Keeping with the theme of Heresy era vehicles, a Spartan assault tank has just joined the ranks of the Imperial Fists armory.
The black on the armour around the sponsons was a bit of a last minute thing, so I want to go back over it and touch up the weathering there. Other than that though, I think it’s pretty much finished.
So far I’ve had the chance to field the spartan in two games. The first was a massive apoc game, where it managed to take the last wounds from a Hierophant biotitan. The second was in a much smaller game of Horus Heresy, were it got blown up on the first turn by a fluke shot from a single rapier laser destroyer (despite being equipped with flare shields). Fortunately, it managed to get a large terminator squad close enough to the enemy battle lines before it exploded, where they reaped a suitably impressive revenge. So, a mixed bag from it so far, although I think overall this should be an amazing tank. Despite the bad luck of the previous game, when equiped with flare shields the spartan becomes almost impossible to stop. If it’s carrying a suitably powerful close combat unit within it, (or a primarch, Emperor protect the enemy…) it will be incredibly hard to stop them from reaching the lines where they can then do some real damage.