Big Wheels

Today, another seven new 15mm vehicles aimed at Hammer’s Slammers:The Crucible hit the website. To be strictly accurate, they’re actually seven configurations of the same vehicle family – the Centurion Large Transport Vehicle.

The Centurion is a large multi-role wheeled vehicle system designed around a common family of components. Each vehicle is composed of multiple ‘segments’ that are combined depending on the battlefield role. The vehicles are especially popular with mercenary units which lack a permanent base, as their size compared to other wheeled vehicles gives the troops an increased level of comfort and space during deployments. They are generally used as infantry transports, command and communications vehicles or in non front-line combat roles such as artillery, mortar or anti-missile, where their size again comes in useful allowing them to carry more ammunition. The twin-wheeled independent axles give them a degree of mobility that belies their size, although negotiating narrow streets can be an issue with the larger models.

They range from the smallest model, the stubby C400 utility carrier, up to the enormous articulated C4F6 and the C4H6 heavy artillery Hog. Many turret options are available from a simple commander hatch with a tri-barrel, various light and heavy support weapons, through mortar and artillery turrets, calliopes and on the C4H6 a huge 20cm artillery turret.

At least nine different outfits are known to use different models of the Centurion family; Bartel’s Armour, the Bushmasters, Foster’s Mercenaries, Greenwood’s Archers, Guardforce O’Higgins, the Heliodorus Regiment, the Poplar Regiment, the Sons of Mangala and the Thunderbolt Division.

We’ve listed each vehicle on the website with multiple turret options – in some cases for two different weapon mounts, front and rear. These options have mostly been driven from the detachment lists, but if there are additional options or other turret types that you’d like to use, please drop us a line and we’ll do our best to help. The turret mounts on the Centurions will take most APC-sized turrets from our 15mm Hammer’s Slammers and generic sci-fi ranges.

HS15-2211 – Centurion C400 – £8.00
HS15-2212 – Centurion C202 – £9.00
HS15-2213 – Centurion C204 – £11.00
HS15-2214 – Centurion C800 – £13.00
HS15-2215 – Centurion C404 – £14.00
HS15-2216 – Centurion C4F6 – £18.00
HS15-2217 – Centurion C4H6 Artillery Hog – £20.00