Sunday, 20 November 2011

Superheavy Promethium Truck

Vehicle: Clymene-class Fuel Hauler
Points Cost: 250
Type: Super-heavy tank
Structure Points: 2
BS: 3
AV: 12/12/10
Weapons and Equipment: Hull-mounted Heavy Flamer or Heavy Bolter, pintle-mounted Heavy Bolter or Heavy Flamer
Options: The Clymene is not a front-line vehicle, and so may not be given a Hunter-Killer Missile, pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber/Storm-bolter. Nor does it come with a searchlight or smoke launchers. It may be equipped with a Dozer-blade for 10 points and Camo-Netting for 20 points.
Special Rules:
i) The Promethium fuel carried by the Clymene is highly volatile. In the event of the destruction of the vehicle, refer to the Catastrophic Damage table on p.93 of the Apocalypse rulebook, and add 3 to the die result. Therefore, a roll of 1 or 2 will result in an Explosion, and a result of 3+ will result in an Apocalyptic Explosion.
ii) The Clymene is employed by the most farsighted generals of the Imperium, utilising to their utmost the resources of the Munitorum. Her presence indicates a very well-supplied army, and permits the following. A player fielding such a vehicle may choose to purchase an upgrade to the speed of his vehicles for the first turn. This represents the wealth of fuel which the Clyemene and her sisters have made available to the army. For a cost of 5 points for a Sentinel or similar, 10 points for a Chimera, Russ or similar, and 20 points for a superheavy vehicle, the following option is gained. Any vehicle that has paid the appropriate cost may move an additional D6" in the first turn only. This applies only to the first turn of the battle, and not to the first turn on which the vehicle moves (otherwise the book-keeping would be horrible!).

Clymene (her name means famous woman), those of you with a classical bent may know, was the mother of Prometheus (foresight). That is to say, Clymene bore Prometheus. My friend had suggested Epimetheus (hindsight), which is a vehicle which will make an appearance at some future date. I shall add pictures as soon as I can get to the other PC. On that note, I'm going to do my best to acquire a new laptop in short order. Until next time, dear readers!

The pictures, belated but here now. I have decided to go with a wet look for the vehicle, as though it is covered with the rain which has so mushed up the landscape. The grey gaps behind the tracks are a bit annoying, but are out of sight most of the time. I'll have to get some black spray for dealing with those areas next time.


  1. I love this tank!
    Amazing job. I'd love to take a swing at making a Clymene-class Fuel Hauler of my own one day.
    Well done, sir.

  2. I'm glad you like her, sir! Do let me know if you need any particulars, should you do so! :-)


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