I found a picture of an old advertisement for Warhammer 40,000. It shows "ROBOTS", which resemble Terminators or Space Marines somewhat.

Here's a copy of the image:

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Which army are these robots from? Can they still be fielded in modern 40K?


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These are from the bygone days of Rouge Trader, when you could field Imperial Robots. GW's fluff and art direction where less mature at this point and you got lots of random stuff like this.

Fluff wise the technology has been lost and/or declared heresy by the Imperium for millennium. But Forge World brought them back.

  • Yep, Imperial Robots. You can see examples matching the provided picture in the gallery here: warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_Robots#Gallery Oct 8, 2013 at 15:52
  • Are there any rules available for the Forge World model? Oct 8, 2013 at 15:53
  • @ire_and_curses It would be in one of these. Not sure which one
    – CaulynDarr
    Oct 10, 2013 at 16:04
  • An issue of white dwarf (round about 104) I think introduced programming for robots whereby you would construct a sort of flow chart to determine what a robot did in any given turn depending on the conditions rather than choose what the unit did. You paid points for each component of the program. I never played them but spent ages doing what I now realise was basically computer programming optimisation. :)
    – Chris
    Sep 1, 2014 at 15:40

Yes, Forgeworld has been re-vamping these rules for 30k (heresy-era) games. The only current re-vamp is the Castellax, which is a variant of the Castellan (#2 or #4 in the pic).

  • Are you able to answer to where exactly they're from? That's part of the question too. Apr 28, 2014 at 12:28

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