The Stormlord is a super-heavy main battle tank and a variant of the Shadowsword tank destroyer and titan killer tank used by the Astra Militarum forces. The Stormlord replaces the Shadowsword's Volcano Cannon with a Vulcan Mega Bolter. By removing the large capacitors and generators required to operate the Volcano Cannon, additional space was created near the rear of the vehicle, allowing the Stormlord to carry up to 40 infantry as an open armored transport.
The Stormlord excels in the exact opposite role of the Shadow Sword. As an infantry support vehicle rather than a tank destroyer, its armament allows it to easily dash through infantry and light vehicles. Like every Imperial-sanctioned Shadowsword and Baneblade variant, the forge world of Adeptus Mechanicus that created each Stormlord records each tank's service number and keeps track of all of its achievements in the service of the Emperor, as each Stormlord is considered a divine servant of the Machine God.
No vehicle in the Astra Militarum's armory boasts a greater transport capacity than the Stormlord, and none is more adept at slicing through massed lines of enemy infantry. The Stormlord is the ultimate assault vehicle, capable of carrying almost an entire platoon single-handedly. On approach, these troops can direct waves of fire at the enemy, softening enemy lines before dismounting and charging into the fray.
However, the embarked troops are often left with no opponent to attack, as the Stormlord himself can sweep all but the most heavily armored targets off the battlefield. Its forward-facing Vulcan Mega Bolter hurls mass-reactive rounds at enemy lines, turning squadrons of infantry into clouds of vaporized blood.
This multi-part plastic kit contains 295 components with which to build a Baneblade, Banehammer, Banesword, Doomhammer, Hellhammer, Shadowsword or Stormsword super-heavy tank instead of a Stormlord. Also included is 1 Astra Militarum vehicle transfer sheet, which can be used to apply markings and Badges.