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Post  grots life on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:57 pm

No other unit in all of 40K gives me more fits than Thunderwolf Calvary. Rather than sitting down and math-hammering a solution to them, Emerald Wolf and I are going to run several scenarios and see just how different units can counter them. They are a fast attack unit and I will set up fast attack units from Space Marines, Chaos Marines, Tau, Orks and Necrons and let these units duke it out. We're going to see how well they do when charging and charged. What wargear works and what doesn't. I'm not expecting things to go well for me, but we'll know for sure on Monday.
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Re: Thunderwolf Calvary

Post  thecapn226 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:14 am

I think you'll find they stand up exceedingly well vs other fast attack units. If you want to really see how they work, run them against a hard counter such as 2 vindicators, grey knight paladins with halberds, or something similar. Moat fast attack is quick and light, but Tcav hits like a brick and is closer to an elites spot.
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Re: Thunderwolf Calvary

Post  grots life on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:01 am

I'm thinking the best way to deal with them is have a mob of 30 shoota boys rapid fire into them, but they charge from outside the rapid fire distance so the likelihood of that is not good.
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Post  AllmightyDM on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:53 am

What are their points per model, toughness, saves, and wounds? Just curious.
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Re: Thunderwolf Calvary

Post  grots life on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:19 am

All the stats are listed on the Games Workshop Space Wolves page under fast attack. By themselves, they aren't so much of a problem, it's when you add a Wolf Lord to the unit that the trouble starts.
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Post  AllmightyDM on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:27 am

They don't look much more dangerous than terminators\paladins besides the increased base strength and tougness. I'm assuming you can't kit them out with ap 2 weapons. I'm sure there are plenty of HQ's who rival a wolf lord.
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Re: Thunderwolf Calvary

Post  Harbinger on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:32 pm

You don't necessarily need AP 2 melee since the Thunderwolves have Rending and the reason why the Wolf Lord is nasty is because you get a 5 Strength/Toughness model with 3 Wounds, 6 Weapon Skill armed with a Power Weapon, +2 Saves/4+ Invul Saves, and Eternal Warrior is quite nasty, basically the 2 Wound Cavalry just help absorb wounds so the Lord can close in to tear something to pieces.
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Re: Thunderwolf Calvary

Post  grots life on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:41 pm

Aaaaand, when you give that bastich a storm shield, his invulnerable save goes to 3+.
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Post  Harbinger on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:03 pm

grots life wrote:Aaaaand, when you give that bastich a storm shield, his invulnerable save goes to 3+.

Ah, I was thining of the +4 from the Belt of Russ.
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Post  Harbinger on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:46 pm

Also adding in meltabombs and plasma pistols can make them pretty nasty against anything. Good unit. You'll pay for it, but it's a good unit.
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lol

Post  mouser04 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:35 am

well i delt with them with 10 lootas
that is 3 squads of 10 men lootas shooting at them[heheheh] lawnmower time
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