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Typhon Heavy Siege Tank Unboxing and Review – Warhammer The Horus Heresy

Armed with a Dreadhammer Siege Cannon, the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank is a terrifying sight upon the battlefields of the Horus Heresy. With the ability to break open fortifications, the Typhon was designed by the Primarch Perturabo himself who wanted an artillery tank that could outpace the vehicles of the Imperial Army. This Lord of War traverses the battlefields of the 31st Millennium ready to being ruin to those it faces.

Up for pre order today is the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank for Warhammer The Horus Heresy, a heavily armed variant of the Land Raider. In this post we’ll be taking a look at the sprues, checking out the instructions and seeing what it looks like put together.

Massive thanks to Games Workshop for sending us a free early review copy to check out and unbox for the site. Sadly it didn’t arrive in time for me to paint it up, but as I start painting it in World Eater colours I’ll add the images to the site! If you would like to support the site then why not order your Typhon through our affiliate Element Games and save yourself money too!

We have also filmed a full unboxing video which you can see below or over on YouTube

So let’s check out the box and see what you get inside!

The majority of this set will be very familiar to anyone who has built a Spartan, as it is essentially a Land Raider chassis but fitted with a massive siege cannon rather than having a transport capacity

The majority of the sprues are exactly the same, but we get a couple of new frames that make up the amoured plates for the doors and the siege cannon itself along with it’s mount to the hull and the huge blast shield. Building it was no issue at all, and you will fly through it if you have built a Spartan as it’s essentially the same build with a few part swaps

Fully built and it is a gorgeous tank, with the cannon giving it a very different profile, almost like an up-scaled vindicator. Speaking of the siege cannon, it can actually be lifted up and down too, allowing it to shoot at different elevations, which is a nice touch.

I’ve not built a resin one, so I can’t say how it compares to that, but I really enjoyed putting it together and it looks brilliant once fully assembled.

From a game point of view it takes a Lord of War choice, meaning that you are only going to be able to take multiples in a larger game. It’s profile is basically a slower Spartan without a transport capacity, though in the place of being able to carry troops it instead has a Strength 12, Ap3, 5″ blast template with Rending 4+, Sunder and Brutal 4 – which has a good chance of vapourising whatever it shoots at, though it’s range of 24″ means it can’t just sit back and drop shells on far away targets. Giving it a little protection are flare shields as standard.

It also has the Crushing Weight rule meaning that when it rams vehicles it is at S12 and against non vehicles it causes 6+D6 S10 hits!

As a Lord of War it is perhaps a more niche choice for a plastic kit, but it makes sense as this is essentially a plastic upgrade frame for the Spartan. I do look forward to seeing what other old kits get replaced as the new edition of the Horus Heresy marches on!

The Typhon is up for pre order today and is released Saturday 18th March

Games Workshop sent Sprues & Brews a free copy for review purposes.

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