November 30, 2011 by commanderjimbob
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This is one of my designs, a small little blighter. I wrote some background for it below: The Canoptek Triad is a miniature repairs unit, one of several - including the Canoptek Wraiths and Spyders - tasked with preserving tombs while their Necron masters sleep. It carries two Gauss Cutters, used for slicing wires and other mechanical devices, but they are just as easily employed for use as weapons. Its central sphere contains the energy core that powers the creature, but that isn\'t its only use - when interferences involving electricity, gauss and the like are detected, the Canoptek Triad will emit a pulse at the correct frequency from within its central sphere that shorts out the threat temporarily, allowing the Triad to swiftly repair the problem. In combat, the Canoptek Triads will often take the role of disruption units, charging forth to wreak havoc amongst small infantry units. Even though their gauss cutters offer little in the way of fire power compared to weapons such as the gauss flayer, they can still cause respectable damage. However, cunning Necron Overlords will deploy their Triads with a more devious role, whereby Scarabs and Spyders tunnel into the heart of a stronghold, followed by Triads who together create an enormous pulse that disables the power within a facility, causing major aggravation for many a commander.