I’ve finally gotten around to finishing up my Spartan Assault Tank which I run for my Cataphractii Terminator Squad (and usually my Warsmith or Perturabo too!). I’ve had the kit for quite some time and despite it being partially finished for ages, I decided to pull my finger out and finish the kit.
The Spartan is a great model and it’s a fairly massive kit too – it’s the biggest resin model that I’ve built so far and it was pretty daunting when I first got the box as I hadn’t been working with resin for that long at the time!
I’ve learned that the only way to run the Spartan is with all the upgrades, you’ll want a Flare Shield, Auxiliary Drive and some Armoured Ceramite to ensure you get to where you want to go. It’s an expensive model to begin with and there’s no point in skimping on the upgrades once you’ve laid down more than 300 points for the barebones model!
My experience of fielding the Spartan is that your opponent will either focus a disproportionate amount of firepower on it, leaving the rest of your army untouched, or will largely ignore it and deal with its contents when they arrive. Either way, it always tends to have an impact on a game!
In larger games, I run my Spartan with Perturabo, a Terminator Warsmith and 10 Cataphractii Terminators with plenty of upgrades to go around, which sets me back around 1570 points... ouch!!
How do you field yours, and what do you put inside it?