During the Horus Heresy, the weapons of the Solar Auxila were of indispensable use to the Militarum and the Mechanicus. Come take a look at the Aurox, a heavily armored transport.
When you absolutely, positively need to make sure your command squad or unit of grenadiers gets where they need to go, the manufactorums of the Adeptus Mechanicus have got you covered. The Aurox Armoured Transport, and it’s more heavily armed Saturnyne Pattern variant are some of the toughest transports in the Militarum.
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The Aurox bears a similarity to the ubiquitous Leman Russ tank and other Imperial armour, but its rear section is even bulkier and more heavily armoured than mainline battle tanks, the better to protect the crew within. It comes in 21 resin parts, complete with a choice of weapons – either a hard-wearing heavy stubber or a ferocious heavy flamer.
Here’s a look at what this tanky transport’s stats are:
With 11 armor even on the sides, it’s gonna keep your command cadres and grenadiers safe(ish) while you position them where they need to be. Or you can pay 10 points more for the Saturnyne pattern for the Solar Auxilia and take some heavier firepower to make it a little tankier.
Aurox Armoured Transport – £58
With the influx of material resources and template constructs recovered from newly compliant worlds throughout the expanding frontiers of the great crusade, early attempts were made to standardise the equipment and war machines of the Imperial Army. The Aurox Armoured Transport is one of the earliest examples of this vision of a single standard for equipping the Imperial Army. The Aurox Armoured Transport is an armoured troop transport tank primarily used by various arms of the Imperial Army to carry veteran grenadier units to battle or to protect their commanders while dictating the course of battle. A further variant of the Aurox is used by the Solar Auxilia, re-fitted for extreme environmental conditions.
This multi-part resin kit contains the components necessary to assemble an Aurox Armoured Transport. A utilitarian transport vehicle, the Aurox is little more than a cube of extremely dense armour with an enormous tank track either side – each surface of the hull has at least 1 set of doors, used for the rapid disgorgement of the up to 10 models carried within. At the front is a driver’s hatch with a sensor array beside it, and a mounted heavy stubber at the top, with hatch behind. A large exhaust pokes out from either side, and yet another hatch (there are actually 6 in total, making this a rather hatchsome transport) makes up the bulk of the rear.
The Aurox Armoured Transport comes as 21 components. Rules for fielding this model in games of The Horus Heresy are available as a PDF download.
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