This post is going to be short because there are not too many details to talk about, it’s also going to be the last one about the non premium tanks… At least for now, there are 3 new styles coming in the next Battle Pass season, until then we will talk about some premium tanks. But for today we have two vehicles – the BDR G1 B and the UDES 14 Alt 5.
Mordian – BDR G1 B
Disclaimer – I know nothing about the Warhammer universe, so big shoutout to google for helping me with this part.
Mordian, used here as a name for the style, is a planet belonging to the Imperium of Man, which is the homeworld of the Mordian Iron Guard, an elite unit of the Astra Militarum (also known as the Imperial Guard).
Here you can see the Imperial Aquila, a symbol of the Imperium of Man. If you go back to Part 14, you’ll notice that the whole idea of using an eagle (called by its Latin name) as a symbol was inspired by the Roman Empire.
Here you can see the name of the style and of the planet from which the Imperial soldiers operating the tank probably came from.
Those are the only 3D parts added to the tank – the storage box with the Aquila and this radio or radar, also with the Aquila included. I tried to find what exactly this is, but the only thing close to that was the name in one of the shops, where it was sold as a kit to upgrade the tank models – “Warhammer 40k Astra Militarum Imperial Guard tank vehicle upgrade comms radar”. Below are two photos, one of this kit from the shop, and one of (I believe) the same kit, already glued together, painted and mounted on a tank.
Ski Patrol – UDES 14 Alt 5
This is interesting, because it looks like something generic that was put there just to fit the theme, but I think that those parts may be based on one particular historical photo. Included below is a picture of the Ikv 91 prototype during trials, check it out, because I think it looks really similiar.
There are not too many things added on this tank too, so this is the last detail – a crate containing two metal ammo boxes (judging by the “4 X 250” on the lid it should contain 4 of them, each one with 250 rounds, and as you can see there would be enough space for two more if it wasn’t for the other pieces of equipment), a canteen and a helmet. The metal boxes look similar to the Swedish ones for the Ksp m/58 machine gun (first photo below). The weapon on this tank (I haven’t included it because it’s not a part of the style, it is included in the regular tank model) is a Ksp m/38, but I think that the ammo would fit in the Ksp m/58 boxes too, so it’s okay. The canteen looks like a Swedish Dricksflaska m/1929 with the characteristic later cover and a strap. The helmet is very hard to identify as none of the characterisic element are shown, but the Swedish army used the m/1937 helmet from 1937 until the 90s, so I guess it may be that model.
Another part of this series done, now we know everything about the styles for the non premium tanks, the 3 new ones (as we already know for the AMX M4 mle. 54, Centurion Action X and Object 268) will get their own post after the start of the new season). In the next post I’m going to talk about the styles for the premium tanks, I have to check how many of them are there, and maybe I’ll split them just like I did with the non premium ones – tier X tanks first, lower tiers after them or something like that. We’ll see, but for now – goodbye!