Sunday, 16 September 2012

A kick in the rear!!!!!!!!

Sometimes you lack a little motivation but then you get a kick in the rear. Like today!

So I have a team tournament coming up with Peter, Gill and Dan who you will all find on my blogs that I follow list. But ever since the new rules came out I have felt a bit lost and not know what to do with the game and what to do with my Space Wolf army. Then you get a great day like today which was to get your team mates round (minus Dan for lack of MOT) to remind you of your love for the game and help you understand it once more.

This team event is only in a couple of weeks at the end of September and it is teams of 4 players battling it out with 1850 point lists for the glory. But as I have said I had no idea where to go with my army as this is my first tournament in 6th edition. My previous lists as you might have read, featured a lot of mech so my grey hunters were nice and safe until they jusp out and rip your head off! But all 6th ed seems to bring me is a lot of shaken wrecks all over the table. So a twelve hour gaming session was called for with the lads. So I think I have now come up with (with a lot of help from Peters great brain) a fairly competitive list that at least gives me half a chance to have some fun.

So the basic run down of what I think I will be using for this tournament is a foot slogger list. OMG no mech on the table at all (unless you class a lonely Wolf Lord on a bike, haha).

Rune Priest in Terminator Armour
Rune Priest in Power Armour
Wolf Lord on Bike

5 Scouts with Heavy Bolter (scouts really!!!! I cant believe it either)

10 Grey Hunters with 2 Melta and Banner
10 Grey Hunters with 2 Melta and Banner
10 Grey Hunters with 2 Plasma and Banner
10 Grey Hunters with 2 Plasma, Banner and Drop Pod (the return of the infamous drop pod)

3 Thunder Wolves with Hammer and 3 Storm Shields (Love my dogs)

Long Fangs 2 Las and 3 Plasma
Long Fnags 2 Las and 3 Missile

So thats it! Well there are a few blasts from the blast here that I have not played since starting the game. Scouts never were brilliant in my opinion but in this list I use them as a fast delivery system for my Wolf Lord using the Outflank rule which should cause some bother.
Drop Pods I have never used that much because in 5th you seemed to have to fill your army with them to utilise them properly but with this dropping a ten man unit to break up the lines or drop on a relic seems a good use of the points now.
Return of the Plasma gun that used to kill off more of my own guys than the enemies when they blew up in there own faces but now seem to be really useable and great when rapid firing and killing any pesky terminators that what to smash your face in.

So the plan basically is to be really aggressive, more than what i an used to. Not to sure how it will work out when I am trying to capture lots of objectives but hopefully I will be able to place them where I need them. So it will be to storm forward with the grey's and thunder wolves. Drop down hard in there lines with the drop pod and outflank them at the back with the lord to really stir some trouble up. I should not be giving up first blood to easy with this list and hopefully breaking there lines before they know what has hit them. And if I need to just shoot and fire to break them down I can do that within the 24inches and soften them up before the big charge of 40 grey hunters with 3 attacks each, re rolling my hits with the two rune priest squads using the primus from the divination psychic powers. Well sounds good to me anyways.

But hey, any of you want to let me know your thoughts please comment below and I will let you know how the battles are progressing with these new tactics. Hopefully for the good.
Thanks for reading and see you all soon.
And again a big thanks to Peter and Gill!


  1. Looks pretty good. I think if you go first the drop pod will be quite easy first blood unless you can wipe something out before they get too. Also remember that interceptor weapons can shoot at the drop pod or unit when they come in. As forgeworld is allowed for this that could mean up to 9 hydra platforms shooting them which could be nasty.

  2. Yeah the drop pod is meant to hunt his First Blood kill, it does depend on finding something that the 2 meltaguns can hunt. I think the 9 Hydra platform spam is going to be killer on my army too, I'm hoping its just not that common