Monday 18 April 2022

Vlka Fenryka... March of the Ancients

I'm still a bit behind on Deathwatch, now I'm blaming work (had to travel), also I'm doing a lot of running at the moment so that takes up a bit of time...

So in order to keep the blog updating, I've taken some proper photos of the first army I painted last year.

I've painted a lot of the Vlka Fenryka since the 2nd ed codex was released. I've sold 4+ 2000pt armies. They were my first love in 40k - I played them pretty much exclusively for about 10 years - and I very much still have a soft spot for them, given the amount of sprue I have in containers in my garage (read: a lot).

The army background has evolved over time, given the ever evolving nature of GW fiction. Currently imagined as a Great Company lost in the warp during a Great Hunt and have reappeared after an indeterminate time and reunited with Fenris (and reinforced with Primaris).

My vision for this particular list was two detachments separated for theme - one of Firstborn and the other Primaris, working/forging in battle together.

The list was:

++ Patrol Detachment ++

HQ +
Olvgar Wintersun - Primaris Chaplain/Wolf Priest on Bike
Litany of Faith (Aura), Canticle of Hate (Aura), Aura of Majesty, Chapter Command: Master of Sanctity, Stratagem: Warrior of Legend, The Wulfen Stone, Warlord, Wise Orator

+ Troops +
Stormslayer's Pack - Intercessor Squad
4x Intercessor: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, Astartes Grenade Launcher, Assault Bolt Rifle
Arik Stormslayer - Intercessor Sergeant: Thunder hammer

+ Elites +
Balør Griefbringer - Redemptor Dreadnought
2x Storm Bolters, Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Icarus Rocket Pod, Onslaught Gatling Cannon

Vaskald the Mountain - Redemptor Dreadnought
2x Storm Bolters, Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Icarus Rocket Pod, Onslaught Gatling Cannon

+ Fast Attack +
Gunnolf - Cyberwolf
Oskari - Cyberwolf + 5x Fenrisian Wolf

++ Vanguard Detachment ++

+ HQ +
Bjorn the Fell-handed:Twin lascannon

Varskjøld Járnsmidr - Techmarine/Iron Priest
Chapter Command: Master of the Forge 
Servo-arm, The Armour of Russ, Warden of the Ancients, Helfrost pistol and Tempest hammer: Tempest hammer

+ Elites +
Kvalnir Silverclaw - Contemptor Dreadnought
Kheres pattern assault cannon

Heimdall the Grymspear - Leviathan Dreadnought
2x Twin Volkite calivers, 3x Hunter-killer missile, Storm cannon array, Storm cannon array


Godvin Wyrd-maker - Venerable Dreadnought
Fenrisian great axe and Blizzard shield, Storm bolter

Joründ Raveneye - Venerable Dreadnought
Twin lascannon, Great Wolf Claw w/Storm bolter

Ivar Thrice-born - Wulfen Dreadnought
Blizzard shield + Storm bolter, Great Wolf Claw + Storm bolter

This is the first 2000pt army I have painted using a "sort of" 30k scheme. 

This guy is a converted plastic contemptor... that was a bit of a faff to be honest!
I painted both "30k" Dreadnoughts in a darker grey to represent that they don't get out as much as they used to...

Originally built as Veteran Intercessors, until they got bad

Used AoS Dire Wolves for my Cyberwolves, in hindsight I'd prefer to have bionicisised (?) the Fenrisian Wolf models due to size

Sunday 3 April 2022

An Apothecary comes to town

Painting has been a bit slow lately but I HAVE finished a model.

The yet unnamed Mentor Legion Apothecary.

Yes you can trust him with your geneseed.

Yes I know he only has 4 wounds (min 2 failed saves vs guns these days....). But he looks cool and it's another model moved from one ledger to another.