Ok I know this soundes stupid but are they human? It just seems odd to think of the imperial army having xenos in it. Now I have a codex for the IG but it doesn't really tell me about them so anyinfo would be nice. BTW- they should have included rattleings in DoWWA!
Technically, yes. The are mutants, but not mutants enought to be considered creatures of Chaos. Plus, the mutations are somewhat natural, because they may live on some kind of Death World. Ex: Ogryns might live on a planet where they require tremendous strength to survive, and minimal intelligence. Not really mutants, but I guess you could call them adpted, or evolved forms of human. Plus, they have the basic form of a human, Tan skin, etc etc . . just bigger or smaller. Plus, they have unmatched bonuses.
O thats awesome! That must mean that the planets that these "mutants" come from were abandoned or forgotten by the imperium for quite some time for them to become like that.
Ogryns also will fight for basicly whoever found them first i heard somewhere. Chaos ogryns would look so awesome.
Ogryns : high grav worlds Ratling : ? personally i think they are just lost squats.
:ditto: Execpt for the part about squats. I think the rattling come from planets that either, have lots of peritiors and instead of becoming Oygrin they become smaller so that they can fit into small areas to hide. Or come from planets that don't have much food besides from small small animals like squialls so the humans become smaller to beable to get food easier.
iv never found much info on ratlings, but then i never looked i guess they could come from a multitude of enviroments.
I think Ratlings were described more in 2nd Edition 40K. They are basically just 'acceptable' mutants. They were once Humans, before the Dark Age of Humanity, then the warp storms swept in, they got stuck on their planets, evolved and were found later in their current forms. Since they're not real mutants, just slight genetic/evolutionary deviants who are still loyal, the Inquisition tolerate them and allow them in the Guard.
Ive got a novel (can't remember it's name!) where there's a ratling world (it's a 40K the Shire), and it had great gazelle-like things, which the Ratlings hunted for food. It gave a page and ahalf of description, then they blew it all up from orbit! THe inquisition then came to investigate, and were disguested by the Ratlings - porves tat not everyone likes the wee men!