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Offline Merellin

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Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« on: December 12, 2014, 09:41:26 AM »
So, I'm trying to think of new and fun ways to run my space wolves, So I thought about Blood Claws. Would be cool to have a unit of them with a Wolf Priest. So I counted a bit, 14 Blood Claws, With a Wolf Priest in Runic Armour and Lucas the Trickster in a StormWolf (So they can get in without dying) And.. Unfortunately it was a bit costly.. 593 points.. Thats a tad bit much to spend on one unit.. So what if I removed th Stormwolf, And added the last Blood Claw, And turned him into a terminator Wolf Guard? 415 points... Cheeper, But still expensive.. And must walk slowly across the board..

So I decided to ask others, How do you run your Blood Claws?

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 04:37:05 AM »
I have been thinking of building a new SW army and one idea was running a large unit of Blood Claws & Priest in a Stormclaw. It has a lot of good options and the Stormclaw it's self can hover and give great support fire.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 09:11:37 PM »
Ya i like to run mine 15 man squad in a storm wolf with a wolf priest. Then you give the wolf priest the wulfen stone and runic armour so your entire blood claw unit gets furious charge when they hop out.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 04:36:20 AM »
Where do you find the points for 15 Blood Claws with Wolf Priest in a Stormwolf? That unit is so expensive.. XD

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 04:41:48 AM »
I run 15 blood claws (2 meltas, Power axe) and Lukas the trickster
Is it just me or is Games Workshop out to get our money?

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 04:23:51 PM »
Sorry I don't play Wolves but I have a sort of basic familiarity.  Would you say you have to be careful with Blood Claws, or totally reckless?  I might assume reckless but you never know.  A lot of players complain to me about them but I kind of feel like I understand and respect how they're designed.  And I am a huge fan of Lukas.
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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 08:00:18 PM »
It's an expensive unit yes... But it is totally worth it! As long as you are playing 1750ish games id say take it all the time, unless you are going for thunderwolf spam lists instead.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2014, 09:51:35 AM »
Thunderwolves can't hold backfield objectives. One unit of 15 Blood Claws with Sevrin Loth is a very tough objective camper. Loth gives the unit Fearless and can hide inside the unit to safely cast invisibility on the Thunderwolf mob.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2014, 10:23:08 AM »
Does that mean you're allying with Red Scorpions?
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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2014, 03:27:36 AM »
Allying Red Scorpions or at least Ultramarines (Tigurius) makes the Thunderwolf mob survivable against the shooty Meta. 5 Scouts + Invisibility makes the difference.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 09:27:38 AM »
I use to run 11 Blood Claws, built for CC with Chain swords and pistols with the Champion using a plasma pistol and Wolf claw (It was my poor attempt of a kit bash Lukas) I know not really original however at the time I new to the whole army.

However now for around 1,000 points I would take 10 of them with a Rune priest to give the "Cunning of the Wolf" rule in a Storm wolf flyer.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2015, 09:53:25 PM »
I roll a D6 in the shooting phase.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 01:26:30 PM »
IMO the whole point of Blood Claws is an affordable cheap power armored force that can be your central objective brawler unit. A unit of 15 can really soak up the hits by design, provide cover for your tanks, and even cover areas that Deep Strikers might go for. Also this unit can go cover your flank and simply run forward to a far away objective on your opponents quarter by end of the game.

I sometimes consider attaching my Warlord if he has FNP Saga of the Bear trait to add INV saves.

Deployment is key for this unit.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2015, 03:34:29 PM »
14 blood claws(all with pistols, 13x chainswords, 1x p. Fist)

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Its my favourite unit. I just don't care if its expensive because Space Wolves in general are pretty expensive.

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Re: Blood Claws.. How do you run them..?
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2015, 10:21:06 PM »
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15 Blood Claws
2 Flamers
Wolfguard Pack Leader
Frost Sword
Storm Bolter
Melta Bomb

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Storm Wolf

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Wolf Priest
Runic Armour
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