Back in November 2007 I wrote a blog post on the (then) new Forge World Macharius with Vulcan Mega Bolter.
I was astounded back then with the Heavy 15 capabilities of the Vulcan Mega Bolter. Throwing 15 dice on one go.
Well if resin isn’t your thing, then the forthcoming new plastic Shadowsword kit will make you happy as one of the variants you can make, the Stormlord, is armed with the Vulcan Mega Bolter! As you can see here from the Shadowsword box art from the latest White Dwarf.
Wonder how many of these models Simon is going to buy!
So there I was looking at the Macharius with Vulcan Mega Bolter on the Forgeworld site, when I thought I would have a look at the rules for the Vulcan Mega Bolter (partly as Simon had mentioned that if he was going to get a Macharius he would get the one with the Vulcan Mega Bolter).
Imagine my surprise (and horror) when I looked at the stats.
Okay not so bad, but good enough to glance or penetrate Orky armour.
That’s a long way, basically the length of our average table we use for gaming, so no worries about not hitting anything on the table (unless there is something in the way).
Well that means no saving throws for virtually everything I have.
Fifteen dice for each shot.
I am not 100% sure but initially I thought the Vulcan Mega Bolter was twin-linked, but according to the PDF it isn’t.
The Forgeworld website now mentions three new models.
An Imperial Macharius Vulcan Heavy Tank armed with a Vulcan Mega Bolter, Twin-Linked Heavy Stubber and two weapon sponsons. A Tau Remora Drone controlled Stealth fighter aircraft armed with twin linked long barrelled Burst Cannons, a Networked Markerlight and two Seeker missiles. Finally a Death Korps of Krieg Quartermaster with three Servitors and an injured Korpsman.