EA accused of copying Warhammer 40k tanks for Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances

Ork Bonecruncha and Baneblade in spotlight.

EA has been accused of copying Warhammer 40k tanks for its browser-based real-time strategy game Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances.

Users on Reddit noticed a number of tanks in C&C, developed by German studio Phenomic, are pretty much carbon copies of tanks in the famous Games Workshop tabletop game.

C&C's Forgotten Grinder Tank is compared to the Ork Bonecruncha, created by Games Workshop for Warhammer 40k in 1995. An image highlighting the similarity is below.

4

And the Forgotten Bombard Tank is almost indistinguishable from the 1995 Baneblade design. Again, an image comparing the two is below.

3

EA and Games Workshop are yet to comment on the matter. Interestingly, the Baneblade appears as a unit in the THQ published, Relic developed PC exclusive RTS Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War - under license of course.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (109)

About the author

Wesley Yin-Poole

Wesley Yin-Poole

Editor  |  wyp100

Wesley is Eurogamer's editor. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

Related

Overwatch's McCree will be renamed Cole Cassidy next week

Amid fallout from Activision Blizzard lawsuit.

Streamer Valkyrae faces backlash for new gamer skincare range

UPDATE: Valkyrae has now responded to the criticism.

Feature | Eve Spectrum review: the best HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor?

Two months with a crowd-designed 4K 144Hz display.

Feature | What we've been playing

A few of the games that have us hooked at the moment.

You may also enjoy...

Overwatch's McCree will be renamed Cole Cassidy next week

Amid fallout from Activision Blizzard lawsuit.

King games portal which birthed Candy Crush to close after 18 years

After lengthy investigation by Paypal finally concludes.

Feature | Eve Spectrum review: the best HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor?

Two months with a crowd-designed 4K 144Hz display.

Next Sony State of Play on 27th October

Focusing on third-party releases.

Supporters only

Comments (109)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store