Legion Terminators; Modinsson’s Pack

Lead my the indomitable Kettril Modinsson, pack leader of Jarl Redblade’s Wolf Guard, and second to Thegn Einar. The Varagyr of Sepp Company are blood thirsty and relentless in their prosecution of their foes, even my Astartes’ standards. Even by sixth legion standards. They carry the reputation of their liege, embodying the epitaph of ‘headsmen’.

Armoured in variant Tartaros pattern tactical dreadnought armour, and sporting a variety of weapons, the Terminators of Sepp Company are capable of taking on armour and infantry alike.

Until Next Winter…

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WIP Legion Tartaros Terminator Squad

Following on from the earlier post about developing the Terminator Command Squad and the decision to elevate the intended standard bearer to be Legion Herald, more terminators were required to fill out the squad for its new role.

Four further Terminators were created using the same conversion methodology as before, including custom axes and some uniquely converted combi-flamers.

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Tartaros Command Squad WIP

Progress has continued on Hvarl’s command squad. The four veteran warriors complete and ready for painting.

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The idea was to make each warrior unique, and subtly converted in the style of Hvarl Redblade, making them and him feel like a cohesive unit. While the main part of this was the armour conversions (covered in the last post on these models), the follow up was the axes.

The unique axe style are actually plasticard conversions, made as a gift by very talented friend and Forge World’s weapon-smith; Will Hayes (thanks again bud, they’re amazing!).

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The axes really finish the models.

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‘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)

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Thegn/Claw Leader [Centurion] WIP01

Keen to develop a centurion around the core of a Varagyr model, work has commenced on a claw leader, a leader for the Varagyr Squads under Sesc Company’s Jarl. The model is designed to pay homage to a model that inspired my love of the Vlka Fenryka, a kitbash of the original metal Wolf Guard Terminator Sergeant with lightning claws and some additional accessories.

This model will echo that.

The base Varagyr model has had the fur removed with a dremel rotary tool, cleaned in preparation for new fur to be sculpted. The power pack has also be reduced in projection, cut back to allow the plastic pelt to sit at a more natural angle, all of this will be hidden on the final model.

Plastic lightning claws have been added and the Varagyr shoulder pauldrons cleaned up to fit over the plastic arms. Over this the arms of the pelt have been filed back an bent to fit naturally over the armoured plates.

The leather pteruges have been covered with sculpted with fur, matching the Varagyr model conversions. Likewise loin cloth fur and pelt has been completed in a matching manner.

Based to match the army the model is essentially complete.

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Varagyr ‘The Wolf Guard’ 

The Varagyr are the chosen warriors of Leman Russ, hand-picked from his own Great Company to form his personal guard and close companions in war and council. To have attained such a rank and position, each has distinguished himself in battle many times over, and each has forged his own saga worth the telling.

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More so than any other of his sons they are the wolves of his pack, marked by the great beast pelt which adorns their armour, and to adopt this honour means more than simply to walk in the Wolf King’s shadow and lay down their lives for him if needs be, it means something much more. It means that at least for a time they have foregone the chance to lead their brothers in battle, to watch while others strike, to stand fast and not to seek out the glory of battle save when their lord commands. When such coldly withheld fury is unleashed however, it falls like a thunderbolt against the foe.

Armoured in mighty suits of Cataphractii pattern tactical dreadnought armour the Varagyr are neigh unstoppable force in battle. Wielding might chain axes with teeth forged from the very bones and rock of Fenris, the fury of their uncompromising assaults has become legend.

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WIP Priest of Fenris: Caster of Runes 01

In much the same vein as the work in progress Jarl, a Caster of Runes is in development to compliment the Varagyr and the new wolf lord.

Using one of the 40k upgrade torsos, the power plant has been converted with a plastic Cataphractii one to better resemble the mark of armour more appropriately and Varagyr legs have been appropriated. All the poorly-sculpted fur has been removed with a Dremel and re-sculpted. Again a top-knot has been added to help the character stand out.

The priest will be armed with a staff, held in a low and relaxed position, and a combi-melta. The combi-melta has been created from a plastic combi-bolter with resin upgrade attachment.

Until Next Winter…