Monday, 18 April 2016

Army on Parade - Space Wolves Drop Pod Army

Hey there internet, today I am showing off my Space Wolves Drop Pod themed army.  I have had this army for about seven years now and in it's first iteration it only contained five Drop Pods.  The number of Drop Pods has gradually increased and for a long time I used seven as a maximum but in very resent times I felt that nine would be optimal.

I have found that having the ability to drop a unit on a specific objective anywhere on the table has become very useful since the introduction of the Maelstrom of War missions.  I am now finding pods even more effective while using the new Supremacy Tactical Objective cards.  Those objectives are harder to achieve with some taking two consecutive turns but the reach and board control that a Drop Pod provides works really well using the supremacy cards.

My opinions on the tactical viability of Drop Pods aside an entire army that is mounted in Drop Pods looks bloody wicked on the table top and can be a real pain in the butt for an opponent when you start to choke up the board with discarded Pods making entire areas of the battlefield inaccessible.

Personally I like not having to deploy anything on the table because I am lazy like that, but lets get on and take a look at my list and then the pictures.

Company of the Great Wolf

Rune Priest - Bolt Pistol, Runic Staff.

Wolf Guard Terminators x4 - Stormbolters x4, Power Axes x4.

Dreadnought - Multi Melta, Power Fist, Heavy Flamer, Drop Pod.

Wolf Guard x5 - Combi Plasma x5, Drop Pod.

Wolf Guard x5 - Combi Melta x5, Drop Pod.

Wolf Guard x5 - Combi Flamer x5, Drop Pod.

Grey Hunters x10 - Plasma Gun x2, Chainswords x10, Drop Pod.

Grey Hunters x10 - Meltagun x2, Chainswords x10, Drop Pod.

Grey Hunters x10 - Flamer x2, Chainswords x10, Drop Pod.

Drop Pod - Stormbolter. (terminators ride)

Long Fangs x5 - Missile Launcher x4, Flak Missiles x4, Drop Pod.

Total = 1747pts

Rune Priest & Wolf Guard Terminators.

Combi flamer Wolf Guard.

Combi Melta Wolf Guard.

Combi Plasma Wolf Guard.


Flamer Grey Hunters.

Meltagun Grey Hunters.

Plasma Grey Hunters.

Long Fangs.

If I drop three of the four Flak Missiles I can put my Rune Priest in his Terminator Armour.

If you are interested in how I painted my Space Wolves then please click here, and if you want to see this army in action I plan to try and get some pictures of my next game up very soon light permitting.

If you are interested in taking a look at some of my other photo's please follow the links below.

Warhammer 40K
The Horus Heresy

Here is a video of the army that I uploaded to youtube, if it does not load in your browser then click here.

Anyway thanks for visiting and please do check back again soon.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Workbench Progress - Culexus Assassin

Hey there,

Right now I am working on getting my ninth drop pod painted so I can post up some pictures of my entire Space Wolves Drop Pod army.   Expect to see that next week but for now I have some pictures of a Culexus Assassin that I painted last month.

This model is more of less a copy of the one done by the GW studio, I added some blue/green glow FX here and there as a nod to my Space Wolves who have all their power weapons and gems done in the same colours.

One this I will say is that the new plastic kit is soooooo much better than the old crappy metal one, I did not enjoy painting the above model one bit but I needed it at the time.

Check out the pictures of my old metal Vindicare Assassin.
Be sure to check back soon but until next time goodbye.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Workbench Progress - Stormwolf

I have spent the last few weeks gathering up all the small projects that have been hanging around my workbench gathering dust and finishing them.  A while back I decided that the Stormfang Gunship was a bad units and all the time I spent painting mine would have been better spent on a Stormwolf so I decided a retrofit was in order.  I set to ripping off the Stormfang bits and prepping the kit for conversion into a Stormwolf.  After a little bit of messing around I managed to get all the replacement bits attached and ready for paint.  So it’s all finished now and I am very happy with how the conversion looks, you would never know that it used to be a Stormfang.

That's all for today, I hope you enjoyed the pictures, please leave any comments or questions down below and do please check back soon for more updates.