GW: Fünfte Adeptus Sororitas Vorschau
In der fünften Vorschau für das Adeptus Sororita zeigen Games Workshop erste Details zu den Fahrzeugen.
Battle Sister Bulletin – Part 5: Vehicle Details
The Battle Sister Bulletin is back today with a first glimpse at some of the new vehicles that are in development. Before we dive into the details, let’s take a quick look at what we know about the vehicle pool available to the Adepta Sororitas.
Adepta Sororitas Vehicles
The iconic vehicles of the Adepta Sororitas – the Immolator, Exorcist and Rhino – all utilise the ubiquitous Rhino chassis. Some of these vehicles are based upon the Mk I Deimos-pattern Rhino Standard Template Construct (STC) and are ancient in origin. The oldest examples are baroque masterpieces, having been reverently maintained and embellished with additional Ecclesiarchal decorations for millennia.
The Deimos-pattern chassis features a number of characteristics that set it apart from the Mk IIc Mars-pattern Rhino more widely utilised by the Adeptus Astartes. The most notable of these features are the circular side doors that part to either side of the entrance, rather than the rectangular single-panel doors of later designs that yawn open to create a ramp.
The new vehicles being designed for the Adepta Sororitas represent the more antiquated Deimos-pattern Rhino STC. As such, they are flanked by the archetypal circular doors, adorned with the symbolic fleur-de-lys of the Adepta Sororitas.
Another feature of the Deimos-pattern Rhino chassis is that its four large exhausts are only partially clad with armour plating, if at all. This open design has enabled the vehicle’s exhausts to be styled in the image of tall braziers, really emphasising the Gothic imagery for which the Adepta Sororitas are renowned.
The level of detail that has been added to each part of the chassis is to give the impression of antiquity – that this is an ancient vehicle upon which many generations of artificers have added embellishments, gilded filigree and holy ornamentation. The side corner of the vehicle features a small shrine ensconced within a peaked arch – a clear sign of the reverential manner with which it has been fashioned by the artisans of the Ecclesiarchy.
Gothic arches are a fundamental Imperial image with which the Adepta Sororitas have always had a strong association. The rear door of the vehicle exemplifies this principle, with two smaller arches set within a larger design in the manner of an ornate stained glass window.
Of course, there is one vehicle available to the Adepta Sororitas that doesn’t utilise a Rhino chassis, due to it being more akin to a mechanised warsuit – the Penitent Engine. We’ll bring you more on this horrific war machine soon but, for now, here’s a sneak preview of a head belonging to an unfortunate soul condemned to seek bloody redemption in battle by ‘piloting’ a Penitent Engine.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back in a fortnight for another look at what lies in store for the Adepta Sororitas. Until then, let us know your favourite vehicle in the armoury of the Adepta Sororitas on our Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page.
Quelle: Warhammer Community