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Title: Capitol Imperialis
Description: 40k Scale?!

Lion El' Jonson - March 2, 2008 04:47 PM (GMT)
I was browsing through the bell of lost souls, and Bulwark is making a Capitol Imperialis in full 40k scale, i cant wait to see this done linky

Kaleb 'Angelus' Dante - March 2, 2008 05:39 PM (GMT)
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Lion El' Jonson - March 2, 2008 05:47 PM (GMT)
okay working now, sorry about that :lol:

Rogal Dorn - March 3, 2008 12:32 AM (GMT)
and thats why i love Squats....where do you think the collosus, Capitol, and such all came from? were little guys...but were little guys with BIG guns ;)

Weiss - March 3, 2008 08:42 AM (GMT)
Do they actually exist in any current fluff though?

Lion El' Jonson - March 3, 2008 12:27 PM (GMT)
According to sources the tank was used during the Heresy so most likely in the Great Crusade too, so I'd say its still around in the PH era.

Weiss - March 3, 2008 01:05 PM (GMT)
Sorry, I meant the Squats...

robert_the_damned - March 3, 2008 01:11 PM (GMT)
They're not mentioned in any of the current fluff no........but in the background of the double spread picture in the (most recent?) codex imperial guard there's defenatly something that looks VERY like a Capitol Imperialis.

Apologist - March 3, 2008 01:48 PM (GMT)
The Capitol Imperialis has never been retconned out, but so far as I'm aware, it's not been mentioned since Epic: Space Marine.

If it's been specifically mentioned as pre-heresy, I'd imagine it's been a workhorse since the Great Crusade, and they still exist in M41.

I think the piccy in the guard codex is probably a Leviathan, by the way the turretted tower at the top is the distinguishing feature, since the scale is confusing.

Squats have certainly been removed from the game, and in a particularly cruel way: eaten by the 'nids! The source is the reprint of Ian Watson's Inquisitor, (retitled Draco to avoid confusion with the Inquisitor 54mm scale game), which starts with a note on how the author (Draco) is unreliable as a source of evidence etc, and mentions that the book can be dated by the presence of Grimm the Squat; as Tyranids had eaten the Homeworlds by this point (M41).

Magos Explorator - March 3, 2008 02:11 PM (GMT)
The original Draco doesn't have that passage--only the reprint, I think, as squats were still around when the book was originally published. I don't know of other sources mentioning the demise of the squats. Perhaps the 2E Tyranid codex? I don't have that to hand, though.

Weiss - March 3, 2008 02:38 PM (GMT)
Cool. Thanks guys, I wasn't sure of whther that was just an off-hand explanation or in a book somewhere.

Vredesbyrd - May 31, 2008 02:04 AM (GMT)
Tiny bit of a necro here but check this bad boy out!

Iacton - May 31, 2008 09:41 AM (GMT)
Holy flip!

Shame it looks like it's dirty fist coloured at the moment... :P

Magos Explorator - May 31, 2008 03:42 PM (GMT)
I think we should challenge BCB to make one too! :lol:

Iacton - June 1, 2008 08:45 AM (GMT)
He's got 3! 1 for best, 1 for around the house and 1 in the garage for racing his friends with! :lol:

Brother-Captain Basilus - June 1, 2008 03:05 PM (GMT)
Not totally correct Iacton, I have another one that I use as fridge on tracks during summer ;) Nothing better than getting your ice-cream delivered by a shoebox with weapons :D

No, actually, I'm NOT gonna make such a thing, I have far too many things lying around in my room ;)

Mortarion - December 2, 2008 08:54 PM (GMT)
Sorry to rez this, just though't I'd add that the Capitol Imperialis is still in use by the Imperium in modern 40k as it is mentioned in the book in the Ultramarines Omnibus as the personal transport of one of the IG generals. That particular one met a messy end when it decided to take on a tyranid bio-titan

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