Friday, 25 November 2011

Bradimus' Wolves at Blog Wars 2



You all probably know about Blog Wars 2 and if you don’t then take your head out of your arse! Anyway I’ll be attending on the 3rd of December with some of the other Sons crew and many other members of the blogosphere down at Maelstrom Games.



I’ll be running Space Wolves as usual as I just can’t bring myself to run anything else at the minute, I just love them furry buggers too much. I took my Wolves down to Onslaught a few weeks ago and fared alright with them but I exposed some holes in my list that need tweaking.

Heres the list I ran at Onslaught:-

Logan Grimnar

Rune Priest, Chooser of the Slain
Murderous Hurricane
Living Lightning

Lone Wolf, TDA, CF, SS

Lone Wolf, TDA, CF, SS

Wolf Guard Pack
1) CombiMelta, PF (Grey Hunters)
2) CombiMelta, PF (Grey Hunters)
3) BP, CCW
4) BP, CCW
5) BP, CCW
6) BP, CCW
7) BP, CCW
8) BP, CCW
9) TDA, CF, SB, CML
10)TDA, PF, SB, CML
Drop Pod

Wolf Guard Pack
1) Combi Plasma, CCW
2) Combi Plasma, CCW
3) Combi Plasma, CCW
4) Combi Plasma, CCW
5) TDA, PW, Combi Plasma, CML

7 Grey Hunters, Melta, Wulfen, Banner, Rhino+Dozer

7 Grey Hunters, Melta, Wulfen, Banner, Rhino

6 Long Fangs, 2 Lascannon, 3 Missiles

6 Long Fangs, 5 Missiles



The first and most glaring weakness was the lack of Melta, it hurt me bad especially when I faced a triple Land Raider list in an almost city fight style board ( I think that was the gods messing with me with that match up)

Second was the large Wolf Guard Pack in a Drop Pod. Now this unit is awesome especially when doubled up with Logan but I kept dropping them into the shit and boy did they take some shit. I’ve figured that maybe this pack is better served on foot holding the line with Logan with a few extra melta shots and maybe one or two more suits of Terminator Armour in it. Apart from Dark Eldar armies I still see a mass of Str 8 AP3 and even Str 8 AP4 dominating the battlefield.

Black Templars are the one of the newest bad boys on the block with the ability to spam Krak on par with any Space Wolf army. So what am I getting at? Krak missiles hate Terminator armour, trust me I use Krak missiles they do fuck all. Same can be said about Necrons, not a lot of AP2 but a few bits of AP3 here and there that could put the hurt on this unit. If I chuck in a few cheap suits of TDA it helps me soak up all that AP3 shit and not have to worry about putting those wounds on a Cyclone, the other bonus is that if I put Logan in this pack it now has 5 Storm Bolters in the unit, never underestimate Storm Bolters! For ten points extra I can give these two extra suits of TDA a Wolf Claw a piece too meaning that combined with Logans Preferred enemy I can get re rolls on hits and wounds, nice.



"Heres a WiP shot of Gunnar Redmoon AKA Logan!"

Moving on I had a 5 man Wolf Guard pack toting a Cyclone Missile Launcher and 5 Combi Plasma's! What did this unit do at Onslaught? They sat back and captured objectives and then looked up at me in horror when they had a Land Raider running over them and realised they had no Melta, I think the guys in that pack hate me now.

Ok so its out with the Combi Plasma and in with the Combi Meltas, but what about if its a none objective game and I want to get a drop shot on something like a land Raider? How about I give this unit the big units drop pod and consider the following. What if I allocate out the Cyclone to a Long Fangs pack and another dude somehwere else which would leave me with a 3 man Meltacide pack in a drop pod. It sounds good to me, I won't be wasting a powerful unit and if I don't need to Meltacide I can use the pack in its original role of back field camper who just happens to have 3 Combimeltas just in case any tanks wan't to try it on.

So enough bullshit lets have a look at what I have in mind:-

Logan Grimnar

Rune Priest, Chooser of the Slain
Jaws of the World Wolf (Necrons I'm looking at you)
Living Lightning

Lone Wolf, TDA, CF, SS

Lone Wolf, TDA, CF, SS

Wolf Guard Pack
1) CombiMelta, Power Fist (Grey Hunters)
2) CombiMelta, CCW
3) CombiMelta, CCW
4) Bolt Pistol, CCW
5) Bolt Pistol, CCW
6) Bolt Pistol, CCW
7) TDA, Wolf Claw, Storm Bolter
8) TDA, Wolf Claw, Storm Bolter
9) TDA, Chain Fist, Storm Bolter, CML
10)TDA, Power Fist, Storm Bolter, CML

Wolf Guard Pack
1) CombiMelta, CCW
2) CombiMelta, CCW
3) CombiMelta, CCW
4) Bolt Pistol, CCW
5) TDA, PW, Storm Bolter, CML
6) CombiMelta, Power Fist (Grey Hunters)
Drop Pod

6 Grey Hunters, Melta, Banner, Rhino+Dozer

6 Grey Hunters, Melta, Banner, Rhino

6 Long Fangs, 2 Lascannon, 3 Missiles

6 Long Fangs, 5 Missiles

I'll be play testing this list on Sunday against some dirty Black Templars and then that will be pretty much it. The lists have to be submitted by Saturday 26th November (tomorrow)so I wont be able to change anything after this weekend but I'm pretty satisfied with how this list looks.

12 comments:

  1. Looks good. You guys should stay the weekend, its Team Englands practise weekend so plenty of good games to be had :D

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  2. Bloody hell mate, I had to sell my soul to the devil to convince our lass to let me out to play just for one day, she'd have my balls if I told her I was going back down on the sunday lol.

    Anyway I wouldn't want to harm my street cred by hanging around with a bunch of tards like the English ETC team. ;)

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  3. Hahahahahaha fair play mate, its fine to take the pussy way out ;) Excuses excuses!

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  4. Have you tied something similar to this?
    Logan
    Rune priest
    Lone wolf w/TDA and CF
    Lone wolf w/TDA and CF

    Wolf guard pack
    4 storm bolters 1 TDA with Cyclone

    Wolf Guard Pack
    4 storm Bolters 1 Tda with cyclone

    10 wolf guard
    5 storm bolter 3 combi melta powerfist(gh and Long fang pack) 2 tda with cyclone

    2 grey hunter packs
    7 grey huntards with motw banner melta rhino

    2 x 6 long fangs with 5 ML
    1 X 6 long fangs with 3 MM 2 Las cannon Melta gun drop pod.

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  5. My Templars aint dirty.... that's just a hurtful remark.

    I will have to try not to shove my raider down your throat this time though...

    We shall see

    We shall see

    I am a wee bit concerned with the amount of MM in there. Just wish I could have got a hold of Grimaldus, a terminator blob would have been interesting.

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  6. @anon, that's a decent alternative the only concern though is that the long fang pod would require Logan to drop in with them which would leave him exposed to counter attack and he's just not toug enough to play like that.

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  7. Not necessarily bradimus. Logan COULD drop with them but doesn't need to. 2 melta shots is still two melta. Or that squad can alternately drop the pod empty and relentless walk to position. Str 8 ap 1 at 24 is still equivalent to a better result most times. With 5 melta 2 las its is a huge midfield deterrent when logans hanging. I think the addition of storm bolters over bp ccw is what you most need for the masses of wg. Storm bolters en mass can ruin lives.

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  8. I'm not completely sold on the long fang set up but I'm liking the idea of some
    More storm bolters I'll have tweak around and see if I can squeeze some in.

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  9. Definately go with the 5 man wolf guard units with storm bolters x 3 and one unit of ten with sbolters combi melta and cmls. 25+ storm bolters is nothing to scoff at.
    See if you can't squeeze 2 7 man banner motw melta gh packs in rhinos for staying power midfeild.( attach combi melta powerfist wg here)
    Give the big wg squad the pod for max options
    Have you considered 2 or 3 solo twc with fist and sheild?

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  10. Looks good bud..can't wait to throw down with you bud and draw some Wolf blood.. ;)

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