Knight Battlewagon

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Knight Battlewagon
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Overview

Role:

Defense, elimination of threats

  • Close quarters
  • Last line of defense

Weight:

407.3 kilograms (898 lb) - 423.7 kilograms (934 lb)[1]

Height:

302.3 centimeters (9 ft 11.0 in) - 367.7 centimeters (12 ft 0.8 in)[1]

Armament:

 

Knight Battlewagons are a class of Promethean Knight and are part of the army of war machines created by the Ur-Didact near the end of the Forerunner-Flood war. Lying dormant within the shield world Requiem for 100,000 years along with their imprisoned master, the constructs were reawakened when the UNSC stumbled upon the installation in late 2557.

Overview

Battlewagons are the most dangerous and unpredictable of the Promethean Knights and can be considered more of walking weapons than individual combatants.[1] Created for close-quarter combat, Battlewagons are heavily armed and armored,[1] serving as a last line of defense when other forces have failed. Their hulking frames are covered in dense, resilient armor. They employ a variety of weapons from the Promethean arsenal, including Lightrifles, Suppressors as well as Scattershots for close-quarters combat.[2] They are also capable of deploying autonomous sentries.[1]

Battlewagons have been known to singlehandedly lay siege to even the most heavily fortified of sites.[1] They are capable of leaping high towards an enemy and striking them with their swords, an ability only seen in Battlewagons.

Appearance

The Knight Battlewagons of Requiem predominantly distinguished themselves from other classes of Knight by barbs of hard light laced within their armor. These protrusions communicate rank and show excess energy discharge. Their heads are reinforced and have a light pattern resembling an 'X'. Their carapaces also have pyramid-shaped heavy-shield distributors. The Battlewagons have elongated and larger hardlight blades.[1]

The Knight Battlewagons seen in late 2558 did not possess this design, instead their appearance was closer to the more common Knights, but with extra armor around their jaw area.[3][4]

Trivia

The Battlewagon bears superficial resemblance to the Necrons of the Warhammer 40000 mythos.

Gallery

List of appearances

Sources

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 57
  2. ^ GameInformer, October 2012 edition (digital content)
  3. ^ Halo 5: Guardians
  4. ^ Halo 5: Guardians Official Game Guide (Collector's Edition), page 298; chapter Escape from A.R.C. (digital version: file's name)
  5. ^ Art Station: Kyle Hfley