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Offline strawberry fist

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New blackmane formation help
« on: December 23, 2016, 06:30:01 AM »
Hello fello members of the Fang.

I've just started up a space wolf army and quite like the look of the blackmane formation. At 1500p what do you guys suggest I put in the army besides the free drop pods?

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 01:04:24 AM »
Well I would have to ask are you planning on making a great company with them? So you can get the fear and furious charge. Or just running one legendary Blackmane formation?

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 01:06:17 AM »
And I should say yes I do play a Blackmane great company

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 12:51:30 PM »
What would you put in the blackmane great company then to keep it efficient and deadly  at 1500 points?

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 12:16:26 AM »
In order to run a blackmane great company you need to be playing 1850 or more. Anything less than that you should just run a legendary blackmane formation. yes the down side is that you don't get the fear and furious charge rules for your army.

1500 pts
ragnar blackmane (attach him to blood claws in drop pod)
wolf guard terminators with storm shield x3
5 man blood claws x 5 (at least 3 of them in drop pods if not all)
5 man grey hunters x 3 (all in drop pods with one having the wolf standard)
land speeder x 5 (all with heavy flamers and put them in small squadrons)
3 man long fangs squad with 2 missile launcher each x 2
5 wolf scouts (all with camo cloaks and sniper rifle)
murderfang in a drop pod

if you would like to know how i would run this please let me know i can give you my thoughts
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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 01:28:46 PM »
I had thought about running
Wolfguard battle leader: t.wolf fist sheild
3X grey hunters  10 man 2 melta gun d.pod
2x blood claws 5man d.pod
1xblood claw 5 man stormwolf
1 landspeeder multi melta typhoon
Long fangs with 4 las
Would need to drop 5p due to bein 1505

What do you think?

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2017, 06:58:59 PM »
Or this list possibly
Wolf guard battle leader: armour of russ, frost sword bite of fenris
3X Grey hunters 10man d.pod 2melta (one with banner)
2X blood claws 5man d.pod
1X blood claw stormwolf
2X long fangs 3 man 2 missiles
Wolf scouts cloaks and sniper
Land speeder melta typhoon
Thunder wolf X3 shields X3

Which would work better?

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 02:01:29 PM »
The one thing I see is the stormwolf yes it's nice but cost a lot of points and you should get it on turn two. So unless you are going to fill it with 14 blood claws and Ragnar. I wouldn't take it to be honest the whole idea of the Blackmane formation it to bring as many drop pods as you can. Also having Ragnar really helps for all claws get re roll to hit in close combat. As long as he is still on the table. But if I had to pick a list I would go with list #2.

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 06:49:36 PM »
I do see what you mean about the stormwolf, but it is good anti tank :) (when it hits)

Just used that list with a imperial knight warden against scat bike Eldar with wraith knight and it did well :)
Unsure on whether to drop the speeder for another 5 man grey hunter with melta in pod??

What could I run instead of the stormwolf do you think?

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 12:20:57 AM »
I can think of a few things land speeder with multi melta, thunderwolf calvary with power maul, or muderfang in drop pod.

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 06:11:42 PM »
Used the second list against Eldar at the weekend, added in a knight paladin to make it 1850 and they all did very well :)
Just the 5 bloodclaws in the stormwolf didn't do anything so maybe I'd d.pod them in next time and use the stormwolf as an anti tank wepeons platform??

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 11:12:30 PM »
that is why i like murderfang in a drop pod so much. i do try to get everything i can into drop pods. it's the old saying go big or go home. so in my 1850 list i have a 10  drop pods coming in first turn. so i get just about all of my army across the board turn 1. and with the counter charge rule it makes for insane close combat. how is the counter charge rule working for you?

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2017, 12:58:33 PM »
I do like the idea of the murderfang but wouldn't mind adding more anti tank.

Loving the fact that all the pods come down turn 1 but due to mainly playing Eldar not getting any benefit from the counter charge formation rule :(
Thinking of dropping the speeder for more grey hunters in a pod in instead

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2017, 11:33:22 PM »
what kind of eldar are you playing against? foot or mech/jetbikes?

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Re: New blackmane formation help
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 02:40:50 AM »
Mainly 3 units of jet bikes and a farseer on bike
Aspect host reaper reaper dire avenger in serpent
Fire prism
Serpent with wraith guard
D cannon battery
Wraithknight

All at 1850 :(