OK, time for me to get a submission in. I had planned to do a little more work on it, adding a siege shield and other weapon options, but cashflow and the demands of a brace of toddlers suffer no interruptions.
I offer for your scrutinisation, with due apology for replicating an earlier wall of text, the Lacerator-pattern Infantry-suppression tank.
The Lacerator-pattern is a development of the more common rhino-hulled vindicator tank. It is not recorded which forge world first produced this variant or in what numbers, but what is certain is that by the later stages of the 41st millennium, it is a vanishingly rare sight on the battlefield. It is believed that no Lacerators have been built since the end of the great crusade, with those few relics that survive being cannibalised for parts to keep them running.
The vehicle appears to be a modification to the STC vindicator pattern whereby the ventrally mounted demolisher cannon is replaced with a high-speed rotary autocannon similar to that deployed on the Leman Russ Punisher used by the Astra Militarum. In addition, it is usual practice to fit sponsons equipped with either twin linked heavy bolters or multiple bolt gun arrays.
This vehicle uses massed firepower and an extreme rate of fire to carve apart enemy infantry formations and is especially effective in close cover where accuracy is less important than suppressing fire.
Unit: 1 "Lacerator" pattern tank. 140 points.
4 13 11 10 3
Transport capacity: zero.
1 hull mounted Lacerator cannon.
1 pintle mounted storm bolter
May take a pair of side sponsons equipped with twin linked heavy bolters or hurricane bolters for 30 points.
May replace its storm bolter with a heavy flamer for free, or a multimelta for 10 points.
May take a siege shield for 10 points.
May take extra armour for 10 points.
Weapons: Range str ap type
Lacerator cannon. 24" 5 - Heavy 20
A single Lacerator may be taken as a Heavy Support choice by any space marine detachment. This includes Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves, Grey Knights and any detachment using chapter tactics from Codex:Space Marines or the subsequently published Forge World chapter tactics list.
A single Lacerator may be taken as a Heavy Support choice by a detachment chosen from Codex:Chaos Space Marines with the following changes:
A Lacerator taken as part of a Chaos Space Marine detachment may not be equipped with hurricane bolter sponsons, and its pintle mounted storm bolter must be replaced with a combi-weapon as described in Codex: Chaos Space Marines. This combi-weapon may be replaced with a heavy flamer or multimelta as per the unit entry above.
Cheers for your attention folks. waiting with baited breath for the other entrants. there's some real quality out there.