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Old 24 Mar 2007, 17:28   #1 (permalink)
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Okay due to my love of reptiles and a friends link to help with a project of mine, I have become intrested in the Xenos race known as the Loxatl. I was wondering if people would please post or link information about the race for me.
I have seen this http://wh40k.lexicanum.de/wiki/Loxatl but can't understand a word and when I used an online translator it didnt help much either.

Thanks for any help,
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Old 24 Mar 2007, 18:36   #2 (permalink)
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There's a short segment on them in the rulebook, as well as some game statlines for them in the Sabbat Worlds PDF.
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 14:33   #3 (permalink)
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This is a segment from the Sabbat worlds campaign book.

"A marked trait of the Blood Pact is its willingness to collaborate with xenos breeds and alien mercenaries from the outworlds and Marches to achieve military objectives. Most notably, the Blood Pact often operates alongside non-human mercenaries called Loxatl, using them as schik troops.

The Loxatl are snuous, non-humanoid quedrupeds evoved from amphibian forms. Slightly larger than an average human, they are extremely swift and dexterous, and use large dew-claws to give them purchase on any surface,allowing them to run up walls and across cielings. Out of water, the vision, hearing and smel of there grey-skinned aliens are dull, and they rely on powerful taste and vibration sensing to hunt and corner prey.

The Loxatl use a weapon of alien design knows as a flachette blaster. They carry these powerful weapons - along with ammunition bandoliers - on their torse, mounted on mechanical armatures that fire the weapons via some unknown mind impulse device. This leaves a loxatl's limbs free for climbing. The blasters fire deadly shot-bursts filled with millions of razor sharp filaments that shred grievous wounds in flesh and armour.

Loxatl are believed to operate in small 'brood group' units of biological kin, communication by vibration, subsonic call and - when in close proximity - iridescent patterning that they are able to flash and move across their skins. Imperial
Guardsmen have reported that nearby loxatl activity can often be detected by a nauseating smell, a mix of rancid milk and crushed mint."
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Old 29 Mar 2007, 15:07   #4 (permalink)
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All Loxatl described in the Gaunt's Ghosts series use bionic / mind-impulse arms to use Fletchette-weaponry. This suggests a fairly respectable tech-level.
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Old 08 Apr 2007, 04:10   #5 (permalink)
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Theyre also prettymuch ninjas. As mentioned before, they appear in a gaunts ghost book and they do very well against a squad. The exact outcome i forget, that was a long time ago. But there is alot of dead guardsmen in the end.
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Old 18 Apr 2007, 08:09   #6 (permalink)
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Here are the Loxatl models by Max Faleij from GW Stockholm;



you can also find his other Blood Pact models here.

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Old 20 Apr 2007, 23:27   #7 (permalink)
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man, those are well done, are there any tutorials on how to make them. those would be a good addition to a tau army.
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Here are the Loxatl models by Max Faleij from GW Stockholm;



you can also find his other Blood Pact models here.

cheers!

Hmm... I always imagined them to be more like giant white gecko-like things, with less teeth and cleaner curves...
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Old 21 Apr 2007, 20:08   #9 (permalink)
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Hmm... I always imagined them to be more like giant white gecko-like things, with less teeth and cleaner curves...
They actually look like this. The conversion is pretty good comparing to the concept art..
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Old 21 Apr 2007, 22:14   #10 (permalink)
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how the hell are the loxatl supposed to shoot without a balistic skill in that profile.
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