Legion Arquitor Bombard

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Its like the vehicular version of those Shotas with a ginormous Dick.

"With its reinforced chassis and brutal short-range firepower, the Legion Arquitor Bombard is called upon to break the most stubborn enemy fortifications or annihilate massed troops and armour. Deployed alongside infantry squads, the Space Marines know that these artillery pieces will see them through the most ferocious of firefights."

– GeeDubs description.

The Legion Arquitor Bombard is a new and smol artillery tank used by the SPESS MEHREEN LEGIONS of yore during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. These are one of the smallest that can be driven by a Space Marine, seriously, just look at the size of that cockpit, that thing ain't a tank, its a tankette. Still, despite its puny size, it more than overcompensates its stature by carrying a big fucking Graviton gun, an equally big Morbus Heavy Bombard Cannon, or an array of indirect fire missiles.

The back of the Legion Arquitor Bombard, a vehicle that is 50% gun. One must wonder just where the fuck it stores its engines.

Overview[edit]

With its small size, the Legion Arquitor Bombard could only mount weapons as big as it is, as such, as such the range of these weapons are cut pitifully short, especially for a dedicated artillery piece. Fortunately, the weapon that the Arquitor is armed is the aforementioned graviton beat stick, a big cannon, and the Spicula Rocket System.

The graviton-charge cannon is the but one primary weapon option of this little 4HP artillery tank, in classic FW fashion they previewed this option first before actually releasing it out of the blue with a totally different weapon option — the unfortunately named Spicula Rocket System.

Rockets are used to clear infantry formations, whilst presumably the grav weapon is used to crush enemy fortifications and the occasional tank in times of heavily drawn-out sieges. Seeing as how graviton and other grav weapons are for more effective against objects that are extra THICC such as vehicles, super heavies and TEQs, blasting a graviton wave against a giant wall seems to be the next logical conclusion. Walls have to be big y'all to be truly effective, so it makes sense to use the wall's very own size and weight against it; stressing the foundations until the wall itself could no longer take the amplified weight before crumbling down like the Berlin Wall.

The Morbus Heavy Bombard is a big fuck-off cannon able to wreck even the most heavily armored of enemies. Apparently old Morty was impressed, because its cannon looks just like the one on his Plagueburst Crawler daemon engines.

Unfortunately, the short range of its primary weapon options kind of makes this baby Minotaur a bit too risk-heavy and, given how rare and expensive Grav-Weaponry are, present day Space Marine Chapters which still house these artillery pieces are quite hesitant at rolling them out in the battlefield. The vehicle is mounted with option two heavy bolter or two Autocannon sponsons as secondary weapons, but these are a last resort and they ain't gonna do much when a Dreadnought is gonna march right up to that poor little Shota of a vehicle before uttering "Ara ara!".

Gallery[edit]

Forces of the Codex Compliant Astartes
Command: Apothecary - Brother-Captain - Brother-Sergeant - Chaplain - Chapter Master
Command Squad - Honour Guard - Librarian - Techmarine
Troops: Assault Squad - Centurion Squad - Chapter Serf - Devastator Squad
Scout Squad - Tactical Squad - Terminator Squad - Veteran Squad
Transports: Drop Pod - Land Raider - Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport
Razorback Transport - Rhino Transport - Spartan Assault Tank - Termite
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Dreadnought - Javelin Attack Speeder - Jetbike - Land Speeder
Predator Tank - Sabre Tank Hunter - Sicaran Battle Tank - Vindicator
Ordnance: Hunter - Legion Arquitor Bombard - Rapier Armoured Carrier - Stalker
Thunderfire Cannon - Whirlwind
Flyers: Caestus Assault Ram - Fire Raptor - Landing Craft - Storm Eagle - Stormbird
Stormhawk - Stormraven - Stormtalon - Thunderhawk - Xiphon Interceptor
Superheavy Tanks: Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer - Fellblade Super-Heavy Tank
Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Spacecraft: Battle Barge - Strike Cruiser
Allied Space Marines: Fallen Angel - Primaris Marine - Blood Angels - Dark Angels
Deathwatch - Grey Knights - Space Wolves