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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-17, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Default Upcomming super heavy space marine grav tank



Spotted this on B&C, whom got it from Dakka Dakka.
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Will have to reserve judgement until I can see a better picture and a model with a better paint job, but tanks are always welcome

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Looks very impressive. Can't wait to get a good look at it.
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Remember when Grav Tanks were the Eldar Forte?

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Appearently the tank is in Red Scorpion livery, making people think its a forgeworld offering. As the Red Scorpions are pretty much -the- forgeworld chapter.
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I cant see FW doing this tank tbh. Yeah, its red scorpions, but they are fairly niche in their customer base - IE somewhat older with more disposable income and skill/confidence doing resin work.
I think this will be a plastic kit, to keep the primaris hype train going.


From what pictures we have, it kinda looks like someone got a land raider and the heresy era tank i forget the name of and mashed them together with the new repulsor.
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A Sicarian Battle Tank and a Primaris Repulsor had a baby?

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I cant see FW doing this tank tbh. Yeah, its red scorpions, but they are fairly niche in their customer base - IE somewhat older with more disposable income and skill/confidence doing resin work.
I think this will be a plastic kit, to keep the primaris hype train going.


From what pictures we have, it kinda looks like someone got a land raider and the heresy era tank i forget the name of and mashed them together with the new repulsor.
From blabber im seeing around, there seems to be sayings that forgeworld indeed was working on a heavy primaris space marine tank for their upcomming fires of cyraxus book.
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Goddamn. I thought we'd see something after the leaked pic.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/...s-super-heavy/

What happens when you cross a Sicaran, a Repulsor and a Fellblade? Meet the Astraeus Super-heavy tank.


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.



It’s not just a triumph of engineering in the lore of the 41st Millennium, either – this is one of the most advanced Forge World kits we’ve ever released. Every single gun (right down to the tiny storm bolter mounted on the vehicle’s rear!) can be moved and repositioned, while there are even options for which sponson weapons you can attach to the vehicle. Additionally, the Astraeus kit features a custom transparent flying stand designed to support the weight of this model while keeping it absolutely secure.

From a collector’s standpoint, if you’re looking for an army of exclusively Primaris Space Marines, the Astraeus makes for a fantastic centrepiece model, equivalent to other iconic Space Marine vehicles like the Thunderhawk.

You won’t have to wait long to pick up this massive war machine for yourself, with the Astraeus Super-heavy Tank – alongside free downloadable rules – available to buy soon.

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Well I take back my original comment about it needing a better paint job, originally looking at this on my phone I thought it was an imperial fist scheme. Anywhoo an impressive beast, not sure if I like it though

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