Quote: (Jeridian @ Sep. 24 2009, 16:45 )
I should probably comment on the Space Wolves...
I think they should be a viable Air Assault list, i.e. they should be able to fit their 'core' choices into Thunderhawks.
Quite aside from the harsh reality that this is basically the only way to get Marines to work competitively, there is no background reason to say Space Wolves are too stupid to make use of the dozens of Thunderhawk Gunships lying around the fang.
I disagree. In both NetEa and EpicUK the codex marine list is basically air and they have the even more air list in the form of the Black Templars (you too can take 2 scouts for your tacticals to get 8 units to fit in a thunderhawk) in both forum.
By costing the choices as air choices, but essentially including a unit or two that won't fit (for grey hunters a stand and a rhino), it gets a free boost to the ground and drop operations. I believe wolves were originally the drop army in their fluff anyway.
Neither option (drop and ground) has been done that way yet. The Salamanders list does mechanised troops, but fluff reasons they are a bit slower than regular marines and are a 'heavy mech' choice. Space Wolves could be the light mech force that works with a viable drop pod alternative deployment.
So competent at air ops, good at drops and ground ops.
Course if it doesn't work air assault is a very easy army to do, but the question then becomes why if there are two other lists doing that?
I'll put my vote in never to see fully armoured Space Wolves riding wolves...
Epic still has some respect left, unlike it's drunk waster brother 40k,
I thought this and then Ben pointed out how silly everything else is
I guess they could fit as heavy cavalry types. still I reckon they should be subtly unattractive choices
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