10,000 Points!!

While the army development has been almost exclusively honed around the narrative of the overall force, building claws and unit configurations to represent an interpretation of the lore and background, the opportuinity to celebrate 10,000 points was too good an oportunity to pass up.

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10,000 Points Force Disposition:

 

Russ’ Household

Leman Russ, Freki & Geri

Grimnir Bloodblack’s Pack [10 Legion Veterans] + Spartan Assault Tank

 

Onn Company

Jarl Gunnar Gunnhilt + 2 Fenrisian Wolves

Legion Centurion: Champion Consul + Fenrisian Wolf

Priest of Fenris; Speaker of the Dead

Priest of Fenris; Caster of Runes

Varagyr Pack [6] + Spartan Assault Tank

Varagyr Pack [6] + Spartan Assault Tank

 

Sepp Company

Jarl Hvarl Red-Blade

Legion Centurion; Herald Consul + Fenrisian Wolf

Legion Terminator Pack [7]

Legion Mortificator + Legion ‘Castraferrum’ Pattern Dreadnoughts [2]

Mastodon Super Heavy Siege Tank

Thegn Skeldsson ‘the Fell-Hand’ (count’s as Giegor)

Grey Slayer Pack [15] + Apothecary

Grey Slayer Pack [15] + Apothecary

Grey Slayer Pack [15] + Apothecary

Legion Centurion; Champion Consul (jump pack)

Storm Claw Pack [15 | Assault Marines] + Apothecary

Proteus Pattern Landspeeder Squadron [3]

Legion Centurion; Moritat Consul (jump pack)

Legion Destroyer Squad [10]

Legion Support Squad [5]; Flamers

MkIIb ‘Achilles-Alpha’ Pattern Land Raider

Legion Centurion; Warmonger Consul

Legion Seeker Pack [5]

Legion ‘Castraferrum’ Pattern Dreadnought

Legion ‘Contemptor’ Pattern Dreadnought

Legion Centurion; Praevian Consul + Vorax Battle Automata [3]

Priest of Fenris; Speaker of the Dead

Deathsworn Pack [9]

MkIIb ‘Phobos’ Pattern Land Raider

Legion Centurion; Primus-Nullificator Consul

Legion Nullificator Pack [5]

Legion Storm Eagle Assault Gunship

Legion Fire Raptor Gunship

Legion Vindictor

Legion Whirlwind Scorpius

Legion Sabre Tank

Legion Sabre Tank

 

And that summarises all of the units included.

Until Next Winter…

Ancient Thunaer, Castraferrum Pattern Dreadnought of Sepp Company

Ancient Thunaer, waster of land and destroyer of worlds. Thunaer is venerable former warlord of the Rout, previously a Jarl of Sepp company and one of the last of the Terran legionnaires to still serve the Vlka Fenryka.

Even in death, Thunaer serves; clad in Castraferrum Dreadnought armour, a pattern which although less sophisticated than the Contemptors so common among the Legions, is more easily maintained and capable of fielding equally brutal weaponry. Thunaer favours the devastation of a Plasma Cannon and a Heavy Flamer, as is befitting of the immolation tactics of Sepp Company.

Until Next Winter…

Priest of Iron (Mortificator) & MkIV Dreadnought Talon

Arn ‘Iron-Shod’, Priest of Iron, Keeper of Ymir (Mortificator). A grizzled legion priest and blade-maker of reknown, it is Arn’s duty to tend to the Legion ancients, down in the cold place.


Ancients Mimir & Vali stride to war under the watchful gaze or Arn ‘iron-shod’, Priest of Iron. Typifying Sepp Company’s way of war, the venerable twins wield deadly Inferno Cannons and Heavy Flamers, bringing immolation to the enemies of the Rout.

Until Next Winter…

WIP Priest of Iron [Legion Mortificator]

With the release of Book 8: Malevolence and the new consul types for all legions the opportunity to create a Mortificator to add to the Priests of Iron was too good to pass up.

Using the Iron Father model as a base, the crenelated shin, greaves and vambrace armour was filled and studs added to resemble more standardised Cataphractii trim. A cataphractii arch was added over the head recess and the voids filled. The pauldrons were replaced with the standard cataphractii type.

The Corposant Stave was mostly crated with an axe handle from Sevrin Loth’s bodyguard, the coil and tech from Asterion Moloc’s spear and cable from a terminator power axe. the Stave head was created from a Vorax Rad Cleanser, drilled out to be hollow.

To accompany the Mortificator the opportunity was seized to bring some mid-level fire power to the Rout, choosing to have Castraferrum Dreadnoughts with twin-linked autocannons. The Autocannons were created from Contemptor autocannons, cut and re-paired to suit the dreadnought. The targeting arrays from a Deredeo were added to space the cannons and add more detail.

WIP pair of Castraferrum with the Mortificator

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Until next winter…

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…