The Horus Heresy: Spartan & Contemptor Previews
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Ride to Battle in Spartan Style Aboard the New Plastic Assault Tank
The mighty Land Raider is a design that has stood the test of time ever since Arkhan Land dug it out of the catacombs on Mars – but what’s a Legion Praetor to do when their prized Terminator squads can’t quite squeeze into its armoured hold? They reach for the Spartan Assault Tank – and now, with a stunning new plastic kit, you can too.
Also known as the Land Raider Spartan, this armoured carrier was designed* to punch through the most overwhelming enemy defences and deliver a knock-out blow of massed Astartes infantry. It became a common assault vehicle during the Great Crusade, where its nigh-impervious chassis could shrug off regular anti-tank weapons as it ferried up to 26 Legionaries – or 13 Terminators – into the fray, with a surprising turn of speed for its size.
When not carting Space Marines about, the Spartan is also an effective vehicle-killer in its own right, armed with a whopping eight lascannons. Grouped into two quad-linked arrays, these lay down accurate bursts of firepower strong enough to crack open any enemy hull.
And if eight lascannons isn’t enough, why not ten? Many Legions adapt their Spartans for additional tasks using its secondary armaments – you can swap its hull-mounted heavy bolters for extra lascannons, or ward off hostile infantry with heavy flamers. The gunner’s hatch gives you even more options to toy around with, offering pintle-mounted weapons ranging from combi-volkites to havoc launchers.
The Spartan’s impenetrable – and more importantly, flat – armour panels provide the perfect canvas for customising your carrier with the iconography of your chosen Legion, and the kit includes sigils to show your allegiance with the Imperial Aquila or the Eye of Horus. Find out which Legion is right for you, then get to work painting flames, hazard stripes, or beautiful renaissance frescoes all over your new tank.
Lead the Charge With the All-singing, All-dancing Contemptor Dreadnought
OK, so the shiny new Contemptor Dreadnought that will soon be gracing the battlefields of Warhammer: The Horus Heresy definitely can’t sing, and it may not be much good at dancing – but it’s so posable it’s not far off! More on that later – for now, enjoy the last of this month’s model previews from the war-torn Age of Darkness…
If you like the idea of a fallen hero of your Legion marching imperiously into battle, small-arms fire bouncing harmlessly off its armour and atomantic force field, to crush all who oppose them in glorious combat, then you’re going to love the new Contemptor Dreadnought.
Not only is it a hardy unit on the battlefield, but it’s also brutally powerful both at range and in melee – after all, it’s essentially a massive Space Marine! What’s more, the new multipart plastic kit includes a wealth of devastating weapon options.
The Contemptor’s right arm can take ballistic weapons in the form of a bolt cannon or autocannon, or a tank-busting melta cannon or lascannon. Meanwhile, the mighty left-hand power fist can be equipped with a built-in combi-bolter, heavy flamer, plasma blaster, or meltagun. And if you fancy adding some high explosives to your walking arsenal, you can even outfit your Contemptor with a carapace-mounted havoc launcher!
Having loads more weapons options is one thing, but perhaps the greatest triumph of the new kit is in its posability. The Contemptor Dreadnought has been cunningly constructed with full ball-and-socket joints at the hips and ankles, as well as half-ball joints at the waist and chest. Combined with the optional flat or bent toe components, and the rotating assembly joints and separate armour plates at the knees and elbows, there is ample opportunity for a really dynamic pose without the need for a complex conversion.
As if that wasn’t enough variety already, there are even options to outfit your Contemptor Dreadnought’s power fist with blunt fingers or sharp claws according to your Legion’s preference.
We’ve now seen the full suite of miniatures that will feature in the new Horus Heresy box set. If you missed it on social media yesterday, here is the box content spread – and it is packed! We’ll have more info on the new box set as well as even more news on Saturday the 7th of May, as part of Warhammer Fest and the Horus Heresy Open Day at Warhammer World. See you there!
Quelle: Warhammer Community