Hvarl Red-Blade’s Huscarls, Varagyr Command.

Hvarl Red-Blade treads the battlefield in the company of his Varagyr elite, terminator amour clad Huscarls of formidable reputation, head takers and bloodied warriors all.

 

Rethel, Birgun, Ulric, Bjornsson and Osiric all born of Fenris and proven champions of the rout, bloody and unyielding sagas shadow their footsteps, footsteps that bring with them the promise of unrelenting sanction and death to the All Farther’s foes. If Hvarl Red-Blade’s saga is one of fear and overkill his Huscarl’s each boast deeds as bloody and uncompromising.

The Tartaros Terminators of Hvarl’s Command Squad have been equipped with a selection of weapons including a Power Fist, Chain Fist, 3 Lightning Claws, Plasma Blaster and 4 Combi-Bolters. The Terminators have added pelts, trinkets and fetishes and a more lavish use of bronze and brass to make them stand out against the Legion Terminator Squads.

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…

 

Thegn Sveric Vyardsson, ‘the old wolf’

Thegn and Claw Leader in Hvarl Red-Blade’s Great Company, Vyardsson is one of the Routs oldest warriors, save for the venerable Ulvurul Heoroth and a select few senior warriors in the wolf king’s Varagyr. Vyardsson’s reputation rides the same wyrd as his Jarl, a head taker and scourge of the Imperium’s foe. A cunning strategist and wise warrior with a saga that pre-dates the finding of Prospero, Vyardsson’s voice carries great wait amongst Hvarl’s war counsel and his wolf-kin always pay heed to his advice.

Clad in an ornate suit of Tartaros Terminator Armour, Syardsson favours a combi-plasma and a chain fist, good for ending lives and breaking armour!

Until Next Winter…

Thegn/Claw Leader (Legion Centurion) WIP 02

In order to meet the Force Selection requirements of needing to have either a Praetor or Thegn in every army, as well as having to have a HQ choice for every 1000pts of the army, it was time to bulk out the compulsory options to prepare for more campaign games. Specifically to create a centurion that would run thematically within the same force as the mighty Hvarl Red-Blade.

Using a standard plastic Tartaros Terminator as a base, shoulder pauldrons have been swapped in from the Geigor plastic kit, trimming one up and re-setting the shoulder shield to face forwards. A head swap gives the model some instant character and a large wolf pelt has been created to drape over the armour (this is a nice through back to the original inspiration for this force: https://vlkafenrykablog.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/inspiration-and-nostalgia/). The cape underneath has been cut from the Lord of Contagion model from Dark Imperium.

The spike with skull on top of the torso armour represent’s Hvarl Red-Blade’s reputation as a head-taker, a reputation that extends to his great company.

The Thegn will be armed with a chain fist and a combi-plasma keeping him simple but extremely potent when accompanying a squad.

Until next Winter…

Terminator Priest of Fenris: Speaker of the Dead WIP 02

The Speaker of the Dead has been equipped with a Great Frost Blade.

The blade has been carefully built from a two handed heavy chain sword, the guard has been lengthened using parts from a second heavy chain sword, the hands, arms and the actual grip of the sword are from the Ltd Ed Praetor tribune, albeit shortened in length to suit the modified guard and the spacing of the hands. The arms have been trimmed at the shoulder to fit the modified torso and the Tartaros shoulder guards carefully filed back.

The arms have been topped with Cataphractii lower-pauldrons, the upper pouldron will sit over these. The arm joint has been filed in with sculpted fur in lieu of leather pteruges.

A volkite charger has been added to his belt, using a handle and chains from Geigor’s boltgun. This has been complimented with a wolf pelt claw, also from Geigor.

Until Next Winter…

Varagyr Wolf Guard Terminators WIP 05

Progress continues on the Varagyr Terminators, aiming to have two squads operational within the not too distant future.

Built a second Thegn to lead the second squad, again armed with a Frost Axe and Frost Sword.

To keep some versatility within the squads, each will have a singular Cataphract wielding a Chain Fist and Frost Claw, bringing some anti-tank ability and the option for at initiative re-rolls.

Until Next Winter…