Mastodon Super Heavy Assault Transport

The Mastodon is one of the heaviest assault transports in the arsenal of the Legiones Astartes, seeing much action the Great Crusade, and into the years of the great heresy. Its cavernous assault bay, capable of housing almost half a Company, is protected both by thick layers of ceramite armour as well as crackling void shields. It also mounts a fearsome siege melta array, allowing it to breach even the most formidable defences with ease, as well as an array of secondary weaponry intended to defend the vehicle as it approaches its target. Unleashed by the Legiones against only the most fearsome of enemy redoubts, there are few obstacles that can halt the advance of the Mastodon.

Heavily armed and armoured, the Mastodon typically carries 40 power armoured marines, half that number of terminators and even Dreadnoughts dependent on the mission perimeters. Whilst embarked, the warriors within will defend their immense transport, turning the sponson weapons on any enemy brave or foolish enough to come close. It’s Siege melta array can easily destroy fortifications, and makes short work of armoured vehicles, whilst its Skyreaper Battery will tear through any airborne threat with ease. It is for this reason that the Jarls of the Vlka Fenryka favour this mighty instrument of war, delivering the All-Father’s executioners into the heart of the enemy.

Until Next Winter…


Mastodon Super-Heavy Assault Transport WIP 03

Further momentum on the Wolves has seen progress continue on the mighty Mastodon.

The internals largely complete, trying to echo the beautiful descriptions of light timbers and ivory onboard the Rout’s warships, without actually having those materials.

The external colour pallet has been worked out, with black lower track armour to reflect the Sicaran previously painted and the red stripe to match in with the Spartans and Land Raiders.

Still a long way to go, but worth the effort!

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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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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 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.

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Mastodon Super-Heavy Assault Transport WIP 01

A twist or fate, crossing palms with silver and making innocent pacts with the Warmaster’s forces has seen the Vlka Fenryka’s assault fire power increase. This Mastodon has seen war before, in the colours of the Sons of Horus, please do check out @fortunatesonofhorus on instagram.

The super-heavy warmachine has had its iconography removed, imperfections sanded, panels re-aligned and has been primed ready for its new lease of life.

The latter picture above shows the disassembled Mastodon, still in its Sons of Horus livery prior to work.

Forge World’s Book VII Inferno contains some beautiful photography/artwork of the Mastodon in action on Prospero.

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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…