Originally Posted by Carry2
On the subject of Ork technology: I'm pretty sure there are canon sources which state that it basically stops working if you take away the 'Waaagh field' that powers it. To the point that a human guardsman who picks up a shoota would likely have it explode in their face.
While this is true, there are also
canon sources (Of which the RT core rulebook is one, and I'm sure there are others) which state that Ork tech functions without orks, just not nearly as well.
Hooray conflicting canon! (Is there a punny word for when two canons fight? Perhaps it's called a broadside?)