10,000 Points!!

While the army development has been almost exclusively honed around the narrative of the overall force, building claws and unit configurations to represent an interpretation of the lore and background, the opportuinity to celebrate 10,000 points was too good an oportunity to pass up.

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10,000 Points Force Disposition:

 

Russ’ Household

Leman Russ, Freki & Geri

Grimnir Bloodblack’s Pack [10 Legion Veterans] + Spartan Assault Tank

 

Onn Company

Jarl Gunnar Gunnhilt + 2 Fenrisian Wolves

Legion Centurion: Champion Consul + Fenrisian Wolf

Priest of Fenris; Speaker of the Dead

Priest of Fenris; Caster of Runes

Varagyr Pack [6] + Spartan Assault Tank

Varagyr Pack [6] + Spartan Assault Tank

 

Sepp Company

Jarl Hvarl Red-Blade

Legion Centurion; Herald Consul + Fenrisian Wolf

Legion Terminator Pack [7]

Legion Mortificator + Legion ‘Castraferrum’ Pattern Dreadnoughts [2]

Mastodon Super Heavy Siege Tank

Thegn Skeldsson ‘the Fell-Hand’ (count’s as Giegor)

Grey Slayer Pack [15] + Apothecary

Grey Slayer Pack [15] + Apothecary

Grey Slayer Pack [15] + Apothecary

Legion Centurion; Champion Consul (jump pack)

Storm Claw Pack [15 | Assault Marines] + Apothecary

Proteus Pattern Landspeeder Squadron [3]

Legion Centurion; Moritat Consul (jump pack)

Legion Destroyer Squad [10]

Legion Support Squad [5]; Flamers

MkIIb ‘Achilles-Alpha’ Pattern Land Raider

Legion Centurion; Warmonger Consul

Legion Seeker Pack [5]

Legion ‘Castraferrum’ Pattern Dreadnought

Legion ‘Contemptor’ Pattern Dreadnought

Legion Centurion; Praevian Consul + Vorax Battle Automata [3]

Priest of Fenris; Speaker of the Dead

Deathsworn Pack [9]

MkIIb ‘Phobos’ Pattern Land Raider

Legion Centurion; Primus-Nullificator Consul

Legion Nullificator Pack [5]

Legion Storm Eagle Assault Gunship

Legion Fire Raptor Gunship

Legion Vindictor

Legion Whirlwind Scorpius

Legion Sabre Tank

Legion Sabre Tank

 

And that summarises all of the units included.

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Storm Eagle Assault Gunship

The Storm Eagle is a formidable gunship, mounting fearsome firepower for a vehicle of its size and is capable of transporting twenty Astartes directly into the thick of an assault. It is for this very reason that they are favoured by the Rout.

Storm Eagle ‘Hraesvelgr’, attached to Sepp Company

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Hearlds of Heresy; Horus Heresy Event

Had the pleasure of attending the Heralds of Heresy’s invitational event; The Ceryxian Crusade Part 1. The Heralds of Heresy Podcast is a quality broadcast and well worth checking out; https://www.facebook.com/heraldsofheresypodcast/ 

The event was a doubles event, with three games in one day. The whole event was fantastically well run and each table rich with terrain, additionally each table had a mission tailored to its theme making for a well executed narrative.

Each player was required to field 1500pts. I teamed up with Ben / @Luther_Did_Nothing_Wrong and his Dark Angels. We were somewhat humbled to be awarded the sportsman award, with all of our opponents voting for us!

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With Ben’s list being almost entirely tanks (armoured breakthrough rite of war) i fielded entirely infantry for the rout:

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If that wasn’t enough I was also awarded favourite single miniture by the Heralds of Heresy team for the Moritat, Thunar ‘the marked’.

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Ancient Thunaer, Castraferrum Pattern Dreadnought of Sepp Company

Ancient Thunaer, waster of land and destroyer of worlds. Thunaer is venerable former warlord of the Rout, previously a Jarl of Sepp company and one of the last of the Terran legionnaires to still serve the Vlka Fenryka.

Even in death, Thunaer serves; clad in Castraferrum Dreadnought armour, a pattern which although less sophisticated than the Contemptors so common among the Legions, is more easily maintained and capable of fielding equally brutal weaponry. Thunaer favours the devastation of a Plasma Cannon and a Heavy Flamer, as is befitting of the immolation tactics of Sepp Company.

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Legion Sabre Strike Tank Squadron

Fast, rugged and heavily armed, the Sabre serves the Vlka Fenryka as a strike tank, attacking key enemy targets and destroying them long before they can pose a threat to the Rout’s furious advance. The speed of these vehicles allows them to evade any counter-attack and reform to strike at the vulnerable flanks of the enemy army, keeping the heavy armour suppressed.

WIP Photo:

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Priest of Iron (Mortificator) & MkIV Dreadnought Talon

Arn ‘Iron-Shod’, Priest of Iron, Keeper of Ymir (Mortificator). A grizzled legion priest and blade-maker of reknown, it is Arn’s duty to tend to the Legion ancients, down in the cold place.


Ancients Mimir & Vali stride to war under the watchful gaze or Arn ‘iron-shod’, Priest of Iron. Typifying Sepp Company’s way of war, the venerable twins wield deadly Inferno Cannons and Heavy Flamers, bringing immolation to the enemies of the Rout.

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Runewatchers (Nullificator Squad)

Within the war-host of the Vlka Fenryka there are those warriors who stand apart, inductees of the Fenrisian cults, priests in training and in more rare cases fated individuals who’s wyrd has set them upon a differing path to that of their battle brothers. It is common for these individuals, as a rare as they are, to be adopted into the services of the Priests of Fenris. It was within the ranks of these unofficial appointments and divergent elements of the Rout that the formation of the Nullificators stemmed, specifically among the Rune Watchers who served as guards and adjutants to the Rune Casters, clad in bone white armour and daubed in runic inscriptions and talismans. As the daemonic threats grew and the Gothi turned their attention to combating the nether-born menace, these warriors took to the field alongside their masters, their ranks bolstered with other inductees chosen by the Priests. Trappings of protection adorned these warriors in the form of inscribed runic designs, bone talismans and charms of precious stones and metals. It was the power embodied in these Hexagrammatic wards that although pagan in appearance, gave them the protection they needed to face the maleficarum head on. While few of these valiant warriors would survive, the wisdom bought with their lives armed their successors all the better and by the final years of the Horus Heresy, the newly codified Nullificators had become a highly disciplined arm of the Legions, the Rune Watchers of the Sixth Legion being counted among their numbers.

The colour scheme for this unit was derived from a fantastic piece of lore in the book Wolf King, were the Rune Priest Kva is protected by a bodyguard of two warriors clad in bone-white armour etched with runes. Nullificators were the perfect opportunity to bring this concept to the table.

Extracts from Wolf King, by Chris Wraight;

‘The first two down the ramp were warriors in bone-white Mark II Legion armour, the overlapping plates covered in black-inked runes. They bore images of Morkai on their breastplates and carried long-handled, single-bladed axes the length of force halberds.’

‘One of the Runewatchers raised his axe, ready to bring it down across the warrior’s neck.’

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Gothi (Primus-Nullificators)

With the increase in uncontrollable occurrences of Daemonic incursion across the galaxy, and the unimaginable threat they posed, the Jarls of the Rout turned to their Rune Casters for solutions. The Rune Priests employed their wisdom of arcane and superstitious means to counter the little-understood threat. So, it came to pass that the Gothi of the Vlka Fenryka focussed their attentions on the combat of maleficarum in all its abhorrent forms, delving more deeply than they had previously dared into the wellsprings of their power in hope of salvation. But the Priests of Fenris stood not alone, for in other Legions, psychically gifted pioneers sanctioned research into esoteric artefacts and weapons, and openly sought prohibited lore in the hope that it would provide wisdom capable of combatting the galaxy’s intangible horrors.

These commanders, who would be later codified as first among the Nullificators, forged an example that would be adopted across all the loyal legions. Thus, the rank of Primus Nullificator was born, albeit terminology that would never be adopted by the Sixth Legion, making no visible distinction between their Rune Priests.

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