Gorgon Armored Assault Transport

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The Gorgon Armored Assault Transport is the Imperial Guard's largest ground transport, capable of carrying a full fifty men. It was built with one purpose in mind: to move a large volume of soldiers right up to a heavily fortified enemy position. Which translates into the throwing the guardsmen into whatever the fuck they encounter and hope by raw pluck, ingenuity or (awww, who are we kidding) numbers they succeed. It is especially suited for trench warfare, with a nearly invulnerable prow that lets it glide over no-man's-land. It is also open-topped, which makes it unsuitable for longer-duration missions -- standard doctrine is to suppress the enemy with artillery fire, rush the Gorgons across the gap, and deploy the troops before the enemy has a chance to respond. (Think of the Higgins boats used in WWII and Korea but driving about on treads.)

Overview[edit]

The Gorgon is an immense vehicle with a heavily-armored ramp in its prow, allowing the embarked troops to directly assault the enemy's defenses. Its sheer length allows it to cross trenches easily, and its amphibious nature allows it to double as an assault landing craft, capable of traversing rivers with little difficulty. As it is designed to traverse short distances its passenger hold lacks even basic comforts, and despite its size it requires only a crew of three, a driver and two gunners.

The Death Korps of Krieg are the most prevalent users of this vehicle, as it works best in their style of engagement. It also fits in with their suicidal deathwishes, what with the thing having no armour on top and all. Seriously, one hand grenade tossed in would kill its entire payload.

It seems to share some features with the Macharius Heavy Tank chassis.

Each gunner mans a twin-linked Heavy Stubber turret in the rear of the vehicle and can remotely control the fore- and rear-facing sponson weapons, either Heavy Stubbers, Heavy Bolters, Heavy Flamers or Mortars.

The vehicle can also be modified with Camo Netting, Extra Armour, a Hunter-Killer Missile, a Searchlight, Track Guards and Smoke Launchers.

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
Forces of the Imperial Guard
Command: Commissar - Enginseer - Imperial Guard Command Squad - Ministorum Priest
Primaris Psyker - Regimental Advisors - Tank Commander
Troops: Armoured Fist Squad - Infantry Squad - Field Chiurgeon - Heavy Weapons Squad
Militarum Veteran Squad - Ogryn Squad - Penal Legion - Psyker Battle Squad
Ratling Squad - Rough Rider Squad - Special Weapons Squad - Stormtrooper
Transports: Argoran Armoured Transport - Chimera - Crassus Armored Assault Transport
Gorgon Armored Assault Transport - Hades Breaching Drill - Hellbore - Mole
Taurox - Termite - Testudo - Trojan Support Vehicle
Light Vehicles: Atlas Recovery Tank - Bike Squad - Bane Wolf - Centaur Utility Vehicle
Cyclops Demolition Vehicle - Devil Dog - Hellhound - Land Crawler
Salamander Reconnaissance Tank - Sentinel - Siegfried - Tauros - Venator
Tanks & Ordnance: Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Deathstrike Missile Launcher
Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier - Heavy Quad-Launcher - Hydra Flak Tank
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Manticore Launcher Tank - Medusa Siege Gun
Ragnarok - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Superheavy Vehicles: Baneblade - Capitol Imperialis - Leviathan - Macharius Heavy Tank - Malcador Heavy Tank
Flyers & Bombers: Avenger Strike Fighter - Lightning Fighter - Marauder Bomber
Thunderbolt Fighter - Valkyrie - Vendetta - Vulture