Stalk Tank

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Chaos is nothing if not inventive.

When the Defiler proved effective in combat situations, the Traitors of the Lost and the Damned took note - here, they argued, was a useful and powerful weapon, one that the Traitors could make use of - and fully-intended to do so. However, they realized quickly that the design could be modified into a useful fast-attack and reconnaissance vehicle. The end result was the Stalk Tank. Unlike a Defiler, the Daemon-Engine of the Stalk Tank is intended to work alongside a living driver; the result is that driver and Tank alike work together in causing carnage and mayhem, though this means that the Stalk Tank is a bit more vulnerable to having its driver knocked about than the Defiler as a result. The design worked, and after first being popularized by the Khornate forces of the Blood Pact, it was quickly co-opted by allied forces before being gradually spread to every group of heretical scum in the Segmentum.

The Unit Itself in TT[edit]

Simply put, an awesome bit of somewhat-fragile Dakka for a nice, low points-cost and the ability to be fielded in squads. It's got the same armor as a Spess Mehreen METAL BOX, and lacks the Scout ability of a Sentinel - but it makes up for this by being substantially better-armed; by default, it has twin-linked Multilasers, and it can upgrade to use a Lascannon, twin-linked Autocannon, Twin-Linked Missile Launcher, or twin-linked Heavy Flamer. Unlike the Sentinel, the Stalk Tank can also mount pintle-mount weapons; a Havoc Launcher, Heavy Stubber, or a Twin-Linked Bolter. It also boasts the Fleet rule. Sadly, for all their firepower and speed, they're lightly armored, and will evaporate outright if subjected to sustained anti-tank weapon fire.

Being a Lost and the Damned Vehicle, there's no official model for it; this is because you're expected to build one. Some players mod Defilers into them; others scratch-build them from bits and pieces of Rhinos and Chimeras. Others go full-on Ork and build them from decidedly-not-40K stuff, with just enough bitz scrabbled together to ensure it can pass inspection. Some players build them to resemble mantises or spiders; others just make them look like tanks or APCs with feet or quadrapedal Sentinels.

In the new CSM codex, GW is trying to tell us that the Maulerfiend is a Stalk Tank. Riiiight.

Forces of the Lost and the Damned
Command: Apostate Cardinal - Chaos Champion - Renegade Command Squad
Renegade Demagogue - Renegade Enforcer - Rogue Psyker
Human Troops: Cultist - Disciple Squad - Pontifex Guard - Renegade Infantry Platoon
Renegade Marauder Squad - Renegade Support Squad
& Beasts:
Beastmen Attack Squad (Khorngors - Pestigors - Slaangors - Tzaangors)
Chaos Beast - Chaos Hound - Chaos Spawn - Mutant Rabble
Ogryn Brute (Ogryn Berserker - Plague Ogryn) - Plague Zombie
Vehicles: AT70 Reaver Battle Tank - AT83 Brigand Super Tank - Chimera - Hellhound
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Salamander Command Vehicle - Stalk Tank - Sentinel
STeG 4
Artillery: Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier
Hydra Flak Tank - Minotaur Artillery Tank - Medusa Siege Gun
Rapier Armoured Carrier - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Daemon Engines: Blight Drone - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Lord of Skulls - Plague Hulk
Super Heavies: Baneblade - Macharius Heavy Tank - Malcador Heavy Tank - Valdor Tank Hunter
Flyers: Arvus Lighter - Hell Blade - Hell Talon - Valkyrie
Forces of the Traitor Legions of Chaos
Leaders: Chaos Champion - Chaos Lord - Daemon Prince - Dark Apostle - Sorcerer - Warsmith
Unaligned: Chaos Chosen - Chaos Raptors - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Terminators - Cultist - Havocs
Mutilators - Obliterators - Possessed - Tech-Assassin - Warp Talons - Warpsmith
Faction Aligned: Berserkers - Berserker Dreadnought - Plague Marines
Noise Marines - Sonic Dreadnought - Rubric Marines
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Chaos Dreadnought - Dreadclaw Assault Pod - Helbrute
Infernal Relic Predator - Land Raider - Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport
Predator Tank - Rhino Transport - Sicaran Battle Tank - Stalk Tank - Vindicator
Flyers: Harbinger - Hell Blade - Hell Talon
Titans: Daemon Knights - Chaos Emperor Titan - Feral Warhound Titan
Ravager-Class Titan - Chaos Warlord Titan - Woe Machine
Daemon Engines:
Decimator - Defiler - Death Wheel - Forgefiend
Heldrake - Maulerfiend - Soul Grinder - Wirewolf
Daemon Engines
of Khorne:
Blood Reaper - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Cauldron of Blood - Death Dealer
Doom Blaster - Kytan - Lord of Skulls - Skull Reaper - Tower of Skulls
Daemon Engines
of Nurgle:
Blight Drone - Contagion - Foetid Bloat-Drone - Myphitic Blight-Hauler
Nurgle Plague Tower - Plague Hulk - Plagueburst Crawler
Daemon Engines
of Slaanesh:
Hell-Scourge - Hell-Knight - Hell-Strider
Questor Scout Titan - Slaanesh Subjugator
Daemon Engines
of Tzeentch:
Aether Ray - Doom Wing - Fire Lord of Tzeentch
Mirrorfiend - Silver Tower of Tzeentch - The Auruntaur
Auxiliaries: Chaos Daemons - Fallen Angels