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[[File:StormLord.jpg|thumb|251px|An [[Imperial Guard]] Stormlord super-heavy tank]]
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[[File:Stormlord000.png|thumb|250px|An Imperial Guard Stormlord]]
 
The '''Stormlord''' is a super-heavy main battle tank and variant of the [[Shadowsword]] tank-hunter and [[Titan]]-killer tank used by the forces of the [[Imperial Guard]]. The Stormlord replaces the [[Volcano Cannon]] of the Shadowsword with a [[Vulcan Mega Bolter|Vulcan Mega-Bolter]]. By removing the large capacitors and generators required for the Volcano Cannon to operate extra space has been opened up near the rear of the vehicle which allows the Stormlord to carry up to 40 infantrymen as an open-topped armoured transport. The Stormlord excels in the exact opposite role as the Shadowsword, as an infantry support vehicle, as its armament allows it to easily rip through infantry and light vehicles. Like every sanctioned Imperial variant of the [[Shadowsword]] and [[Baneblade]], the [[Adeptus Mechanicus]] [[Forge World]] that manufactured each Stormlord records each tank's service number and tracks all of its accomplishments in the Emperor's service as each Stormlord is considered to be a divine servant of the [[Machine God]].
 
The '''Stormlord''' is a super-heavy main battle tank and variant of the [[Shadowsword]] tank-hunter and [[Titan]]-killer tank used by the forces of the [[Imperial Guard]]. The Stormlord replaces the [[Volcano Cannon]] of the Shadowsword with a [[Vulcan Mega Bolter|Vulcan Mega-Bolter]]. By removing the large capacitors and generators required for the Volcano Cannon to operate extra space has been opened up near the rear of the vehicle which allows the Stormlord to carry up to 40 infantrymen as an open-topped armoured transport. The Stormlord excels in the exact opposite role as the Shadowsword, as an infantry support vehicle, as its armament allows it to easily rip through infantry and light vehicles. Like every sanctioned Imperial variant of the [[Shadowsword]] and [[Baneblade]], the [[Adeptus Mechanicus]] [[Forge World]] that manufactured each Stormlord records each tank's service number and tracks all of its accomplishments in the Emperor's service as each Stormlord is considered to be a divine servant of the [[Machine God]].
   
 
On the battlefield, the Stormlord serves as a line breaker tank, whose purpose is to maul enemy infantry waves at medium range. When configured defensively, it mounts up to five [[twin-linked ]][[Heavy Bolter]]s in addition to its [[Vulcan Mega Bolter|Vulcan Mega-Bolter]], turning 20 bolt-spewing barrels upon anything that dares cross its field of fire, not counting any supplementary firepower the embarked Imperial Guardsmen can bring to bear. The Stormlord is the bane of [[Ork]] mobs and [[Tyranid]] [[Gaunt]] swarms. When configured offensively, it will swap several of the twin-linked Heavy Bolters for [[Heavy Flamer]]s. The Stormlord will then rumble toward its objective, shred any surrounding infantry to pulp, flush out any survivors with its Heavy Flamers, and disgorge its troops unharmed. Additionally, the large passenger compartment of the Stormlord can easily be upgraded to become a full mobile command centre, making the Stormlord a favoured choice to serve as a command tank for many armoured regiment commanding officers.
 
On the battlefield, the Stormlord serves as a line breaker tank, whose purpose is to maul enemy infantry waves at medium range. When configured defensively, it mounts up to five [[twin-linked ]][[Heavy Bolter]]s in addition to its [[Vulcan Mega Bolter|Vulcan Mega-Bolter]], turning 20 bolt-spewing barrels upon anything that dares cross its field of fire, not counting any supplementary firepower the embarked Imperial Guardsmen can bring to bear. The Stormlord is the bane of [[Ork]] mobs and [[Tyranid]] [[Gaunt]] swarms. When configured offensively, it will swap several of the twin-linked Heavy Bolters for [[Heavy Flamer]]s. The Stormlord will then rumble toward its objective, shred any surrounding infantry to pulp, flush out any survivors with its Heavy Flamers, and disgorge its troops unharmed. Additionally, the large passenger compartment of the Stormlord can easily be upgraded to become a full mobile command centre, making the Stormlord a favoured choice to serve as a command tank for many armoured regiment commanding officers.
   
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[[File:StormLord.jpg|thumb|251px|An [[Imperial Guard]] Stormlord super-heavy tank]]
 
Like all the variants of the Shadowsword, the Stormlord suffers from poor top speed and manoeuvrability. Additionally, while the tank's two [[Lascannon]]s allow it to fend off any marauding enemy armoured vehicle at medium range, the Stormlord is unable to fight heavily armoured opponents effectively. A single [[Leman Russ (tank)|Leman Russ]] Battle Tank can spell the doom of a Stormlord by running from it while blasting away with its [[Battle Cannon]] with impunity. More than any other of the Imperial super-heavy tanks, the Stormlord requires support from the other elements of the Imperial Guard to fulfill its mission.
 
Like all the variants of the Shadowsword, the Stormlord suffers from poor top speed and manoeuvrability. Additionally, while the tank's two [[Lascannon]]s allow it to fend off any marauding enemy armoured vehicle at medium range, the Stormlord is unable to fight heavily armoured opponents effectively. A single [[Leman Russ (tank)|Leman Russ]] Battle Tank can spell the doom of a Stormlord by running from it while blasting away with its [[Battle Cannon]] with impunity. More than any other of the Imperial super-heavy tanks, the Stormlord requires support from the other elements of the Imperial Guard to fulfill its mission.
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==Armament==
 
==Armament==
The Stormlord replaces the [[Volcano Cannon]] of the [[Shadowsword]] with the much more compact [[Vulcan Mega Bolter]], which frees up space within its armoured chassis for infantry transport capacity. The tank is also armed with a hull-mounted [[Twin-linked]] [[Heavy Bolter]], 2 top sponson-mounted [[Lascannons]], and 2 sponson-mounted [[Heavy Flamer]]s. The 2 sponson-mounted [[Heavy Flamer]]s can be replaced with [[Twin-linked]] [[Heavy Bolter]]s, extra armour plating, or another set of sponson and top sponson-mounts identical to the first set. The infantry hold near the rear of the vehicle has a firing platform with room for up to 20 soldiers to fire their weapons at the enemy, adding to the tank's overall vehicles firepower. The Stormlord can also be equipped with the following enhancements; a [[Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher]], a pintle-mounted [[Heavy Stubber]] or [[Storm Bolter]], a searchlight, smoke launchers, and 2 [[Heavy Stubber]]s mounted on the troop hold's firing platform.
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The Stormlord replaces the [[Volcano Cannon]] of the [[Shadowsword]] with the much more compact [[Vulcan Mega Bolter]], which frees up space within its armoured chassis for infantry transport capacity. The tank is also armed with a hull-mounted [[twin-linked]] [[Heavy Bolter]], two top sponson-mounted [[Lascannons]], and two sponson-mounted [[Heavy Flamer]]s. The two sponson-mounted [[Heavy Flamer]]s can be replaced with twin-linked [[Heavy Bolter]]s, extra armour plating, or another set of sponson and top sponson-mounts identical to the first set can also be added. The infantry hold near the rear of the vehicle has a firing platform with room for up to 20 soldiers to fire their weapons at the enemy, adding to the tank's overall vehicles firepower. The Stormlord can also be equipped with the following enhancements; a [[Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher]], a pintle-mounted [[Heavy Stubber]] or [[Storm Bolter]], a searchlight, smoke launchers, and two [[Heavy Stubber]]s mounted on the troop hold's firing platform.
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==Regiments Known to Use Stormlords==
 
==Regiments Known to Use Stormlords==
 
*'''Catachan Jungle Fighters''' - The [[Catachan Jungle Fighters]] often make use of the Stormlord's massive infantry support firepower and its large transport hold to enhance their highly mobile and powerful light infantry fighting forces.
 
*'''Catachan Jungle Fighters''' - The [[Catachan Jungle Fighters]] often make use of the Stormlord's massive infantry support firepower and its large transport hold to enhance their highly mobile and powerful light infantry fighting forces.
 
*'''Tallarn Desert Raiders''' - The [[Tallarn Desert Raiders]] use the Stormlord for its unsurpassed ratio of firepower to infantry transport space.
 
*'''Tallarn Desert Raiders''' - The [[Tallarn Desert Raiders]] use the Stormlord for its unsurpassed ratio of firepower to infantry transport space.
 
*'''Tingoya Infantry Regiments''' - The Tingoya Regiments are a highly mobile fighting force of light infantry, and they benefit greatly from the transport capacity and heavy firepower of the Stormlord.
 
*'''Tingoya Infantry Regiments''' - The Tingoya Regiments are a highly mobile fighting force of light infantry, and they benefit greatly from the transport capacity and heavy firepower of the Stormlord.
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==Adeptus Mechanicus Technical Specifications==
 
==Adeptus Mechanicus Technical Specifications==
 
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==Also See==
 
==Also See==
*[[Imperial Guard Vehicles]]
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*'''[[Imperial Guard Vehicles]]'''
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
*''Imperial Armour Apocalypse'' ''II'', p. 12
 
*''Imperial Armour Apocalypse'' ''II'', p. 12
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*Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse (6th Edition), pp. 152-153, 273-274
 
*''White Dwarf'' 351 (AU), pp. 28-29
 
*''White Dwarf'' 351 (AU), pp. 28-29
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Stormlord000

An Imperial Guard Stormlord

The Stormlord is a super-heavy main battle tank and variant of the Shadowsword tank-hunter and Titan-killer tank used by the forces of the Imperial Guard. The Stormlord replaces the Volcano Cannon of the Shadowsword with a Vulcan Mega-Bolter. By removing the large capacitors and generators required for the Volcano Cannon to operate extra space has been opened up near the rear of the vehicle which allows the Stormlord to carry up to 40 infantrymen as an open-topped armoured transport. The Stormlord excels in the exact opposite role as the Shadowsword, as an infantry support vehicle, as its armament allows it to easily rip through infantry and light vehicles. Like every sanctioned Imperial variant of the Shadowsword and Baneblade, the Adeptus Mechanicus Forge World that manufactured each Stormlord records each tank's service number and tracks all of its accomplishments in the Emperor's service as each Stormlord is considered to be a divine servant of the Machine God.

On the battlefield, the Stormlord serves as a line breaker tank, whose purpose is to maul enemy infantry waves at medium range. When configured defensively, it mounts up to five twin-linked Heavy Bolters in addition to its Vulcan Mega-Bolter, turning 20 bolt-spewing barrels upon anything that dares cross its field of fire, not counting any supplementary firepower the embarked Imperial Guardsmen can bring to bear. The Stormlord is the bane of Ork mobs and Tyranid Gaunt swarms. When configured offensively, it will swap several of the twin-linked Heavy Bolters for Heavy Flamers. The Stormlord will then rumble toward its objective, shred any surrounding infantry to pulp, flush out any survivors with its Heavy Flamers, and disgorge its troops unharmed. Additionally, the large passenger compartment of the Stormlord can easily be upgraded to become a full mobile command centre, making the Stormlord a favoured choice to serve as a command tank for many armoured regiment commanding officers.

StormLord

An Imperial Guard Stormlord super-heavy tank

Like all the variants of the Shadowsword, the Stormlord suffers from poor top speed and manoeuvrability. Additionally, while the tank's two Lascannons allow it to fend off any marauding enemy armoured vehicle at medium range, the Stormlord is unable to fight heavily armoured opponents effectively. A single Leman Russ Battle Tank can spell the doom of a Stormlord by running from it while blasting away with its Battle Cannon with impunity. More than any other of the Imperial super-heavy tanks, the Stormlord requires support from the other elements of the Imperial Guard to fulfill its mission.

Armament

The Stormlord replaces the Volcano Cannon of the Shadowsword with the much more compact Vulcan Mega Bolter, which frees up space within its armoured chassis for infantry transport capacity. The tank is also armed with a hull-mounted twin-linked Heavy Bolter, two top sponson-mounted Lascannons, and two sponson-mounted Heavy Flamers. The two sponson-mounted Heavy Flamers can be replaced with twin-linked Heavy Bolters, extra armour plating, or another set of sponson and top sponson-mounts identical to the first set can also be added. The infantry hold near the rear of the vehicle has a firing platform with room for up to 20 soldiers to fire their weapons at the enemy, adding to the tank's overall vehicles firepower. The Stormlord can also be equipped with the following enhancements; a Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher, a pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber or Storm Bolter, a searchlight, smoke launchers, and two Heavy Stubbers mounted on the troop hold's firing platform.

Regiments Known to Use Stormlords

  • Catachan Jungle Fighters - The Catachan Jungle Fighters often make use of the Stormlord's massive infantry support firepower and its large transport hold to enhance their highly mobile and powerful light infantry fighting forces.
  • Tallarn Desert Raiders - The Tallarn Desert Raiders use the Stormlord for its unsurpassed ratio of firepower to infantry transport space.
  • Tingoya Infantry Regiments - The Tingoya Regiments are a highly mobile fighting force of light infantry, and they benefit greatly from the transport capacity and heavy firepower of the Stormlord.

Adeptus Mechanicus Technical Specifications

Stormlord Super-Heavy Tank
Vehicle Name: Stormlord Main Armament: Single hull-mounted Vulcan Mega Bolter
Forge World of Origin: Lucius Secondary Armament: Single  hull-mounted twin-linked Heavy Bolter, two top sponson-mounted Lascannons, two sponson-mounted twin-linked Heavy Bolters or Heavy Flamers
Known Patterns: I - XI Traverse: 0 degrees
Crew: 1 Commander, 1 Driver, 1 Main Gunner, 2 Remote Gunners, 2 Loaders, 1 Communications-Operator, 1 Engineer Elevation: -4 to 18 degrees
Powerplant: LC503 v18 p4 Multi-Fuel Main Ammunition: 4000 Rounds
Weight: 312 Tonnes Secondary Ammunition: 300 and 4000 Rounds
Length: 13.5 metres Armour:
Width: 8.4 metres
Height: 6.3 metres Superstructure: 210 millimetres
Ground Clearance: 1.2 metres Hull: 190 millimetres
Max Speed On-Road: 25 kilometres per hour Gun Mantlet: 180 millimetres
Max Speed Off-Road: 18 kilometres per hour Vehicle Designation: 0427-658-0784-SL471
Transport Capacity: 40 Infantrymen Firing Ports: Rear Hold Firing Platform (20 Infantry Capacity, can have 2 Heavy Stubbers)
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A

Also See

Sources

  • Imperial Armour Apocalypse II, p. 12
  • Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse (6th Edition), pp. 152-153, 273-274
  • White Dwarf 351 (AU), pp. 28-29
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