The great thing about Space Wolves, as I've said, is how every model is a character. That being said, making characters is great fun! This guy was created using parts from the Wolf Pack, Thunderwolf Cavalry, and the Grey Knights box.
I've finished a second unit of Grey Hunters, and my Space Wolves are really starting to come together. I'll have pics of the new guys up soon, but it was such a pleasure to see everything together on my desk, so I had to snap a pic.
From an anonymous poster, these rumors sound pretty cool if true...
Release date – 1st September (7 weeks he said) and it is a hard back like the 8e WFB Army Books.
There is an Eye of the Gods esque table (Warriors of Chaos players will know what I am talking about) that you get to roll on whenever a character kills another character in a challenge, or a Walker or Monstrous Creature. There is a multitude of gifts (and curses) that your Characters can acquire which range from +1 Save, +1 Toughness, or becoming either a Spawn or a Daemon Prince!!!
Chaos Cultists are definetely in (but we all kinda know that already), as is the ‘Dragon’ – think Necron Night Scythe with the main chassis been replaced by a massive mechanical dragon head with segmented wings sweeping forward and around from it. On top of those there are also:
Dark Apostles – evil Chaplains basically
Warp Smiths – evil Techmarine that can curse vehicles and degrade terrain.
A new Daemon Engine – half way between a Dreadnought and a Defiler.
Speaking of Defilers as they are Daemons they have a 5+ Inv save.
‘Cult’ units are all Elites and are unlocked to Troops by appropriate HQ choices, but there are no Cult Terminators which makes me sad.
Obliterators are exclusively for shooting – so no powerfists. BUT there is a new unit which is basically a close combat Obliterator.
There are 2 types of Raptors now; regular CSM with Jump Packs, and then some kind of Possessed Daemonic Raptors that all come with Lightning Claws!
Possessed are meant to be amazing, and take a lot of benefits from the Eye of the Gods esque table.
There are NO Daemons in the Codex because that is what Allies are for.
That is all I can remember for now. Sorry I am VERY tired. But regardless I have to say I am excited to see the Codex in the flesh and get cracking on some themed lists with Allied Daemons or Guard (for a proper Lost and the Damned army).
Here's the first half of my Grey Hunters pack, a ten man squad with two melta guns. I decided to make my Wolves as members of Grimnar's Great Company, alternating the typically black shoulder pads for white ones (like a home jersey vs. an away jersey).
I particularly like painting Space Wolves, as each model is like its own character with all the detail and dynamism. I am particularly proud of the gentleman with the standard on his backpack.
On the right, you can see the Lysander I painted a few years ago. On the left, the Lysander I painted this weekend. There's been some small improvement.
This is the beginning of a Space Marine repainting project, for two reasons. Foremost, I want my Space Marines to look better, as they are some of the earlier models I painted. Secondly, I want the bases to match for allying.
I liked painting a Skaven model so much that I ended up painting the Deathmaster for myself. That's one awesome model! I wanted the red to look like a bright splash of blood contrasting with the dark cloth.
This is the first Skaven I have painted, a gift for Tom since he loaned me his army for a tournament a whole back. I enjoyed the painting, and was inspired to paint a Deatmaster Snikch for myself, which I'll post up tomorrow!
Check out the Bull City Wargaming Podcast on iTunes, where Tom and I discuss these models!
Episode III of Bull City Wargaming is out now! Go and get it on ITunes! Tom and I talk about our experiences with Sixth Edition and the awesomeness that is Chaos in the Old World. As always, you'll learn proper British from Tom, play along with our Warhammer Trivia, and hear a random fact from Michael Penny. Plus, I shout about things! Who doesn't like that!?!?