Actual Space Wolves! Musings on updating an old collection

For some reason I decided to give some attention to my long suffering ancient Space Wolf models. Note that these are actual Sons of Russ, and not my Elect of Tzeentch proxies.  I have a combination of 1st generation lead marines, old pewter + plastic Grey Hunters, and the marines that came from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th edition box sets. I decided to retire the really ancient models from 2nd edition era and before, with a few exceptions. I had a ton of bad poses, bad glue jobs, bad flash and bad paint jobs. After a night of cutting and gluing, followed by a few hours of painting, my “fleet” of Grey Hunters is looking a lot better. I also did some work on my character models, and took an inventory of all the various special and heavy weapon models.

The project was hampered by a lack of modeling putty. I ordered Green Stuff over two months ago from Bitkingdom, along with a case and a bunch of minis. It is frustrating to have only gotten half my order so far after numerous emails and phone calls. With what I got I was able to complete my first Traitor Hydra, but the Hive Tyrant, Hive Guard, and Rat Ogres are all waiting for green stuff.

Army Builder has a new version out, with a simplified format. This will make posting army lists much easier. Like most updates, it will invalidate your old lists. AB40k updated files

Below is a list I made that is not an optimized kill-monster, but should still be perfectly capable of winning games. It is more fluffy than some lists I’ve put together. It centers around a “deathstar” unit of tooled up Wolf Guard in a Land Raider Redeemer, supporting a solid core of Grey Hunters in transports, some dreads and a speeder, and 2 units of Long Fangs. It is not a perfect list but it doesn’t need to be. I plan to keep the force together and concentrate fire, a refused flank would work well.

1850 Pts – Space Wolves Roster

1 Rune Priest @ 100 pts (…in Power Armour)
1 Rune Priest in Power Armour (Jaws of the World Wolf; Storm Caller)

1 Wolf Guard Pack @ 550 pts
2x Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Bolt Pistol; Power Fist x1)
3x Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Bolt Pistol; Power Weapon x1)
3x Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Bolt Pistol; Close Combat Weapon)
1 Wolf Guard in Terminator Armour (Chain Fist; Heavy Flamer)
1 Marked Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Bolt Pistol; Close Combat Weapon)
1 Land Raider Redeemer (Multi-Melta)

10 Grey Hunters Pack @ 190 pts (Meltagun; Meltagun; Rhino)
1 Rhino

10 Grey Hunters Pack @ 195 pts (Plasmagun; Plasmagun; Rhino)
1 Rhino

10 Grey Hunters Pack @ 225 pts (Flamer; Razorback)
1 Razorback (Twin Linked Lascannon)

1 Dreadnought @ 115 pts (Heavy Flamer)

1 Dreadnought @ 105 pts (Multi-Melta)

1 Land Speeder Squadron @ 70 pts (Multi-Melta x1; Heavy Flamer x1)

5 Long Fangs Pack @ 155 pts (Lascannon x1; Missile Launcher x4)
1 Squad Leader (Bolt Pistol; Close Combat Weapon)

5 Long Fangs Pack @ 145 pts (Heavy Bolter x3; Plasma Cannon x2)
1 Squad Leader (Bolt Pistol; Close Combat Weapon)

Total Roster Cost: 1850

Other than what is listed, I have another asscan Dread, 2 asscan speeders, plenty of obsolete marines and scouts, unpainted generic marines, tons of old school terminators, the turret for a whirlwind, jump pack skyclaws, and some other character models. Input is welcome, and pictures of the WIP wolves will be forthcoming.

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8 Responses to Actual Space Wolves! Musings on updating an old collection

  1. Hey CG. Las/Plas Razors are waaayyyyyy better for their cost. I can’t recall who did a great article that explained – think it was Kirby.

    Overall, I like the list, but I’m not a Wolf expert, so take some seasoning with the validity of that opinion. lol

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