Why did this happen? Well to be perfectly honest my Space Wolf list is close combat heavy. Actually it’s completely assault. My list is designed to run forward and punch you in the face, repeatedly. If you have armor, I will pop it with Melta or I will assault it; both of which occur at ranges of less than 12 inches. All my squads are designed to be redundant, I have no specialized squads designed to do one thing; there are no Terminators or Speeders. My squads are all Grey Hunters and Long Fangs, that’s it. My only armor support comes from one Venerable Dreadnought with an assault cannon and close combat weapon, even my armor wants to beat your face.
Now this is not to say that I always win at Warhammer, quite far from it actually. My Imperial Guard army sadly gets its tail kicked allot and by allot I mean allot. Yes, when everyone was running around beating face with Imperial Guard I was losing with them or getting draws. I had to work hard for each victory and plan things out. Deployment and objective placement were key, planning movements and vehicle placements each turn were crucial. Then I dusted off my Wolves and put together a list for our Planetary Empires campaign and something odd happened. I tabled my first opponent, and then the next and then the next. In fact out of my first 7 games with Space Wolves I tabled 5 of them. I became completely oblivious to objectives because they didn’t matter, wipe your opponent off the board in 5 turns and who cares what the mission is; right?
|Right before getting hemmed up in the Kill Zone...|
Like Han says: ‘Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.’