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Going back to BFG I noticed on the Forge World page that there were ships for this race called the Demiurg and on Port Maw BFG forums they are apparently kick-ass in firepower just really slow.
Demiurg Stronghold Ship
I got this from Port Maw:
" The Demiurg are a race of nomadic and somewhat reclusive beings observed primarily, if rarely, on the far eastern Fringes of the Galaxy. Whilst their ships are a common sight among the stellar atmospheres of deep-core stars of the Galactic bulge, and frequent denizens of the most bizarre
celestial phenomena, actual contact with the Demiurg is rare. From their majestic starships the Demiurg live out their solitary existence. Each vessel is known to be home to thousands of constructs and drones of the Demiurg, but the numbers of the race themselves onboard are scant. A brotherhood or three is the extent of their populations on any one ship, though how many this correlates to is at this point unknown. They are reclusive, often avoiding contact or notice of other species for many centuries and millennia only to majestically emerge from the corona of a star, appear at the edge of a star system, or slowly and methodically work their way out of the uncharted depths of dense asteroid belts and dust clouds where they reside, often unseen, for the passing of aeons. "
I remember in the BIG RED BOOK on page 119 they mentioned a whole bunch of 'younger races' like the Draxian Hegemony, Worldweave of the Noisome Reek, Church of Dracolith, and Ulumeathic League.
Who are these guys? Won't it be cool for GW to add one or more of them to the Tabletop game?
They are a race of ship-based nomads. Nobody has ever seen them field armies. They will essentially ally with anyone who isn't a Necron, Tyranid, or Ork.
Terminator armor going critical would be like Three Mile Island only very, VERY angry, and carrying a hammer.
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They are space squats! (ie... dwarves in space ) They are generally seen in "power armor." Many people have created Demiurg armies using SM bodies cut down.
GW might come all the way over here and lock this thread if we aren't careful. They were a race that has gone by the wayside. So much so that they basically deny that they exist at all.
The demiurg are a nod to the embarrassingly old Squat army, which were essentially space dwarves. Squats used to ride motorcycles and drive immense mole machines, which in my opinion is totally awesome, but many people disagreed and they were discontinued many editions ago due to poor sales. They were written off with a short aside saying that their homeworlds were devoured by Tyranids.
Demiurg have many similarities to squats - they're traders, they're miners, they're nomads, they use armies of constructs, they have powerful but unsophisticated technology, and they really hate Orks. They're described as short, squat (no joke) and highly insular. They have a lot of similarities to the Bentusi from the Homeworld series of space simulators, too. Compared to the comedic Squats, they're a much more mature and imaginative take on the space dwarf concept; they're so different there's a lot of argument over whether they're even meant to be Squats. Honestly, I'd love to see a Demiurg army list, but GW can barely manage to maintain their current model range without creating new burdens.
Their rules are only present in Battlefleet Gothic, but they've been known to trade with almost anyone, so it's easy to fit them into fluff. Inquisitor Bob might be investigating Planetary Governor Joe over a secret trade contract with the demiurg, or maybe there's a merchant fleet which passes through Sector So-and-so every hundred years which the local navy studiously ignores. Maybe a chapter's battle barge was saved from destruction centuries ago by a merchant fleet, and in repayment the chapter master swore a secret oath that he and his successors would not the harm the demiurg. Maybe a space fortress which your Marines boarded and appropriated as their flagship was originally constructed by the demiurg and long-ago abandoned. There's plenty you can do. They're relatively peaceful - mainly because their numbers are too small to fight - so they tend to do deals whenever they can, but their ships are powerful nonetheless.
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This is interesting. The term "Demiurge" means basically craftsman in Greek and in Christian Gnosticism, is the creator of the material universe (which is a bad thing). Pretty appropriate name for Space Dorfs though.