Codex Space Wolves is said to be coming this week. Here’s one listing of what’s in it (and isn’t)! via LittleBird 7-26-2014
General Information about Codex: Space Wolves Sagas are out, replaced with Warlord Traits 6 new Space Wolves Tactical Objectives New Space Wolves Psychic Discipline: Tempestas (Source didn’t get any actual rules though)
‘Space Wolves Unleashed’ Detachment FOC: Identical to standard FOC, except may take up to 6 HQs May re-roll Warlord Traits Each unit joined by an Independent Character rolls a d6, on a 6+ that unit gains Outflank. Troops choices get +2 on this roll.
Great Company Formation: 1 Wolf Lord 1 Wolf Guard Battle Leader 1 unit of Wolf Guard 5 units of Grey Hunters 1 unit of Wolf Scouts 5 units chosen from [Blood Claws, Swiftclaws, or Skyclaws] 2 units of Long Fangs Grants two special rules, source did not get them
Space Wolves Relics (Source didn’t get rules, just name and type of item) Armor of Russ (Armor) Bite of Fenris (Bolter with two fire modes) Black Death (Frost Axe, Rule: Whirldwind of Death) Helm of Durfast (Wargear) Fangsword of the Ice Wolf (Frost Sword) Wulfenstone (Wargear)
Logan Grimnar – Lord of War – Points = Land Raider Epic new model, comes with a sort of grav-chariot called ‘Stormrider’ pulled by two enormous Fenrisian wolves, but he can be used without it as well. Stormrider Treated as a vehicle, didn’t get AVs, has a 4+ Invulnerable save and cannot suffer Penetrating hits (all Pens are reduced to Glances). Gives Logan 4 S5 Ap- attacks on a turn when he charges. Logan loses Deep Strike if he takes Stormrider Lots of other cool rules, but didn’t get those.
Njal Stormcaller No new model shown in codex Looked to be mostly the same, no specific information
Ragnar Blackmane No new model shown in codex Also looked to be mostly the same, no specific information
Ulrik the Slayer No new model shown in codex Also looked to be mostly the same, no specific information
Canis Wolfborn Again, looked to be mostly the same, no specific information
Harald Deathwolf The resin Thunderwolf Cavalry character model assigned a name Didn’t get the rules/stats.
Bjorn the Fell-Handed Epic new plastic model, part of a box that makes a regular SW Venerable Dreadnought, Bjorn, or a new special character Dreadnought named ‘Murderfang’. No longer becomes a VP objective when he dies.
Wolf Lord Mostly the same, no specific information.
Rune Priest Mostly the same. Specifically noted as starting at Mastery Level 2. No other information.
Wolf Priest Mostly the same, no specific information
Wolf Guard Battle Leader Mostly the same, no specific information
Blood Claws Pack Wolf Guard Leader upgrade available May take a Stormwolf as a Dedicated Transport No other information
Lukas the Trickster No specific information, probably the same.
Grey Hunters Pack Bolter and Bolt Pistol Any model may add a Close Combat Weapon One Special weapon per full five models still, but costs raised to same as C:SMs Wolf Guard Upgrade available May take a Stormwolf as a Dedicated Transport No other information
Dreadnought Not sure, but might have an option for a Helfrost Cannon Otherwise similar to old codex, no other information
Murderfang Crazy-awesome special character Venerable Dreadnought Wolverine + Dreadnought + Extra Insanity = Murderfang WS5 BS3 S6 F12 S12 R10 I4 A4 HP3 Wargear: Searchlight ‘Murderclaws’ with underslung Storm Bolter and Heavy Flamer Special Rules: Furious Charge It Will Not Die Rage Rampage Murderlust Options: May take a Drop Pod ‘Murderclaws’ – A pair of enormous, even for a Dreadnought, Lightning Claws made of ‘alien ice that never melts or loses sharpness’ S7 AP2 – Melee, Master-Crafted, Shred, Specialist Weapon
Venerable Dreadnought Definitely has an option for a Helfrost Cannon Can also have an enormous Power Axe and Storm Shield, said to look incredible. Some special rules, but didn’t get them
Iron Priest No new model shown in codex Options appeared to be nearly identical to old codex, probably a couple points changes though Can take a unit of 1-5 Servitors, rules also looked the same as old codex
Lone Wolf Rules nearly identical to old codex, Owning player no longer gains a VP if they die No other information
Wolf Guard Pack This unit is just for Wolf Guard in Power Armor. Have a similarly wide array of options as in the old codex, couldn’t get specifics though May take a Stormwolf as a Dedicated Transport
Wolf Guard Terminator Pack What it says on the tin, Wolf Guard in TDA Storm Bolter and Power Weapon base Options (any model in the unit can take these, this isn’t all of the options though): Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield Pair of Wolf Claws Power Fist Frost Axe Frost Sword Combi-weapon Heavy Flamer Assault Cannon Cyclone Missile Launcher May take a Stormwolf as a Dedicated Transport
Arjac Rockfist Mostly the same, no specific information
Wolf Scouts Source totally forgot to look at them. Sorry guys.
Swiftclaw Pack Otherwise similar to old codex, no other information
Skyclaw Assault Pack Otherwise similar to old codex, no other information
Thunderwolf Cavalry Otherwise similar to old codex, no other information
Stormwolf – Fast Attack BS4 – F12 S12 R12 HP3 – Vehicle (Flyer, Hover, Transport) Wargear: Twin-linked helfrost cannon Twin-linked lascannon Two twin-linked heavy bolters – May be replaced with a Skyhammer launcher for free, or two twin-linked multi-meltas for 20pts Ceramite Plating
Special Rules: Assault Vehicle Power of the Machine Spirit
Transport: Transport Capacity – sixteen models Fire Points – none Access Points – One ramp at the front of the hull
Stormfang Gunship – Heavy Support BS4 – F12 S12 R12 HP3 – Vehicle (Flyer, Hover Transport) Wargear: Helfrost destructor Two twin-linked heavy bolters – May be replaced with a Skyhammer launcher for free, or two twin-linked multi-meltas for 20 pts Two Stormstrike missiles – May be replaced with a twin-linked lascannon for 15 pts Ceramite Plating
Special Rules: Power of the Machine Spirit
Transport: Transport Capacity – six models Fire Points – none Access Points – One at rear of the hull
Helfrost cannon dispersed – R24″ S6 AP3 Heavy 1, Helfrost, Blast focussed – R24″ S8 AP1 Heavy 1, Helfrost
Helfrost destructor dispersed – R24″ S6 AP3 Heavy 1, Helfrost, Large Blast focussed – R24″ S8 AP1 Heavy 1, Helfrost, Lance
Helfrost – If a model suffers one or more unsaved wounds from this weapon, it must pass a separate Strength test for each wound suffered or be removed from play
Land Speeder Squadron Same as Codex: Space Marines
Fenrisian Wolf Pack Nearly identical to old codex, no specific information
Long Fangs Pack Couple of new options for squad leader, who is now called a ‘Long Fang Ancient’ Source did not get if they had an option for Flakk Missiles Might be able to take a Stormwolf/Stormfang as a Dedicated Transport, not sure about this though Otherwise nearly identical to old codex, no other information
Predator Same as Codex: Space Marines
Whirlwind Same as Codex: Space Marines
Vindicator Same as Codex: Space Marines
Land Raider and variants Same as Codex: Space Marines
Rhino and Razorback No Helfrost Cannon option for the Razorback, same as Codex: Space Marines
Drop Pod Same as Codex: Space Marines
Notable Exclusions from Codex: Space Marines No Stormtalon No Storm Raven No Hunter or Stalker Space Wolves AA options: Stormwolf, Stormfang, ADL gun emplacement, and Allies
~Nice to see GW leading off with the codex early this time!