Today I made an army list for the first time in over a year.
I’ve been away from the hobby for a long time, mainly due to being on a relatively intense Master’s degree course. I have managed to keep an eye on new releases and was pleased to see two of my armies; High Elves and Tau receive an update, while being distressed at the price of the army books. The £30 army books make me reminisce about when I got started in the hobby and you could pick one up for £12! Safe to say I haven’t bought either of the new army books yet. But this post isn’t meant to be about Games Workshop’s prices, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of opportunities in the future for that.
This helped in my decision to use my Space Wolves, but only 700 points of them. A friend and I are combining forces of Ultramarines and Space Wolves against a mix of Imperial Guard and Space Marines. Such a small force was difficult to make with the cost of space marines but it should make coming to terms with the rules again quite easy. Thankfully, we’ll be sticking to 5th Edition for the time being which means I should be able to remember some of what’s supposed to be going on. We’ll be heading to Warhammer World for the battle, which is always a treat thanks to the great gaming tables, miniatures hall and Bugman’s. Taking everything into account it seems quite an easy reintroduction back into the hobby, all I need to do now is find the motivation to pick up the paint brush once again.
I’ll keep my army selection to myself for now, in case my opponent reads this! But perhaps I’ll try to write my first battle report and post it later?
In a previous post I promised a 1000 point battle report when I reached over 100 followers on twitter. The time is approaching when I can meet up with my challenger and his tyranid army. We’ve agreed we’re going to give the Death World scenario a go from White Dwarf issue 388. We’re also going to use the same lists as the battle report featured in the same issue.
So here are the lists:
For me it looks like a difficult battle for the Space Wolves but I’m gonna give it a go and I’ll post a battle report on here.
What do you guys think of the lists and whether it will be a good battle?
I’ve declared that once I reach 1000 tweets on twitter I will create a 1000 point Space Wolf list and battle a friend with that army, I’ll post a “battle report” about it and I’m accepting requests, so feel free to let me know your preferences. In addition, I’ll do the same when I reach 100 followers on twitter so make sure you follow me.