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.

Until Next Winter…

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MkIIa Proteus Pattern Raider Tank WIP 03

Progress continues on the MkIIa Proteus Pattern Land Raider, with tracks added that are more befitting of Heresy Era tanks.

The tracks were procured from http://extra-armour.com/product/onslaught-tracks/ and are listed as ‘onslaught’ tracks, which are designed for the plastic land raider kit. The quality of these resin tracks is superb and all the required detail cut outs and links are carefully considered to make this a very straight forward addition to the standard plastic kit, well worth the price.

In order to fit the tracks, which were a late design decision the older tracks were carefully cut out, some collateral damage has occurred, but this will be made good prior to painting.

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…

 

MkIIa Proteus Pattern Raider Tank WIP 02

The achilles front plate and the plasticard trim have been smoothed in with some greenstuff and the hull mounted heavy bolter has been swapped out for a twin-linked lascannon. The lascannons were sourced from the sponsons of the Sicaran.

This land raider will be a dedicated transport for the seeker squad.

Until Next Winter…

MkIIa Proteus Pattern Raider Tank WIP 01

With several Spartan Assault Tanks the MkIIb Phobos Pattern Raiders are proving less than useful/favourable in army lists, as such i’m converting one up to be an Armoured Proteus.

Narrative justification is that this is an early variant of the MkII Raider Chassis, (MkIIa maybe), which doesn’t have the assault ramp, but retains the features of the MkI armoured proteus, albeit in a variant shell.

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The assault ramps was carefully clipped out and replaced with the armoured front plate of a Land Raider Achilles (fortunately left over from another conversion). The slight gap between the Achilles front plate and the MkIIb top plate and gun mount was covered with some plasticard, added to with rivets and the extended hinge sections of the old assault ramp.

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The heavy bolters were then removed and replaced with an additional twin-linked lascannon making this tank’s output quite considerable. The lascannons are taken from the sponsons of another Forge World Astartes tank and simply glued into place.

A little green stuff work to fill panel gaps and smooth over a couple of details is required prior to painting.

Until Next Winter…

Armoured Support WIP 01

Decided to up the armoured transport count, two Spartans and a Land Raider to bolster the rout’s formidable advance.

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Note: one of these is a actually a much required re-paint of the spartan already pictured earlier in the project log.

Until Next Winter…