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.

10k_Whole

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…

WIP Flesh Makers [Legion Apothecaries]

A key mechanism of my army of Vlka Fenryka on the tabletop is their speed, this couldn’t be more true than with the Grey Slayer Packs. As such i do not attach any characters to my packs except Geigor Fell-Hand who can also move, run and charge. The recent Errant and FAQ published by Forge World has changed everything! Apothecaries now gain Warrior’s Mettle with the Pack they are attached to.

Acquiring the Narthecium Gauntlet from the Grey Knight Terminators made for an straight forward conversion, chopping it back suitably to fit MkIII power armour

Three flesh-makers to accompany the Grey Slayer Packs. All armed with Power Swords to add some extra punch to the units they accompany. Decided to use the Deathsword pauldrons with the Cult of Morkai symbol on them to tie the Speaker of the Dead, the Apothecaries and the Black Cull together.

While creating these unit support units, a fourth was built, in MkIV plate and with jump pack to accompany the recently finished assault squad. Again armed with power sword.

The Cult of Morkai symbol was carefully cut from the Deathsworn Pauldron for use on the MkIV armour.

Until Next Winter…

 

Ansgar’s Pack, Slayers. Shield Splitters, Sesc Company.

The third pack of Grey Slayers under Thegn Skaldsson, together they form a claw of Sesc Company, a moniker that perhaps fits best for Ansgar’s pack, known for their blood lust and violence at war. It is perhaps because of this that Skaldsson walks to war among the warriors of Ansgar’s pack, more often than not. Whether this is because he revels in the merciless killing or keeps them close to heal as a result, only Skaldsson can say.

Until Next Winter…

Hoenir’s Pack, Slayers. Line Breakers.

Hoenir’s Pack. Slayers. Line Breakers. Sesc Company.

Brothers of war, warriors of the winter king’s army. Assault infantry are the strength of the Rout, its fortitude and prowess in battle and Sesc Company is no exception, it’s fighting style typified by heavy infantry and armoured assault. Hoenir’s pack are at the very heart of this, line breakers and warrior’s of the line.

Until Next Winter…

Haltaf’s Pack, Slayers. Breakers of Bones.

Haltaf’s Pack. Slayers. Breakers of Bones. Sesc Company.

Warriors of the rout, the shield wall, Sesc Company’s strength of arms and might in battle. Under the great Jarl Skunnr they have walked the fires of Sol’s compliance and brought many to heal in the Wolf-King’s name.

Armed for front line battle and void warfare, Haltaf’s pack are equipped with combat shields and combat axes. Four battle brothers wield power axes and the Huscarl, Forseti Haltaf sports a mighty Power Fist.

Until Next Winter…

 

Grey Slayers WIP 02

The third pack is completely assembled. This pack being 15 totally new models (the previous packs already had a couple of completed models).

This completes the assembly of the grey slayers, leaving a little green-stuff work to tidy up some armour joints and add armoured gauntlets to the double handed axes to hide the wulfen hands.

The shield walls look great assembled in formation together, on to painting!

Until Next Winter…

Grey Slayers WIP 01

With the release of the new Grey Slayer Upgrade kits work on three packs of shield wielding infantry has commenced.

The kit is really amazing, such nicely proportioned and detailed components that really mesh well with the MkIII plastic kits (MkIV would work well too, depending on your preference).

First Grey Slayer Pack (4 pack members with power axes are already complete and painted, not pictured):

Second Grey Slayer Pack (1 pack member with a power axe is already complete and painted, not pictured):

The third pack is progress. More to follow!

Until Next Winter…

Grey Slayers WIP 03

With the concept and plan for the Grey Slayer packs nailed down, bases built and kits ready for dissemination, the first characters of the Vlka Fenryka progress.

These first three Grey Slayers represent berserkers within the pack, warriors of the charge and counter charge. Warriors who’s role is a perfectly timed blow, much like that required of the weapons they wield. While their pack brothers form the shield wall and hold the line, these warriors trust to their protection and strike when needed, to slay an enemy or retaliate to a charge.

The axes themselves are from the 40k Wulfen sprue (a box-set i mostly deplore for cartoony nonsense), providing nice two handed weapons, which with a little work (removing pelts, fetishes, toothed necklaces and runes), make excellent additions.

In order to accommodate the two handed weapons the arms have been reposed, often cut above, and in come cases below the elbow, to allow for a different angle of the arm. All the time care was taken to maintain a natural positioning of the vambrace and elbow.

In some cases the vambrace was swapped, from MkII to MkIII for example. The arms were then offered up with blue-tac before gluing. Getting both arm positions right before adding the axe.

Once the axe was glued in, and all had dried, greenstuff armour plating was dded to the hands to make them look like armoured gauntlets, not the beastial hands of wulfen (as can be seen in the first images at the top of the page).

Until Next Winter…