FW: Mastodon Pre-Orders Live

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We knew this day was coming – The Mastodon Heavy Assault Tank is (finally) on Forge World’s site for Pre-Order!

Whatever issues and delays Forge World was having with the Mastodon have all been sorted out because it’s now available on Forge World’s site. Note that the shipping date is SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2016 – not February 9th, 2016…

via Forge World

“Crashing as easily through the walls of ancient xeno fortifications as lines of traitor Space Marines – the Mastodon was one of the heaviest assault transports in use by the Space Marine Legions during the great crusade. It’s mighty frame is still found in chapter Armouries across the Imperium today.”

Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport £300

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The Mastodon was one of the heaviest assault transports in the arsenal of the Legiones Astartes during the Great Crusade, and is still found in the armouries of the Space Marine Chapters of the 41st Millenium. Its cavernous assault bay, capable of housing almost half a Company, is protected both by thick layers of ceramite armour as well as crackling void shields.

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It also mounts a fearsome siege melta array, allowing it to breach even the most formidable defences with ease, as well as an array of secondary weaponry intended to defend the vehicle as it approaches its target. Unleashed only against the most fearsome of enemy redoubts, there are few obstacles that can stay the wrath of this relic of the Imperium’s bloody birth.

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The Mastodon is heavily armed and armoured, carrying 40 Space Marines, and even Dreadnoughts, safely to the heart of battle. Whilst embarked, the warriors within will defend their immense transport, turning the sponson weapons on any enemy brave or foolish enough to come close.

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 It’s Siege melta array can easily destroy fortifications, and makes short work of armoured vehicles, whilst its Skyreaper Battery will tear through any airborne threat with ease.

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Rules for using the Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport in Horus Heresy Games can be found in The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List and in The Horus Heresy Book Six – Retribution. Rules for using the Mastodon in standard games of Warhammer 40,000 can be downloaded from the rules tab on this page.

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The Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport is a complete multi-part resin kit that builds one super-heavy transport vehicle.

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This transport is CRAZY. It has a carry capacity of 40 models and can carry up to 2 Dreadnoughts (who each count as 10 models). Go check out the rest of the rules because this Mystery Machine is equal parts amazing and insane. But for 700 points, it better be!

Also released from Forge World today was a Red Scorpions Transfer Sheet:

Red Scorpions Transfer Sheet £16

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This Transfer Sheet is packed with the markings and iconography of the Red Scorpions Chapter of Space Marines. It is perfect for personalising the models in your collection. This A4 sheet is packed with a huge number of symbols including Chapter insignia, detailed banners, votive markings, squad icons, Apothecarian honours, Chapter specific Aquillas and more.

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The Mastodon: When you need to take 1/2 a Space Marine Company on a work-trip inside someone fort.

  • euansmith

    That is an epic looking kit, and huge too; almost as big as the price.

    • amaximus167

      Yet somehow still doesn’t look big enough to hold the amount of troops it is supposed to. Guess some Marines will be riding on the shoulders their squad mates. They should make some marines that ride on top that all have short straws in their hands.

      • euansmith

        Never challenge a Space Marine to a game of Sardines.

        • amaximus167

          My buddy just said he wants to see someone model a contemptor all compacted to fit in one of these. I think it should be sitting on wheeled pallet. I imagine the thing has to take a big stretch before assault, so it cannot attack after it disembarks.

          • euansmith

            “We have a letter from the humans!”

            “Is their surrender?”

            “I’ll just open it.”

            Rip… fwappa, fwappa, fwappa, fwappa, fwappa!

            “Aieee! It is a battle company of Origami Marines!”

          • Jeff Daniels

            Take your upvote and get out of here.

        • Cergorach

          The first thing the Emperor did was make sure his legions mastered the mystical arts of “the clown car”… Everyone thinks it’s the Laughing God’s domain, but after trying to fit in Harlequins into an oldskool Land Raider during the RT, the Laughing God gave up on Imperial transports…

      • Talos2

        Meh, you can say that about pretty much every transport in 40k.

        • amaximus167

          I can, and I DO! Imagine how tiny a Rhino will look next to a True-Scale Marine squad! Just in case you missed the jokes that followed, I meant the above in humor and good fun rather than some kind of ‘hate’ it comment.

      • Arthfael

        Heroic scale ^^

  • Yaji

    i like the look of it. the only thing i don’t like are the barrels on the melta array. they are not deep enough. probably very difficult to drill

  • Strategery.

    if it weren’t so expensive i’d get one just to have a diorama where a mastodon is giving birth to a taurox

  • Deez

    I’m just picturing my power axe wielding Phalanx Warder squad with Alexis Polux leading the way out of this thing. I just need $500.00. I can dream, can’t I? All together, that would be close to 1500 points. With my lucky rolls, it would be a dead 1500 points by the end of turn 2.

    • Cergorach

      In your case:
      Loaded dice, priceless! 😉

  • Coltcabunny

    Awful. Looks like something more appropriate for GI Joe.

    • Cergorach

      Don’t go dissing on the Battlebus! G.I. Joe is awesome! 😉

    • Talos2

      I’ve still yet to see a pic that I like it in, but I always like it when I see it live

  • Thatroubleshootah

    X pen siv

  • kobalt60

    i can’t decide if it would take longer to earn the money to buy it from forge world, or get it from a recaster, and try to build it from the bag full of 1650 pieces with no instructions. 300 pounds is only about $900 canadian, post brexit,so i guess i’ll book some overtime

  • Will Frank

    I am I the only one that questioned why, for what is essentially a Land Raider on steroids (which done right could look awesome), this thing appears to be a Taurox made even uglier and bigger? Especially confusing using the Taurox as inspiration, because this is a Space Marine vehicle, and not an IG vehicle…

  • TheWanderingJewels

    Throne. It’s as if a Taurox and a Land Raider had a child…in the method of a Liger