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I've been working on building a Space Wolves Army. Right now I have a Rune Priest, a Venerable Dread, and some scouts. Adding the Battleforce and two Landspeeders will get me a 1,000 point army. Thinking ahead to 1500, I found that a Wolf Priest and terminators would get me there. I'd love to have some, but they seem really limited because they can't teleport and I'm not ready to Drop pod everything in. The thought of all those points slogging across the board, even with assault cannons, is alarming and really seems a colossal waste of points.
Does anyone use them at 1500 points, and, if so, how do you kit them out and what do you use them for?
I'm sure they would carry you through to a better end than not using them. I personally don't want to use them because my army is particularly young and none have proven themselves for the terminator armour.
In my experiences against terminators, they're great, they're tough to kill in general, sometimes it's just the rolls. The Wolf Guard terminators do have access to the armory which will prove to be very beneficial to them.
If I were you, I'd take them with an HQ choice that is also in terminator armour. Frosty weapons are fun!
Hope that helped.
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Well there are several problems with SW terminators:
Deployment: Two of the better deployment options for SW terminators are not really an option.
-You don’t get the option of deepstriking them, which depending on your opponent is very necessary.
-You could put them in a land raider with Lightning Claws like many other chapters do, but space wolves already have the blood claws which are much better suited to this tactic, and therefore doesn’t really make sense to do especially for the cost.
-Since you must buy terminators as an upgrade to wolf guard you are forced to buy their weaponry sepertly which ends up being a lot more expensive then codex chapters. This is especially true if you want to go for the CC terminators.
-Sure you have more options in outfitting them but you pay for it in points, and IMO that sucks.
-For the same 5 man terminator squad w/ 2 assault cannons you are paying 66 points more then a codex chapter (given this is with a WGBL which is has better stats but still a lot more for what you are getting).
-In order to take a SW terminator squad you must take them as a retinue to your HQ, so they don’t take an elite slot. This can be seen as an advantage or a disadvantage, but personally I would much rather use my HQ options in a SW army to support my already good CC units.
Primary Army: Tyranids; Secondary Army: Space Wolves
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What Platypus says is totally right. I had in my older SW army Termies with the FW stuff on them... they looked totally cool. I thought I used them only once in a game, when they never paied their points back... Then I sold the army! :ballon:
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
i totally disagree. i always use terminators in my games. i take them in 1000pts games and you can't argue with the results. give them a runic charm, 5 points, meaning that effectively your opponent must kill double the number due to the re-rolls. if you can get the permission of your opponent then do and blend the recent codex SM and codex SW i know its not technically not allowed and GW leicester has stopped me from doing it unless the rules need to be updated eg codex SW still lists the assault cannon as s6 ap 4 no rending jams on ones. besides drop pods count as deep striking without needing a model to represent the drop pod because its olod rules. ill let my rambling cease.....
I still use them in a drop pod... I prefer the drop pod for a bit of safety. 4 of them and 2 assault cannons in the unit sounds nice to me....
i run up the middle. they re tough and durable and i like the assault cannons shots. i just ignore the drop pod option unless its a major objective.
Take a look at the Space Wolves FAQ, you no longer need to drop your whole army to give just your Wolf Guard Terminators a drop pod.
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