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27 May 2011

Fenrisian Wolves

Nick speaking,

Wolves, wolves, wolves, wolves, wolves, wooooolves!!!


Yes, one reason why I chose the Eye of Terror, 13th Company Space Wolves as my second army, were the Fenrisian Wolves! OK, I also wanted a totally different army to my Necrons, and lets face it these guy's were different. Not much shooting and lots of assault nastiness. The only thing they had in common was a distinct lack of vehicles, but that seemed to be a running theme for me as I ended up with Tyranids as my third army! That was the main reason why I gave my Eldar tanks so much love and attention with all the Forge World upgrades, when I eventually got an army with tanks!

Anyway...

With the new Space Wolves Codex making my Eye of Terror codex defunct, I can now have tanks for my Wulvenkind (Yeppy), but does this mean that the thirty wolves I have, have had their day? I am trying to make sure they haven't, as I really like the models...


I have had reasonable success with packs of Fenrisian Wolves in my army. I'm not saying they are competitive, but when they get into combat they definitely have the ability to earn their points back. Of course, having a six plus save is the main drawback, especially in kill point missions, but I have managed to flank a unit across the table to surround a ten man strong scoring Rhino, wrecking it and killing all the guy's inside who were unable to get out!

Insert howling wolf noise!

I now use my Chaos tainted wolves as Cyberwolves, or for whenever I take wolves as wargear for my characters, as they tend to stand out from the normal Fenrisians...


I have also been thinking about using them as a counter assault unit for any rear objective holding Razorbacks! Place them down in cover nearby, going to ground for the three plus cover save, and then hitting any units that come close enough with their fleet and twelve inch assault ability?


I still want to try out a pack of fifteen wolves, with two or three Characters on Thunderwolves joined with them! Take two wolves with each character and charge!

Anyone else out there also having fun and success with Fenrisian Wolves?

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