|Look out, sir! Behind you!|
I've been slowly evolving my list over the course of my games to try and make the most competitive Wolf list I can. Moreso than with any other army have I wanted to run a little bit of everything. With Daemons, it was easy, I wasn't interested in running any Nurgle or most Khorne stuff. Space Wolves just have too many damn options. But here's what I brought to the tournament:
Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf (215 pts)
Melta Bombs, Frost Axe, Storm Shield and 1 Fenrisian Wolf attachment
Rune Priest in Power Armour- Warlord (120 pts)
Runic Armour, Psyker Level 1 w/ Codex Powers; Jaws of the World Wolf and Living Lightning
9 Grey Hunters in Drop Pod (195 pts)
1 Plasma gun, 1 w/ Mark of the Wulfen
10 Grey Hunters in Drop Pod (220 pts)
Wolf Standard; 1 Plasma gun, 1 w/ Mark of the Wulfen
10 Grey Hunters Pack in Drop Pod (175 pts)
10 Grey Hunters (160 pts)
Wolf Standard, 1 Plasma gun
Dreadnought (125 pts)
6 Long Fangs (130 pts)
1 Squad Leader, 2 Heavy Bolters, 3 Missile Launchers
6 Long Fangs Pack (125 pts)
1 Squad Leader, 3 Heavy Bolters, 2 Missile Launchers
8 Fenrisian Wolves (64 pts)
3 Thunderwolf Cavalry (220 pts)
1 w/ Thunder Hammer and Storm Shield, 2 Melta Bombs
Aegis Defense Line with Quad Gun (100 pts)
The Games:Nick- Tyranids
I'm always up for killing a little Xenos, so this was immediately going to be a fun matchup. However, he had 5 Monstrous Creatures and the Doom so it was looking like an uphill battle from the start. I was not wrong. He took two Tervigons which spawned a huge amount of Termagants first turn, but I killed plenty of the pests quickly. Then they both got stopped up early in the game, which helped.
But between them, two flying hive tyrants, and the Trygon, there wasn't much I could do. Too many giant scaries and not enough firepower to go around. Then, you know, the Doom flops down and my Long Fangs are suddenly gone. We took the full time allotted, 2 1/2 hours, and it was a slow grind the whole way.
I managed to hold onto one objective for dear life, and that was the only VPs I scored all day.
Just as an aside, his army was lovely. The tan bodies with red carapaces is a great combination and it was very well executed. They're in the picture above.