Chiming in for us tonight is very solid source on the upcoming Space Wolves release. Specifically about Grey Hunters, Bloodclaws, Terminators, Wolfguard and more. Space Wolves are apparently getting access to the Space Marine AA, getting a new flyer (that we had some details about earlier from a different source), and getting some cool formations.
Please remember that these are rumors.
via an must remain anonymous source on Faeit 212
Your information on space wolves main units is a bit off.
Grey Hunters are not cheaper, they are still 15/model.
They come with Bolter, Bolt Pistol, grenades, ATSKNF, Counter Attack and Acute Senses.
They can have one model upgraded to a Wolf Guard, for +10 points, who gets +1Ld/attack and access to wargear. (Same as veteran sergeants, except that if not taken, there isn't a "character" in the unit the way normal sergeants are).
They can take 1 special weapon, or 2 at 10 man. They are limited only to special weapons and not heavy as per normal. They pay the same points as space marines now, not a discount and not a free one at 10.
They can also take plasma pistols at 1 per 5 in addition to special weapons.
They can swap their bolter for a chainsword at no cost, on a model-by-model basis, and it specifies that it must also be represented on the model.
Wolf banners are still in, but aren't as good and cost 15 points not 10.
Bloodclaws are 13 points per model, minimum 5 up to 20. Similar as above for upgrades. Unlike what's in stormclaw, if you upgrade a Bloodclaw to a Wolf Guard he gets +1 WS and BS (to take him to 4/4). They have rage now instead of their former +d3 attacks on the charge.
Wolf Guard terminators are now an entry, as are Wolf Guard non terminators, so no mixing and matching. No more pack leader separating of Wolf Guard to join other squads. Just upgrades in unit.
While I'm sure that a lot of people will be flipping over the loss of certain iconic character elements for space wolves, the new stuff in the book isn't just "Wolf This" "Wolf That" and they still remain sufficiently divergent from normal marines, with points costs that are now in line with them. Though I won't deny that they definitely were toned down in a lot of ways (that they weren't really overpowered in by any real means) they have been compensated for by gaining access to things like space marine AA tanks, a new flyer and some really nifty formations.
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