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Voss wrote:
I'm just not sure how they fit into the setting.

They look neat, sure... But xenos styled robots that...something something? Why were they made? Are they actual robots (as opposed to fancy power armor, are they AIs, etc)? Why necromunda of all places?

Very strange one off that doesn't really fit in anywhere.


They make servitors from humans. Why not big servitors from much simpler Xenos brains?
   
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Voss wrote:
I'm just not sure how they fit into the setting.

They look neat, sure... But xenos styled robots that...something something? Why were they made? Are they actual robots (as opposed to fancy power armor, are they AIs, etc)? Why necromunda of all places?

Very strange one off that doesn't really fit in anywhere.


They're mining units, and are AdMech robots slaved to an Ambull brain with several aggression inhibitors implanted, as the Ambull has great digging instincts. Fits perfectly with how 40k works imo, very grimdark.
   
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warl0rdb0b wrote:
Voss wrote:
I'm just not sure how they fit into the setting.

They look neat, sure... But xenos styled robots that...something something? Why were they made? Are they actual robots (as opposed to fancy power armor, are they AIs, etc)? Why necromunda of all places?

Very strange one off that doesn't really fit in anywhere.


They're mining units, and are AdMech robots slaved to an Ambull brain with several aggression inhibitors implanted, as the Ambull has great digging instincts. Fits perfectly with how 40k works imo, very grimdark.


Also gives it a nice bonus of being able to switch off the inhibitor and watch it go berserk behind enemy lines as the Ambull brain tries to work out what the hell just happened to it

   
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warl0rdb0b wrote:
Voss wrote:
I'm just not sure how they fit into the setting.

They look neat, sure... But xenos styled robots that...something something? Why were they made? Are they actual robots (as opposed to fancy power armor, are they AIs, etc)? Why necromunda of all places?

Very strange one off that doesn't really fit in anywhere.


They're mining units, and are AdMech robots slaved to an Ambull brain with several aggression inhibitors implanted, as the Ambull has great digging instincts. Fits perfectly with how 40k works imo, very grimdark.

I would add that in 40k parlance, it is technically a servitor not a robot, because it uses a (non-sentient) xenos brain as the base cortex, rather than a fully artificial cortex like Cybernetica robots.

This is basically like using a rabbit brain for a mining servitor, if rabbits were huge, violent xenos dripping baby rabbit-grubs out of their armpits.

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Voss wrote:
I'm just not sure how they fit into the setting.

They look neat, sure... But xenos styled robots that...something something? Why were they made? Are they actual robots (as opposed to fancy power armor, are they AIs, etc)? Why necromunda of all places?

Very strange one off that doesn't really fit in anywhere.



Goliaths have a croc with cybernetics.
It's not uncommon for gangs to have pets.
Alot of the time you see a mixed xeno race in the lower class areas, so mutants, creatures etc all in one area.
Wouldn't be the first time in the 40k universe they made a cybernetic version of a creature or augmented one.

But to me, this is GW trying to slap a bigger pricier kit into necro.
They do it with all systems so it wouldn't surprise me if that was the sole reason.

If they wanted to launch these, it's about the best system to do so with as it wouldn't fit into any other.
They will likely sell a ton as conversion fodder however.
   
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It is stated that Ambulls in captive are common across the Imperium, and the Ambot is a product of the Admech to use the ambull brain as an autopilot digging and tunnelling program for the robot body.

Escher have been importing xenos and strange beasts to Necromunda and do all sort of experiment and gene splicing on them.

Also Necromunda is one of the biggest weapon manufacturer for the Imperium so don't be too surprised they are wealthier than an average hive.

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Is Escher having ambulls the 40k equivalent of the hot girl at school having crabs?

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Theophony wrote:Is Escher having ambulls the 40k equivalent of the hot girl at school having crabs?



the size of those, scratch scratch, they feel huge, scratch scratch, like Dungeness huge!
but short answer....yes.
   
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According to their fluff the gangs dont officially have or make them, they are shipped to necromunda to work in their mines and people keep stealing them, and due to either corruption or just bad imperial management they are lost track off. Based on their rules they seem to change hands alot on the black markets of necromunda, likely until enforcers find them and sent them back to their owners. Its the equivelent of street punks breaking into factories and stealing a digger or van (likely pretty easy when often their gangs own/work in necromundas mining works)..
   
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There are loads of serivtors and machines and half machine monsters in the Underhive. Remember whilst its a wasteland down there its a wasteland built from the crumbling habitats of a highly advanced manufacturing world of the Imperium. Waste crushed by new build atop that continually smothers it down whilst quakes and shakes and gang and house warfare breaks down areas too.

There are vast and mighty machines and devices in the underhive and that's before you get people chucking stuff down there to get rid of it.


Ambulls might be rarer, but they are down there, along with huge servitor machines and the like. Heck there's one of the earlier Necromunda stories that focuses around a powerful old machine long thought lost and abandoned within the hive.

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Underhive zones are also reclaimed and re-incorporated into the hive city. I suspect Ambots would be useful for clearing rubble and reopening these areas for re-population. Sure, human derived servitors would be good but any miscreants might think twice before jacking an Ambot.

Needless to say I love 'em and will be adding them to my mining terrain.

   
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If you just want something to do typical hard labour and didn't get stolen, you probably want the Ogryn Servitor. Not Ambot.

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Chopstick wrote:
If you just want something to do typical hard labour and didn't get stolen, you probably want the Ogryn Servitor. Not Ambot.

They have those too. And the gangs nick those as well.

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Both sets of Galiath heads are gone from FW webstore. Not sold out, not out of stock, just gone. Wanted to grab them today, sniff. Only the bundles with plastic bodies.

   
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 CragHack wrote:
Both sets of Galiath heads are gone from FW webstore. Not sold out, not out of stock, just gone. Wanted to grab them today, sniff. Only the bundles with plastic bodies.


It bugs me how GW has been doing that lately. Just deleting it entirely instead of listing it as out of stock. It creates a feeling of uncertainty and panic as to whether or not we missed out chance to get them for good. Guess it's time to bombard them with emails asking whether they will return.

 
   
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The heads are still available as part of a bundle, only not on their own.

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So they can't be bought on their own anymore?

   
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 BrookM wrote:
The heads are still available as part of a bundle, only not on their own.


That doesn't help someone who already has a pile of unbuilt bodies though, do I really need ten more? I think not...

 
   
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Blimey - kinda regret selling my spare Goliath heads off now, after taking the ones I wanted. Kept one additional, just in case, but... surprised they seem to have been the most popular! (If any sold out, I would have placed money on it being Cawdor).
   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Thargrim wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
The heads are still available as part of a bundle, only not on their own.


That doesn't help someone who already has a pile of unbuilt bodies though, do I really need ten more? I think not...


Exactly. Has there been any explanation from FW as to what the hell is going on?

I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
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 Yodhrin wrote:
 Thargrim wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
The heads are still available as part of a bundle, only not on their own.


That doesn't help someone who already has a pile of unbuilt bodies though, do I really need ten more? I think not...


Exactly. Has there been any explanation from FW as to what the hell is going on?


I don’t know? Has anyone asked, instead of going off on one?

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 Mr_Rose wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
 Thargrim wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
The heads are still available as part of a bundle, only not on their own.


That doesn't help someone who already has a pile of unbuilt bodies though, do I really need ten more? I think not...


Exactly. Has there been any explanation from FW as to what the hell is going on?


I don’t know? Has anyone asked, instead of going off on one?

now where would be the fun in that??

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Apparently it’s an error with the website (they mixed the product codes up for the gas mask heads and the non gas mask heads, so if you pre ordered one you’ll receive the other). The head only sets will be available again soon.

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Cheers for the clarification.

"Oh you.." comes to mind with Forge World, but it's par the course really now.

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 sockwithaticket wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
I mean, cool, but are most people going to need two?


For just Necromunda, possibly not, but I expect these will show up in Blackstone Fortress expansions and if there are any AdMech types out there who hate their daft looking toy robots, these would be a cool alternative. Plus conversion fodder (Killa Kans anyone?), I think GW are well aware that certain kits are used fairly extensively for conversions.


Oh, Jesus I forgot about Adeptus Mechanicus counts-as. A shoulder gun from the real kit is all that's needed, and would be stupidly simple to put on these guys.


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 Skinnereal wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
I mean, cool, but are most people going to need two?
Is this enough reason?



Oh, that's just playing dirty pool now, Lord Frey. First the Red Wedding, and now bringing robots against dragons and ice zombies?!

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Well today I saw someone take the new Delaque kit and combine it with the heads and arms of the Neophyte Hybrid kit.

Makes Delaques that actually look like Delaques. Might have to give that a try.

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Well today I saw someone take the new Delaque kit and combine it with the heads and arms of the Neophyte Hybrid kit.

Makes Delaques that actually look like Delaques. Might have to give that a try.


same here, a little shaving on the heads and bam no xenos
   
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Saved a couple:

Spoiler:



[EDIT]: Spoilering them as they look pretty huge.

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those look great
   
 
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