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[[File:MarsRhino0000.png|thumb|250px|A Mars Pattern [[Rhino]] of the [[Iron Warriors]] [[Legion]]]]
 
[[File:MarsRhino0000.png|thumb|250px|A Mars Pattern [[Rhino]] of the [[Iron Warriors]] [[Legion]]]]
The '''Castellan Rhino''' was an ancient specialised siege variant of the [[Rhino]] APC and was used only by the [[Iron Warriors]] [[Traitor Legion]]. The Castellan Rhino was designed by the Iron Warrior's [[Primarch]], [[Perturabo]], for use during siege warfare. The Castellan Rhino featured unfolding armour plates and impact bracing that turned them into miniature bunkers, who's modular construction allowed the Rhinos to be linked together in a chain, forming a makeshift fortified line when materials for more permanent emplacements were unavailable or a defence had to be fashioned quickly. During the [[Great Crusade]] and later the [[Horus Heresy]] the Iron Warriors would deploy many, sometimes thousands of Castellan Rhinos to encircle fortifications and cities quickly. During the Iron Warriors and [[Emperor's Children]]'s siege of the ancient [[Eldar]] fortress of ''Amon ny-shak Kaelis'' the Iron Warriors deployed over 400 Castallen Rhinos as their defensive line. Current Imperial Records do not indicate which Pattern of Rhino APC was used for the Castellan variant, although both the [[Deimos Rhino|Deimos Pattern]] and Mars Pattern Rhinos were used by the Iron Warriors during this era.
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The '''Castellan Rhino''' was an ancient specialised siege variant of the [[Rhino]] APC and was used solely by the [[Iron Warriors]] [[Traitor Legion]]. The Castellan Rhino was designed by the Iron Warriors' [[Primarch]], [[Perturabo]], for use during siege warfare. The Castellan Rhino featured unfolding armour plates and impact bracing that turned them into miniature bunkers, whose modular construction allowed the Castellan Rhinos to be linked together in a chain, forming a makeshift fortified line when materials for more permanent emplacements were unavailable or a defence had to be fashioned quickly.
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During the [[Great Crusade]] and the [[Horus Heresy]], the Iron Warriors would deploy many, sometimes thousands of Castellan Rhinos to encircle fortifications and cities quickly. During the Iron Warriors and [[Emperor's Children]]'s siege of the ancient [[Eldar]] fortress of Amon ny-shak Kaelis the Iron Warriors deployed over 400 Castallen Rhinos as their defensive line. Current Imperial records do not indicate which Pattern of Rhino APC was used for the Castellan variant, although both the [[Deimos Rhino|Deimos Pattern]] and the standard Mars Pattern Rhinos were used by the Iron Warriors during this era.
   
 
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MarsRhino0000

A Mars Pattern Rhino of the Iron Warriors Legion

The Castellan Rhino was an ancient specialised siege variant of the Rhino APC and was used solely by the Iron Warriors Traitor Legion. The Castellan Rhino was designed by the Iron Warriors' Primarch, Perturabo, for use during siege warfare. The Castellan Rhino featured unfolding armour plates and impact bracing that turned them into miniature bunkers, whose modular construction allowed the Castellan Rhinos to be linked together in a chain, forming a makeshift fortified line when materials for more permanent emplacements were unavailable or a defence had to be fashioned quickly.

During the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy, the Iron Warriors would deploy many, sometimes thousands of Castellan Rhinos to encircle fortifications and cities quickly. During the Iron Warriors and Emperor's Children's siege of the ancient Eldar fortress of Amon ny-shak Kaelis the Iron Warriors deployed over 400 Castallen Rhinos as their defensive line. Current Imperial records do not indicate which Pattern of Rhino APC was used for the Castellan variant, although both the Deimos Pattern and the standard Mars Pattern Rhinos were used by the Iron Warriors during this era.

SourcesEdit

  • The Horus Heresy: Book Three - Extermination (Forge World Series) by Alan Bligh, pg. 127
  • Angel Exterminatus (Novel) by Graham McNeill, pp. 221, 282, 287, 290, 292, 300, 282, 289, 290, 388, 412, 417, 436-437, 466-46
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