Jul 22 2012, 07:21 AM
So the classic use of Wolf Guard is to add the Fist and Combi-weapon to a unit of Grey Hunters... Well with the potential decrease in mech-meta (and running a foot list personally) I was wondering whether people though it was necessary to have the squad leaders or if they would be better used as an executor squad.
My thought is to run 6 or more Wolf Guard with Combi-Plasma in a drop pod and use them as an alpha strike to nab First Blood or to kill the opponent's Warlord. Tooled thus they are only 23pts each, and I can throw in a Fist or some Melta Bombs to deal with other threats too. Thoughts?
Jul 22 2012, 11:52 AM
challenges make having a character type model with a fist a potential liability depending on what assualts them. putting a bunch of them in a drop pod, hoping for first turn to potentially gain a VP for the first blood bonus seems like more of a liability.
Jul 22 2012, 01:23 PM
My 5th ed list was 4 units of Wolf Guard.
2 units were:
1 Terminator w/Chainfist & Cycone
The other 2 were:
Terminator w/Chainfist & Heavy Flamer (one of them had a Wolf Claw instead of the Chainfist).
Jul 22 2012, 05:24 PM
As stated fist sergeants are a liability for the points cost. Wolf guard fists are really cheap though, so might still be worth it. They are still a good combi weapon platform and they are pretty cheap to stick a terminator at the front of the unit for the first 3-10 saves if you're walking around with grey hunters.
Units of wolf guard got really awesome though, both in the combi-spam setup that was already awesome and the "bunch of dudes with some fists" setup.
Jul 25 2012, 06:46 PM
8 wolf guard - each with 2 plasma pistols. let by wolf priest to give them preferred enemy - in a drop pod
The Dark Angel
Jul 25 2012, 08:39 PM
Well having A S8 attack work well in cc agianst lots of things, also it's ap. Grey hunters don't get access to power fists, just power sowrds/axes.
Also a wolf guard give you LD9.
As for combi meltas in a pod, sure it sounds good but they really have to have a role after that (i just went to high lords were my 4 leftover guard only had combi-meltas in a pod, umm yeah they did not perform well at all) When they can still pose threat afterwards that's when they are usefull.
Jul 25 2012, 08:50 PM
Grey Hunters do have access to Power Fists. They're just terrible so not even the fluffiest of fluff bunnies takes them.
Actually, I might take one to Stouthammer. Maybe.
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