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I've played 40K for roughly.. 6 years, now, and I started with, and still use, Space Wolves. And since I started, my forces have been lead by Wolf Lord Eric Morkai, who has always, ALWAYS, through 3 miniature incarnations, been armed with Terminator Armour, Bolter-Plasma gun, and a Thunder Hammer, because back in 3rd ed, SWs cou;d use combi-weapons for true grit, and, of course, could fire rapid fire weapons before assaulting. And thunder hammers are much cooler than power fists. However.. in 4th ed, I've found that the bolter-plasma gun never gets used, and he gets clobbered by evil enemies ganging up on him before he gets a chance to hit with the Thunder Hammer... So, logically, I should change his weapons fit.. but the character I've lovingly stuck with for so many years has always had that individual, trademark wargear.. so I'm torn between what to do... So in desperaton, and to avoid taking such a monumenteous, and at the same time, rather petty, decision myself, I ask you, I beseech you.. Should I change Eric Morkai's wargear? And if so, what to?
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC
Hi! Just take your old hero as he is. I have a thunderhammer/ss lord namend "Helios" (aka Belial^^) in termi armor as well for my own chapter. Yeah, LCs seem to be better. Maybe in most situations they ARE better. Wayne. I love the Mini and it's story, it really looks cool and my hearts beats for it. It's my darl. I would never set a good killing Mini over a good looking Mini, especally not the charcters. Because they are... you^^ Maybe you should just chance the squad. Or your tactics. Throw the termis againts units with less powerweapons or LCs. You unterstand? Change the circumstances and your Hero will be greater then before :happy:
Fair enough... but model-wise, I'm just on the verge of retiring my current model and getting a new one, using the FW SW termie people, and my main opponent plays Deathwing, so avoiding power weapons isn't very easy. Sorry, I know I'm being contrary, but it's just dissapointing when you Wolf Lord goes from the Unmoveable Rock that leads Your Forces Against All Comers, to The Small Piece of Pumice Stone that Leads Your Forces Into The First Round of Combat And Gets Crushed. I still love the bloke.. So I probably will end up just re-writing my list and ahving another go at the tactics, I just don't want to do that and then re-re-do it when the SW codex finally comes out...
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC
I play "Lichwing" aka Deathwing myself, i just can tell you- eat him with usual squads! You don't lack of Plasmaweapons. Just take Plasmacannons and he's as good as dead, as he has not enough models. 4 Plasmacannons and he will be crying. And then you can go around with your Wold Lord and his termis (can they have veteran skills? If so, take furious charge and LCs^^), while the Lord is killing the characters the his squad will kill the other squad (as they strike with ini 5).
That is evil, canny, simple, and in keeping with my GH-heavy force. I see no downside here! Oh, I need to get plasma guns. But many, many thanks Sirrah! Eric, your useless plasma-whatsit is saved. Rejoice!
POINTLESS EDIT: My mate doesn't play 'true' Deathwing either.. He used to colelct Scythes of the Emperor, then they got clobbered by Hive Fleet whatever-it-was, leaving only the 1st Company around.. so he switched to Deathwing with the new DA codex.
Last edited by Wolf Lord Herby; March 21st, 2008 at 18:46.
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC
I say stick with him! my commander has a single Lightning claw and a bolt pistol, my chaplin has a thunderhammer and crozius and one of my vet sgts has 2 bolt pistols. simply because they look awesome!
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~~ Surrender and serve me in life, or die and slave for me in death~~
Maybe change his bolter plasma to a bolter meltagun.
That way he can fire it and still charge.
Team him up with some lightning claw terminators to limit the amount of power weapon attacks hitting him.
I have a Termie captain with lightning claws, a Termie captain with Thunderhammer and Storm Shield. If I'm using them, they often lead a squad of Assault Terminators if I have the points.
The most important thing is that he look cool and you enjoy using him. It is nice for him to win a few though. It has been hotly debated whether a terminator can charge after firing rapid fire weapons (Thus he could still fire his plasma gun and charge) I believe that is the intent of the rule (otherwise chaos terminators are at a major disadvantage)
Arch Overfiend & Grand Despot
I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff