Thursday, 13 July 2017

Today From Forge World, 13/7/17

Legion Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank,

Description

The Punisher-type Sicaran variant came into general use amongst the various Space Marine Legions in the final days of the Great Crusade, however the punisher rotary cannon it mounts has a far older history. Originally mounted on the now rare Cerberus pattern main battle tanks, the punisher had established a reputation as a deadly tool in the eradication of massed conscript infantry or hordes of swarming xenos creatures, limited only by its relatively short range and prodigious appetite for munitions. Married to the Sicaran hull, where the impressive speed of that vehicle effectively negated the short range of the weapon, and the complex feed assemblies developed as part of the various Terran accelerator cannon, the punisher is once again in widespread use among the Legions, though now it is employed against the very warriors it was intended to protect.

This multi-part resin kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Legion Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank, a Heavy Support choice for Space Marines in The Horus Heresy and an Elites choice in Warhammer 40,000. A high-speed ‘destroyer’ tank, the Sicaran Battle Tank has seen countless battlefields, complementing the more common Predator and Land Raider designs. This variant boasts the same basic hull shape – very much a case of function over form, though its wide tracks and thick armour give the miniature a certain austere charm – with an imposing punisher rotary cannon bolted to the top, ready to fire a ceaseless barrage of high calibre shells.

The hull is covered with details; cables, connectors and ammo feeds for the various weapons (along with the punisher rotary cannon you’ll find 2 lascannon and 3 heavy bolters, one of which is front-mounted), and the tiniest viewing window imaginable. Exclusive to this variant are the special turret head, the rotary cannon itself and a sensor array.

This resin kit comes as 54 components, and rules for using it in games of The Horus Heresy are available as a PDF download.

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