FW: Dig Deep With The Termite Assault Drill

Forge World is previewing a new unit for those subterranean transportation needs – the Terrax Pattern Termite Assault Drill!

It’s a blast from the past with the reimagined Termite Assault Drill. Originally a unit for a little game called Space Marine, the Termite Assault Drill used to come in a much smaller scale:

via Warhammer Community

It was quite the EPIC scale


So what does look like now? Check it out:

“The Termite is a transport vehicle – but rather than taking them across the ground, or through the air, it burrows deep beneath the earth, launched from a surface transport far behind enemy lines. It uses a combination of melta cutters, phase-shield generators and huge heavy-bore drills to chew through the ground beneath the foe to emerge behind the lines or in the heart of enemy fortifications. The Termite is armed with deadly weapons – with a choice of bolters, volkite chargers or heavy flamers in the kit – that punish any nearby foes before it disgorges its deadly cargo to bring death and ruin.”

It’s a pretty cool looking model and those drill bits are kind of terrifying. But what size is it? Great question:

The Terrax Pattern Terminte Assault Drill will be boring a hole in your battle-line soon. We’ll be watching Forge World for more info when it gets released!

I’m totally getting flashbacks to my childhood. This drill shares a lot of similarity to a certain cartoon I loved as a kid:

I think I’ll call it the “Shredder”…wait a minute.

And now I need a conversion for a Foot Clan Ad Mech army. Whelp, I’ve got my work cut out for me. Thanks Forge World…


What do you think of the new Drill Transport? Are you digging it or does it look too boring?

  • marlowc

    Thunderbirds are go 😉

    • pokemastercube .

      that is what i was thinking more then the TMNT thing above, this is clearly the mole from the original version of thunderbirds

    • lorieth


  • Kabal1te

    This just reminds me how much I want FW ad mech in 40k…

    Granted I also want more dark eldar love from FW too but I don’t foresee that happening either.

  • Carey_Mahoney


  • AEZ

    Nice paint job

  • Ryan Miller

    I just want Iron Hands characters im 40k… I don’t care that there are no fw character models other than Manus…

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      30k Iron Hands are VERY cool. Just thought I’d say 🙂

      • Ryan Miller

        I whole heartedly agree. I just feel crapped on in 40k.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          yeah IH got crapped on, Raukaan was just dreadful fluff disaster, now we are expected to think they swallowed Primaris tech heresy without protest, and still no special character.

          Really glad I built my IH to use in both 30k and 40k.

  • The Bob

    I always like having different transport options for my armies. My Blood Angels DFA, Dark angels bike it up, World Eater rhino rush, think my iron warriors are going to come from below. Seems fitting for a siege army

  • JempyR1


  • benn grimm

    Love it, so cool to see these bad boys finally get a 40/30k size model.

  • Vesalius

    Hey, Benny, screw you!

  • euansmith
    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      I wonder how the size and price will compare for these two?

      There aren’t many pics of the Mantic tunneler but from the couple I’ve seen it looks much the same size as the FW Termite… At £25 (£20 with discount) its going to be a MUCH cheaper option, and for Mantic its actually a really nice kit!

      Can’t wait to see the rules! My Iron Warriors are going to love these!

      • euansmith

        The Mantic vehicle minis, with the exception of the Enforcer’s Interceptor, have been uniformly great. It is weird 😀

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          I’m looking forward to the Hornet too, poor man’s Arvus Lighter 🙂

          • euansmith

            Yeah, I’ve got one of them and some Mules coming my way sometime.

  • Talos2

    I think it’s a great thing. I see it being the way my armies will move if not over costed(either way)

  • kerouac50

    Because GW’s progress on large plastic kits has taken away the ‘wow factor’ from much of FW’s range, it’s nice to see them doing more off-the-wall things like this.

  • palaeomerus

    Haven’t seen those since the old Epic Space Marine game.