Closer Look: Inferno – Space Wolves

Yesterday, we looked at the Thousand Sons, and today it’s the Space Wolves’ turn.

The VI Legion’s way of war varies a lot from most Legions. Perhaps only their enemies in Inferno, the Thousand Sons, deviate more from the standard template in terms of military organisation. The Space Wolves are savagery made manifest – the Emperor’s executioners, for whom no task is too grim or too great.

In games, the Space Wolves are a combat Legion. While it is possible to create a force that looks much like any other Legion army, you probably aren’t getting the best from them if you do.

The whole army gets a bonus to their Weapon Skill when they charge, and bonuses to run. Other rules include hampering enemy infiltrators and ignoring the effects of fighting at night (nice try Night Lords…). All this lends itself to an assault army that is hard to counter – they’re going to run at you and take no prisoners!

Their unique units are also all combat based.

This starts with their basic infantry squad, the Grey Slayers. They have access to a much wider range of combat upgrades than a Legion Tactical Squad, and lose the Fury of the Legion rule in exchange for an ability to fire bolters and charge in the same turn.

Other new units include the Deathsworn Pack and the utterly brutal Varagyr Wolf Guard Terminators, who get into combat with the force of a Fenrisian avalanche.

New characters also reflect the Space Wolves’ unusual organisation, in the form of new Priests and named heroes including – of course – the Wolf King, Leman Russ.

The Space Wolves look like they’re going to play unlike any other Legion. We can’t wait to see them on the battlefields of the Age of Darkness.

Space Wolves Legion rules can be found in the new Inferno book. You’ll also need a copy of the Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List to for rules for a complete Space Wolves force.

If you’re looking to start a Space Wolves Legion, the Burning of Prospero or Battle for Calth are great starting points alongside a few Legion upgrade kits, and of course, the Lord of Winter and Ruin himself:

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