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Syaped
11-05-2016, 21:41
Shark Assault Boat
Caestus Assault Ram
Boarding Torpedo

Are there any others officially mentioned? Realistically speaking there's probably a myriad of them but these are the ones GW has highlighted. Also is the Caestus exclusively astartes?

Cheers

The Black Shield
11-05-2016, 22:56
Yes it is. Unarmored infantry (Scouts, Guard) could not take the strain of the collision of the Caestus and the ships hull. The same goes for a boarding Torpedo. The Legions also had the Kharybdis Assault Claw.

Syaped
11-05-2016, 23:35
Pretty sure boarding torpedos are described as being used by Imperial Navy ships?

Casper Hawser
13-05-2016, 15:01
You get boarding torpedo tiles with space hulk so space marines must use them as well.
Also the dreadclaw drop pod for legions and chaos marines was designed to board ships as well as planet fall.


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Lord Damocles
13-05-2016, 16:11
Shark Assault Boats aren't a single class of ship - they're a 'broad class of machine with similar capabilities' (Battlefleet Gothic, pg.115).

Syaped
13-05-2016, 23:31
Shark Assault Boats aren't a single class of ship - they're a 'broad class of machine with similar capabilities' (Battlefleet Gothic, pg.115).

Cheers! :D

The Black Shield
25-05-2016, 23:42
Here are some entries for the Shark Assault Boat and Boarding Torpedo. http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Shark_Assault_Boat http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Boarding_Torpedo http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Caestus_Assault_Ram http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Kharybdis_Assault_Claw http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Dreadclaw

malika
28-05-2016, 16:35
I wonder if this unreleased model (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lvMijBXO9QA/UzqR5chJ0VI/AAAAAAAAEqc/BPjXaTavy7U/s1600/800px-UnreleasedEpicThunderboltDropship.jpg) also had boarding capabilities...

Saunders
29-05-2016, 21:38
Unreleased model? That looks painfully homemade.

malika
30-05-2016, 15:00
Sorry to disappoint you, but that's the unreleased Thunderbolt Dropship (http://s256.photobucket.com/user/renlegunvrs/media/dropship.jpg.html), here another source (http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Epic_-_Unreleased).

blackcherry
31-05-2016, 14:25
It still looks painfully homemade.

Saunders
31-05-2016, 16:22
So it looks like someone made a model based off of that throwaway 'dropship' artwork.

I don't doubt that it's possible this was an unreleased model, but I can't find any evidence of it after a search other than that one link and a model that looks like it was made with green stuff and plasticard.

malika
31-05-2016, 17:52
a model that looks like it was made with green stuff and plasticard.
How do you think GW made models before they were 3d printing everything?

The craft was sculpted by Bob Naismith, who used to work for GW back in the day. The model was meant to be released for Adeptus Titantic, but never say the light of day. Here's (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jg7nNmNRdWU/Tbs-Yq5MhjI/AAAAAAAAB28/uC253vPQZoY/s1600/games_5.jpg) a backshot by the way.

totgeboren
01-06-2016, 12:49
So it looks like someone made a model based off of that throwaway 'dropship' artwork.

I don't doubt that it's possible this was an unreleased model, but I can't find any evidence of it after a search other than that one link and a model that looks like it was made with green stuff and plasticard.

I don't mean to offend but 'lol!'

It was a kinda funny comment considering the design process back in the day was;
1. Create concept art
2. Make master model from metal wire + GS and plasticard (in the case of vehicles).
3. Make casts.

malika
01-06-2016, 15:33
I dunno, but all this is making me feel really old...