Army Of The Red Spear This is the Vampire Horde version, suitable for the Vampire Horde or Vampire Horde Doom. 144th (10 or 12mm) 30.37mm x 70.09mm x 17.40mm The Vampire Horde is a variant of the Vampire Lord that replaces the coldbeam turret with a salvo launcher for the...
This is the Vampire Horde version, suitable for the Vampire Horde or Vampire Horde Doom.
144th (10 or 12mm)
30.37mm x 70.09mm x 17.40mm
The Vampire Horde is a variant of the Vampire Lord that replaces the coldbeam turret with a salvo launcher for the Horde semi-guided warhead system, giving application for use in strike, anti-tank, anti-personnel and anti-aircraft roles. The Vampire Horde Doom is a further variant that has no infantry capacity, but instead has additional ammunition space. It is used n supplementary AA and Anti-Tank roles, though they have been successfully used to support missile patrol boats in naval engagements on soft targets.
The Vampire Horde currently sees the most usage of the Vampire variants; despite the inability of the vehicle to mount shields, in an AA or support role this was not considered as critical. However, the Vampire’s tale does not end there. Work was beginning on extending the design’s life by adding a dedicated AA tracking suite to both Lord and Horde and them and turning them into a proper company AA vehicles, a role they were already starting to fill.
But with the last six months, a brand-new innovative technique has been developed, allowing a shield grid matrix to be quite literally painted on to the hull. Advances in power plant technology allow a further upgrade to the power course to handle the additional load of shields. The new shield matrix is being pioneered on the Vampire Lord and Horde, but is expected to be applied to other unshielded Aotrs vehicles like the Distant Thunder and Reign of Anger.
The Vampire Lord and Horde’s new coat of paint will once again bring the vehicle into the front line, as a light IFV for special operations and an AA vehicle. Nor is this just a figurative statement; the new matrix is coloured so as to replace the Vampire Lord’s original mist-grey colouration with the current rust-and-gold livery.