Tabletop Spotlight: Wulfen Releases

Space Wolf Wulfen Edition

The Tabletop Spotlight is on the new Curse of the Wulfen Book and the new Space Wolf Wulfen Box!

Hey BoLS Readers! We got to sit with our friends from Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy and chat about two of the newest releases from Games Workshop: The Curse of the Wulfen Campaign Books and the Space Wolf Wulfen Box. These two releases represent a new chapter for the Space Wolves in Warhammer 40,000. We do show off some of the contents of the book and rules so minor spoilers in the video:

Lets talk about the Campaign Supplement Curse of the Wulfen first. I really like this new format! Not just because of the extra rules but because these new campaign books are packed full of new stories and background. The 40k universe finally feels like it’s moving forward again! For the first time in a long time I’m actually interested in reading the stories of 40k and not just the Heresy books. I don’t need super serious novels – I like the short stories and linked story arcs that are included in these books.

But I know that isn’t for everyone which is why it’s great they have a book for just the rules – which has some really strong formations for both Space Wolves and Daemon players. I won’t get into those as they have already been discussed (and that’s not the point of the Tabletop Spotlight Series anyway). But just know that the Curse of the Wulfen has content for both sides of the fluffbunny/WAAC player base.

Now – about the Wulfen Box. I know that many people are not a fan of the models themselves – and that’s okay. But there are many people who do like the models. I don’t play Space Wolves so I don’t really have a dog in this fight. However, I think the box would be a good buy for anyone with a Space Wolf army or if you are starting one. The bits and conversion options alone are limitless! You really could get creative with a single box of these and really spruce up an entire army with little extras. When the Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard came out I picked-up a box just to use the bits for Squad Sergeants and character upgrades. I could very easily see Space Wolf players doing the same with the Wulfen box.

War Zone Fenris: Curse of the Wulfen $74

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Space Wolves Wulfen $60

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There are no Wolves on Fenris…

  • Ben_S

    “When the Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard came out I picked-up a box just to use the bits for Squad Sergeants and character upgrades. I could very easily see Space Wolf players doing the same with the Wulfen box.”

    That’s all very well but, when the San Guard came out, there weren’t really any other options for BA bling. Space Wolves have been well served in this respect for years, so I can’t see that anyone with a SW army would really need to do this.

    • Madlants

      The new Wulfen models also differ a lot more from a normal Space Wolf marine than Sanguinary Guard differ from a Blood Angel marine. SG are basically just marines with fancy winged jump packs and more bling. Wulfen are mostly unarmored werewolf men. Some people may want to use bitz from them on characters, but the kit looks considerably less compatible with a normal boxed set of marines.

      • LordRao

        And there’s the size difference.

    • georgelabour

      It’s not about need. It’s about ‘oooo mah brain has a thing in it!’

  • Spacewolflars

    I liked the models except for their wolf piddies (toes). But they make sense as it would represent on the model how they are as fast as they are in the rules. They are faster than normal infantry but not as fast as beasts. As far as how the rest of the model looks, I’m ok with it. These guys are supposed to look like they are huge and wolfing out.

    I guess the only thing that is a little silly to me is that they use killer icicles as a weapon. That goes for mr. killtooth as well. I’ve tried using icicles as a weapon as a kid and I can attest it wouldn’t work out too well.

    • Nathaniel Wright

      You’re making it from the wrong ice! You need to use the stuff that’s several inches thick! Forged in the fires of subzero temperatures!

    • BaronSnakPak

      I actually know someone who was killed by an icicle. He was walking out of his front door, and the door knocked an icicle loose, and it dropped and went right through his skull into his brain.

      • bginer

        Calling BS on this.

        Pictures or it didn’t happen.

        • BaronSnakPak

          Yeah, taking pictures of a recently killed man was a top priority for my dad (it was his best friend) 20 years ago…It really happened, our families used to get together all the time when I was a kid, and after he died they moved away.

          He also had a friend who slipped on ice and cracked his head open and died, and another who fell through ice on a lake trying to save his dog and drowned. Ice is serious business.

          • bginer

            OK, the “pictures or it didn’t happen” bit is shorthand for I’d like some background. Not an actual demand for pictorial proof. My sincere apologies if this wasn’t clear.

            I’m going to leave this here as I have no desire to cause offense/distress in any way. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have responded.

          • BaronSnakPak

            I’m not offended, but “Calling BS” and “Pics or it didn’t happen” is shorthand for “You’re a liar, and I won’t believe you without evidence”. There’s really no other way of interpreting it, for future reference.

            “I’d like some background” is shorthand enough for “I’d like some background”.

    • LordKrungharr

      I think it’s alien ice that is molecularly different than water ice, so it doesn’t melt, or break, and can penetrate plasteel.

      • nurglitch

        Steel is a kind of ice then.

    • georgelabour

      Worked in Die hard 2….

    • Me

      I think it is probably supposed to be something that looks like ice, but is something else completely (maybe only found on Fenris?). “Fenris is cold, it looks like frozen water, let’s call it ‘ice’.”

  • Crevab

    Last time around, being Wulfen meant scavenging gear from your enemies after 10k years in the Warp. Now they get specialized gear and weapons.

    Good news for Chaos? Maybe they’ll no longer have to dump their specialized Astartes equipment? Ah, who am I kidding…

    • Spacewolflars

      They explain it in the book. They find the Wulfen and bring them back to Fenris, clean them up and give them some weapons.

    • PrimoFederalist

      Here’s hoping in part 2 the rest of the 13th Great Company shows up and you can play the Storm Claws, Grey Slayers complete with scavenged gear.

      • LordRao

        You kinda can already, of course, as the CSM is no different from the loyalist stuff.

  • BaronSnakPak

    For the people hating on the “karate kid” pose of the pack leader: there are 6 leg variants included in the box, so making him in that pose is optional.

    • Shawn Pero

      Hey, just because I don’t have to do something doesn’t mean I can’t whinge about it on the internet like an enormous baby!!!!!

      • LordRao

        And multiple excalamation marks. 10/10, sir.

        • bginer

          !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          I suppose I get 11/10?

          • frank

            did you just award a rank to your own wit?

          • bginer

            Not quite sure what you’re referring to, but if it’s good I’ll take it.

          • frank

            i’m starting to wonder if this is why you have to reward yourself for being clever?

          • Hedwerx

            5/7

          • bginer

            Boooo!

            Fix! I demand a recount!

            Wait, I’m not good at math. Do I need a recount?

          • Hedwerx

            The recount is in. Due to a statistical error in the first count, your score has been revised to 4/7.

          • bginer

            Damn!

            🙂

          • LordRao

            Yes, yours goes up to 11.

      • BaronSnakPak

        It’s your god-given right as a bols community member to find something, anything to be upset about.

        http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/56857005.jpg

        • bginer

          So basically, nobody can have an opinion that differs from yours?

          That, my friend is communism…

          • BaronSnakPak

            It was a joke about how someone on bols always finds a way to get upset about something. Thank you for proving my point.

          • Hedwerx

            You didn’t capitalise the letters in BoLS.
            I shall be writing to my MP about this.

          • BaronSnakPak

            I’m American, and I refuse to understand what you just said, because I’m the best.

          • Hedwerx

            I’m English. So I’ll just assume that you didn’t understand because you’re distracted by your trailer full of skeeters, and Darleane is shouting about bourbon again.

          • bginer

            Please see below reply.

          • mysterex

            Works equally well for fascism, or pretty much any extremist point of view.

          • bginer

            You are quite correct.

            I chose communism as its more un-American in my mind.

      • bginer

        Oh, adult post.

        Well done.

    • bginer

      Nobody’s mentioned it until your comment. Not sure why you’re bringing it up.

      • BaronSnakPak

        Because on practically every article about the wulfen someone brings it up, and no one seems to mention that it’s an optional pose, so I was preempting it. Also, it’s an article about what’s in the box, and it wasn’t mentioned in the text.

        Here, have one of these:
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        • ZeeLobby

          God. Whyd you have to remind me that the option exists! WHY!?

          • bginer

            You need to Ginkgo biloba.

        • bginer

          I don’t understand why you think I’m upset. If I was upset I’d probably be trying to get around the language filter to call you a ________, or a ______. (please fill in the blanks)

          I have a wife and kid, a full time job, and a mortgage which all cause me more concerns that GW’s antics, or their models. Or indeed, the comments of anybody on a board like BoLS.

          I understand that one of the GW defenders main tactics on these boards is to label everybody who disagrees with them “whining crybabies”, but your approach in this thread was a preemptive strike? Call everybody who disagrees with you a whiner before they even comment?

          Well at least it has the advantage of being efficient I suppose…

          • BaronSnakPak

            First off, I didn’t call anyone “whining crybabies”, I said (in an obviously joking manner) that it was the other poster’s “god-given right to find something, anything to get upset about” in agreement with his feigned dissatisfaction of learning he had options. Other people chimed in, we had a laugh, you took it seriously.

            I’ll explain it as clearly as possible for you: the Wulfen minis routinely got scorn on all their articles because a common complaint was the “karate kid” pose, which is an optional pose. But instead of accepting that fact, people kept using the pose as a pariah, of sorts. So, on an article and video specifically about the Wulfen minis, and the contents of the box, I informed people that there are 6 leg variants that weren’t mentioned in either the article or the video. If the ridiculous pose isn’t a necessity, that’s one less thing to get upset over. Yet somehow, this offended you to the point of asking why I would bring up information on the contents of the box, on an article about the contents of the box.

            Secondly, when did I say anything about anyone disagreeing with me? The answer is I never said anything about having to agree with me, or having to like the Wulfen kit. You’re projecting here. You were the one that brought up disagreeing with people, and linking me to communism. For the record, I don’t like the “karate kid” pose, and I don’t care if you do or don’t either way, I was simply stating that it doesn’t have to be made that way due to the options in the box.

            Go back and read my posts, actually read them instead of having a knee-jerk reaction to a nonexistent situation, and let the reality sink in that I didn’t disagree with anyone, call anyone a crybaby, or defend GW. You were the one that took obviously joking posts seriously enough to post combative replies to a number of people, saying people who can’t accept disagreements are communists and “GW defenders” while ironically insinuating they can’t disagree with you (and I still have no idea what was originally being disagreed over). The only person throwing around labels and getting upset is you, unfortunately proving the joke thread right, that some people will get upset just for the sake of it.