Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

The Achilles-Alpha pattern Land Raider is the most durable vehicle currently in the service of the Legiones Astartes.  This is the version on display at Warhammer World.

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

These vehicles shrug off weapon strikes that would cripple other battle tanks, and are proof against even the most toxic environment.

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

The weaponry of these vehicles is formidable, featuring an advanced quad launcher and powerful volkite batteries.

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

Dark Angels Armoured Vehicles

One of the delights of viewing the galleries in Warhammer World are all the beautifully painted models on display. One of the reasons I take photographs of the models is to review the painting and modelling in my own time, mainly when I am looking to paint my own models.

This lovely Dark Angels Land Raider was on display, but it looks a little dusty.

Dark Angels Land Raider
Dark Angels Land Raider at Warhammer World

The Land Raider’s heritage predates even the founding of the Imperium of Man, yet it remains the single most destructive weapon in the Adeptus Astartes’ arsenal. Protected by bonded Ceramite and Adamantium armour, the Land Raider is nearly impervious to all save the most destructive weaponry.

The Predator, is the most common main battle tank employed by the Space Marines of the Imperium of Man and the Traitor Legions of the Chaos Space Marines. It is a more heavily armed and armoured version of the Rhino armoured personnel carrier. This Predator has a fair few purity seals attached, as well as Dark Angels iconography and torches.

Dark Angels Predator at Warhammer World
Dark Angels Predator at Warhammer World

Compare it this “plainer” version taken on a previous visit to Warhammer World.

Dark Angels Predator at Warhammer World.
Dark Angels Predator at Warhammer World

Space Marine HQ Command

At Warhammer World you can buy an Exclusive Space Marine HQ Command set of a Land Raider Excelsior and a Rhino Primaris. In the main display area there is an Ultramarines Land Raider Excelsior and Rhino Primaris.

The Land Raider Excelsior is a specialised variant of the Adeptus Astartes Land Raider that serves a command and control function for a Space Marine planetary assault as well as a role as a heavy main battle tank and armoured transport.

This is the Ultramarines Rhino Primaris.

The Rhino Primaris is a specialised variant of the standard Adeptus Astartes Rhino Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) that serves a battlefield support and command and control function. As a designated command vehicle, it possesses an unusually powerful array of Augur sensor arrays, Cogitators and advanced communications gear to carry out ship-to-surface coordination of a planetary assault.

 

 

 

Black Templars Dreadnoughts and Land Raider

These Black Templars Dreadnoughts were on display at Warhammer World.

This Black Templars Land Raider was on display at Warhammer World.

Black Templars Land Raider at Warhammer World

It looks either very dusty or it has been weathered.

Here is the same tank in 2007.

Black Templars Land Raider on display at Warhammer World.
Black Templars Land Raider on display at Warhammer World

Dark Angels Land Raider Redeemer

This Dark Angels Land Raider Redeemer was in the displays at Warhammer World.

Dark Angels Land Raider Crusader
Dark Angels Land Raider Redeemer at Warhammer World

The Land Raider Redeemer is a variant of the Land Raider Crusader, which itself is a variant of the standard Land Raider used by the many Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes to provide short-range, anti-infantry assault support during urban offensives.

The Land Raider Redeemer replaces the Land Raider Crusader’s weapons with the dreaded sponson-mounted Flamestorm Cannons. These massive flame-based weapons send burning sheets of promethium into the thick of the foe, purging even well-defended bunker complexes in solar seconds. This enables the Redeemer to be highly effective against infantry during grueling and dangerous urban combat.

Land Raider Excelsior

At Warhammer World you can buy an Exclusive Space Marine HQ Command set of a Land Raider Excelsior and a Rhino Primaris. This is the Land Raider Excelsior.

Land Raider Excelsior
Land Raider Excelsior

The Land Raider Excelsior is a specialised variant of the Adeptus Astartes Land Raider that serves a command and control function for a Space Marine planetary assault as well as a role as a heavy main battle tank and armoured transport.

That time when the Imperial Guard used the Land Raider

When the Land Raider was first released (and we are talking a long time ago now) there was a real lack of armoured vehicles around, so of course if you had an Imperial Guard force you could have a Land Raider…

The other thing to note, was if you were a Space Marine chapter you could use camouflage instead of the usual chapter colours.

Today, not so much…

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider
Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider

The Achilles-Alpha pattern Land Raider is the most durable vehicle currently in the service of the Legiones Astartes. These vehicles shrug off weapon strikes that would cripple other battle tanks, and are proof against even the most toxic environment. The weaponry of these vehicles is formidable, featuring an advanced quad launcher and powerful volkite batteries.

MkIIb Land Raider

I seemed to have spent ages painting this model, so I had a look at it the other day to see what I need to do next.

Actually I have done a fair bit to get the basecoat finished now.

The next stage will be to give the model a thin wash to bring out the detail and darken the shadows. The tracks have been painted separately.

This Forge World MkIIb Land Raider is a Grey Knights vehicle, with a desert camouflage for use with my Daemonhunters force.

Epic Imperials

These are some of my very old Epic miniatures from the 1990s.

Epic Imperials

This is one of the plastic Warlord Titans from Adeptus Titanicus. It has the Chaos head and red eyes, though in the main I used it as an Imperial Titan when playing games of Epic.

Warlord Titan

These are plastic Land Raiders and metal Dreadnoughts.

Land Raiders and Dreadnoughts

The scenery is from Snapdragon Studio.