Proteus Landspeeder Squadron

The mainstay of most Space Marine Legion armouries, Land Speeders are high-speed reconnaissance and rapid attack skimmers that utilise anti-gravitic technology to achieve extraordinary battlefield mobility and speed. It is this speed that makes lends them favour in the Rout. As lightly armoured two-man craft, they require the kind of skill and reflexes to operate at peak performance that only a member of the Astartes can bring to bear, and rely more on their extreme maneuverability and speed for survival than durability. Land Speeder squadrons provide the Rout with a flexible core of rapidly deployable firepower and make for highly able tank hunters and close air support units. As a result, mixed formations of Land Speeders are often called upon to operate as a rapid reaction force, held in reserve to quickly intercept enemy counter-attacks and encircle the enemy to eliminate emerging threats.

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Land Speeder (Proteus Pattern) WIP 01

Absolutely love the Proteus Pattern Land Speeder, the brutal styling fitting the aggressive aesthetic that’s been crafted around the Vlka Fenryka, so couldn’t resist getting a pair. Of course it helps that they provide some outflanking fire power to support the main force’s advance.

With the Vlka Fenryka force created to date all being in MkIII Iron Armour, it was clear that the MkIV crew would need replacing with MkIII crew…

Taking legs from the plastic MkIII Iron Armour marines, these were carefully reposed; cut at the ankle, below and above the knee and at the hip. The joints were then filled in with greenstuff, including sculpting in new soft armour joints.

The land speeders were than armed with Multi-Meltas and pairs of Hunter Killer Missiles.

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Fire Raptor Gunship ‘Hrafnagud’

The Hrafnagud, translated in low-gothic means ‘Raven God’, and the Fire Raptor truely is a fearsome lord of the skies.

Favoured by the warriors of the Rout, the Fire Raptor Gunship is a close support aircraft armed with an incredible amount of fire power, capable of strafing the battlefield engaging armour and infantry alike.

Like the recently completed Spartans and Vindicator, the Fire Raptor has been finished in a muted colour scheme, epitomising the ‘storm grey’ of the Vlka Fenryka.

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Armoured Reinforcements WIP

With the majority of the infantry done on the re-imagined wolves, attention turned to providing them with some tanks and fire support. The decision on what to add was fairly straight forward. Keen to keep the Vlka Fenryka as a heavily infantry based force, tank choice was prioritised to those units that would either transport infantry or directly support the theme of a fast assault force.

A pair of spartans were required to transport the two terminator units, with no other vehicle being able to match their transport capacity and surety of delivery. These would form the core of the armoured force.

Next up was the selection of a vindicator (with demolisher cannon), this seemed like a good fit with the fast moving force, the tank is aggressive, short to mid range with its primary weapon and feels like a homage to the battering rams employed in ancient sieges.  I added heresy-era tank tracks by Extra Armour (https://extra-armour.com/).

The final choice was a Fire Raptor, a close support gunship to give direct fire support to the infantry and assault tanks. The fire raptor has some fairly large gaps that required filling (the next step).

All in all these four armoured support units will form the core of the vehicle support for the Vlka Fenryka. All brutal and aggressive units that put themselves in harms way to support the infantry.

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