‘Best Loyalist Army’ – Legion of Peterborough

In June of last year the Legion of Peterborough held a fantastic Heresy event, ‘Blood & Steel: The Battle of Laernan Prime’ which consisted of a number of small centurion based games.

It was humbling and pleasing to get the peer vote from my fellow hobbyists for the ‘Best Loyalist Army’

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(re-sculpting all that Varagyr fur was clearly worth the effort)

Until Next Winter…

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Tyr Gunvor, Ancient of Sesc Company

Tyr Gunvor

Huscarl of the Sons of Ymir, Ancient of Sesc Company.

[Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought of the Sixth Legion, Vlka Fenryka]

 

 

A sullen quiet fell over the ruined and empty city street, fires lit in the tenements that lined either side, their occupants burned out with incendiary weapons. Surveying this funerial vista, Gunvor’s targeting reticule jittered and jumped, the lenses of his sensorium focusing in and out on suspected and potential threats, but finding nothing but death in the ruins of a once proud city. It was by his hand and that of his kin that this had all been put to the flame, its people murdered, their homes burned, livestock slaughtered and the very earth salted. This would never again be a place of shelter or one that any could call home, so was the way of the Vlka Fenryka.

Before his interment into the ancient’s sarcophagus, Tyr Gunvor had been mighty warrior of Sesc Company. One of the Jarl’s favoured huscarls his speed was well known among his kin, but no more. Gunvor was faster than any Astartes should have been, running the western ice shelf in a little under three days, a record among the Rout. Now, he was broken, his body crushed unceremoniously beneath the treads of mighty warmachine in a war that should never have needed to be fought. Robbed of his speed, committed to the cold and iron, he became a Son of Ymir, serving his legion beyond death as one of the Ancients.

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Vlka Fenryka Contemptor WIP 02

Progressed to building the weapon arms, both magnetised above the elbow to allow for changing it up and representing weapon destroyer results. Even with the magnetised weapons, the post and narrative of the model hasn’t been compromised, ensuring that the model doesn’t feel static.

The power fist, complete with an inbuilt Meltagun, has had one of the icons from the torso (carefully removed and set aside) added to help its large blank armour plate mesh with the decorated aesthetic of the model.

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…

 

Arn Thorvard, ‘Castle Breaker’, Lord of the Void Hunters

A leviathan of ancient providence among the legion, Arn Thorvard was a Terran warrior of the Rout known for his aptitude in void combat. Broken beyond repair fighting in the Dulan Campaign, Thorvard was committed to torture and life support of a dreadnought sarcophagus.

In his proto-death state, Arn Thorvard serves alongside Hvarl Red-Blade and the Fourth Great Company, a walking tank and bringer of ruin.

 

Until Next Winter…

the30kchannel – Inferno Book Review and 6th Legion vs 15th Legion Skirmishes

Had the absolute pleasure of visiting the30kchannel once again, filming a short look at Forge World’s Book VII Inferno and playing out some sample skirmishes to showcase some of the new legion rules and units.

This little video also acts as a prelude to playing through the whole Inferno Campaign with my friendly adversary Dan (@1kson on instagram) and his spectacular Thousand Sons army.

Until Next Winter…