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I"m looking at getting an order of Thunderwolves to play with by the end of the month, and so I've been tooling around with my list a bit. I'm wondering if it would be better to field them in a single 4 man squad or to split them into some equivalent of 3 squads. They are the only fasts in my SW army and if I do split them, I'm considering putting powerfists and thunderhammers on them (Magnetized for easily backpedaling).
I only ask because, though they would be a lot of points, I would gain more anti-tank since I tend to play against tank heavy zealots...
I'm also considering just doing a few HQ's on Thunderwolves, but my point values skyrocket at that point. These are casual game btw, and if I lose every time I can always bust out my other armies and smote them in different ways. -Thanks!
depends on the point value. An what role u want them to be. I use mine for tank hunters have 11 str 10 hits is kinda hot consider they can be on the other side of the table in turn or so. 1850 i run 4 and a wolf lord with pf and ss. I use all ss too because 3 inv is nut. And u can believe how much fire i see people trow at them and they just shake it off and. 1250 i run grps of 3 with pf and all ss. they have fleet and 12 assault range is what makes them so deadly. i love them to death its like shot at my razorbacks or shot at the thunder wolves lol.
How many points? I play 1500pts, and field a 3 man unit with 2 melta bombs, 1 Frost Blade, and 1 Storm Shield. I attach a THunderwolf Lord to the squad that has Runic Armor and a Frost Blade as well. I've only fought Necrons/Orks with this list, and have devastated them every time. Enough models and uniqueness to allocate wounds, and survivability when screened with a vehicle or 15 Fenrisian Wolves. This squad has sweeping advanced an enter Warbiker squad with Nob, Scarab squad, Necron Warrior sqauds, and Immortal squads with much ease usually in multi-assaults.
Notable Achievements: Farseer w/ SS taking down a Monolith all by itself in one shooting phase. A Warlock w/ SS in a Guardian squad on an objective taking down a Soul Grinder in one Shooting phase. 2nd turn 2 DSing Trygon Primes going from 6-0 wounds during turn 3.
I see three or four being the best size for one squad as at that point you can do some multi-wound shenanigans, which drastically increases their survivability. If you're worried about them being too many points in one spot, look into that. They're definitely worth their points, though, and the only thing you have to worry about is str 10 stuff (which there isn't that much of in the game).
Just out of curiosity and clarification dreaded shaman stated that thunderwolf cavalry have fleet and a 12' assault range. Now am i missing something or not looking in the right place? But i dont see anywhere in my codex where it sates that they have these rules. I have thought about taking thunderwolves and if these rules are the case that just seals the deal but i want to double check before i start making a new list.
Thunderwolves are cavalry/beasts and all cavalry/beasts have Fleet and a 12" charge. It's in the main rulebook under unit types.
The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. Bring them understanding of the power of ourselves through our strength and their fear. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all fragments will be smashed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be consumed
Well now dont I feel like an idiot. Thats what I get for not looking more closely. I appreciate it.
yea besides long fangs and grey hunters they are my fav unit in the game.
I always used to run them as a single large squad until a friend's tooled out flash gits managed to kill 3 cav and put my wolf lord on mount down to one wound which crippled me for the game (thought thats what i get for putting them out in the open and not expecting him to seize, lesson learnt!). I guess it depends on what your facing and what role they will fill, if your facing high volume of high str low AP fire or pie plates everywhere then i would suggest splitting them otherwise they work fine in large groups