Forgeworld releases on of there most intimidating looking models in years! WOW!
Thanatar Siege Automata £70.00
The Thanatar is a heavy Siege-automata, designed as a mobile artillery platform rather than a general battle unit. It is armed with a Hellex pattern plasma mortar, a terrifying weapon able to launch dense spheres of blazing plasma on arcing trajectories over defensive barriers and into the heart of enemy fortifications, incinerating anything in their blast radius with a liquid tide of sun-hot fire.
The Thanatar’s frame, built to accommodate the huge weapon and the power systems and fuel reserves required to supply it, is considerably larger than even the hulking Castellax. Its frame is also heavily reinforced, both to withstand the stresses of firing its principal weapon and protect it from incoming attacks. This factor, alongside the use of an atomantic shielding array, make Thanatars notoriously durable. Such is their resilience that Thanatars are beyond the ability of most small arms, no matter how advanced, to harm.
The Thanatar Seige-automata is a complete multi-part resin kit, designed by Will Hayes. This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Monday 30th June.
Full rules are in Horus Heresy Volume 3, as part of the Mechanicus armylist.
By the way, the Thanatar is T:8 W:4 Sv: 2+(5+i), and that plasma mortar is R:48″ S:8 AP:2 Barrage Largeblast!
That thing is MASSIVE, and has a fantastic hulking, intimidating feel.
~Who’s up for a Mechanicus army?