The Leman Russ Punisher is the second “Siege” pattern Russ, and about as close to “enuff Dakka” as the Imperial Guard. Leman Russ Punisher tank from Games Workshop. I have two more of these to paint and assemble – one is one of the older version – with the. Ok so as the title says which would be best? For context i play pure tempestus scions and the leman russ would be played with the storm.

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In standard games on a 4×6 foot table, the shorter range doesn’t matter. Full Throttle is pretty impressive at scoring objectives. Add in that many tanks, IFVs, APCs, utility vehicles and likely mobile outhouses can and have sported ATMs of varying lethality, being static or assaulting in a direct line can have “unfortunate” outcomes if the punisherr party has a steady hand or a good laser pointer.

Unfortunately, the Adeptus Mechanicus only made the Vanquisher Battle Cannon on one Forge Worldwhich got taken over by Orksso the only way to make new Vanquishers nowadays pnisher to take the guns off of ruined Vanquishers and fit them on new Leman Russ chassis — which happens a lot, because enemies who make use of upnisher have learned to make Vanquishers a priority target.

G StuG III G the Jagdpanzer IV of the 40K universe, it loses the turret and swaps out the hull-mounted heavy bolter for a massive laser destroyer — basically, a twin-linked Ordnance lascannon, all the better to penetrate armor with.

Leman Russ Battle Tank

Good for a mechanized army list specializing in tanks. Forge World created the Conqueror back in Third Edition, when a Leman Russ had to stay still to fire its battle cannon.

Or alpha strike it with something that’s fast or can deep strike. Just about every army has their vehicles based around this stat line.

Leman Russ Tactics & Full Breakdown – Warhammer 40K Blog

Might as well give all tanks this upgrade just to be safe. A Cadian Stygies Vanquisher is a dream. Denying your enemy a shot back in their next turn. This is also one of the only times the heavy flamer sponsons will be useful on a Russ, so take it to make your Tau friends cry tears of pure cheese.


Can cause a lot of damage at great range to infantry, but it cannot take sponson weapons, and the more vanilla variants can do the same job more efficiently. The main point for a Conqueror now it’s mobility. Because this is so onerous to do, especially for long campaigns, only rusw very best tank crews get to use Vanquishers, and they only deploy to zones where there are lots of tanks to be killed.

Early Soviet was just massed infantry without the heavy tanks, but then you wouldn’t be doing that now, would you? For Warlord trait, give the generic commander Tenacious Survivor.

Leman Russ Tactics & Full Breakdown

The lower profile can also be of some help when it comes to putting lemaan out of line of sight. Many also include an emergency chemical coolant tank in the rear of the vehicle which connects with the weapon through two coolant lines running across the top of the turret. Only available to Solar Auxiliait is twin-linked, and has an additional point of strength and shot than its smaller regular culverin.

Monday, Puisher 5, Leman Russ Punisher. From Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum.

The Hunter-Killer Missile is Subscribe ,eman Posts Atom. Tank Commanders may be taken as a HQ choice. All your armour doesn’t mean anything if you can’t outrun, outrange or at least dodge heavy artillery fire and strike aircraft.

Games Workshop has a notoriously raging hard-on for equipping them on Demolishers and Punishers, but this is a fairly bad idea; these two tanks are almost invariably better off charging headlong into the enemy’s face, where they won’t be firing the Plasma Cannons anyway;the Heavy Bolter sponsons can work pnuisher the hull Heavy Bolter and pick off stragglers after the initial -gun-into-face manoeuvre. The Leman Russ Punisher is the second “Siege” pattern Russ, and about as close to “enuff Dakka ” as the Imperial Guard can get without fielding Titans or members of the Baneblade family.


The Leman Russ is widely considered one of the most religiously useful vehicles the Imperial Guard have on the tabletop, boasting both heavy firepower and good utility; it is easily one of the best tanks for cost in Warhammer 40K tabletop, with the ability to rape Necron and SPESS MEHREEN players through judicious use of ordnance and weapons fire.

Because the lascannon is easier to make, maintain, and use, the Annihilator is the preferred armour-hunting tank of armoured regiments expecting to sustain lots of damaged and lost tanks like the Death Korps of Krieg. It is predominately an infantry support vehicle however, and it’s lack of sufficient anti-tank weaponry makes it vulnerable when facing enemy armored forces.

Though not a auto include, it should not be overlooked. Lascannons, Melta, Lance or Armorbane are the only things that reliably pen a Russ. America also had air supremacy for the most part, so air support Valkyries, Avengers and Marauders was usually available. If you’re playing on a small board, a regular one with lots of rruss cover, or an urban one, this will serve you better than the vanilla.

It’s limited to causing a maximum of only 10 wounds per round If your opponent fails its first 5 armor saves, puunisher Deflagrate succeeds in wounding 5 more times. There is an ongoing joke that if something exists in the grim darkness of the far future, there is a Leman Russ build specifically to kill it.