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Title: ambul, tarellian dog soldiers and clawed fiends
Description: want to make some. any info on them?


g0atmilk - March 25, 2008 02:17 AM (GMT)
in the third ed. rule book there is a bit called "other dangerous aliens" and it show the hrud, ambul, tarellian dog soldiers and clawed fiends of the dolorian sector along with kroot(lol) unknown(jelly fish) and unknown(necron)

now, ive seen hrud done and we all know what kroot and necrons are but i was wondering if the ambul, tarellian dog soldiers and clawed fiends were around pre-heresy and if so does anyone have any info. i want to make some of my own but dont want to completely botch it.

thanks

Rogal Dorn - March 25, 2008 03:53 AM (GMT)
Ambuls were in RT....they still have mini's ill try to find a link....think space minotaur...

evilamericorp - March 25, 2008 05:01 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (g0atmilk @ Mar 25 2008, 02:17 AM)
in the third ed. rule book there is a bit called "other dangerous aliens" and it show the hrud, ambul, tarellian dog soldiers and clawed fiends of the dolorian sector along with kroot(lol) unknown(jelly fish) and unknown(necron)

The other unknown is an enslaver. They have FW rules. Very nasty.

Rogal Dorn - March 25, 2008 05:08 AM (GMT)
ive never heard of it..but it sounds cool....any pics?

ShroudFilm - March 25, 2008 08:09 AM (GMT)
Pics of rules? :P

Ambulls were around RT, they look like hunched crab things with sideways mouths. They were like 'random encounter' monsters for early 40k, and the mini was used as a character in the old Combat Cards game too.

Magos Explorator - March 25, 2008 11:25 PM (GMT)
I have 2 unpainted Ambulls somewhere... could post pictures if anyone particularly wants to see?

Lord_Mortirion - March 26, 2008 05:57 PM (GMT)
God ive not seen an ambull for years, really want to know where my one has gone...

g0atmilk - March 26, 2008 08:51 PM (GMT)
i would loovve to see a few pics if its not any trouble! im also working on some kinebranch(sp) but i dont understand what the mouth/nose organ is suposed to look like. any suggestions?

ShroudFilm - March 26, 2008 10:41 PM (GMT)
Like a monkey.

I'm fairly sure they were wiped out, so I wouldn't worry too much about being canonical... :D

BigWill - March 27, 2008 01:35 PM (GMT)
The Dog Soldiers were featured in one of the Guants Ghosts Novels.
The one where all the assassins try to kill the Sabat Martyr.

I have to look through the book and see if they used the term Dog Soldiers but the pic matches the description in the book exactly.
If he used a different name then this was the pic he was thinking of when he wrote it IMO.


note they were not Tarellian they were Loaxal but like I said the descripion is the same.

Lord_Mortirion - May 7, 2008 11:34 AM (GMT)
user posted image


Ambull

Lion El' Jonson - May 7, 2008 09:54 PM (GMT)
Watch the Necro, but you have a valid point, just watch the dates of the last post

ShroudFilm - May 8, 2008 12:53 AM (GMT)
Ahh, the good old Ambull... it's like Citadel Combat Cards all over again! :D

"Speed 9?"
"Speed 10! Unlucky...!"

Yvraith - May 8, 2008 01:50 AM (GMT)
QUOTE
it's like Citadel Combat Cards all over again!

I've got a couple of decks of those lying around somewhere..... :D

Vredesbyrd - May 8, 2008 09:13 AM (GMT)
What were they? They sound like Top Trumps but involving GW stuff...

Magos Explorator - May 8, 2008 02:26 PM (GMT)
That pretty much sums it up. There was a handful of different ranges: Chaos, 40k, Epic and maybe a few others.

ShroudFilm - May 8, 2008 05:27 PM (GMT)
The ones I had were -

Monsters
Chaos
Fighters
Warhammer 40,000


Then they did another couple of newer sets -

Orcs and Goblins
Epic


The first time I went on holiday to France (1988/9?) my cousins brought their Combat Cards. Every day, we cycled about 2 miles through the gorgeous countryside to a little grotto we found, in a very deep ditch by the side of the road... basically a large drain culvert (bone dry in high summer!) with lots of little boulders around a larger central rock. We used to sit there and play Combat Cards for literally HOURS, even mixing decks together where possible to create super-decks.

Ahh, happier times. I don't think I even knew what Games Workshop was back then, and I certainly didn't own any miniatures other than my treasured Heroquest and Space Crusade games...

Lonewolf - August 20, 2008 08:07 PM (GMT)
sorry for the threadomancy but i was reading the Commissar Cain omnibus and one of the books (Caves of Ice i think) had Ambulls in it!
quite a blast from the past seeing that mini (reminds me of old sci-fi films)

Shockwave - August 20, 2008 09:35 PM (GMT)
Note: The Ambull was a D&D Creature long before 40k, so whilst there's a nod to them in the 40k rulebook, they existed long beforehand.

Magos Explorator - August 22, 2008 05:27 PM (GMT)
Are you referring to Umber Hulks?

Iacton - August 22, 2008 09:36 PM (GMT)
Or bear-owls? or something like that (holy crap it must be over 20 years ago since I did anything D&D!!! :o )

Pacific - August 23, 2008 06:50 AM (GMT)
In the novel Space Marine, there are Squats riding cybernetically enhanced Ambulls and using them to tunnel through rock and attack the marines ^_^

Magos Explorator - August 23, 2008 09:02 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Iacton @ Aug 22 2008, 09:36 PM)
Or bear-owls? or something like that (holy crap it must be over 20 years ago since I did anything D&D!!! :o )

For me it's only a couple of weeks. ;) Owlbears were bears and owls crossed; I've never come across an Ambull in D&D, but they look similar to Umber Hulks (in that they're large creatures with tough, chitinous hides).

Shockwave - September 10, 2008 08:13 AM (GMT)
Thread-o-mancy!

Yes, that's what I meant. They used the same miniature, back when GW was still allowing other ranges in their stores.

Ah, the days of them selling Rogue Trooper from 2000AD. :)




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