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Looks What's Coming- Skitarii Onager Dunecrawler Webpage Redirects




Following the line of re-directs that we have had lately, a new one has appeared, ... the Skitarii Onager Dunecrawler! Remember this guy?, the one we were talking about back in early January? Yea, I know most of you had written this off, but now we are getting information pointing towards a full Skitarii release.


Here is the redirect.... from the Lady Atia.
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/302401-rumours-mechanicus-skitarii-vanguard-onager-dunecrawler/page-9#entry3981321

via Atia on Bolter and Chainsword
OK BOYS AND GIRLS ... look at that funny little URL redirect.
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Onager-Dunecrawler



What is a Re-Direct?
Its when you type something into the website, and that site auto corrects what you put in. Presumably because the address is already being worked on or saved. Here is today's step by step

type in onager-dunecrawler like this
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/onager-dunecrawler

Hit Enter

it then auto-corrects the page..... to this
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Onager-Dunecrawler

the video below shows it as well. Turn up the volume and you can hear her hit the enter button as it changes.




Previous Rumors and Sightings from early January.........

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
a heavy choice walker called a Onager Dunewalker will be part of the skitarii. they are an armor 12 walker that comes with overlapping forcefields that give an invulnerable save. each additional walker in the squad increases the save by 1. they come with a conversion beamer type weapon that is more powerful up close and disperses to a large but weaker blast at longer range. squadrons up to 3. 


via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
Mechanicus Dunecrawler:
Ive seen the model so I thought I would chime in and describe the Dunecrawler. Sorry no pictures, it was not possible.

Its a walker with 4 armoured mechanical spider legs. The crew compartment is large metal box angled in the front. There is a small robotic arm in the front with tools and drills on the appendage. The visor for the drivers inside is a slit with optical lenses on the the left hand side of the opening. The Eradication Beamer is big, and looks like a giant conversion beamer, up top there is a gunner with a heavy stubber. I don't know the optional guns, but there are a couple. One that looks like a long barreled autocannon, but has some sort of array attached to it. None of the weapon options look like standard Imperial Weapons.

I also wanted to mention, that this is a Games Workshop release, not Forgeworld.

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34 Comments

  1. i prefere the title mistress or lady, but thanks for the quote :P

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    1. Consider it changed. I was trying these names out a few days ago, and got nothing. Very cool that you found them. thank you.

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  2. Okay, so it is one of the kits... I wonder if it will be a double kit or not?

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  3. you can type anything at all in their and it doesn't change it. not sold.

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    1. The point is that when something is in the database it DOES change the URL

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    2. Just that it doesnt work for existing kits.

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  4. http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/UltramarinesAreAllSmurfs

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    1. or my personal favourite....

      http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/MattWard

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    2. there is no redirect on either of those. Just getting the crater pic is not what this is about.

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    3. Indeed, you have to type the url in lowercase letters, if it auto corrects to uppercase then the page exists as a place holder

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  5. http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Butts-Butts-Butts

    putting anything in gets the same Generic Error Page with the crater picture

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    1. Ok, I will explain it again.

      type in onager-dunecrawler like this

      http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/onager-dunecrawler

      it then auto-corrects the page..... to this
      http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Onager-Dunecrawler

      butts doesnt do that

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    2. oh yea, hit enter, and then it it auto-corrects.
      http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/onager-dunecrawler
      then hit enter

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    3. If you type the url in lowercase and it auto corrects to uppercase then the page exists as a place holder

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    4. Why would they even need a place holder?
      Is someone els going to take the URL Adresse under www.Gamesworkshop/something ????

      Youre all going way to crazy over this URL stuff!

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    5. They get the pages done before the release... they put place holders to make the transition easy, and most likely automated. So this does in fact confirm the release as being close since they wouldn't do all that work for nothing.

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  6. Ive updated the article with a step by step explanation of how this re-direct works.

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  7. How bored and miserable people must be to keep putting words into gw address page in hopes of getting redirects. How many tries do you need anyway?

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    1. I doubt its just a random person doing this. You ahve to know something before you just type "Onager-Dunecrawler' in to the bar.

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  8. Anyone tried Myrmidons? They where rumoured to be getting a kit.

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    1. tried a few variants of it (skitarii-myrmidons, skitarii-vanguard-myrmidons, and just plain myrmidons) but no results

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    2. It's highly unlikely you'd get GW ripping off a relatively new FW resin kit. I reckon you'd see praetorians or protectors rather than myrmidons

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  9. Onager Dunecrawler is the most obscure thing you could think of to try going to a link of...

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    1. It was the name of a rumored unit a few months ago, not so obscure with that in mind.

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    2. ...but not when they were first mentioned two months ago...

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  10. Don't know if we have any Frank Hebert fans in here but: "Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work" (yes, I know it's originally from Job)

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  11. While we're on the subject of url redirects, /deathwatch redirects to /Deathwatch.

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  12. If you type in http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/skitarii

    It redirects to: http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Skitarii-Vanguard

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    1. http://natfka.blogspot.com/2015/03/admech-are-right-around-corner.html

      but yea, Skitarii are right around the corner

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    2. Ah, somehow I must have managed to miss that one.

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  13. There's a string of binary at the back of tomorrow's White Dwarf as a teaser for next week. If you type it into a binary translator it says 'All hail Mars!'. Definitely something Mechanicus related coming next week!

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