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.

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

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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.

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