July 15, 2017 by brennon
Forge World has another big behemoth of a tank to show off on their webstore this week. See what you make of the Legion Sicarian Punisher Assault Tank. Yeah, that’s quite a mouthful for a name, isn’t it?
Here’s some of the fluff behind this particular tanks…
“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.”
I quite like the design of this tank which has a very Horus Heresy feel to it in the style of the tracks and the hull. The weapon on the top is typical ‘Warhammer’ too, just ready to burn through whatever ends up in front of its sights.
However, despite that, I can’t help but prefer the squat tanks and old school feel of the traditional Warhammer 40,000 vehicles. There’s something reliably chunky about a Rhino or a Predator.
What do you think?
"I can't help but prefer the squat tanks and old school feel of the traditional Warhammer 40,000 vehicles..."