Space Wolf FAQ thoughts and “The Elect” army update

Space Wolf FAQ

The Space Wolves FAQ is finally here, and it’s about bloody time.

This is an idiosyncratic document reflecting a personal vision and understanding of the rule. Using our hindsight goggles, many of the Space wolf faq answers could only be derived from a RAI perspective. Of course, this is a problem as it proves the point that GW rules are unclear as written. It also means that applying strict RAW and only RAW to a tabletop game doesn’t work.

Some subjectivity is necessarily involved in interpreting game rules. We must use common sense in addition to literal readings.

Overall I am very happy with the clarifications, they seem to be well justified for the most part. Now that the rules are more clear, I can actually play these guys without worrying about a rules argument being inevitable.

“The Elect” Background fluff:

The Elect are a warband of Thousand Sons spared the rubric of Ahriman due to being in the warp at the time of the ritual. They are still mutating and honor it as a true sign of Change. They have made pacts with many Tzeentchian daemons including some greater discs.  They believe themselves to be in secret communication with their Primarch Magnus, and act on his cryptic instructions, divined through rituals.

List revisions:

This is a Tzeencth army using the Space Wolf codex.

Since Jaws works the way I thought it would and Canis can take 2 hounds and still join units, I can field those units without worry of rules conflicts.To save points I stripped down one of my predators and got rid of a unit of fenrisian wolves. Since this particular list os only 1850, I am keeping it to 3 units of scoring grey hunters even though I have enough models to field more.

1850 Pts – Space Wolves Roster (The Elect of Magnus)

HQ:

Canis Wolfborn
with 2 Fenrisian Wolves

Rune Priest in Power Armour (Melta Bombs;)

Elites:

3x Wolf guard (leading Grey Hunters)
Troops:
8x Grey Hunters Pack (Wolf Standard; 1 Meltagun, 1 Mark of Wulfen)

led by Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Powerfist & combi-melta)
in Rhino
8x Grey Hunters Pack (1 Meltagun, 1 Mark of Wulfen)

led by Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Powerfist & combi-melta)
in Rhino

5x Grey Hunters Pack (1 Meltagun, 1 Mark of Wulfen)

led by Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Power Sword & melta-bombs)
in Razorback w/ twin-linked lascannon

15x Fenrisian Wolves

Fast Attack:

5 Thunderwolf Cavalry (Thunder hammer, 1x meltabombs )

1 Land Speeder (Heavy Flamer x1; Multi-Melta x1)

1 Land Speeder (Heavy Flamer x1; Multi-Melta x1)

Heavy Support:

1 Vindicator @ 120 pts ( Dozer Blade;)

1 Predator (Autocannon; Heavy Bolters (each side))

1 Predator (Hunter Killer Missile; Twin Linked Lascannon; Heavy Bolters (each side))

Total Roster Cost: 1849

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