Sunday, 17 June 2012

Loganwing List, 2500pts

I had an interesting game recently against my friends Blood Angels. I wanted to try something I had never tried before while gaming, namely a Loganwing army, packing as many terminators armoured warriors as I had models for.

The one thing I could guarantee before even thinking too much about the list was that there would not be too many models on the table on my Space Wolf side. As it turned out neither side had a huge amount due to the list selected by my Blood friend, but we'll have a quick look at that list later on (from what I can remember of it!).

The only other stipulation I had on my list was that it had to WYSIWYG, which would also help to push up the cost of each model as I seem to have alot of terminator models with either a thunder hammer, chainfist or powerfist. So, without further ado, lets take a look at the list I fielded for this game:

Space Wolves 2,500pts Loganwing

The Great Wolf Logan Grimnar.
Rune Priest - TDA, Wolf Tooth Necklace, Wolf Tail Talisman.

Lone Wolf - TDA, Frost Blade, Storm Shield, 2xFenrisian Wolves.

Wolf Guard Squad 1 (TDA) - Heavy Flamer/Power Weapon, Combi-Melta/Chainfist, Combi-Plasma/Power Weapon (x2), Combi-Melta/Wolf Claw, Drop Pod.

Wolf Guard Squad 2 (TDA) - Wolf Claw/Storm Shield (x2), Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield (x2), Assault Cannon/Chainfist, Land Raider Redeemer.

Wolf Guard Squad 3 (TDA) - Storm Bolter/Chainfist, Storm Bolter/Power Weapon, Storm Bolter/ Powerfist, Combi-Melta/Powerfist, Storm Bolter/Chainfist/Cyclone Missile Launcher.

Wolf Guard Squad 4 (TDA) -  Combi-Melta/Wolf Claw, Combi-Melta/Powerfist, Storm Bolter/Chainfist,Heavy Flamer/Chainfist, Wolf Claw/Wolf Claw (x2).

Thunderwolf Cavalry - 3 Men, Storm Shield/Melta Bombs, Storm Shield/ Frost Blade.

Long Fangs - 6 Men, Missile Launcher (x3), Lascannon (x2), Razorback with Twin-Linked Lascannons.

Predator - Lascannon Sponsons, Twin-Linked Lascannons.

And that is that. 39 models in total, the majority 2+/5++ saves, with a small range of vehicles to accompany them. Logan started with the Redeemer while the Rune Priest joined the fourth Wolf Guard squad. Everything was deployed from the start except the Drop Pod which came in on turn one.

The Blood Angels list -

Captain in power armour with inferno pistol, power fist and jump pack.
Honour guard with Sanguinary priest (bolt pistol and chainsword), Blood champion (bolt pistol, combat shield
and power weapon), 3 honour guard with power weapons (1x bolt pistol, 1x hand flamer, 1x inferno pistol) all 
with jump packs.
Death company dreadnought with blood talons, storm bolter and melta gun
The above in a storm raven with extra armour, twin linked lascannons, twin linked multimelta and hurricane 
Sanguinary Guard
5 men with 4x Glaive encarmine, 1x powerfist, 4x angelus Boltguns, 1x infernus pistol, chapter banner and 
jump packs.
In a Stormraven identical to the above.
Death Company
5 men 5x bolt pistols, 4x power weapons, 1x powerfist and jump packs.
Furioso librarian  Dreadnought 
Blood fist, force weapon, storm bolter, blood boil, might of heroes.
Both in a Stormraven as above.
Assault squad
Sergeant with plasma pistol and power weapon. 9 marines 8x bolt pistol and close combat weapon, 
1x plasma pistol and close combat weapon.
2x vindicators, 1 with extra armour.

Which meant the Blood Angels had 37 models in total on the table top. It was quite surreal how 5,000pts were taken up by only 76 models.

The main thing that went right in this game was my dice rolling. Never before have I made so many 5++ saves. It was good having invulnerable saves against everything for a change, rather than just two or three models throughout an entire army.

The Long Fangs took down two Storm Ravens and a Vindicator and immobilised the Librarian Dreadnought. The other Storm Raven was taken out by a combination of the Predator and Razorback.

As for the troops, Logan was a beast for a short while, killing six Assault Marines out of six attacks and watching as his unit cleared up on the remnants, then took down four Sanguinary Guard at the same time as taking all as many wounds from their attacks back.

Victory was the Space Wolves even with Logan finished, as the Thunderwolves finished off the Death Company and the Honor Guard as well as the remaining Vindicator.

While this was a successful first run of a terminator army, I would by no means call it as conclusive that it would be all conquering. I suspect that against larger forces the sheer weight of numbers will leave a heavy toll on the Wolves. There is however enough firepower and strength in there to deal with pretty much anything. This was only a fun run game to try out high points value models and it was fun, but would need a fair bit of tinkering with if it were to be used in anything but those fun and friendly games.

Next up I will be using exactly the same list against Blood Angels again, but a completely different list entirely. From the sneak peek I've had of it, it has a few more men, less vehicles and Mephiston. Hopefully my dice rolls will remain good!

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