Forge World just revealed the new Astartes Super-heavy Tank and this thing is massive! Come take a look at the new tank and teaser video!Forge World was pleased to announce the new Astartes Super-heavy Tank, and they also dropped a new teaser video showing it off. Let’s check out the video and see what they had to say.
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.
The new tank is coming equipped with a pair of macro-accelerator cannons, and your choice of sponson-mounted las-rippers or plasma eradicators. The macro-accelerator cannons fire 12 shots, AP -2, and do 3 Damage each. It’s also coming with void shields and an ehanced repulsor field. The void shields will protect it from incoming attacks, and help deal with Mortal Wounds, making it even harder to take down this already beefy tank. The enhanced repulsor field will reduce your opponent’s charge ranges, and the put them down with waves of gravitic force.
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.
Forge World stated the new Astartes Super-heavy Tank will be available soon, as well as free downloadable rules. Time to get those hobby dollars ready, this one isn’t going to be cheap!
This looks to be ia rather beefy model as it appears to be on the same base are Archaon? Design wise We’re also seeing the same skid plates that we saw on the Primaris Repulsor. There nothing letting us know if it’s going to be plastic or resin, but we haven’t seen any new Primaris Space Marine models from Forge World in a while, so there’s a good chance this could be a Forge World model. None the less it looks intimidating, and we can’t wait to find out more.
If you look at the top of the page you can see the bottom sentence reads “very large Space Marine tank and new book…”. The current word on the street is that this is a Forge World feature spread, and the new book part is in reference to the next Imperial Armor book. That is just a rumor though, make sure you add some salt.
What are your thoughts on the new tank? Do you think it’s going to be plastic or resin? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.Chapter Approved: The Best 8th 40k Changes Episode 129