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Why Do Warp Spiders Have Only 4 Appendages?
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 16:29   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why Do Warp Spiders Have Only 4 Appendages?

I mean realy!?!:*
-Swooping Hawks have wings,
-Striking Scorpions have stingers and,
-Howling Banshees scream,
-Shining Spears have spears,
-Dark Reapers have reaper launchers,
-Dire Avengers.. uh.. are dire and they um.. avenge,
-Warp Spiders well sure they warp but...
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 16:36   #2 (permalink)
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Warp Spiders' weapons shoot a 'web' of monofilament wire.
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 16:57   #3 (permalink)
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Ah yes i forgot about that, but that doesnt make them look like spiders
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 16:59   #4 (permalink)
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I haven't got an answer to that one! ;D
Good observation there.
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 17:05   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why Do Warp Spiders Have Only 4 Appendages?

Exarches look like spiders, with their Power Blades and twin guns, sure it's not 8 limbs, but it looks close.
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 17:40   #6 (permalink)
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They still have 6 limbs, which is plenty, when you include their weapons. Anyway, they represent a Spider in a different way. They capture their opponents in their webs, which in the case of the Warp Spiders in the mono-filament net. You don't see anything close to the actual animal other than one thing in most of the other Aspects, so why is this such a big deal? If anything, you should be asking about the Reapers. After all, other than Mugan Ra, they don't carry a scythe.
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 17:53   #7 (permalink)
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Why don't fire dragons have wings? A name is useful, but don't go getting too literal minded. These are humaniod aliens after all.
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 17:55   #8 (permalink)
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And really.. who's to say this "spider" that they are named after is anythign like what we'd imagine... they are eldar.
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Old 19 Feb 2005, 18:23   #9 (permalink)
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Maybe they don't have 8 because of the super heavy weight would weigh them down too much?
 
Old 19 Feb 2005, 18:41   #10 (permalink)
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Good answers.
Although I'm sure it's probably because it's cheaper for GW to make them with less limbs. ;D j/k
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