Combat Level: Strategic
Where: Core Rulebook
The Boromite Hauler is not so much a warmachine as a heavy, multi-purpose utility transport and workface machine that has been co-opted into a battlefield role by the Boromites. Haulers of various types – and of no fixed design – are common on worlds where the transmat infrastructure is tenuous but they are also common on moonlets, asteroids or anywhere that requires the transport of goods or personnel. Despite such a utilitarian purpose, the Boromite’s designed resilience to natural hazards such as cave-ins and asteroid showers, as well as its airtight compartments make it as useful and highly flexible cross between a transport and a medium battle tank!
As a result, the hauler’s role is very different from the transports or combat drones and vehicles in other factions. Many Boromites regard their haulers with affection as they are often living spaces as well as work spaces and when forced to defend a claim replace some of its many equipment mounts with weapon emplacements. The most common weapon fittings are that shown above – a mag cannon and mag light support – but some equip it with several mag light supports or even two mag cannon if they need it to operate in a tank-killing role!
The vehicles is a suspensored vehicle but has additional thrusters – the Boromites not fully confident with nanosphere technology, especially in teh environments in which they have to work. For protection against natural hazards (and strangely useful on the battlefield) most haulers have a composite skin accompanied by reflex type armour creating a protective hyperlight envelope.
|Boromite Hauler with 2 mag light supports||5||5||1||13||6||9||MOD2, Transport 10, Large|
|Weapon Options||Upgrade either or both MLS to Mag Cannon|
MOD2 means the hauler has two order dice per turn, whilst Large imposes some limitations of hiding in terrain (!) but allows the hauler to shoot, and be shot at, over the top of smaller units around it. Most usefully for what can otherwise be seen as a medium tank, the hauler has Transport 10 means the model can carry up to 10 normal sized Boromite workers.
The hauler can also be given the Self Repair capability, and can be accompanied by shield drones, a batter drone, and spotters.
|Weapon||– Range –|
|Mag Light Support (light support)||30||50||100||2||RF 3|
|Mag Cannon (light support)||30||50||100||5||Massive Damage|
The Boromite Hauler is a mixed resin and metal kit, so you will need an appropriate glue such as CA glue (superglue). We have a fantastic three-part article written by Ross Aylward detailing how he assembled, painted and produced the wonderful worn look and detailed finish on his Hauler – complete with opening hatches – and Rocky’s War Room has a ‘Let’s Build: The Boromite Hauler’ video which also shows how he magnetised the crane and turrets to allow them to move.