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9 May 2011

Space Wolves Swiftclaw Bikers?

Nick speaking,

Moving forward with my Eye of Terror, 13th Company Space Wolves, and It's time to look at my bikes...

I used to always play with a maxed out unit of five 'Storm Claw' bikers. They were fast, hard hitting in the assault with a Power weapon, Power fist and a Mark of Wulven pack leader giving the whole unit the benefit of hitting on threes. Mark of Wulven also meant that the unit never fell back, so they were a very annoying unit to play against. They also were the best delivery system for the Wolf Lord, putting him on a bike to benefit the unit and to get him into the action.

Being locked in the Eye of Terror for ten thousand years, also gave me the fluff benefit of being able to model in a couple of Chaos bikes as well. Here are a few pictures of my bikes, sorry they have not been painted yet, but painting has been reserved for finishing up my Eldar and Tyranids first...

Wolf Lord...


Wolf Guard with Mark of Wulven...



Other dudes...










I would love to get my bikes into a list of some sort (without having to make a load more), but is it viable? Is anyone out there actually using Swiftclaw bikes with any success? Seems like they need to have a Wolf Priest joined to the unit to make up for the WS3? How about the numbers, would my six bikes be enough in one unit? Is it actually worth putting a Wolf Lord on a bike to run him with Swiftclaw bikers? or is the Thunderwolf Lord to good to turn down?

Are my models now defunct?

More to come on this one...

5 comments:

  1. Great work on making these guys look like crazy riders!


    I haven't seen or really even heard of folks using the bikers with the new codex. I think they just tend to get overshadowed by the thunderwolves, but I'm sure you could find uses for them. Maybe focus plans on things they can do that the TWC can't, like turboboosting repositioning and the like.

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  2. pretty cool :) especially like the wolf heads and stuff ontop of the front wheels, are the ones with the curved blades white scars bits?

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  3. Glad you like them, yes they have some white scar bitz

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  4. That is a possibilty, I am using a large base with a fenrisian wolf and a wulven model at the moment, just to get those two on the table already, I am thinking of maybe using a bike squad as a sort of support unit for a Thunderwolf unit. The Bikes might get ignored as people focus on the Thunders, and then the Wolf Lord biker unit can come in at hit them?

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  5. sonsoftaurus and Nick,


    you could always use them as thunderwolf cav...

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