‘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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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…

 

Wulfgar Heimdallsson ‘the Guardian

Wulfgar Heimdallsson, Priest of Fenris, ‘the Guardian’, Speaker of the Dead, a warrior of dry humours and known for his apparent calm in even the most dire of circumstances. Wulfgar is charged with watching those warriors fallen to the Curse of Morkai, the so called ‘Black Cull’ packs of Hvarl Red-Blades Great Company.

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Wielding a Great Frost Blade, a kraken tooth edged chain sword of mighty proportions, Wulfgar is a fearsome fighter, skilled with a blade the sagas tell of many an enemy head taken for the accounts.

Design note: whilst 40k wolf- priests are clad in black armour, there is little evidence to suggest that the Speakers of the Dead are likewise clad. The idea here is that all warriors, regardless of rank are clad in the storm-grey of the Legion, using a black cloak and omitting the usual red spot colours on other units the model has a darker feel, implying black without being so.  

Until Next Winter…

Vlka Fenryka – Legion Structure

Taking inspiration from the collation of information by Drake Setta at Battle Bunnies following the release of Inferno the following post looks to replicate and build upon this documentation to outline the fighting structure and organisation of the Rout:

Legion size, estimated at the time of the Burning of Prospero to be 95,000 to 100,000 legionaries. Inferno outlines information on eleven of the Greay Companies, totalling 73,200 legionaries as part of the Censure Host. The list below looks to build on this within information collated from Horus Heresy sources:

The legion is divided into Thirteen Great Companies:

Onn Company ‘the Breakers of Rings’
Jarl: Gunnar Gunnhilt ‘Lord Gunn’
Terminators of the Varagyr and Legion command elements
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 3,000 Legionaires

Twa Company ‘the Thread Cutters’
Jarl: Unknown
Veteran infantry and Dreadnoughts
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 800 Legionaires + 60 Dreadnoughts

Tra Company ‘the Eagle’s Keepers’
Jarl: Ogvai Ogvai Helmschrot
Close assault infantry and support armour
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 9,800 Legionaires

For Company ‘the Blood-Worm’s Masters’
Jarl: Hvarl Red-Blade
Heavy Infantry (including Breacher and Assault Units) and Artillery
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 8,600 Legionaires.

Fyf Company ‘the Blood-Ice Storm’
Jarl: Amlodhi Skarssen Skarssensson
Mixed infantry and Light armour
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 10,000 Legionaires

Sesc Company
Jarl: Unknown
Composition Unknown
Numbers  committed to Prospero: Zero

Sepp Company ‘the Wight-flame’s Wielders’ – Landayvan
Jarl: Unknown
Black Cull, Destroyer and Immolation units, Siege weapons and Artillery
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 5,200 Legionaires

For-Twa Company ‘the Slaughter-Fire Heralds’
Jarl: Unknown
Reconnaissance and Infiltration units
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 9,500 Legionaires

Tra-Tra ‘the Serpents of the Battle Moon’
Jarl: Sturgard Joriksson
Heavy Weapons, Rapiers and Infantry Support units
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 7,800 Legionaires

Dekk Company 
Jarl: Unknown
Composition Unkown
Numbers  committed to Prospero: Zero

Dekk-Onn Company ‘the Sea-Flame’s Bearers’
Jarl: Varald Helsdawn
Veteran infantry (high Terran numbers)
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 9,200 Legionaires

Tolv Company ‘the Shield-Gnawers’
Jarl: Jaurmag / Oki ‘Scarred’
Close Assault Infantry and Ground Assault vehicles.
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 8,700 Legionaires

Dekk-Tra Company ‘the Corpse-renders’
Jarl: Jorin Bloodfang
Pursuit and Assault units.
Numbers  committed to Prospero: 600 Legionaires.

It is acknowledged that this list leans heavily upon the Forge World publication of Inferno (Book VII of the Horus Heresy series), some Jarls and their place within the company differ in the Black Library publications.

Until Next Winter…