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SURPRISE- Redesigned Space Marine Spartan Tank SPOTTED!

By Rob Baer | January 22nd, 2016 | Categories: News / Rumors

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Forge World looks to be redesigning a lot of things these days, from the Marine armor marks to even their Tanks! Come see what’s new on the Spartan!

What appears to be a new design of Space Marine Spartan Tank has been spotted!

Old Version:

spartan old

New Version: (purchased this month from Forge World)

Redesigned Space Marine Spartan Tank SPOTTED!

Gone are the old fiddly track assemblies (much like the MK1 Leman Russ and Chimeara chassis) in a pre-assembled tread assemblies much like the Sicaran.

This really helps the build process out a lot as lining up those treads and making sure they are bent at the right angles and then flattened down horizontally can be a really hobby challenge.

It’s unclear at this time if the Typhon or the Cerebus tanks that use the same chassis were also re-designed as well. I would imagine they will port the same treads over to these kits as well when their numbers sell through.

SPARTAN ASSAULT TANK £105

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An armoured transport of truly massive proportions, the Spartan is a heavy assault tank previously all but unknown outside of the revered Space Marine Chapters and the secretive Adeptus Mechanicus. The Spartan is a huge armoured conveyer whose purpose is to carry a large body of troops into the very heart of an enemy’s battle lines, weathering weapons fire that would be the death of any lesser vehicle.

Its design bears clear connections with that of the mighty Land Raider, and its genius is such that the greater proportion of its interior space is given over to a transport capacity greater than any other Imperial vehicle save the super-heavy Gorgons – being capable of carrying twenty-five power armoured Space Marines into battle. It is, however, considerably faster on the battlefield thanks to potent reactor-driven motive drives, and it boasts an equally potent armament in the form of sponson-mounted quad lascannon batteries and secondary heavy bolters.

The Spartan can also be upgraded with our range of Land Raider doors.

The Spartan Assault Tank is an enormous multi-part resin kit that features a detailed interior.

Kudos to Forge World for fixing such a potential hobby ending nightmare for a beginner. These kits still require a lot of skill to put together, but hey I’m sure most folks out there will take any help when it comes to lowering any build time.

Time to buy a sweet ride for your plastic Calth Marines?

About the Author: Rob Baer

Virginia Restless, Miniature Painter & Cat Dad. I blame LEGOs. There was something about those little-colored blocks that started it all... Twitter @catdaddymbg
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