Imperial Fists Astraeus Super-Heavy Tank

The Astraeus is a symbol of the Imperium’s might, unbowed by the dawning of a bloody new millennium and unbroken by the onslaught of its foes.

This Imperial Fists Astraeus was part of the Assault on Zybos diorama at Warhammer World.

The industrial world of Zybos has fallen to the Black Legion. Now it’s massive foundries produce countless foul Daemon Engines. The Imperial Fists have declared that they will purge this corrupted world and destroy all traces of these hideous creations.

The Astraeus is a super-heavy tank, similar in form to the smaller Repulsor transport in use by the newly created Primaris Space Marines. It mounts a formidable array of weapons, designed around a pair of immense macro-accelerator cannon. Providing a stable firing platform for these temperamental weapons are banks of enhanced repulsor plates, allowing the inexorable advance of the Astraeus to continue unhindered by hostile terrain or the vain defiance of the foe, while its layered void shields can shrug off even the most devastating weapon strikes.

Assault on Zybos

The industrial world of Zybos has fallen to the Black Legion. Now it’s massive foundries produce countless foul Daemon Engines.

The Imperial Fists have declared that they will purge this corrupted world and destroy all traces of these hideous creations.

This diorama was originally built for the Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Book and featured Ultramarines.

When it was moved to Warhammer World, it was extended by the team and the Ultramarines replaced by the Imperial Fists.

Primaris Repulsor

The Repulsor is an Imperial anti-gravitic main battle tank intended to provide armoured support for the Primaris Space Marines of many different Chapters.

Salamanders Primaris Repulsor
Salamanders Primaris Repulsor
Ultramarines Primaris Repulsor
Ultramarines Primaris Repulsor
Imperial Fists Primaris Repulsor
Imperial Fists Primaris Repulsor
Salamanders Primaris Repulsor
Salamanders Primaris Repulsor
Dark Angels Primaris Repulsor
Dark Angels Primaris Repulsor
Imperial Fists Primaris Repulsor
Imperial Fists Primaris Repulsor

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

The Achilles-Alpha pattern Land Raider is the most durable vehicle currently in the service of the Legiones Astartes.  This is the version on display at Warhammer World.

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

These vehicles shrug off weapon strikes that would cripple other battle tanks, and are proof against even the most toxic environment.

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

The weaponry of these vehicles is formidable, featuring an advanced quad launcher and powerful volkite batteries.

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

The Achilles-Alpha pattern Land Raider is the most durable vehicle currently in the service of the Legiones Astartes. These vehicles shrug off weapon strikes that would cripple other battle tanks, and are proof against even the most toxic environment. The weaponry of these vehicles is formidable, featuring an advanced quad launcher and powerful volkite batteries.

Imperial Fists Typhon Heavy Siege Tank

Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Imperial Fists Typhon Heavy Siege Tank at Warhammer World

Named for the ‘Great Beast’ of Ancient Terran myth, the immense Typhon Heavy Siege Tank was developed by the Mechanicum alongside the Spartan, with which it shares a basic chassis design.

The Typhon’s primary armament is the massive Dreadhammer cannon, and was created in response to a request from the Primarch Peturabo, master of the Iron Warriors. He demanded a Legiones Astartes war engine that could rival the great batteries of the Imperial Crusade Army in firepower, but manoeuvre and deploy at the speed of a Space Marine force.

Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino

This beautifully painted Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino won the Forgeworld Best of Show prize in the 2005 UK Golden Demon awards.

Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino

The radar dish moved around and as you can see in this shot, the inside included “real” lights (made from LEDs).

Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino

It was very well painted and made good use of the Forgeworld Imperial Fists doors. Though I wasn’t too sure about the “highlighting” on the radar dish. The aerials are well done and add to the overall effectiveness of the model. Probably not too practical for a gaming model!

Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino

The weathering is very subtle and very well done, sometimes I think it can be too easy to over-weather models.

Damocles Command Rhino

Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino

This Damocles Command Rhino won the Forgeworld Best of Show prize in the 2005 UK Golden Demon awards.

Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino

The radar dish moved around and as you can see in this shot, the inside included “real” lights (made from LEDs).

Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino

It was very well painted and made good use of the Forgeworld Imperial Fists doors. Some very nice weathering as well.

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See more photographs of the Damocles Command Rhino.