PHR Angelos / Angelos A2 Jetskimmer (2)
The Angelos is a multi-role fast strike vehicle. Although somewhat similar in performance to the anti-grav craft employed by alien races, The Angelos is not a true skimmer. Instead, it relies on miniaturised thrusters to keep it aloft and thus has a shorter flight time, making it less suitable for extended operations than its more advanced cousins.
It is armed with a single RXs-120 smoothbore heavy cannon (the same weapon employed by the Enyo). Coupled with the Angelos' speed and advanced targeting systems, this can be used to deadly effect in both the anti-structure and anti-armour roles.
As the PHR become more embroiled in outright conflict on the Cradle Worlds, more intelligence is being gathered about their war engines and constructs. Given their frightening efficiency and hit and run tactics, it has taken this long for UCM intelligence services to start correctly identifying alternative weapons and chassis of vehicle in this secretive race’s arsenal.
The Angelos A2 is one such vehicle. Originally it was classified under a standard Angelos build, most often delivering Longreach rifle squads into buildings and lending long range demolitions support to the battlefield. Due to the reports of Commander Wade in one recent action, we now have more intel on this deadly new close support vehicle.
Spotting a pair of Angelos heading for an entrenched position (in a seemingly futile attack), Wade ordered the retreat of the troops, knowing full well that PHR would have some trick up their sleeves. Sadly, the extraction was not as timely as necessary, and when the A2’s arrived those infantry still in the position found to their horror that these transport were equipped with high-powered flamethrowers. Two units of Heavy hazard suits and three squads of Legionnaires were lost to the initial onslaught, followed by all remaining men when the Angelos disgorged their cargo of Sirens.
The Angelos also features a limited transport capacity, allowing it to drop small strike teams of infantry if required. This makes the Angelos a highly effective skirmishing unit which often operates ahead of the main PHR force. However, it lacks the heavy armour and survivability of most Battle Walkers and as such it is best employed on the flanks and around cover.
Full background and rules are now available in Reconquest: Phase 1 & Reconquest: Phase 2
Angelos Jetskimmer shares Blister with Angelos A2 Jetskimmer
Two models per blister
Model supplied unassembled and unpainted
Dropzone Commander models are made from either Resin, Moulded Plastic or White Metal (Pewter). All models will require assembly and painting.