Expect huge amounts of derp and rage, punctuated by /tg/ extracting humor from it.
Not to be confused with Invaders chapter.
"In the grim darkness of the distant future there is only *BING* *BING* WAHOO!"
- – Brother Mario
In a complete first for the Primaris Marines, the power-armored wonders finally got a vehicle that is neither a motorcycle nor a hovertank. This probably sounds great, at least until you realize that it's just a doubled-up Primaris Attack Bike- and one paired with a design that stretches 40k's expected suspension of disbelief to near-absurdity. Seriously, look at it.
The Invader All-Terrain Vehicle, also known as the Invader ATV or simply as the Invader, is a light scout vehicle that can be armed with either an Onslaught Gatling Cannon or a Multi-Melta with a twin-linked Bolter on the driver's front. This allows the Invader to lay down some serious supporting firepower. Unfortunately, it also looks more like a go-cart than a proper combat vehicle, which is the main reason why people hate it.
Immediately after its reveal to an unsuspecting world, this wonderfully dopey thing spawned a metric fuckton of memes and skub. While the 'ATV' space marine bike conversion is not unknown the Invader is... well, let's just say the Genestealer Cults did it better. Even hardcore Primaris players find the Invader difficult to like. Still, it does have its boons, it's... damn. No, on second thought, it's really pretty bad.
Alternative take: Come on! It's a dune buggy with power armour! That's fun in a bun, and who doesn't like Mario Kart? Just fire up the Rainbow Road theme of your choice and you're good to go! It also states in the fluff that it can fold itself to modify its ground clearance; this is most evident with the back wheels. Why the model doesn't actually do that is a mystery.
On The Tabletop
While undoubtedly silly looking, this face lifted Halo Warthog DOES have it's uses. Compared to the other fast attack options like the Land Speeder or Attack Bike Squads, it's by far the toughest, but can't cover the same ground that the other two can. At 80 points in 9e, it's exactly what it looks like, two attack bikes stuck on top of each other with an extra wound, with the option to upgrade to an Onslaught Gatling Cannon or a Multi-Melta of your choice, which you should always be choosing one or the other. The gatling cannon gives it better shooting than an Attack Bike squad with heavy bolters, while putting the melti-melta on this thing has the potential to be a strong dedicated anti-tank platform.
There's also the fact that it has the biker keyword instead of vehicle, so it can be healed by apothecaries. This means that a master apothecary can heal around 6 wounds to a t5 w8 unit, which can help it stay in the table a turn or two more. Having a bubble of ATVs around the apothecary can result in a very tough block to destroy, or a good bait to throw at the enemy.
It's definitely not the worst, and has a place in certain chapters that appreciate tough units, just be ready to be laughed at as hard as possible for taking the Primaris Go-Kart unless you're good at kitbashing.
The laughing will stop when they realize they have multi-meltas.
"Evidence of Cawl plundering more Xenos tech!"
|Forces of the Primaris Marines|
|Command:||Primaris Ancient - Primaris Apothecary - Primaris Captain |
Primaris Chaplain - Primaris Librarian - Primaris Lieutenant
Techpriest - Vanguard Librarian - Vanguard Lieutenant
Helix Adept - Judiciar
|Troops:||Aggressor - Eliminator - Hellblaster - Inceptor |
Infiltrator - Intercessor - Reiver - Suppressor
Bladeguard Veteran - Eradicator - Incursor
|Vehicles:||Primaris Outriders - Impulsor - Invictor Tactical Warsuit |
Redemptor Dreadnought - Repulsor Tank - Invader ATV
Gladiator Tank - Storm Speeder
|Super Heavies:||Astraeus Super-Heavy Tank|
|Spacecraft:||Space Marine Landing Craft|