Friday, May 22, 2015

Road to NOVA: Space Wolf List Building

On the heels of Evan and his BBB (aka Big Bad Bugs), I have been asked to jump in and participate in the Huzzah Road to NOVA event.  Of course I am bringing my Space Wolves to the party, but I don't know which of the lists I want to run.  We have a couple of weeks to get everything set, but I want to bring something that can not only deal with the 4 guys I am fighting, but I "could" also take to the actual event.



So Let's Get to List Building.

The First Two Lists I have built are from the Wolves Unleashed Detachment in the Space Wolves Codex.

List 1: 1847 points

The Idea behind the two Wolves Unleashed is the ability to Outflank.  It is set around hopefully outflanking some flyers and bringing some big hurt turn 2.

HQ:  340 pts.

Rune Priest - 120 - Force Sword, Armour of Russ, ML 2

Rune Priest - 110 - Force Axe, Terminator Armour, ML 2

Rune Priest - 110 - Force Staff, Runic Armour, ML 2

Elites:  302 pts.

Iron Priest - 55 - Bolt Pistol

Iron Priest - 55 - Bolt Pistol

Wolf Guard Terminators - 192 pts. - 4 Thunder Hammer, Strom Shields

Troops:  725 pts.

Blood Claws - 295 - Stormwolf with 2x TL Multi Meltas

Blood Claws - 295 - Stormwolf with 2x TL Multi Meltas

Blood Claws - 135 - Razorback with TL Lascannon

Heavy Support:  330 pts.

Land Raider - 260 - TL Heavy Bolter, Multi Melta, 2x TL Lascannons

Whirlwind - 70 - Storm Bolter



Officio Assassinorum Detachment:  150 pts.

Vindicare Assassin

This List is Built around the Troops outflanking, the Land Raider with either terminators or solo holding the field with the Whirlwind, and then the Razorback doing whatever is necessary for the game.  The Rune Priests can roll on Biomancy, Divination, or whatever they need for the game and then divide between the Blood Claws, Terminators, or alongside the Iron Priests.  The Assassin is in there to make people think twice about what they are doing, where they are moving guys, and should I get lucky, take down something for First Blood.

List 2:  1847 points

This list is almost Identical to the previous list except for a few areas.


HQ:  340 pts.

Rune Priest - 120 - Force Sword, Armour of Russ, ML 2

Rune Priest - 110 - Force Axe, Terminator Armour, ML 2

Njal Stormcaller - 180 - Terminator Armour, ML 3

Elites:  302 pts.

Iron Priest - 55 - Bolt Pistol

Iron Priest - 55 - Bolt Pistol

Wolf Guard Terminators - 192 pts. - 4 Thunder Hammer, Strom Shields

Troops:  725 pts.

Blood Claws - 295 - Stormwolf with 2x TL Multi Meltas

Blood Claws - 295 - Stormwolf with 2x TL Multi Meltas

Blood Claws - 135 - Razorback with TL Lascannon


Heavy Support:  330 pts.

Land Raider - 260 - TL Heavy Bolter, Multi Melta, 2x TL Lascannons

Officio Assassinorum Detachment:  150 pts.


Vindicare Assassin


This List is built around the same thing as before, except for the fact that now there is definite potential for a Deathstar unit while still doing everything that I had in the last list.  The only real loss is that I have a Big Target wherever Njal goes, and I also have a loss in the Whirlwind.  Still this provides a lot of old school feel for me.  3 Rune Priests with Terminators?  If I could only get in two groups of Missile Fangs, this would feel like the old 5th Edition Lists.

So these are the Main two lists I am feeling.  What do you all think?