The second would not come until almost a century later. But both feared they had actually lost, and in truth, the battle proved bloody but inconclusive. The ninth Great Hunt led to the destruction of the Genestealer-infested worlds of the Gehenna System. Meanwhile, Gunnhilt led the Space Wolves fleet in a desperate breakout attempt or else be destroyed. Within Russ' kingdom a truce existed between man and wolf. Among the forces of Chaos he was known as "the Brawler.". The Leman Russ Eradicator variant differs from the standard pattern Leman Russ in that it is equipped with a turret-mounted Eradicator Nova Cannon as its main weapon, as opposed to the standard Battle Cannon. The tale of his disappearance is retold every thousand standard years by the Dreadnought Bjorn the Fell-Handed, the oldest Astartes Dreadnought still in service in the entire Imperium. The Emperor Himself had been mortally wounded and was later interred within the arcane life support mechanisms of the Golden Throne by Rogal Dorn. Russ demanded that should the wanderer fail, he would serve at the king's behest for a year. Russ sent a distress call to the nearby White Scars, requesting that his brother Primarch Jaghatai Khan send his forces in order to assist the beleaguered VIth Legion against the traitorous Alpha Legion. This time, the Emperor defeated Russ, felling him with a mighty blow from his Power Glove. Once implanted, the organs would take root and develop within the host's human tissues, becoming an integrated part of his body. Even the Emperor was trapped upon Terra by the Warp's tumult, and could do little other than secure Humanity's birth planet and prepare his armies for the reconquest to come. At this time, the Emperor had no idea where the Primarchs were or if they had even survived their ordeal. Leman Russ, the Lord of Winter and Ruin, wearing his fearsome panoply of war, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 13 – Lost and Found, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 19 – Council of Nikaea, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 23 – Folly of Magnus, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 24 – Dark Gambits, Warhammer 40,000 Grim Dark Lore Part 31 – The Age of Rebirth. After much toil, the Emperor created a number of artificially cultured organs, each re-engineered from the gene-banks of the Primarchs. Horus' trickery and deceit ensnared no less than nine Space Marine Legions, whether by coercion, misdirection or outright corruption. With the assistance of their Ist Legion cousins, the Space Wolves were able to force the Alpha Legion to withdraw. They had then intervened on the Wolves' behalf and help route the Traitor fleet. It was in the disastrous beginnings of this time that the Sons of Russ began their ages-long blood feud with the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion. Each was created differently and with his own unique skills, powers, and in some cases, incredible psychic potential. This great schism later known as the Horus Heresy would nearly rend the Imperium apart. One by one, they fell into anarchy and despair. The Space Wolves are one of the greatest of the Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes, their name and honours known throughout the galaxy. Thus the warriors of the twenty Space Marine Legions echoed to some degree the particular strengths of the Primarch whose genes were used to develop their own implants. The Space Wolves sought and they sought, and Bjorn eventually took his search to the Eye of Terror itself. Throughout the galaxy, the tainted were sought out and destroyed. The Leman Russ packs a pretty awesome profile. Tales of his mighty conquests spread like forest fires, and it was not long before the eyes of Terra turned upon his deeds. The Eradicator Nova Cannon fires high-calibre ballistic shells that are capable of destroying both enemy barricades and any infantry sheltering behind them with a highly volatile sub-atomic charge that produces a powerful, pulversing shock wave. Its main role is to support troop formations fighting in densely packed urban arenas. Until he knew, beyond a shadow of doubt, who was ally and who was an enemy, he refused to choose sides. Master Mechanic: Reduce the damage from incoming multi-damage ranged attacks by 1 to a minimum of 1. It would break this very day, never to be used again. Fellow Dakka-ites, I have a problem my buddy just started up an IG army, but he doesnt like the look of the Leman Russ tank (thinks its too boxy and high off the ground, and that the chassis is too short) Anyway, we were trying to figure out some possible alternative models for it. The Leman Russ tank is the most prominent, and several sub-variants of that pattern of tank also exist in widespread use in the Imperium of Man, such as the Leman Russ Demolisher.