make me think of Earthworm Jim.

And the last Goliath "bike" is a ripoff from Halo

So I guess that's the design teams MO. Copy it from video games.

Necromunda seems to be getting a bit silly.
   
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 oni wrote:
This make me think of Earthworm Jim.

And the last Goliath "bike" is a ripoff from Halo

So I guess that's the design teams MO. Copy it from video games.

Necromunda seems to be getting a bit silly.


Necromunda has been getting a bit silly ever since someone decided that random gangers in the underhive should have more advanced and rarer tech than the vast majority of the Imperium's actual armies. Now it's just plain ludicrous.

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The Gangs are essentially PMC in 40K.

Add in Necromunda being a major arms manufacturer world, and it does make sense. You cream off a tiny percentage of your output for home use, and you end up with comparatively well armed soldiers, even those that act as Cats Paws.

And there’s precisely two thirds of fifty percent of absolutely bugger all preventing a given group placing a moratorium on stuff they don’t think fits.

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Getting Phantom Menace podracing vibes here. Pop two of them together, then a chariot behind them then cables connecting them. That would be a nice kitbash project.

Casual gaming, mostly solo-coop these days.

 
   
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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
 oni wrote:
This make me think of Earthworm Jim.

And the last Goliath "bike" is a ripoff from Halo

So I guess that's the design teams MO. Copy it from video games.

Necromunda seems to be getting a bit silly.


Necromunda has been getting a bit silly ever since someone decided that random gangers in the underhive should have more advanced and rarer tech than the vast majority of the Imperium's actual armies. Now it's just plain ludicrous.


I don't see how that's an issue. They're some of the wealthiest houses on Necromunda and aren't as bound by the limitations imposed by the rest of the Imperium. The Imperiums armie aren't meant to be equipped with the best - The logistics, bureaucracy, rules, Mechanicus's dogma etc that affect those aren't much of a factor for the Necromunda houses.

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Nice, my only gripe is the lack of goggles or masks. That ash will causing a bit of eye watering for sure...
   
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Just to add to this. People overestimate the rarity of Grav-technology in the Imperium. Plenty of Black Library books mention civilian vehicles that are anti-grav.

Add to that cherubs, servo-skulls, Grav-pulpits and even grav-chutes, which are used by guard regiments.
   
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Meh. Necromunda is outside the realms of 40k for all intents and purposes. It's a different aesthetic, it's a different game and it allows designers to go a bit more mental with individual units. Necromunda has always been sillier.

Antigrav kit is still rare in the wider Imperium where normal things apply. There's plenty of ways you can make up a reason for how some Escher get the bikes. The article says they're still rare, mainly just for the leaders.

I would have liked the Escher to have something similar to the admech serberys robo horsedogs. I think that would have been closer in line to them. But the jet bikes are still pretty neat.

I hope Cawdor get something like a Snotling pump wagon.

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I'd half-expected for Escher mounts to be beasts rather than vehicles, and I'd not even considered that they would be these magnificent beauties!
   
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Looks to be four to a box as well.

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