Leman Russ Released
I know personally I have waited around 27 years for the release of Leman Russ. I started playing Warhammer back in 1990 and I didn’t really know what I was doing. I had a copy of White Dwarf whilst my family was posted overseas with the RAF.
I was into anything fantasy so ordered a box of skeletons, box of bugmans dwarves and Space Marine, which I thought was 40k and I suppose it was just in Epic scale 🙂 At that point I think I saw the artwork for Leman Russ and read some of the fluff as it was back then and instantly knew it was the army for me.
I quickly bought up a box of Long Fangs, Blood Claws and Grey Hunters and the obsession with the warriors of the Rout started there.
To be honest I never really liked the old Leman Russ model, although well sculpted at the time it was quickly dwarfed by the newer marines so never would’ve fitted in to my collection. I never made my own as was always busy making wolf lords or some other wacky conversion.
When they said they were releasing Primarchs I knew it was only a matter of time, and just hoped they would do Leman justice. And after getting him in the post and reviewing these videos and pictures I can safely say they have done an amazing job of representing him. With his two wolves on the way from Forgeword this has to be the best miniature I own and cant wait to get painting him.
Leman Russ released by Forgeworld
Master of the Space Wolves Legion and Lord of icy Death World of Fenris, Leman Russ was an incomparable warlord, ferocious beyond measure and faultlessly loyal to the Emperor and his Imperium. Known as the Wolf King and the Lord of Winter and Ruin, as undoubtedly as savage as Leman Russ was, he was also wise beyond his Legion’s barbaric appearances and self-aware to a degree few guessed at, which made him doubly dangerous.
At Prospero his loyalty and foresight were used against him by the machinations of Horus, as he was loosed upon his brother Magnus. What was to follow was one of the darkest hours of the Imperium’s history, as Space Marine was set against Space Marine in war unto the death. The Burning of Prospero was a conflict eclipsed only by the nightmare civil war that came after.
Fighting with a ferocity and skill far beyond anything human, Leman Russ wields the sword of Balenight, known as Mjalnar, an ancient blade whose dark legend stretched back to the Age of Strife; and Helwinter, Russ’ great frost axe, its murderous edge made with the kraken-teeth of a mighty beast Russ slew himself. His warplate is a suit of singular artificer power armour, incorporating unique exothermic field generators, otherwise unknown of in the Imperium’s arsenal of technology.
Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves is part of The Horus Heresy Character Series. Russ’ exceptionally detailed armour features runes, pelts and the markings of the Space Wolves Legion along with a range of ranged and close combat weapons. He is depicted charging to battle through the ruins of Prospero, featuring icons of the Thousand Sons Legion, with a larger removable scenic base.
If you have bought him feel free to post a picture, as we are always looking to showcase warriors of the rout. Just drop us a message and we will get back to you.