New Primaris Marine Super Heavy Tank!

Wow, this looks cool! Original article posted over at the Warhammer-community site.

Just as the Primaris Space Marines themselves blend the best elements of several millennia of Space Marines, the Astraeus Super-heavy Tank represents the pinnacle of Imperial engineering, a devastating war machine that makes the perfect accompaniment to your Space Marine army.

 

An enormous hull mounts a devastating range of defensive and offensive systems. The main weapons of the Astraeus Super-heavy tank are a pair of macro-accelerator cannons, coupled with sponson-mounted las-rippers or plasma eradicators. The macro-accelerator cannons are particularly powerful, firing 12 shots with -2 AP and 3 Damage apiece!

Meanwhile, layered void shields protect this vehicle against even the most dedicated attacks, including Mortal Wounds, while the enhanced repulsor field is a powerful deterrent to enemy assault units – firstly, reducing their charge ranges, and secondly, literally crushing them with waves of gravitic force when they get close!

Unlike its little brother, the Astraeus Super-heavy Tank doesn’t have any transport capacity – instead, this colossal machine is dedicated to destruction alone. While there are few targets that can stand up to one of the Astraeus Super-heavy Tank’s furious fusillades, it particularly excels at shooting down Flyers. With the Steel Behemoth rule and Power of the Machine Spirit, this war machine can fire on the move, or even when locked in close combat, making it a surprisingly flexible and mobile unit for its size.

An enormous hull mounts a devastating range of defensive and offensive systems. The main weapons of the Astraeus Super-heavy tank are a pair of macro-accelerator cannons, coupled with sponson-mounted las-rippers or plasma eradicators. The macro-accelerator cannons are particularly powerful, firing 12 shots with -2 AP and 3 Damage apiece!

Meanwhile, layered void shields protect this vehicle against even the most dedicated attacks, including Mortal Wounds, while the enhanced repulsor field is a powerful deterrent to enemy assault units – firstly, reducing their charge ranges, and secondly, literally crushing them with waves of gravitic force when they get close!

Unlike its little brother, the Astraeus Super-heavy Tank doesn’t have any transport capacity – instead, this colossal machine is dedicated to destruction alone. While there are few targets that can stand up to one of the Astraeus Super-heavy Tank’s furious fusillades, it particularly excels at shooting down Flyers. With the Steel Behemoth rule and Power of the Machine Spirit, this war machine can fire on the move, or even when locked in close combat, making it a surprisingly flexible and mobile unit for its size.

What do you all think of it?

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10 Responses to “New Primaris Marine Super Heavy Tank!”

  1. Cephalobeard October 12, 2017 11:00 am
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    It looks like someone stacked two repulsors on top of eachother, then melted them together and added a Forgeworld turret on top.

    To each their own, I guess. Haha

    • Threllen October 12, 2017 11:13 am
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      Games Workshop model designers:

      What if we took two great looking tanks and just smooshed them together and then rammed the god-awful repulsor on the front to top it all off? Perfect.

      • Reecius
        Reecius October 12, 2017 12:38 pm
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        I love it! Haha, looks great, IMO.

  2. iNcontroL October 12, 2017 11:56 am
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    Oh boy haha

  3. WestRider October 12, 2017 12:16 pm
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    Without Transport capacity, it doesn’t look like it has any reason to be that big. To really look right for 40K, it wants either a much larger turret weapon system, or a bunch more secondary weapons along the mid-section.

  4. Fast N Loose October 12, 2017 12:56 pm
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    It looks like the love child of the Scorpion Tank from the Halo Franchise & the MTT from Star Wars…but hey, a wrecked one would be great LOS blocking terrain! 🤣

    • AngryPanda October 12, 2017 3:31 pm
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      Empire Tank from Star Wars was my first thought. Don’t get me wrong, I like it. But it feels like a weird choice to compete with that IP, with its own game on the way instead of focusing on their own style they established over so many years.

  5. CWDub October 13, 2017 7:32 am
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    Oh cool. A super heavy that can ignore mortal wounds 🙁

    • AngryPanda October 14, 2017 2:38 am
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      That’s for balance. So much balance.

  6. Esctasy in Service October 13, 2017 12:19 pm
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    I think it looks pretty cool, I would like to see it in a different color scheme. The all blue from the video doesn’t look good and the yellow/grey one could be darker I think on the grey and it would look better.