Hades Breaching Drill

Not a true tank by any means, the Hades Breaching Drill is essentially a piece of mining equipment commonly found within combat engineer regiments. Consisting of four diamantine-tipped rotary power cutters and a high-power melta-cutter, the Hades can plough through just about any surface. The Hades is used to grind through massive walls and other obstructions, usually in underground tunnels to guard its crew from enemy fire as it is brought into position. Piloted through man-made, braced tunnels, the Hades acts as the final blow, boring through rockcrete, plasteel, and adamantium with equal ease. This unique ability gives the Hades its role as a subterranean ambush vehicle. With a single command the small vehicle rips into fortified enemy positions from beneath, scattering defenders in a maelstrom of dust and sprays of near-molten rock. Moments later the Hades’ attendant combat engineers swarm the breach, securing the position before the enemy has regrouped. Across the Spinward Front the regiments of Krieg make the most use of the Hades, and the small vehicle has a proven track record against the forces of the Severan Dominate. However, against the unpredictable nature of the Orks and nimble raiding parties of the Dark Eldar, the Hades is often of little use.

Type: Tracked Vehicle Tactical Speed: 10 m
Cruising Speed: 25 kph Manoeuvrability: –15
Structural Integrity:** 20 Size: Enormous
Armour:** Front 30, Side 16, Rear 16
Vehicle Traits: Burrower (6) (see below), Open-Topped, Ponderous, Reinforced Armour, Tracked Vehicle
Crew: 1 Driver
Carrying Capacity: None

Fixed rotary power cutters/melta-cutter (Forward Facing; Melee; 3d10+20 R; Pen 16; Concussive [2], Felling [4], Tearing, Unwieldy)

Special Rules
The Hades Breaching Drill can only attack via the Ram! Action (see Only War Core Rulebook page 273), however the Hades uses the weapon profile for the rotary power cutters/melta-cutter to determine the amount of Damage. The Hades takes no Damage from Ram! Actions as they are designed to push through solid rock without slowing down. The Hades Breaching Drill may move underground via the Burrower (6) Trait (see Only War Core Rulebook page 155) leaving behind it a mostly stable tunnel through which infantry can move unhindered and without the need to crouch. Tunnels cut by a Hades are not entirely stable, however, and sometimes collapse. The Hades can attack targets above it whilst it is underground by performing a Ram! Action. Adversaries attacked in this manner are Surprised.

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