I didnt mean weapon options at all, I meant that the GH box is crammed with more power-packs, helmets, breastplates, fetishes and details than you could ever fit onto ten models. Because it gives them a distinct look as models. Because you are meant to convert multiple units using one box alone.
I was arguing that even if you just care about rules, then you should pay at least marginal care to the models if you want them to stick around beyond what the other six founders got.
To your first point, I think you are laughably mistaken with how GW
sees "you" modeling anything with the "Space Wolves Pack" box - THEY
very clearly intend you to stick everything
that you can on a single model from that single box. Not a single depiction on the box or the GW
website shows Blood Claw/Grey Hunter models made with anything other than bits in the box.
So no, you can't assert that GW
means you to convert multiple Grey Hunter or Bloodclaw units with a single box - that would actually be very counter-intuitive to them making that box and making all
their Bloodclaws and Grey Hunters with that box and nothing else.
Now, yes, it has some Wolf Scout bits on there (heads), but that's what's extra - heads, and some weapon options, so you can make either Blood Claws or Grey Hunters out of the box.
You get exactly five legs per sprue. You get five Wolf styled breast plates, and only a single Wolf pelt bearing back plate.
So you don't get more than enough to stick on ten models. You get enough for five models.
Anyone thinking that a Primaris Chapter-unique box
is going to be an upgrade kit type box is fooling themselves anyway - that's not how the Primaris kits work. If you want to use Primaris Wolf legs with a non-Wolf torso, you're going to have to do some converting - there will no longer be "kit bashing" as we knew it with anything other than helms, arms, and power packs. Maybe, maybe, weapons, but those are usually tied to the arms. The fetishes/extra bits, like purity seals, you can just stick on, exactly like you could for classic Marines.
To your second point - what are you talking about? What exactly do you think the Ultramarines, Salamanders, Ravenguard, Iron Hands, Imperial Fists, or White Scars lost that would make you think that becoming part of the Codex: Space Marines would cause you to lose things? There's zero comparison or evaluation to even be made there. You are assuming
through some kind of false equivalency that GW
will somehow make the Space Wolves, who they have developed for decades, into the equivalent of Chapters they have given virtually no development time to over that same time.
There's zero evidence you can point to of that being the intent, other than the assumption that the brand new line of bigger Space Marines that have been out for just three-ish years and are likely not even basic model complete means the Space Wolves will never get anything at all other than those models.
Primaris Marines aren't even as far in the Marine release phase as classic Marines were when we got a handful of unique Space Wolf models.