The TAV (Tracked Assault Vehicle) is a great little mini, and one of the first of the larger vehicles released for Void (the Viridian Behemoth was released in the same issue of BwM) that was not the generic Korvus or Tiger APC. The rules for this were released in Battles with Miniatures issue 5 in early 2001. However, by the time the VASA force book was released later in the year, the TAV had disappeared, to be replaced by the Ronin APC. Why this was the case I'll speculate on later.
In terms of rules, the TAV came with various load-out options. The standard APC, the Decimator and the Pacifier. One box for the mini had the resin options for all three, allowing even for them to be interchanged if you didn't superglue one in place. In game terms, it was even stated that the TAV chassis could easily be refitted with any of the three options in a matter of hours, allowing for maximum flexibility of support for troops in the field.
The APC could hold up to 8 standard troopers. The Decimator was equipped with a turret mounted MLRS, and the Suppressor with a chain gun. Obviously equipped with *cough* rubber bullets *cough*, unless you were looking for a more terminal form of suppression of course.
The three options allowed for three separate battlefield roles for the TAV. The first being the APC, allowing for safe (Heavy Armour 3) and rapid (Mv 8) transportation of your troops across the battlefield to where they are needed most, either to take a scenario point, or to get stuck into the enemy at close range. Even this version of the TAV is not unarmed, having a forward facing chain gun to clear a path through the opposition.
The Suppressor load-out added to this firepower with another chain gun, this time with a 360 degree fire arc. Allowing you to put out the hurt at medium range, which still being mobile and heavily armoured.
Finally, the Decimator allows for a mobile platform of destruction, allowing for long range support of your army, than can still use its mobility and armour to increase its time on the battlefield.
On to my version of the mini. I have yet to assemble it in any of the three load-outs, but I intent to make it so I can change between the three options. Something which is much easier to do now in a world with rare-earth magnets. Oh how I love living in the future!
The kit includes the main body of the tank, and two sets of tracks, that stick easily to each side. The kit also includes the resin parts to make the chain gun turret, the MLRS turret, or the trapdoor for making the APC. There are also the metal barrel for the two chain guns (the forward facing one, and the turret mounted one), the door for the APC, so you have the option to model it open, and an aerial. The model I have has lost its aerial somewhere along the way, but that's easily remedied with some wire and green stuff.
Want to see the rules for yourself? BwM issue 5 is available free to download at the Scotia Grendel site. A quick search online tells me that there are a couple of places that will still sell you one of these, if you want to get your hands on one. Even if you're playing games that are not Void, this is a great little Sci-Fi tank/tankette in 28mm.