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I know the Iron Hands' clan companies each have such a massive rolling fortress on Medusa as their mobile headquarters. Then my interest was roused when a friend linked me:
http://www.graffitiwithpunctuation.n.../ME_London.jpg

An image of the London City Crawler from the Mortal Engines post apoc series. Which I hear Peter Jackson is interested in movielizing.

Picture a dystopic future, where the big cities of the world has been mounted on massive tracked units, driving around and cannibalizing lesser cities to feed their forges. Hence the moniker 'Predator Cities'

The series can be gotten on amazon in both book and ebook format. Bought the 4pack myself as Im a sucker for good postapoc reading.

But it gives me quite a wibe of the world of Medusa.
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That is pretty impressive artwork. Having a penchant for post-apoc stuff I must look these books up.

However, the squats had the monopoly on things like this long before the IHs did. Not quite the scale of what you posted above, but I think might be a bit closer to what the Medusans use.

Collossus.


Leviathon.


Land train.
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Well yeah, the Mecanicum have the Ordinatus war engines, which is on the same scale as those warengines of the squats. I remember the Cyclops, a giant cannon on tracks.
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That's a myth. I did and they haven't.
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So far im finding Predator Cities to be a pretty good post apoc read.
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So far im finding Predator Cities to be a pretty good post apoc read.
Keep us posted over in the non-BL books forum. If I don't find something new I'll have to read The Stand or Swan Song again.
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You have to be naked with an apple in your mouth and your wife streaming it to youtube!

On topic, I might try these books, I love post apoc stuff and airships, I'm bogged down in the heresy series with mark of calth and have lost all interest t.b.h

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the squats had the monopoly on things like this long before the IHs did.
Indeed, got a good chuckle off seeing these classic's. Still waiting for them to spring out of their hidden Cryo-Chambers and beat the Necrons to death.

On topic though it is an interesting picture that you paint with the image of the rolling castle (reminded me more of Howe's Moving Castle than anything else). I think though these fortress would be massive; I mean large enough to see from space. I'm not sure such a feat is possible, even for the mighty Astarte?



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Well Imperator titans have a whole gothic castle on their backs. Orbital satelite imagery is quite good even in our days, unless you meant seen unaided by any mechanical means.

But I vaguely recall mentions of Land trains on medusa as well, though its not likely battle trains alike what the squats had. Finished Predator Cities btw, they should quite please any warhammer fans. Hunting old tech (archaeotech for the 40kers) is a major point of them.

But to get back to such land behemoths, the Imperial Guard still retains the Leviathan command center which shares much in appearances with the squat colossus. I vaguely seem to recall that the imperium originally got it from the squats?
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