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Default First Space Wolves Army List - 1500pts

After much deliberations, we (the daughter & I, that is) have started on the make-up of our first ever Space Wolves army. Realized that this was a necessary step before actually committing glue to minis! This is what it looks like at the moment. Any comments and/or suggestions greatly appreciated.


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HQ
Wolf Lord - 183
Thunderwolf mount, Storm bolter, Frost blade, Saga of the Beastslayer

Troops
Grey Hunters Pack 1 - 205
9x GH c/w Plasma gun, Plasma pistol, Wolf Standard
Drop pod

Grey Hunter Pack 2 - 195
5x GH c/w Plasma gun, Plasma pistol, Wolf Standard
Razorback c/w Twin-linked lascannon + Storm bolter


Elites
Wolf Scout 1 - 78
4x WS c/w Heavy bolter, Sniper rifle, 2x Melta bombs

Wolf Scout 2 - 83
4x WS c/w Missile launcher, Sniper rifle, 2x Melta bombs

Wolf Guard* - 94
4x WG c/w 4x Storm bolter, 2x Melta bombs

Note*
2x Wolf Guard with Storm bolters & Melta bombs as Grey Hunter Leaders
2x Wolf Guard with Storm bolters as Scout Leaders


Alternate Elites Option
Drop Wolf Scouts & Wolf Guard Scout Leaders

Wolf Guard** - 247
7x WG c/w 2x Storm bolter, 2x Melta bombs, 5x Termi Armour, 5x Power Weapon, 4x Storm bolter, Assault Cannon

Note**
2x Wolf Guard with Storm bolters & Melta bombs as Grey Hunter Leaders



Fast Attack
Thunderwolf Cavalry - 410
4x TC c/w 4x Storm Shield, 4x Plasma pistol, Thunder hammer


Heavy Support
Long Fangs - 155
Squad Leader
5x LF c/w 2x Heavy bolter, Missile Launcher, Plasma cannon, Lascannon

Whirlwind - 95
1x Ww c/w Storm bolter

Total = 1498
Alternate Option Total = 1490

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A good idea, planning out an army before building anything!
Star Puppies are a fast and dynamic army, with plenty of redeployent options.
Before I make any other comments, I presume that you are splitting each wolf guard into a Grey Hunter squad right?
AS a unit by unit breakdown:
HQ: Canis is generally taken for his ability to make Fenrisian Wolves troops.
If you plan to do this, Canis is great. Otherwise, if you need a named commander go with Logan Grimnar to make Wolf Guard Troops, as they are incredible troops choices, especially Wolf Guard Terminators.
I you don't need a named commander so much, I would advise a wolf lord on thunderwolf with frost axe, storm shield, and some sort of saga.
Elites: I would just advise running wolf guard. Mark of the wolfen can look nice on top, but when you end up with 2 attacks and no strength modifiers, it can get dissapointing.
Troops: Grey Hunters are fabulous. If you are only running squads of six though, put them in razorbacks for some added firepower from lascannons,
Fast Attack: Skyclaws can be nice, but it really depends how you run your army. myself, I recomend just taking more thunderwolves with a frost axe and plamsa pistol respectively, then play fun wound allocation tricks.
Heavy Support: Whirlwinds are fairly good for eliminating Tau and the such from range, and provide covering fire which is much needed.
Long Fangs are also wonderful at doing this. I would replace one missile launccher with a plasma cannon though, and take away the plasma gun on the squad leader.

Enjoy playing Space Wolves!

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Arensen,

Yes, the idea was for the Wolf Guards to lead the two Grey Hunters and Scout units.

We'll have a look at the ideas and possibly consider additional units for alternate army configurations depending on the army faced. Thanks for your suggestions!

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>> A good looking list there. I have played Wolves since I started about 20 yrs ago and they will always be my favs. Any way, onto your list. I would not run Canis, as I personally think he a waste, take wolf lord on a wolf with frost blade. GH units are fine,but drop Wulfen, as arensen has mentioned, gets sorry really quick . WG leading packs is the only way to go when yer using 2. Fast attack wise, I would probably take extra wolves, as I find Skyclaws, as with any Claw unit only work well in units of 10, but that just me. Scouts look fine. Long fang wise, which I usually take 2 units in games, I would lose the Plasmas gun on theleader, as generally split fire is the way to go, but again personal preference. Lose the melta bombs on him as well. I keep my leader basic. I wouls also take 1 heavy bolter, dropping a lascannon. Use spare points to expand scout unit. Hopefully this will help your daughter on the path to becoming a mighty leader of Wolves.


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Thanks all for the comments and suggestions.

We have now conferred internally and played around a bit with the options and suggestion while consciously keeping watch on the 1500-point tally. The updated list in now listed in Post #1 with an "Alternate Elites Option" as well... This is now seriously becoming an expensive exercise!!!

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