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Is this what it looks like INSIDE of a Hive City?
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Old 19 Jun 2007, 15:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this what it looks like INSIDE of a Hive City?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuFvEV34fA0

Or is it more like this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Try2004.gif

All games workshop has given us is a overview of the cities, and an interactive map, plus many pics of the spike-like cities in the background of artwork.
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Old 19 Jun 2007, 15:50   #2 (permalink)
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a mix of both of them i think
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Old 19 Jun 2007, 15:52   #3 (permalink)
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Not as clean as the first one, and most defientely does not look like the wikipedia one. It is more like a gothic version of the Judge dredd's cities (Mega cities), where each building can house a million or so people. Also the streets will be filled with the workers of the Imperium.
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Default Re: Is this what it looks like INSIDE of a Hive City?

http://www.geocities.com/primarch_ultra/bloodbattle.jpg

There's another good shot... I'm not too shure but are the Hive walls made of buildings? :-\
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Read the first five pages of the Necromunda Rulebook, part two. That should be able to answer your questions. Also, some of the Guant's Ghosts books have excellent accounts of hives; Sabbath Martyr and Necropolis being the best. They also have good maps in the front showing the lay of the city.

Overall, your YouTube video got closer, I think. The building would just be slightly more sci-fi-esque and dirtier and the thing in the middle would be a bit more pointy.

Do keep in mind that there a tons of varieties of hives; there's not just one standard.

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Default Re: Is this what it looks like INSIDE of a Hive City?

Really? What other types are there?
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Old 19 Jun 2007, 17:58   #7 (permalink)
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Wasn't there a part about what hives look like in the old cityfight book? Basically, they're cities that grew over time, and instead of expanding outwards, started expanding upwards too. At the very bottom, you will have the slums, and as you go up, the quality of living improves (in the traditional ones)
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Old 19 Jun 2007, 18:43   #8 (permalink)
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What I'm saying is that many are different. Some are fully enclosed cities with airlocks regulating travel to the outside, everyone living in one gigantic tower (in the harsher climes) and other are simply normal cities with a big pointy thing in the middle. Others have multiple hive towers (one left over from colonization, an old one, and a new one for example) while many might just have one hive tower. Some are venerable fortresses with gigantic walls, bristling with defense batteries while others may simply just have a their local Arbites and PDF for protection. There are many different kinds.

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Old 19 Jun 2007, 18:57   #9 (permalink)
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Hive Cities are almost always depicted as contained environments. They are not the only large cities that the Imperium builds, obviously. But they do seem to be built on some sort of rough template. The most common depiction is as a single massive conical building, which is then subdivided internally. You could have a truly massive city spanning an entire planet without it actually being a Hive. They are a little like the old idea of arcologies. But the infrastructure that surrounds the Hive itself may vary quite a bit, as will the layout and conditions inside.

This is a good example of an Imperial Hive:

http://medusav.us.games-workshop.com...ap/default.htm
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Default Re: Is this what it looks like INSIDE of a Hive City?

Neato. So are they all a bunch of buildings within the walls held up by bridges and stuff?
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