|Original Basilisk Box set, yes those are Tallarn crew!|
Unlike other vehicles released around the same time that use the Chimera chassis such as the Hellhound and the Griffon, the original Basilisk boxed set was released in early 1996 as a full-plastic kit: the only metal parts in the set were the crew. The official rules were published in the March 1996 issue of White Dwarf in conjunction with its launch. The vehicle has since appeared in every Imperial Guard army codex since then. Forgeworld has also released an 'Armageddom Pattern' Basilisk with fully enclosed crew compartment as part of their Imperial Guard line of vehicles.
The Basilisk also appears in Epic 40,000, both as a self-propelled gun and as a fixed weapons platform. Outside of the tabletop miniature games, the Basilisk has appeared in at least two computer games based on the Warhammer 40,000 franchise. The first one, Final Liberation, included entire Basilisk squadrons as available unit choices for the Imperial player. In the RTS game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, the Basilisk is one of the vehicles available to the Imperial Guard faction, introduced in the expansion Winter Assault.