These god-machines are extreme bullshit by itself, because nearly anything AI has been corrupted by Chaos, BUT somehow these weren't and gained soul-allocating powers. If anything, this part of Dark Age of Technology was NEVER present. The machines always lacked the understanding of the spiritual, same as the people of that er.
Generally the whole CLONE keyword makes them unpleasant.
I'd be fine with gene-editing, because that's what the Imperium actually actively does and makes more sense. And people like Kriegers are barely normal people at all. Unlike Squats.>>86916904
So essentially I just want to reject most of the nuFluff directly. The Squats=Demiurg part especially.
It really makes no sense, if you remember that GW just recently brought Squats back from dead into the list of abhumans. No way they're xenos.
Just fucking port back the "missing" worlds supposedly eaten by Tyranids and incorporate them back into Imperium on semi-independent status similar to the Mechanicus.
As for miniatures, don't worry, if the nusquats settle in, they'll definitely be back.