August 7, 2015 by brennon
Forge World will be firing some artillery onto the battlefield with the Space Marine Rapier Quad Mortar. They also have a new pack of bitz which allows you to make a range of Pintle Mounted Special Weapons which can be attached to vehicles…
Fire For Effect
The first model set to look at is the Quad Mortar which, as you might imagine, fires a salvo of high explosive shells into the heart of the enemy. It’s quite a squat piece of kit but it looks very functional.
“The Rapier Armoured Carrier is an ancient device, one of many such technological relics of the dawning days of Mankind’s stellar empire. It is a bulky, armoured track unit, which mounts a powerful antomantic reactor and is capable of carrying weapons heavier than even a Space Marine could easily manage.
The long-range firepower of the quad mortar, one of the Rapiers many weapon options, is used to suppress enemy troops and even crack through their armoured bunkers.”
You can use this mortar in both your games of Horus Heresy AND Warhammer 40,000 thanks to a PDF rules document HERE.
Why bother with the standard Stormbolter on your vehicle when you could add some special weapons to the top of your tanks. This new set gives you a wider range of options which include two multi-meltas, two heavy flamers and one heavy bolter.
I reckon it makes a lot more sense to bring these heavy weapons into battle atop your troop transports than the regular Bolter just to give your men some extra covering fire.
Will you pick up these kits?
"You can use this mortar in both your games of Horus Heresy AND Warhammer 40,000 thanks to a PDF rules document..."