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Remember in Hellforged when a Techmarine plugged into a random Necron crystal and hacked a Tombworld?

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pelicaniforce wrote:
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I think the reason none of this gets mentioned is that the tech difference between xenos systems makes any connection/interference nearly impossible to begin with.

Pretty sure the Admechs answer to 'can you break Necron encryption' results in the questioner being turned into a servitor and forgotten about.


despite what the libtards say, i've seen Independence Day and I know this is scientifically false


The reason given in the Independence Day novels is that Earth tech is largely based off the salvaged alien tech, which is why they can interact.

'The Great Work' has Cawl hacking Necrons.
   
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The eldar use a lot of EM systems. Holofields are one form, and they're so powerful they don't just affect targeting systems and sensors, they affect your eyes as well.

The Dark Eldar ships can use mimic engines that hijack the sensor signals from enemy ships and reconfigure them to show an allied ship. This is so powerful that they can approach within very close distances before the ruse is up.

   
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whats the smallest vessel we know is actually warp capable? the tau Manta is capable of some almost-warp trick that lets it make very limited interstellar travel but this seems to not be "true" warp travel (the tau only recently discovered true warp travel and didn't include gellar fields on the test ship....)

the "small" ships form BFG are in the kilometre long range, and their doesn't seem to be anything between. Is it really nothing in between? nothing in the few hundred meter range that is bigger than a manta but still capable of proper warp travel?

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xerxeskingofking wrote:
whats the smallest vessel we know is actually warp capable?
One of the Grey Knights novels (IIRC) has a two-person warp-capable 'fighter' - Inquisitor pilot & Navigator.
   
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The Warhammer Adventures series features multiple small ships, operable by a single crew (Profiteer, Zealot's Heart), which are warp capable, can enter planetary atmospheres, and the latter even has a teleportation array.

The Scriptor is slightly larger, with a crew of four (two of whom are children).
   
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xerxeskingofking wrote:
whats the smallest vessel we know is actually warp capable? the tau Manta is capable of some almost-warp trick that lets it make very limited interstellar travel but this seems to not be "true" warp travel (the tau only recently discovered true warp travel and didn't include gellar fields on the test ship....)

the "small" ships form BFG are in the kilometre long range, and their doesn't seem to be anything between. Is it really nothing in between? nothing in the few hundred meter range that is bigger than a manta but still capable of proper warp travel?


The New Dawn from Kill Team Rogue Trader is warp capable, and it's crew is dozens at most, so you'd expect it to be a lot shorter than a kilometre.
   
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Technically, warp spiders have warp jump generators that are warp-capable. And the warp jump dragsta goes through the warp.
   
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It's been a long time since i read them, but didn't Ravenor or Eisenhorn travel in a small warp-capable ship?



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 The Phazer wrote:
xerxeskingofking wrote:
whats the smallest vessel we know is actually warp capable? the tau Manta is capable of some almost-warp trick that lets it make very limited interstellar travel but this seems to not be "true" warp travel (the tau only recently discovered true warp travel and didn't include gellar fields on the test ship....)

the "small" ships form BFG are in the kilometre long range, and their doesn't seem to be anything between. Is it really nothing in between? nothing in the few hundred meter range that is bigger than a manta but still capable of proper warp travel?


The New Dawn from Kill Team Rogue Trader is warp capable, and it's crew is dozens at most, so you'd expect it to be a lot shorter than a kilometre.


The ship board that comes with the Rogue Trader Kill team is not the New Dawn. It is simply one of the shuttles (Truehawk) of the New Dawn. The New Dawn is most likely cruiser sized.
   
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How do eldar corsairs protect their souls from She Who Thirsts?

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How do eldar corsairs protect their souls from She Who Thirsts?

Living dangerously and having fun is kind of the whole point of being a corsair so I guess they don't really protect themselves?

I think they're originally craftworlders so they should still have soulstones. And they can come back when they're done being edgy.
   
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Corsairs protect themselves the same way the Rangers do.

If they are originally from a craftworld, they will have a soulstone.
They walk the path of the "outcast" when they are relatively "young" and "edgy", most returning when that path loses its appeal to them. They are a metaphor, in a sense, for 18-25 year old males.

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Do Kroots lay eggs?

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-Guardsman- wrote:
Do Kroots lay eggs?


As far as I know, that's not been said anywhere, but then I've not kept up to date with more recent lore as such so I might be wrong.

From what I remember, Kroot are reckoned to have avian ancestry. The way Kroot "shaping" and eating of flesh to change the DNA of the Kroot kindred works, I'd think eggs would make the most sense. Gives more time for a gestation period and different shapes can emerge from an egg.

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 Hellebore wrote:
The Dark Eldar ships can use mimic engines that hijack the sensor signals from enemy ships and reconfigure them to show an allied ship. This is so powerful that they can approach within very close distances before the ruse is up.

That is kinda dumb explanation, though, and should only work on forces that don't do any pre-battle planning. Say, you're a space marine captain and you know for a fact your company doesn't have 3 extra thunderhawks and 6 predators approaching your positions now, what stops you from just firing at sensor signal showing "allied" ship?
   
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 Irbis wrote:

That is kinda dumb explanation, though, and should only work on forces that don't do any pre-battle planning. Say, you're a space marine captain and you know for a fact your company doesn't have 3 extra thunderhawks and 6 predators approaching your positions now, what stops you from just firing at sensor signal showing "allied" ship?

Expect its on ships, not the battlefield so the point about Thunderhawks and tanks is moot.
Drukhari don't fight in normal void battles, instead opting to raid trade convoys or lightly defended targets. A trading post that maybe gets visited once every 6 months by an Imperial warship is going to be easy pickings for a Drukhari ship with mimic engines. In Dark Disciple , a Drukhari ship uses mimic engines to hide in the near orbit of a world evacuating in the face of Tyranids using a third party to ferry refugees into their waiting arms. Even then when the mimic engines are damaged when the ship is attacked by the Word Bearers, the Imperial fleet only recognises them as Aeldari being attacked by Chaos and decides to help them.
   
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 Olthannon wrote:
-Guardsman- wrote:
Do Kroots lay eggs?


As far as I know, that's not been said anywhere, but then I've not kept up to date with more recent lore as such so I might be wrong.

From what I remember, Kroot are reckoned to have avian ancestry. The way Kroot "shaping" and eating of flesh to change the DNA of the Kroot kindred works, I'd think eggs would make the most sense. Gives more time for a gestation period and different shapes can emerge from an egg.

There's an article in WD 264 that has Kroot giving birth to live young, specifically by puking them.

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 Irbis wrote:

That is kinda dumb explanation, though, and should only work on forces that don't do any pre-battle planning.

Or have gak organization or gak hierarchy of command, so the IoM.


Say, you're a space marine captain and you know for a fact your company doesn't have 3 extra thunderhawks and 6 predators approaching your positions now, what stops you from just firing at sensor signal showing "allied" ship?

If your company is the only deployed Imperial force, nothing. But Space Marines rarely fight alone, and if there are deployments of other companies, other Chapters or other Imperial forces, things get murkier.
   
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Morgasm the Powerfull wrote:
 Olthannon wrote:
-Guardsman- wrote:
Do Kroots lay eggs?


As far as I know, that's not been said anywhere, but then I've not kept up to date with more recent lore as such so I might be wrong.

From what I remember, Kroot are reckoned to have avian ancestry. The way Kroot "shaping" and eating of flesh to change the DNA of the Kroot kindred works, I'd think eggs would make the most sense. Gives more time for a gestation period and different shapes can emerge from an egg.

There's an article in WD 264 that has Kroot giving birth to live young, specifically by puking them.


That's pretty damn gross is what that is. So do they puke up little grublets that then grow into whatever beastie is being shaped?

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Childbirth, in general, is quite an icky thing mechanically for live young, regardless of the end they come out of. Eggs are nice and clean really

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 Flinty wrote:
Childbirth, in general, is quite an icky thing mechanically for live young, regardless of the end they come out of. Eggs are nice and clean really


true, but I think I'm imagining vomiting up lots in one go as opposed to the old terran method. I feel like they'd have to be much smaller to vomit up.

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Morgasm the Powerfull wrote:
 Olthannon wrote:
-Guardsman- wrote:
Do Kroots lay eggs?


As far as I know, that's not been said anywhere, but then I've not kept up to date with more recent lore as such so I might be wrong.

From what I remember, Kroot are reckoned to have avian ancestry. The way Kroot "shaping" and eating of flesh to change the DNA of the Kroot kindred works, I'd think eggs would make the most sense. Gives more time for a gestation period and different shapes can emerge from an egg.

There's an article in WD 264 that has Kroot giving birth to live young, specifically by puking them.

So like, is the uterus in the chest area? How do they not choke to death?
I'm all for alien physiology, its just I'm trying to work out how this works.

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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Morgasm the Powerfull wrote:
 Olthannon wrote:
-Guardsman- wrote:
Do Kroots lay eggs?


As far as I know, that's not been said anywhere, but then I've not kept up to date with more recent lore as such so I might be wrong.

From what I remember, Kroot are reckoned to have avian ancestry. The way Kroot "shaping" and eating of flesh to change the DNA of the Kroot kindred works, I'd think eggs would make the most sense. Gives more time for a gestation period and different shapes can emerge from an egg.

There's an article in WD 264 that has Kroot giving birth to live young, specifically by puking them.

So like, is the uterus in the chest area? How do they not choke to death?
I'm all for alien physiology, its just I'm trying to work out how this works.

One of their energy storing nymune organs doubles as a womb when needed, and kids come up the same route food goes down, and I guess the actual proceedings happen faster with them than with humans.

Like a cat passing a rather large hairball.

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