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5 Grey Hunters W/Flamer
5 Grey Hunters W/Flamer
Lone Wolf W/Fenrisian Wolf
Lone Wolf W/Power Fist
Land Speeder Typhoon W/Heavy Flamer
ThunderWolf Rider W/Wolf Claw
Long Fang Pack W/4 Missile Launchers
So that's that, from my previous list i removed one of the vanilla lone wolves as planned. I then changed the Thunderwolf from a Frost Weapon to a Wolf Claw for another few points. Using these points i bought a power fist for one of my lone wolves to give me a major threat to heavy melee units which had given me trouble in a few games.
Then as mentioned i discovered i had 10 points to play with.....i toiled as ever over where they should be spent, a couple of good options were available:
- Upgrade the Thunderwolf back to a frost blade, and maybe give out a melta gun instead of a flamer to a Grey hunter pack.
- Give a Fenrisian Wolf to a lone wolf.
- Upgrade a Flamer to a Plasma Gun in one of the Grey Hunter packs
- Add a Wolf Standard to a Grey Hunter pack.
However one major problem loomed, i was nearly done with everything when i discovered my extra points...and so any changes would require frantic painting of something to get it ready for tommorrow....
Option 1 was good, it meant no one would give me naughty eyes for my "wolf claw" on my Thunderwolf, which to my defense he is carrying a pole arm which is no defined by any rules in their book and can thus represent any reasonable melee weapon i choose.... Not to mention this brings him back to strength 6 in melee with an extra attack. However i had come to really like the idea of his increased reliability through the wolf claw given his ability to fail in the past. That and as before a melta gun would mean either ripping a flamer from a marine or painting a new marine....so no thanks.
Option 2 was a fluffy idea i like a lot, sure i would have to green stuff and paint a wolf, but wolves are super easy to paint so whatever. It gets me another model on the table too, though an easyish to kill one.
Option 3 was an ok idea, a little more bang in my ranged firepower, plus i have a plasma gunner already painted....don't like to see my marines kill themselves though when i have so few.
Option 4 was a good idea because it can really really help that unit in one assault, however i would have to model and paint a standard at the least, and a marine holding it at the most....
In the end i really wanted to get a Fenrisian wolf in there because it sounded fun, i don't believe it is at all the best tactical choice....i also should have given the wolf to the power fist lone wolf to help him survive shooting, but the other wolf was so jealous of all his upgrades...so F it he got the pet so he didn't have to feel so vanilla =)
On another note i decided to study my Japanese while playing, so each model has a word written on his base....it's their unofficial names, although they're very poor names lol.
from left to right: Hidari(left), Demo(but), Migi(right), Mae(front)