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Cyber-/ Fenrisian Wolves for objectives?

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ranulf the revenant

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Hello wolfy brothers,

I've been playing some more games and I'm kind of struggling to find a balance between capturing/holding objectives and dealing damage. Have you used cyberwolves or Fenrisian Wolves for this task? Do they work well?
I don't have those models yet, especially since the official ones look so derpy (was thinking about getting some wolves from Mierce Miniatures though...)
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Cyberwolves are pretty handy. They are very cheap and can hold Objectives, move quickly and also score Secondaries like "Engage on All Fronts". They are fragile of course so avoid serious combat with them if at all possible. They are not worth saving slots for if you want dedicated Fast Attack units. But if you have any FA slots left and a few spare points they are a great use.

Fenrisian Wolves are not so good. They cost more than twice as many points and are much harder to hide as they have a larger footprint.
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cyberwolves are must have

-holding safe objectives out of LOS so other units can fight
-advancing and charging to eat overwatch
-zoning out enemy deep strikers
-standing in front to eat smites
-sacrificing to earn engage points
-bait on an objective to initiate trades

Edited by TiguriusX, 24 August 2021 - 07:38 PM.

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There is tons of wolf models for replacement. If GW kits only, i would pick aos dire wolves.

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Dire wolves are interesting but would need some sculpting work. What would be your tip outside GW?
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Bought the Goblin Wolfriders from Beastgrave, will take a bit of conversion work to make them look "Cyber", but they're beautiful models...
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Most people or stores or TOs would let you run Fenrisian Wolves as Cyberwolves once you didnt have any conflicting models, and thats before converting them in any way
Small sized units of Cyberwolves can be really useful not just singles
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I use GW goblin wolf riders (wolf only)

Found them on ebay long ago real cheap.  Had to make the tail from greenstuff though.

There is an armor plate on the head...cyber/armored wolf

 

Most people don't care...just have something close and the correct base size (40mm round)

 

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Edited by TiguriusX, 26 August 2021 - 04:11 PM.

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Thanks, now that I have the Beastgrave models, I'm actually looking forward to converting them, as I like to get creative with stuff like this. My bitzbox is well ordered and I might use some guitar strings as well 🙂. Maybe three cyberwolves might be enough for now anyway. I just saw that there are affordable goblin wolf rider models from a company called Northstar miniatures -> https://www.northsta...&sub=877&page=1

Maybe they're worth a look as well at some point, but for now I'm sorted...

Most people don't care...just have something close and the correct base size (40mm round)

Thanks for pointing out they should be on 40 mm round bases Tigurius, I thought I could use the oval ones they came with... 😅

Edited by ranulf the revenant, 26 August 2021 - 05:37 PM.

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