Tyr Gunvor, Ancient of Sesc Company

Tyr Gunvor

Huscarl of the Sons of Ymir, Ancient of Sesc Company.

[Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought of the Sixth Legion, Vlka Fenryka]



A sullen quiet fell over the ruined and empty city street, fires lit in the tenements that lined either side, their occupants burned out with incendiary weapons. Surveying this funerial vista, Gunvor’s targeting reticule jittered and jumped, the lenses of his sensorium focusing in and out on suspected and potential threats, but finding nothing but death in the ruins of a once proud city. It was by his hand and that of his kin that this had all been put to the flame, its people murdered, their homes burned, livestock slaughtered and the very earth salted. This would never again be a place of shelter or one that any could call home, so was the way of the Vlka Fenryka.

Before his interment into the ancient’s sarcophagus, Tyr Gunvor had been mighty warrior of Sesc Company. One of the Jarl’s favoured huscarls his speed was well known among his kin, but no more. Gunvor was faster than any Astartes should have been, running the western ice shelf in a little under three days, a record among the Rout. Now, he was broken, his body crushed unceremoniously beneath the treads of mighty warmachine in a war that should never have needed to be fought. Robbed of his speed, committed to the cold and iron, he became a Son of Ymir, serving his legion beyond death as one of the Ancients.

Until Next Winter…


Vlka Fenryka Contemptor WIP 02

Progressed to building the weapon arms, both magnetised above the elbow to allow for changing it up and representing weapon destroyer results. Even with the magnetised weapons, the post and narrative of the model hasn’t been compromised, ensuring that the model doesn’t feel static.

The power fist, complete with an inbuilt Meltagun, has had one of the icons from the torso (carefully removed and set aside) added to help its large blank armour plate mesh with the decorated aesthetic of the model.

Until Next Winter…

Vlka Fenryka Contemptor Dreadnought WIP 01

Long overdue, work has begun on the Vlka Fenryka Contemptor Dreadnought, which in truth had been avoided due to not being a big fan of the images i’d seen. Tempted into looking at it more detail by my my buddy Jamie (check his work out on Instagram @The__Rout) i took the plunge, and i’ve not been disappointed!

The decoration and parts are far nicer than the pictures on the internet had lead to be believe.

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Based to match my gaming board a strong pose has been created with the base model. I removed two icons from the lower torso to declutter it a little, but generally no conversion work required.

The wolf pelt that adorns the shoulder armour is beautiful, the fur really well done.

Until Next Winter…

Vlka Fenryka 6000pts

Time seems to have passed at a such a considerable rate since this project was begun in April of 2016, so much so that a ‘whole army’ picture has failed to happen. So having broken the 6000pts threshold (6081pts to be exact) the warriors of the Rout have been assembled!

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Personae Dramatis:

  • Leman Russ & Russ’ Wolf Kin
  • Praetor (Cataphractii)
  • Legion Command Squad (Cataphractii)
  • Speaker of the Dead (Cataphracii)
  • Hvarl Red-Blade
  • Centurion (Tartaros)
  • Legion Terminator Squad (Tartaros) & Spartan Assault Tank
  • Legion Terminator Squad (Tartaros) & Spartan Assault Tank
  • Rune Caster
  • Veteran Squad, Apothecary & Rhino
  • Centurion
  • Veteran Squad, Apothecary & Rhino
  • Speaker of the Dead
  • Deathsworn & MkIIb Land Raider Phobos
  • Contemptor Dreadnought Talon
  • Legion Dreadnought
  • Leviathan Siege Dreadnought
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Predator Strike Tank
  • Sicaran Battle Tank

All of these units, their construction and their painting have been included within this project log, easily accessible from the Navigation section of the sidebar.

Until Next Winter…


Arn Thorvard, ‘Castle Breaker’, Lord of the Void Hunters

A leviathan of ancient providence among the legion, Arn Thorvard was a Terran warrior of the Rout known for his aptitude in void combat. Broken beyond repair fighting in the Dulan Campaign, Thorvard was committed to torture and life support of a dreadnought sarcophagus.

In his proto-death state, Arn Thorvard serves alongside Hvarl Red-Blade and the Fourth Great Company, a walking tank and bringer of ruin.


Until Next Winter…

Leviathan Siege Dreadnought WIP 01

Constructed the Leviathan Siege Dreadnought kit, posed over a fallen Thousand Sons’ Contemptor Dreadnought. The model is huge, a real beast of a kit. After some careful consideration about the weapons options, the Siege Assault Drill has been glued in place as permanent option, with the inherent character of the Vlka Fenryka the close combat ability was an absolute requirement. Like wise the lower carapace mounted heavy flamers were opted for as a permanent option, good overwatch weapon and nice on the offence when charging. Additionally the Phosphex Launcher on the upper carapace has been glued into place, giving some brutal anti-elite unit firepower.

The primary ranged weapon has been magnetised to allow for multiple options dependent on the mission at hand.  So far the Storm Cannon and Cyclonic Melta-Lance have been built.

As above the base has been created with a downed Thousand Sons’ Contemptor Dreadnought, taken from the scenic base of one of Russ’ Wolves. This has been blended in with rubble and tiles to match the gaming board.

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Until Next Winter…