I must say I do like all the Sicaran variants, and this one looks particularly nasty. Also, when they add something to the fluff like that the Mechanicum sees it as cursed or heretical, it makes me want it even more.
The Sicaran Arcus Strike Tank – Forge World Preview
Sicaran battle tanks are very popular among Warhammer 40,000 players, combining the versatility of the Predator with a range of powerful weapons options and high manoeuvrability. They look pretty cool too! Today, we’re getting a closer look at the latest variant of the Sicaran with the Sicaran Arcus Strike Tank, a powerful option for Space Marines in both the 31st and 41st Millennium.
The Arcus Strike Tank is one of the more unusual tanks available to the Space Marine Legions. Similar to the malevolent Dreadclaw Drop Pod and the sinister Knight-Atrapos, the Arcus Strike Tank has a shadowed past, viewed by the Mechanicum for reasons unknown as a slight against the Omnissiah. As a result, the adepts of the Machine God refuse to produce or repair these vehicles – without their ministrations, these advanced support platforms have degenerated, and their advanced armaments have been replaced with more common rotary launchers. This has done little to blunt the offensive capabilities of the Strike Tank, which is still able to race forward and unleash hails of area-saturation incendiary missiles.
The Arcus Strike Tank looks similar to the other Sicaran-class vehicles, distinguished by its large twin rotary launcher. This weapon shares design traits with other missile launchers in the Space Marine Legions, from the man-portable versions found on Heavy Support Squads to the notorious scorpius missile launcher found on the Whirlwind Scorpius. The mouth of each launcher contains a bundle of missiles and has two huge ammo drums.
You’ll be able to get your hands on this strike vehicle very soon, and rules will be available both for Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40,000 players.