MkIIb Achilles Pattern Raider Battle Tank

Created at the behest of the 7th Legion to combat a one of the many xeno pocket empires standing in the way of compliance, the Achilles Pattern Raider Battle Tank is a potent weapon of war. The enhanced chassis and increased armour affords greater protection and survivability within the theatre of war, while it’s fearsome armourments can lay waste to structure and infantry with equal efficiency.

It is for its shear destructive capabilities that it is favoured by the Jarl of the Sepp Company, whose saga is epitomised by immolation and the raising of the very earth upon which the enemy stands.

Attached to a support claw in Sepp Company under the command of Hvarl Red-Blade, the Tank embodies its brutal purpose, devoid of livery and embellishments, its naught but a weapon of war.

Until Next Winter…

MkIIb Achilles Pattern Raider Battle Tank WIP

Decided to add some anti-tank fire power to the army, and in doing so provide a transport for the flamer support squad. The Achilles was a clear choice, the multi-meltas and quad gun helping with a tactical weakness while firmly fitting in with the theme of immolation and destroyer units for the Wight Flame’s Wielders.

Rather disappointing that the model required so much gap filling, but pleased with the outcome. The sponson weapons of have magnetised for versatility of use.

Decided to add tank crew, bringing some more character to the model.

Until Next Winter…

MkIIb Phobos, Raider Pattern Battle Tank

The Raider pattern Battle Tank is among the most powerful transports commonly found in the Armouriums of the Legionnes Astartes. While there are several sub-classes of the Raider Tank, the Phobos is favoured by the warriors of the Vlka Fenryka for its transport capacity and frontal assault ramp. The MkIIb was widely distributed through the legions in the latter years of the Great Crusade, with its like finding even the exploratory fleets of the White Scars on the farthest frontiers.

The example pictured below is in the storm-grey of the Vlka Fenryka, serving the 6th Legion among many others of its kind.

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Land’s Raider Class Battle Tank(s), MkIIb Variant

The legions made extensive use of Land’s formidable mainline battle tank, favoured by all of the Astartes. By the outbreak of the heresy several chassis variants and patterns of the ubiquitous warmachine, the rout favouring the MkIIb variant for it’s refined design and the powerful phobos pattern assault ramp.

MkIIb ‘Phobos’ Pattern Raider Battle Tank

A ground assault boat, blunt in its application, the Phobos pattern Raider Tank is designed to protect it’s cargo of assault warriors in the most brutal of warzones. Favoured by the Jarls of Fenris for it’s ferocity, more than one Phobos has been garbed in the Morkai’s black shroud and enlisted to deliver those Deathsworn brothers into the heart of battle.

MkIIb ‘Proteus’ Pattern Raider Battle Tank

A rarely seen variant of the Raider Battle Tank, with the proteus configuration more commonly associated with the MkI chassis and the MkII chassis more commonly sporting the Phobos Assault Ramp. The MkIIb ‘Proteus’ does however see battle under the banner of the 6th Legion, a heavily armed and armoured tanks with a transport capacity. Used my squads and thegns to deliver kill teams, seeker squads and hunters to key objectives.

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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…