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Ive played 40k for about three months and I really love my Guard army. I just recently got into space wolves and and am trying to use somewhat Guard-like tactics.
I recently looked into buying an exterminator model. I was doing some research, and I found out that with the new rules I can:
-Fully arm an Leman Russ Exterminator for 205 points, complete with 3 heavy bolters, an autocannon turret and a pintle mounted storm bolter
-Fire all weapons on it even after moving 6 inches
-Have three of them on the table and look awesome
Have any of you fielded an exterminator in your wolves army before? What other units does it work well with? Any strategies you care to share? All help is appreciated.
I am the Aquila-Guerilla!
I tried one out with several weapon combinations under 3rd ed rules. It either turned into a very expensive pillbox with medium to long range. Not too bad if I had an open field of fire. Or else I moved it and it provided very limited firepower. Hardly better than a Predator.
However, under the new rules it is a VERY excellent anti-hoard tank. I pinned a Ork mob in a canyon and had two rounds of excellent killing before some stick bombs got me. It's not too bad against terminators either. I had 9 H. Bolter hits on a termie unit (no autocannon hits ) With that many saves you're bound to get some, I killed three.
So the new rules have made me a believer and I plan to field one a lot more often.
But under the new space marine codex that is rumored to be coming out soon, in which there will be a create your own chapter doctorines, not actual chapter rules, AND the rumor that GW is trying to get rid of the LR exterminator (none in the IG codex) . . .
Is it worth buying that rare tank if it might not be part of the Space Wolf army for much longer??
And Gnome, you can only have one per Space Wolf army, i believe.
Yeah, you're right about the one Exterminator per army.
Eliminating it from the Space Wolf List though?!?!?! Come on!
Might as well just change the entire background so that Hokey McSchmoe was their die hard leader instead of Leman Russ! Gah, that angers me...
Whatever I cant field for my Wolves will go directly into my Guard army (Exterminators atleast) It should be listed in an Imperial Armor book someplace, and I only play against friends anyhow, so its not that big of a deal for me.
I am the Aquila-Guerilla!