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New Horus Heresy Plastic Spartan Box SPOTTED!

By Travis Pasch | August 5th, 2022 | Categories: Chaos, Horus Heresy, News / Rumors, Space Marines

horus-heresy-spartan-tank-plastic-space-marines-forge-worldA somewhat beat-up box of the new Horus Heresy Plastic Spartan box has been spotted in the wild- check out what to expect!

We initially saw this in the rumored starter set over a year ago, but now we get to see what the individual box looks like. The person who had this said they somehow got it from eBay, but the box looks quite beat-up, so not sure what’s really going on with it. 

Let’s take a look at the initial kit, then get into the new box!

Land Raider Spartan Tank Revealed!

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. 

Land Raider spartan

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 looks a lot like you would expect, but that look is timeless and awesome! The best part though? It’s plastic!

Land Raider spartan 2

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.

You can even swap out the heavy bolter for two more lascannons! So if you need to punch through enemy armor, this should be able to do the trick with 10, that’s right, 10 lascannons! Then, the gunner can have a ton of options as well, so plenty to choose from.

Land Raider spartan 3

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.

The new Land Raider Spartan has plenty of carrying capacity, and when you drop 13 Terminators on the enemy, you know their day is about to go badly.

Horus Heresy Plastic Spartan Box Spotted in the Wild

These pics come from Bolter and Chainsword.

Spartan HHWith this somehow getting out, we hope to see this coming soon on its own and not in the starter set. As we said, the box is beaten up a little, but this is also the same person who somehow got the Sicaran box from eBay.

Either that person is super lucky, or maybe Gw is letting them out on purpose? But there was also some talk about GW contacting them and asking who they bought them from, so who really knows.

Spartan HH 2One other interesting thing to note here is it doesn’t look to have laser destroyer sponsons on the box. This means they probably won’t be included and may come in a later upgrade set as this may be just what came in the Starter Set for HH.

So, it would be quite plausible to have another staggered release for a single HH vehicle/dread. 

Are you excited about all the new plastic Horus Heresy models that are on the way? 

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