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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Murgan Wulfricsson and ‘Morkai’s Blades’ Seeker Squad

Murgan Wulfricsson, known as the the Night-spear, is a pack leader of calculated ferocity and honed martial prowess. As the leader of the the murder-pack Morkai’s Blades, Wulfricsson leads his Seekers in pursuit of enemy commanders, officers and key savants who pose an ongoing threat to the All Father’s Imperium. They truely are slayers of kings.

Legion Seeker Squads were formed from those Legionaries who were chosen on pure merit as the best marksmen in their Legion. Comprised of a specialised force of Space Marines, it was the job of a Seeker Squad strike force to identify and take out an enemy’s command structure, its warlords, officers, priests, demagogues, whatever form their commanders took, and slay them with a well-placed bolt round while the chaos of battle raged around them. An irony for Rout is that the squads were first utilised by the Twentieth Legion, adopted by the Vlka Fenryka as a key strategy to overwhelm their enemy’s force.

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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.

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Aurvandil Manisson ‘the lunar wolf’, Caster of Runes

A rune priest of unpredictable temperament and prone to fits of insane unintelligible chanting in a language unknown to the minds of mortal men, Manisson is however a talented scryer and soothsayer, known for his un-waveringly accurate predictions and forewarning riddles.

Manisson is known as the ‘Lunar Wolf’ among the Rout for two reasons, firstly because of his close ties with the Sons of Horus during the Great Crusade, serving alongside their Legion in the wars of compliance, and secondly as he has been found on more than one occasion out on the snows of Asaheim, ill dressed for the weather and bellowing at the Moon. It is Manisson’s firm belief that the Moon harbours a dark spirit that stalks his sleep and troubles his dreams.

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Varagyr Wolf Guard Terminators WIP 06

Revisiting the WIP progress Varagyr Terminators and considering their ‘in-game’ application both squads are receiving updated weapon loadouts and increased numbers. This beings with the addition of four further Varagyr Terminators.

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The four additional Varagyr have should pauldrons modeled to match those in Inferno, Book VII, by Forge World. The spikes (kindly given to me by another) are from the Slaanesh Greater Daemon by Forge World. The spikes have been added to each pad in threes. Top knots to match the Visions of Heresy artwork have been obtained, through the careful cutting of ork heads.

Frost Claws have been created by clipping the talons from the plastic claw supplied with Geigor Fell-Hand and used to replace those on the lightning claws. Additionally the leather pteruges have been trimmed to form a base for greenstuff fur.

The four additional terminators are equipped with chain fists, frost claws and heavy weapons to bring greater flexibility to the proposed squads. The Reaper Autocannon and Heavy flamer each having their merits.

The four additions compliment the previously constructed Varagyr, increasing each squad to number seven models.Those without weapons below will be equipped with Frost Axes and Frost Blades in due course.

The axes and swords previously used on the models, as seen on earlier Varagyr posts have been removed as better options have been found and will be shown in future posts.

One of the Varagyr Thegns has been equipped with a particularly fine Thunder Hammer, taken from the Limited Edition Cataphractii Praetor.

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Thegn Brodya Iron-Bane, Claw Leader

Thegn and Claw Leader in Hvarl Red-Blade’s Great Company, Brodya Iron-Bane is a headstrong warrior and the very epitome of ferocity in war. A tank hunter through and through the Thegn is known for near reckless charges against enemy armour and walkers alike. It is this ceaseless pursuit of armoured foes that earned Brodya his deed name of ‘Iron-Bane’.

A chosen warrior of Hvarl Red-Blade’s war-counsel, Brodya is an example of balance in conflicting views, his violent and impulsive outbursts are the polar opposite of Thegn Sveric Vyardsson’s measured advice.

Until Next Winter…