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Automaton is a Creon unit in The Iron Plague, expansion pack of the real-time strategy franchise, Total Annihilation: Kingdoms.


From the handbook (Page 12):

Built by The Smithy
Mobile unit - Combat - Weapon: Twin Hammers.

When a Creonite solider dies, his tour of duty isn't over. The Republic of Creon expects them to serve every last day of their contract. In a typical logical fashion, the corpses of deceased soldiers are reanimated until their contract is met. The Automaton is a terrifying construct, being both mechanical and organic. The former soldier's body is enmeshed with mechanical constraints that control movement and rudimentary thought. These devices also enhance strength. The Automaton in incapable of feeling pain. He flails twin warhammers and will make short work of most opponents.


  • One of many units in the manual described as being built by "The Smithy" instead of just "Smithy" as with other units.
  • The manual is notorious for spelling errors; For the Automaton entry, the manual states "The Automaton in incapable of feeling pain" when it should have read "The Automaton is incapable of feeling pain."