Saturday, June 23, 2012

Forgeworld New Releases - Spartan Land Raider



Lord knows I have been excited about this beast for months now.  It carries 25 troops in Power Armor!  (That's 12 Terminators).  I have to believe this is a super heavy tank with 2 structure points.  It has bigger engines and TWO Quad Lascannons (no rules yet though).

Size Comparison:




From Forgeworld:

An armoured transport of truly massive proportions, the Spartan is a heavy assault tank previously all but unknown outside of the revered Space Marine Chapters and the secretive Adeptus Mechanicus. The Spartan is a huge armoured conveyer whose purpose is to carry a large body of troops into the very heart of an enemy’s battle lines, weathering weapons fire that would be the death of any lesser vehicle.

Its design bears clear connections with that of the mighty Land Raider, and its genius is such that the greater proportion of its interior space is given over to a transport capacity greater than any other Imperial vehicle save the super-heavy Gorgons – being capable of carrying twenty-five power armoured Space Marines into battle. It is, however, considerably faster on the battlefield thanks to potent reactor-driven motive drives, and it boasts an equally potent armament in the form of sponson-mounted quad lascannon batteries and secondary heavy bolters.

The Spartan Assault Tank, model designed by Phil Stutcinskas, is an enormous multi-part resin kit that features a detailed interior. Experimental rules to allow this armoured behemoth to be fielded in games of Warhammer 40,000 will be available to download soon. The Spartan itself can be pre-ordered for despatch from Friday 29th June.

And the video!

5 comments:

pchappel said...

:-) I'm probably the only one, but I am a bit disappointed that they re-used the name for a different vehicle... But then I have a pair of the ancient MK I's I modified as Spartan Class Land Raiders... Back when the White Dwarf had projects like that of course...

Stefano Morgano said...

Could be really a nice add to my GK army... mmmmm

Poxy Proxy Predator said...

I'll take 3! One for my Chapter Master and his Honour Guard, one for my 1st Company Command, and one for my Assault Company Command Squad, will be bumping the squads up to 10 men to take advantages of the transport capacity. Just need to finish painting my living room first to justify it to myself.

Admael said...

The ability to tank forwards with a full strength ten man Assault Terminator Squad or 25 death Company? In an assault verhicle, no less. I'll take three, thank you very much.

Globalsmack said...

this makes me wonder how hull points will work with super heavies.

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