Take Command Of The Battlefield With Forge World’s Command Rhino

December 18, 2015 by brennon

Forge World have put together a new kit for you to command your Space Marine forces on the battlefield. See what you think of the Deimos Pattern Damocles Command Rhino. That’s one hell of a big name for what is essentially a Rhino with a big transmitter on the top of it…

Command Rhino #1“First designed to fulfil the needs of the Ultramarines Legion, the Damocles Command Rhino was a principal command and control vehicle in use by all of the Legiones Astartes by the latter days of the Great Crusade.

Based on the ubiquitous Deimos pattern Rhino, the Damocles is equipped with sophisticated communications, cognis-analysis and tracking equipment, including a powerful orbital-interface secure vox-transceiver.”

Command Rhino #2

So this is quite a heavily armoured and integral part of the Space Marine war effort. According to the extra background information this can be taken in both Horus Heresy era games and as part of armies within Warhammer 40,000 too.

Command Rhino (Detail)

It also mentions how it can help with the deployment of troops and also for calling in focused bombardments from afar. I could see this actually being a great objective to defend on the tabletop. The Rhino has been disabled and your Space Marines have to rush forward and protect the commander before he is swarmed by the enemy.

A classic objective but a good one.

What do you think?

"I could see this actually being a great objective to defend on the tabletop. The Rhino has been disabled and your Space Marines have to rush forward and protect the commander before he is swarmed by the enemy..."