40K Lore: Identify These Astra Militarum Vehicles

Just how well do you know the Astra Militarum armoury?  Find out Loremasters.

Today we are going to give you a set of Astra Militarum vehicles from across the history of 40K. Your job is to identify them.  We will start easy and get harder.  You can click on each vehicle title to see the correct answer. No Cheating.

Vehicle #1

This rugged and dependable tank has been used for centuries and while fundamental changes in construction and appearance have occurred its capabilities have changed very little, able to operate in a variety of environments and withstand enemy fire while delivering powerful tank-killing blows.

Vehicle #2

A robust vehicle which holds ten soldiers and can bear a wide array of heavy weapons. The vehicles thick armored plates, quad tracks, and supercharged engine allow it to go nearly anywhere, hurtling across ruined cities and rubble-strewn wastelands with equal speed.

Vehicle #3

An Imperial Guard super-heavy vehicle based on the Baneblade chassis. While based on the same STC data as the Baneblade, it is specifically armed and equipped to hunt and destroy enemy Titans.

Vehicle #4

a Super Heavy Tank named referred to as a ‘second generation’ Baneblade, fulfilling the same battlefield role. For Forge Worlds seeking to secure large military contracts but lacking the necessary STC data, or who experience a shortfall in Baneblade production, this super-heavy is a viable alternative and has become a common sight in the regiments of the Imperial Guard.

Vehicle #5

An Imperial Guard artillery vehicle based on the Chimera chassis and a cousin to the Basilisk and Medusa. It is designed to provide close to medium-range artillery support.

Vehicle #6

A heavily-armored trench warfare vehicle designed to transport a large number of troops across no man’s land. Designed specifically for this mission, the Gorgon has limited utility in other roles and is used primarily by siege regiments

Vehicle #7

A specialized Tank Hunter used by the Imperial Guard. Based on the same chassis as the Leman Russ Battle Tank the vehicle, once common among the armoured regiments of the Guard, is fast becoming a relic due to the complex nature of its primary weapon.

Vehicle #8

A heavy tank first developed on Krieg during its civil war to meet the specific challenges of the time. A tank that didn’t need to be fast, as long as it could traverse treacherous terrain, nor one with long range, as visibility beneath the pollution-clouded skies of Krieg was short, but most importantly as simple to construct as possible.

Vehicle #9

A self-propelled artillery vehicle of the Imperial Guard. Heavily armored and armed with two Earthshaker Cannons, this highly-durable vehicle is intended to operate in the heart of combat, providing fire support while under threat from the enemy’s guns and redeploying under its own power.

Vehicle #10

A burrowing vehicle used by the Adeptus Mechanicus and Imperial Guard. Larger then both the Termite and Mole, it uses a phase-field generator to burrow a drill filled with troops into the ground, allowing them to surface behind or on the flanks of enemy fortifications and positions.


~How well did you do?

  • Frostasche

    You forgot to remove the name of vehicle 6, when you copied the text from the lexicanum.

    • ZeeLobby

      LOL. Oh BoLS…

    • memitchell

      I still got it wrong.

  • luke-vdv

    Finally, you’ve stopped using the treacherous Genestealer Leman Russ in favour of a loyal, Techpriest ministered one.

    • memitchell

      You mean the lecherous Genestealer Cult, right?

  • Juan Carlos González

    Correctly identified all save for #8. First time I saw the scratch-built version, I thought they were just doing a KV-2 look-alike for 40K.

  • m3g4tr0n

    Meh, it all looks like “looted tank” to me.

    • euansmith

      Nah, mate, looted tankz ‘ave got more gubbinz. Deez need MOAR dakka!

  • SilentPony

    Well it is games workshop, so HammerSword, SwordHammer, LordBane, BaneBane, EmperorLord, DeathSword, SwordLord, HammerBane, and of course EmperorEmperor

    • Spacefrisian

      It would break the combo if it was Baneswordblade after all…

      • SilentPony

        Well that’s a gun name after all. A mighty HammerLord armed with a massive BaneSwordBlade canon.

    • Garr Davies

      I would buy 10 BaneBanes.

    • Gustav

      Surely you didn’t forget the swordsword assault tank!?

      • SilentPony

        Have SwordSword rules dropped yet? I haven’t seen one on a table since 6th!

        • Gustav

          Well, the Swordsword’s rules back in 6th were certainly…cutting edge.

          I’ll see myself out.

    • petrow84

      You’re lucky you didn’t diss on Space Wolves, otherwise Icefanglord Murderaxeclaw would’ve gotten you with his FrostFrost!

  • SpaceDwarf

    Either Vehicle #2 links to the wrong variant or the illustration is of the wrong variant, but there is definitely a mismatch.

  • I. Leman Russ {Of all types}
    II. Tau Rocks. {It’s a joke…}
    III. Looks like a Baneblade, but it isn’t.
    IV. No idea. Probably begins with “Bane” though.
    V. Chimera with mortar glued to it.
    VI. Gorgon {It’s in the description, better luck next time guys…}
    VII. No idea. Although “Chimerus Compensatius” is a good idea.
    VIII. Never played Epic, so I don’t know.
    IX. This isn’t a tank, is it? It looks awful.
    X. The Mole from Thunderbirds.

    • af

      VIII: it’s a KV-2. The Soviets used it to great success to wreak havoc on a German convoy during the Battle of Raseiniai.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Leman Russ Battle Tank
    Macharius Vulcan
    I don’t remember that severely oversized Mole Mortar’s name.

    • John

      Siegfried’s were the light tanks, this was the Ragnarok

      • Carey_Mahoney

        That’s true. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Monkeigh

    The last one was the Hellbore Heavy Mole. I believe it carried the equivalent of 30 infantry (6 stands in Epic) and was from the expansion to the original Adeptus Titanicus.

    Edit: Name was correct, carrying capacity was not. third entry.

  • FCBullsht

    Odd man out #8 = KV-2 ? xD

  • af

    If the Macharius is a “second generation Baneblade”, why does it look like a WWI tank being the second generation of a Cold War era tank?

    I’ll always like the Leman Russ. It’s a clunky, cartoonish design, but I like it!