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Why this Saga sucks:
1) Only Infantry models in power armour can take it. That bars characters with a Jump Pack, Bike, Termie armour or a Thunderwolf from using it. This means, at best, you can have some bloke with a Storm Shield come bimbling on from one of the table edges late in the game to likely do very little at all.
2) That's it.
Sure you get Stealth as well, and as Sagas go it's a cheap one, but it is cheap because it is bad. If "the character and any unit he is with" could outflank and had Stealth, or you could buy dedicated transports for characters, it might well be an idea. Otherwise I'm seeing little use for it.
Well, as a WGBL with the saga, you can actually take a Thunderwolf Mount. It just says no jump pack or bike with that saga. You could also give him two wolves for meatshields. He would be a harassing unit to come on the board from the side. Then you get to run up to units are start hitting them upside the head. Sure, maybe its not the best combo, but it seems like it could be fun to play around with.
I was under the impression that a model with a Saga of the Hunter was able to join Wolf Scouts when they're using Behind Enemy Lines as a way to boost the somewhat limited hitting power they got when they're on their own..
The WGBL and the WP, are ICs. If a IC, joined the WSs, some of the special rules would be lost.
Create a WG pack, and peel one off to join the WS pack, and you'll be fine.
The SotH, and the WSs special rules, aren't a good mix anyway.
I like, MCBG's, idea. Never thought of using the thunderwolf mount.
Using a character, with the SotH, seems to me you could create one nasty anti-HQ choice.
I'm well aware that you can throw a WG into the scout squad.. Thank you..
Reading the character rules again I see that I'm likely wrong.
Were I to try to find a way to sneak around the rules, it would be by suggesting that Behind Enemy Lines is not as much of a special rule being confered to the character, it's more like an altering of the basic game mechanics (outflanking), which the SotH confers aswell.
Okay this is rather vague I know.
But are we to go all RAW, it must be noticed that the scouts does not even have the choice of whether they want to use BEL or not, they MUST use it.
This'd mean that you simply could not let the hunter join the scouts if you intended to outflank them, one way or the other as the rules conflict.
If we throw a bit RAI into the mix it seems weird that they would give you the option of adding SotH to a Wolf Priest when he's unable to use it with the ONLY other unit in the codex that could otherwise outflank. The WGBL can at least jump upon a wolf and have a small retinue of other wolves as MC already suggested.
As I generally go by RAW I admit I was wrong. But by RAI it should be possible as it just doesn't make sense otherwise.
Thunderwolf would be the only time this would be useful, and I'd honestly rather give him warrior born or no saga at all if he was on a TWM.
Saga of the Hunter can only be given to Infantry. If your character is given a Thunderwolf Mount, his unit type becomes Cavalry, and therefore may not select Saga of the Hunter.
Sorry, but it's written plainly in the rules.
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The codex states SotH can't be given to a model with a jetpack or bike.
It doesn't mention the Thunderwolf mount.