40K: Sicaran Punisher up for Pre-Order
Get a closer look at the new Sicaran Punisher, now available for Pre-Order.
First seen in the latest issue of Da Evil Sun (which is an incredible periodical for only 2 Teef or A 1 Big Toof, seriously, can I just take a moment here to say how great I think it is that they’re taking the initiative to remain committed to the medium of print in this day and age–and it’s a quality paper, full of hard-hitting journalism, not chock full of ads for local singles, just the facts and opinions that matter to you [the preceding endorsement brought to you at gun point by Da Evil Sun–Da Evil Sun “Becoz Red Ones Go Fasta”]) and now hitting the table top, the Legion Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank.
We took a look at the Sicaran Punisher just a couple days ago, where you can find the details on what exactly it’s 18-shot rotary cannon does–but here, you can see the Legion Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank in all its glory. No more grainy Ork Photography (which is just fine, and should be nominated for an Orklitzer) but see it in full detail, please send help.
via Games Workshop
The Punisher-type Sicaran variant came into general use amongst the various Space Marine Legions in the final days of the Great Crusade, however the punisher rotary cannon it mounts has a far older history. Originally mounted on the now rare Cerberus pattern main battle tanks, the punisher had established a reputation as a deadly tool in the eradication of massed conscript infantry or hordes of swarming xenos creatures, limited only by its relatively short range and prodigious appetite for munitions. Married to the Sicaran hull, where the impressive speed of that vehicle effectively negated the short range of the weapon, and the complex feed assemblies developed as part of the various Terran accelerator cannon, the punisher is once again in widespread use among the Legions, though now it is employed against the very warriors it was intended to protect.
This multi-part resin kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Legion Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank, a Heavy Support choice for Space Marines in The Horus Heresy and an Elites choice in Warhammer 40,000. A high-speed ‘destroyer’ tank, the Sicaran Battle Tank has seen countless battlefields, complementing the more common Predator and Land Raider designs. This variant boasts the same basic hull shape – very much a case of function over form, though its wide tracks and thick armour give the miniature a certain austere charm – with an imposing punisher rotary cannon bolted to the top, ready to fire a ceaseless barrage of high calibre shells.
The hull is covered with details; cables, connectors and ammo feeds for the various weapons (along with the punisher rotary cannon you’ll find 2 lascannon and 3 heavy bolters, one of which is front-mounted), and the tiniest viewing window imaginable. Exclusive to this variant are the special turret head, the rotary cannon itself and a sensor array.
This resin kit comes as 54 components, and rules for using it in games of The Horus Heresy are available as a PDF download.
Apparently, in the Grim Darkness of the 41st Milennium, Frank Castle is a Tank.