Forge World Preview: Beast Meets Bot in the Underhive

The 41st Millennium is home to a near-infinite variety of dangerous fauna. An empire of a million worlds has no shortage of opportunities for exotic beasts, after all, and while Necromunda may consist of soaring industrial hive cities and irradiated ash wastes, it’s no exception. Hobbyists of a certain vintage may remember the old Necromunda Beastmasters with their Ripperjacks, Giant Rats and Milliasaurs – just a small cross-section of the wildlife in the underhive. Those hobbyists may also remember a creature from the earliest iterations of Warhammer 40,000 – the monstrous Ambull. 

Well, it’s back… in a manner of speaking.

Native to the death world of Luther McIntyre, the Ambull is a subterranean, desert-dwelling beast. It excavates tunnels with iron-hard claws and devours other cave-dwelling creatures with its (frankly terrifying) expandable jaws. Typically, the Ambull has been spread across the Imperium by well-meaning Magos Biologis of the Adeptus Mechanicus (some have even been spotted on ice worlds, and apparently they taste delicious when properly cooked), but the ones that have been spotted in the underhive of Necromunda’s Hive Primus are something a little different…

Enter the ‘Ambot’.

Is it an Ambull in a metal suit? Is it a bionically enhanced creature? Or it is some insane tinkerer’s attempt to create an entirely artificial analogue for the creature? It’s going to be a while before we get the chance to find out for sure, but we had to share this fantastic concept art with you. The Ambot will be among the many delights in store in Gang War III. We don’t know about you, but we 
really don’t like the idea of turning a corner and facing one of these things…

Necromunda: Underhive
is available now, and is the perfect way to get started (and ready for the coming of the Ambot!), containing a full boxed game and two multipart plastic gangs. You can grab your copy from the Games Workshop webstore, or your local Warhammer and Games Workshop stores.

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