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Vindicator Siege Tank Unboxing – Warhammer The Horus Heresy

A slow and ponderous but devastating siege tank, the Vindicator was often used during the battles of The Horus Heresy as a dedicated way of breaching enemy fortifications and destroying vehicles. Especially useful in the close confines of city fights, the Vindicator was often a worth addition to the forces of both the loyalists and traitors.

Up for pre order today, the Vindicator Siege Tank is armed with either a demolisher cannon or Magna Laser Destroyer and joins the other rhino chassis tanks released for this edition. In this post we’ll be taking a look at the kit and painting it up in Sons of Horus colours ready for the Siege of Cthonia (Review also up today!)

Massive thanks to Games Workshop for sending us a free review copy to unbox and paint up for the site! If you would like to support the site then why not order your Vindicator through our affiliate Element Games and save yourself some money too?

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

So let’s take a look at this awesome tank and just what comes in the kit!

As you can imagine, the bulk of the kit we have seen before with both the base Rhino sprue and pintle sprue both being included in the box. The new addition sprue here is the one that builds up the Vindicator itself – this has new side panels for the tank, a choice of top panels and both of the weapon options available (each with it’s own shield plate.

With a little bit of work I reckon it would be pretty easy to build this so that you can swap between the two weapons – though on mine I decided to go for the laser destroyer for the sole factor of it looking much cooler! I also feel from a gameplay point of view that the laser destroyer is a little stronger and well worth the points for upgrading it.

I decided to paint up this one in Sons of Horus colours in order to add the tank to my existing army ready for the Siege of Cthonia – and for a quick scheme I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!

Now, while having no issues with previous Rhinos, I did find getting the side panels attached to the base to be a bit of a fight – now I’m not sure if my sprue was perhaps a little warped and so didn’t fit completely flush perhaps. All of the Vindicator parts went together like a dream – and like I say I’ve had no issues on previous Rhino chassis tanks, so I’m going to put this one down to bad luck on that frame!

I know a lot of people are suffering from “tank fatigue” for The Horus Heresy, but hopefully this is one of the last ones for now before we see some more variety such as more marine armour marks, the awesome looking plastic Cerastus Knights and the tease of a new plastic army later this year (Sisters of Silence or Dark Mechanicum maybe?)

The Horus Heresy releases over the last 12 months have been ace, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

The Vindicator is up for pre order today and is released Saturday 27th May

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

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