I’m not very good at list building, I don’t have much experience and I’ve heard so much about the cheesy lists that can be built with the Space Wolves codex, that I want to avoid that at all costs. It doesn’t help that I paint what I want to paint and that my usual opponent plays Daemons, so my initial lists were designed to deal with Bloodletters (they didn’t work).
I can currently make a fairly sensible (for me) 1424 point list which I could tweak to hit 1500 points, which is a bit of a landmark for me. It’s only taken me a year and a third to reach this point!
The list is currently:
HQ: Wolf Lord, Terminator armour, 1x Wolf Claws, 2x Fenrisian Wolves, Belt of Russ
HQ: Rune Priest, Chooser of the Slain
HQ: Wolf Priest, Bike
Elites: 3x Wolf Guard, 2x Wolf Claws, Storm Shield and Thunder Hammer
Elites: Lone Wolf, 2x Fenrisian Wolves
Elites: 10x Wolf Scouts, 5x sniper rifle, 1x boltgun, 1x missile launcher
Troops: 5x Grey Hunters, 1x plasma gun
Troops: 5x Grey Hunters, 1x power fist
Troops: 10x Blood Claws, 1x melta gun, 1x power axe
Fast Attack: 3x Swift Claws
Fast Attack: Land Speeder, multi melta, flamer
Heavy Support: 5x Long Fangs, power fist, 2x heavy bolters, 1x missile launcher, 1x lascannon
At the moment I have kits or partly built models for: 20 more troops, 2 more Swiftclaws, 10 more Long Fangs, a Land Raider and a Dreadnought. Obviously I would not be able to use everything listed below 2000 points. I’d probably drop the Lone Wolf for the Dreadnought and I’m not planning on using all of the Long Fangs at once.
It’s beginning to look like a list though!