The Praetorian-class Leviathan (Not to be confused with Hive Fleet Leviathan) is a super heavy mobile command center, and one of the largest land based weapons platform within the Imperium. It is similar in size to the Capitol Imperialis and the Ordinatus. It is only surpassed by the mobile Hive Cities and Capital Ships. These beasts, as its looks suggests, uses the same chassis (E.g. stolen) as the ones used by a certain they who shall not be named faction, further solidifying the unoriginality and laziness of the Adeptus Mechanicus within the Imperium.
- Length: 100m
- Height: 90m
- Mass: 20-30 kilotonnes; approx
- Crew: 1,000 crew including 600-700 Imperial Guardsmen; approx
Similar to the Capitol Imperialis, the Leviathan acts as a mobile HQ as well as acting as a massive mobile army group command center for coordinating and ordering the vast numbers of Guardsmen and their vehicles within each Imperial Guard Regiments. On the other hand before they got hit on the head with the proverbial banhammer by GeeDubs, the Squats use their indigenous vehicles as a massive troop transport carrier to transport special "Ironbreaker" Brotherhoods of Squat Hearthguards into combat while protecting them with multiple void shields, meters thick walls of admantium and massive firepower (Think an army of power armored eggs with legs assaulting your position), essentially making the Leviathan into a over glorified Chimera on steroids.
To further harness its troop transport capability, the Leviathan has enough space to hold two full companies of Redshirts with all their war gear as well as featuring a rear deck landing pad for Imperial transport craft such as the Valkyrie and its counterparts to safely land for repairs or cargo. The vehicle reached heights of up to 90 meters, nearly twice as tall than the Capitol Imperialis which reached only 50 meters.
Essentially, the Leviathan packs enough Dakka to reduce titans smaller than a Warlord into molten scraps of metal. How powerful you may ask? well imagine its main weapon big enough to fit a bullet the size of a Lemun Russ battle tank, which is to say fucking powerful. That big son of a gun is a type of Macrocannon called the Doomsday Cannon and yes, its called a Doomsday Cannon due to the feeling of impending doom of whichever unfortunate piece of unit is going to face this monstrosity head on since they are going to take something whose recoil can be both heard and felt several miles away.
Other minor and secondary weapons are its eight Battle Cannons and twelve sets of twin-linked Heavy Bolters (Yes, the fucking Battle Cannon is considered as a minor armament here). The Leviathan could also be outfitted with Corvus Assault Ramps, turning the massive war machine into a gigantic siege tower, allowing its troops to climb onto enemy walls; although quite frankly, having a slow, extremely large and easy to hit vehicle to act as a siege tower (A tactic that has been outdated since the inventions of cannons in the late medieval ages) which so happens to be your mobile head quarters is a pretty stupid idea in the first place. Unless its armor or shields or whatever are sufficient (though using it as an HQ when in siege tower form is still stupid). Just because something is a big, slow bullet magnet doesn’t mean its stupid or doomed. Just that it needs a shit ton of armor.
The Imperium showing once again that subtlety and originality are the least of their concerns.
|Forces of the Squats|
|Command:||Guildmaster - Living Ancestor - Squat Warlord - Votann|
|Troops:||Brotherhood Heavy Weapons Team |
Commissar - Hearthguard - Mole Mortar Team
Squat Berserkers - Squat Thunderers
Squat Trooper - Tech Priest
|Vehicles:||Cyclops War Machine - Colossus War Machine |
Land Train - Leviathan - Rhino - Squat Bike
Squat Trike - Tunneling Transport Vehicles
|Iron Eagle Gyrocopter |
Overlord Armoured Airship
|Artillery:||Heavy Quad-Launcher |