Boarding Torpedo

From 1d4chan
Jump to: navigation, search

Boarding torpedoes are (as the names suggests) a type of torpedo used by the Imperial Navy to board enemy ships. Due to their role they act more like spacecraft than a weapon of war, and thus fulfill a role not too dissimilar from Shark Assault Boats. On the flip side of the coin, however, boarding torpedoes are less maneuverable and armoured than assault boats; on the gripping hand, they are a smaller target and thus more difficult to intercept. Boarding torpedoes are seen in the new Space Hulk: Deathwing game and are where our fabulous Dark Angels embark on the dastardly Space Hulk. Due to this, we may have the first canonical picture of the boarding torpedo, looking more akin to a giant, flying drill than anything else.

They are essentially giant Hades Breaching Drills in space. Puncturing the side armor and anyone else who is unfortunate enough to stand in front of the giant drill into a fine minced meat.

If it goes off course, however, you're fucked - you'll be sent screaming into the Void.

Battlefleet Gothic Armada[edit]

In Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, boarding torpedoes act as the smaller and nimbler cousin of the Shark Assault Boat. Space Marines are the primary users of these for some reason (maybe for tactical and surgical deep strikes?).

While they are meant to behave like smaller Assault Boats in theory, in practice there is almost no difference between a boarding torpedo and a Shark Assault Boat.

Vehicles of the Imperium of Man
Walkers Dreadnought - Nemesis Dreadknight - Ironstrider Ballistarius
Onager Dunecrawler - Penitent Engine - Sentinel - Sydonian Dragoon
Transports Chimera - Crassus Armored Assault Transport - Drop Pod - Goliath Truck
Gorgon Armored Assault Transport - Hades Breaching Drill - Immolator
Razorback Transport - Repressor - Rhino Transport - Taurox - Testudo
Trojan Support Vehicle - Triaros Armoured Conveyer - Tunneling Transport Vehicles
Light
Vehicles
Atlas Recovery Tank - Bane Wolf - Bike Squad - Centaur Utility Vehicle
Cyclops Demolition Vehicle - Devil Dog - Hellhound - Land Crawler
Salamander Reconnaissance Tank - Siegfried - Tauros - Venator
Battle
Tanks
Caladius Grav-Tank - Krios Battle Tank - Land Raider
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Predator - Ragnarok - Sabre Tank Hunter
Sicaran Battle Tank - Spartan Assault Tank - Vindicator
Ordnance Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Deathstrike Missile Launcher
Exorcist - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier - Hunter - Hydra Flak Tank
Manticore Launcher Tank - Medusa Siege Gun - Rapier Armoured Carrier
Stalker - Thunderfire Cannon - Whirlwind - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Superheavy
Tanks
Baneblade - Capitol Imperialis - Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer
Fellblade - Leviathan - Macharius Heavy Tank - Macrocarid Explorator
Malcador Heavy Tank - Mastodon - Ordinatus - Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Skimmers Javelin Attack Speeder - Grav-Rhino - Land Speeder - Pallas Grav-Attack
Flyers Caestus Assault Ram - Corvus Blackstar - Fire Raptor - Nephilim Jetfighter - Sky Talon
Space Marine Landing Craft - Storm Eagle - Stormbird - Stormhawk - Stormraven
Stormtalon - Stormwolf - Thunderhawk - Valkyrie - Vendetta - Vulture
Fighters &
Bombers
Avenger Strike Fighter - Lightning Fighter - Marauder Bomber
Stormfang - Thunderbolt Fighter - Xiphon Interceptor
Spacecraft Aquila Lander - Arvus Lighter - Boarding Torpedo - Devourer Dropship
Faustus Interceptor - Fury Interceptor - Shark Assault Boat - Starhawk Bomber
Tetrarch Heavy Lander
Titans Imperial Knight - Warhound Scout Titan - Reaver Battle Titan
Warlord Battle Titan - Emperor Battle Titan