The only area I think this post could improve is in describing the hobby opportunities wolves afford that codex-adherant chapters do not. I was referring to using it as a smite screen and I believe I said that specifically. Just like with Grey Hunters equipped with plasma, only overcharge if you can reroll failed hit rolls of 1. Tzaangor Shamans and Tzaangor Enlightened are being added for the people who wish they could field a army in 40K, and the surprising addition of the Mutalith Vortex Beast from the gives them some extra oomph in melee even as it brings your nightmares to life. The good news is that by jumping the plot forward about a hundred years, we've avoided a repeat of. Wolf Claws are an excellent way to give them very good melee output without breaking the bank like some of their other choices.
A bizarre malfunction in the stasis pod he was kept in allowed his mind to remain active when while in stasis, giving him ample opportunity to retrieve information about the enemies of the Empire and all but perfect his own skills as a one-Tau army. Leman Russes have 12 wounds, Toughness 8, and a 3+ armor save. It's armed with a single Heavy Bolter, and can grab 2 sponson-mounted Heavy Bolters or 2 sponson-mounted Lascannons, a hunter-killer missile, and a pintle-mounted Storm Bolter if you crave more dakka. Being 1st founding, having the 13th company, units like lone wolves, pack markings, wolf guard relationships to squads, jarl heraldry and a whole slew of other factors mean wolves let you customize your look without violating lore guidelines. The gribblies have a degree of mobility that is unmatched by any of the current armies with the right Stratagems and army build, they can easily get the equivalent of three movement phases in a single turn and are devastating in melee, but beyond a few datasheets they haven't gotten much else in the way of new units. Keep them cheap and mobile or just take Njal. And, of course, you're not constrained to footslogging one.
Just to show that I do actually practice what I preach, here is the list I rolled into my first tournament with. Battle Focus now only removes the -1 penalty for advancing on Assault weapons. Including one that's basically Warptime! If you thought playing against tau broadside spam was disgusting before, you ain't seen nothing yet. Deed of Legend is to slay an enemy Character with your Warlord. This number can be reduced further with judicious use of Doom.
It comes stock with a hull-mounted Twin heavy bolter which can be replaced with a Twin heavy flamer and 2 sponson-mounted Quad lascannons which can be swapped for the amazing Laser destroyers like the Spartan. I personally use the book. Chief among their number is one Nauseous Rotbone, Mortarion's personal physician. It is an assault gun that's meant to take down buildings, according to the fluff, but it is unlikely to harm one much in the game. It's all speculation when it comes to any faction but Grey Knights, Chaos Space Marines and Death Guard though. Coincidentally, an obscure hive fleet called Hive Fleet Ouroboros that uses mostly flying creatures has been spotted in said sector, and those creatures seem to sport unusually primitive versions of the typical Tyranid biomorphs.
Combine with a Wolf Priest for an absolutely murderous unit that will molest anything and can take a bit of punishment as well. Though Tzeentch technically won the Chaos Gods' contest of champions through the trickery of Kairos Fateweaver, Khorne's resulting shout of rage destroyed the hellplane that was supposed to be the winner's reward. Though the Leviathan brings ridiculous dakka to the table, in a comparison of shooting ability Bjorn looses out. While it is likely one of them will be found worthy of joining the Deathwing eventually, the newcomers only know the sanitized version of their history for now. Too bad that doesn't solve the problem of the Traitor Knight House that currently occupies the Gauntlet itself.
It doesn't reduce the cost below 1, but it helps. No other information is stored in cookies, and cookies are not used for any other purpose. It can transport jump infantry and terminators, but not bikes or primaris marines. Here is my asking for peoples experience with the army so far. More hits is always good, since that influences the number of to-wound rolls.
Zagsmasha's path cross their home world of Krastellan. Doesn't combo with the Banner abilities on Ancients. With chainswords being a free upgrade, Wolf Guard are more points-effective than Grey Hunters. Unfortunately for them, this accidentally opened up a Warp rift that sucked in the entire fleet. A whole lot of diddly indeed. Give them a Iron Priest with the wolf stone and perhaps even the saga of the wolf, and you'd have a neat little deathstar for under 90 points. I feel it's a tad silly.
Their smoke grenades work exactly as vehicle smoke launchers; sacrifice a round of shooting for a -1 hit modifier against opponents shooting attacks. Not bad for 222 points. Something I wish I came to terms with earlier, is that we current play like a close quarters shooting army, not an assault army. You're probably thinking that's a lot of dakka, and you're right! With the higher strength of this weapon, the hits you do get will make short work of most infantry, but the ideal purpose of wiping out cheap blob units remains out of reach. They also get +1 Attack on the charge while still retaining a 3+ to hit in melee — they deliver a lot of punishment for a low price tag. Yes, I can see where you are coming from and there are some good points. The Culexus Assassin is immune to psychic abilities.
The Ravenwing medic has the mobility to get to the place he is most needed and the Deathwing doc will be hanging out with other multiwound models… The standard Apothecary is just going to be a source of band-aids for a Company Master. In other words, business as usual for the Xenos factions. He also gains the ability to re-roll failed charges, which helps to compensate for his speed. The two factions gain a degree of respect for each other, culminating in the invasion known as the Great Blood Wager of Anathema Quartus. Hell, maybe even will be there for his own personal round 2.