Space Wolves flyers

Feet off the ground
Feet off the ground
The rumours for Space Wolves are really flying now…

The latest that I’ve taken a bit to think about is the announcement of unique flyers for Space Wolves; the Stormwolf and the Stormfang Gunship.

Both come in reasonably costed for what they do:

Stormwolf – Fast Attack – Points = Land Raider minus 35
BS4 – F12 S12 R12 HP3 – Vehicle (Flyer, Hover, Transport)

Wargear:
Twin-linked helfrost cannon
Twin-linked lascannon
Two twin-linked heavy bolters – May be replaced with a Skyhammer launcher for free, or two twin-linked multi-meltas for 20pts
Ceramite Plating

Special Rules:
Assault Vehicle
Power of the Machine Spirit

Transport:
Transport Capacity – sixteen models
Fire Points – none
Access Points – One ramp at the front of the hull

Stormfang Gunship – Heavy Support – Points = Land Raider minus 30
BS4 – F12 S12 R12 HP3 – Vehicle (Flyer, Hover Transport)

Wargear:
Helfrost destructor
Two twin-linked heavy bolters – May be replaced with a Skyhammer launcher for free, or two twin-linked multi-meltas for 20 pts
Two Stormstrike missiles – May be replaced with a twin-linked lascannon for 15 pts
Ceramite Plating

Special Rules:
Power of the Machine Spirit

Transport:
Transport Capacity – six models
Fire Points – none
Access Points – One at rear of the hull

Helfrost cannon
dispersed – R24″ S6 AP3 Heavy 1, Helfrost, Blast
focussed – R24″ S8 AP1 Heavy 1, Helfrost

Helfrost destructor
dispersed – R24″ S6 AP3 Heavy 1, Helfrost, Large Blast
focussed – R24″ S8 AP1 Heavy 1, Helfrost, Lance

Helfrost – If a model suffers one or more unsaved wounds from this weapon, it must pass a separate Strength test for each wound suffered or be removed from play.

Now, it’s great that Space Wolves finally get access to flyers but, apart from money for Games Workshop, I don’t see why Space Wolves just didn’t get access to the existing Space Marine flyers; the Stormraven and the Stormtalon. Both of these flyers are as fluffy for Space Wolves as can be already, just keep going with the Vikings in Space theme (Ravens with Odin and Wolves have talons really). If they wanted special weapon upgrades they could have been sold as a separate upgrade pack.

I will still get these for my army but this has encouraged me to paint up my own successor chapter so that I can give it whatever chapter tactics I want so I don’t limit myself to one faction anymore as it gets really frustrating when they get changed.

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