Monday, July 28, 2014

Space Wolves Codex is Coming!

Wolf Brothers! The Space Wolves Codex will be available to pre-order this Friday. Someone has taken a few snaps of this week's White Dwarf and shared them online.

It's really not the best cover art in the world.

But when the special edition versions of the Codex cost between £110 and £150, I personally will not be shelling out for them.

I could buy a whole frickin' Space Wolves army for that!


Here's the first glimpse of the new "Murderfang" Dreadnought character with Murderclaws, Murderlust and a whole lot of murder.

I have no idea WHY he has a baer human head. Honestly, it's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. But hopefully I can use that bare head on another Space Wolves model? But his trophy wrack and claws are amazing.

Absolutely loving the rest of this miniature. Hopefully he'll be worth his points, because my list needs a Dreadnought in a Drop Pod that's going to seriously kick arse.

This last one... it looks a bit silly. I think it's the runes against the massive flat areas of no-detail on the axe and shield that bother me the most.

But what I've seen of the bits that make Bjorn and Murderfang, I'm really loving the Space Wolves Dreadnought kit overall.

Naturally, I shall be magnetising mine so that I can switch between Bjorn, Murderfang and a regular Dreadnought as I see fit.

And naturally, it will be covered in all the fur pelts and all the bling that come with the kit.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Codex Space Wolves Information

Kudos to someone on Warseer who posted this up. Not sure where the image came from. But someone sent it to me via facebook.

Someone only had a few minutes alone with the book. Apparently ttere is an enormous amount of information in the codex.

General Information about Codex: Space Wolves
Sagas are out, replaced with Warlord Traits
6 new Space Wolves Tactical Objectives
New Space Wolves Psychic Discipline: Tempestas (Source didn't get any actual rules though)

'Space Wolves Unleashed' Detachment FOC:
Identical to standard FOC, except may take up to 6 HQs
May re-roll Warlord Traits
Each unit joined by an Independent Character rolls a d6, on a 6+ that unit gains Outflank. Troops choices get +2 on this roll.

Great Company Formation:
1 Wolf Lord
1 Wolf Guard Battle Leader
1 unit of Wolf Guard
5 units of Grey Hunters
1 unit of Wolf Scouts
5 units chosen from [Blood Claws, Swiftclaws, or Skyclaws]
2 units of Long Fangs
Grants two special rules, source did not get them

Space Wolves Relics
Armor of Russ (Armor)
Bite of Fenris (Bolter with two fire modes)
Black Death (Frost Axe, Rule: Whirldwind of Death)
Helm of Durfast (Wargear)
Fangsword of the Ice Wolf (Frost Sword)
Wulfenstone (Wargear)

Logan Grimnar - Lord of War
Epic new model, comes with a sort of grav-chariot called 'Stormrider' pulled by two enormous Fenrisian wolves, but he can be used without it as well.
Stormrider - Points = Land Speeder + 20
Treated as a vehicle, didn't get AVs, has a 4+ Invulnerable save and cannot suffer Penetrating hits (all Pens are reduced to Glances).
Gives Logan 4 S5 Ap- attacks on a turn when he charges.
Logan loses Deep Strike if he takes Stormrider
Lots of other cool rules, but didn't get those.

Njal Stormcaller
No new model shown in codex
Looked to be mostly the same, no specific information

Ragnar Blackmane
No new model shown in codex
Also looked to be mostly the same, no specific information

Ulrik the Slayer
No new model shown in codex
Also looked to be mostly the same, no specific information

Canis Wolfborn
Again, looked to be mostly the same, no specific information

Harald Deathwolf
The resin Thunderwolf Cavalry character model assigned a name
Didn't get the rules/stats.

Bjorn the Fell-Handed
Epic new plastic model, part of a box that makes a regular SW Venerable Dreadnought, Bjorn, or a new special character Dreadnought named 'Murderfang'.
No longer becomes a VP objective when he dies.

Wolf Lord
Mostly the same, no specific information.

Rune Priest
Mostly the same.
Specifically noted as starting at Mastery Level 2.
No other information.

Wolf Priest
Mostly the same, no specific information

Wolf Guard Battle Leader
Mostly the same, no specific information

Blood Claws Pack
12 points per model
Wolf Guard Leader upgrade available
May take a Stormwolf as a Dedicated Transport
No other information

Lukas the Trickster
No specific information, probably the same.

Grey Hunters Pack
14 points per model with a Bolter and Bolt Pistol
Any model may add a Close Combat Weapon for +2 points
One Special weapon per full five models still, but costs raised to same as C:SMs
Wolf Guard Upgrade available
May take a Stormwolf as a Dedicated Transport
No other information

Not sure, but might have an option for a Helfrost Cannon
Otherwise similar to old codex, no other information

Crazy-awesome special character Venerable Dreadnought
Wolverine + Dreadnought + Extra Insanity = Murderfang
WS5 BS3 S6 F12 S12 R10 I4 A4 HP3
'Murderclaws' with underslung Storm Bolter and Heavy Flamer
Special Rules:
Furious Charge
It Will Not Die
May take a Drop Pod
'Murderclaws' - A pair of enormous, even for a Dreadnought, Lightning Claws made of 'alien ice that never melts or loses sharpness'
S7 AP2 - Melee, Master-Crafted, Shred, Specialist Weapon

Venerable Dreadnought
Definitely has an option for a Helfrost Cannon
Can also have an enormous Power Axe and Storm Shield, said to look incredible.
Some special rules, but didn't get them

Iron Priest
No new model shown in codex
Options appeared to be nearly identical to old codex, probably a couple points changes though
Can take a unit of 1-5 Servitors, rules also looked the same as old codex
No other information

Lone Wolf
Rules nearly identical to old codex, didn't get points cost
Owning player no longer gains a VP if they die
No other information

Wolf Guard Pack
This unit is just for Wolf Guard in Power Armor.
Same cost per model as before
Have a similarly wide array of options as in the old codex, couldn't get specifics though
May take a Stormwolf as a Dedicated Transport

Wolf Guard Terminator Pack
May take a Stormwolf as a Dedicated Transport

Arjac Rockfist
Mostly the same, no specific information

Wolf Scouts
No info. But in the codex

Swiftclaw Pack
-5 points per model from old codex
Otherwise similar to old codex, no other information

Skyclaw Assault Pack
-3 points per model from old codex
Otherwise similar to old codex, no other information

Thunderwolf Cavalry
-10 points per model from old codex
Otherwise similar to old codex, no other information

Land Speeder Squadron
Same as Codex: Space Marines

Fenrisian Wolf Pack
Nearly identical to old codex, no specific information

Long Fangs Pack
Couple of new options for squad leader, who is now called a 'Long Fang Ancient'
Source did not get if they had an option for Flakk Missiles
Might be able to take a Stormwolf/Stormfang as a Dedicated Transport, not sure about this though
Otherwise nearly identical to old codex, no other information

Same as Codex: Space Marines

Same as Codex: Space Marines

Same as Codex: Space Marines

Land Raider and variants
Same as Codex: Space Marines

Rhino and Razorback
No Helfrost Cannon option for the Razorback, same as Codex: Space Marines

Drop Pod
Same as Codex: Space Marines

Notable Exclusions from Codex: Space Marines
No Stormtalon
No Storm Raven
No Hunter or Stalker
Space Wolves AA options: Stormwolf, Stormfang, ADL gun emplacement, and Allies

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wolf & Sister part 86


Monday, July 21, 2014

Space Wolves Project: Part 1 of Lots

I've made a start on my first pack of Grey Hunters. Having collected bitz for countless months, it was great fun to build these, although still very tricky, because there are only 2 pairs of decent 'gun holding' arms per Space Wolves box.

Anyway, I'm sure you can spot all manner of bits from Marauder and Marauder Horseman heads to Thunderwolf Cavalry Torsos, Heads, Arms and Chainswords, as well as some of the new Space Marine Legs, as well as Assault Marine Running Legs.

They're all mounted on 'heavy resin' Urban Bases from Anvil Industry. And if you look closely, you can see that I've drilled out all the Bolters too! Ok, some are a little off-centre, but I'll fix those with Green Stuff later.

They all have the same embossed Grey Hunter shoulder pad too. This is one of the benefits of buying your entire army at the same time. Because you can go through all the Space Wolves boxed sets and collect the shoulder pads you need. I actually have 18 of each design, which allows me to make a 10-man Pack, plus models for extra options like Mark of the Wulfen and Wolf Standard. But I'll hold off on those until the rumoured Space Wolves Codex drops...

Here's a shot of my hobby table.

Absolute anarchy!

I'm probably the messiest modeller going.

Bits end up in piles. Tools end up everywhere. The TV remote is always nearby, because I always have a film on in the background while I'm working.

And here's a box of all the stuff I still have to build and paint.

Oh yes, it's full to the brim!

So as you can see, I have a heck of a lot to build and paint. But that's why I got scenic bases for everything and an airbrush to make painting much quicker.

The only question that remains is which Wolf Lord to choose for my scheme?

Bran Redmaw is one option. Erik Morkai is another. And the recently release Krom Dragongaze is quite attractive too. Although I'm not keen on the sheer amount of red they seem to be using in his colourscheme.

Anyway, these Space Wolves Project posts will be an ongoing series as I get stuff built.

And judging by everything in the box, it's going to be a loooooong series!

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