Execution Pack Grylfyr : Space Wolves 1,700 Point List

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The bridge of the Void Howl was alive with activity as Jarl Ralf Grylfyr laid final groundwork for the assault on New Messicca.  He hadn’t yet had any cause, but he liked to be prepared and, were he being honest with himself, most Iron Warriors had already called for the traitor Warmaster.  He had sent a message to the surface, a short and simple one; “Who do you call for?”

The reply was equally taciturn; “We defend the people of New Messicca.”

This was all the excuse Grylfyr needed, and at a motion a helmsman sounded the rally to the shuttle bays before beginning the ignition sequence for the ship’s lance batteries.  The assembled Great Company milled around as Land Raiders were loaded onto Thunderhawks, but looked up as Grylfyr jumped onto a lighter and howled.

“The Iron Warriors on the surface will not call for the Emperor, and if we cannot trust them to stand with us, they must be crushed before they become a liability!  Burn them all!  Scatter the ashes!”  His men howled in response as they ran into the ships.  The invasion of New Messicca had begun…

I’ve been a fan of the Space Wolves since 3rd edition, but the overwhelming “wolfiness” of everything in 40k tends to get a bit much (and don’t get me started on Murderfang who goes into the murder-rage can murders enemies with his murderclaws that murderises everything on the planet Omnicide…  Jesus).  The viking theme of the 30k Space Wolves, on the other hand?  Hell yes!

I’m going for the Bloodied Claw Rite of War for the same reasons that I went for the Hammer of Olympia – short range firepower followed by an all-out assault!  The idea is that, while the Iron Warriors grow into an infantry force with fire support, the Space Wolves will become an armoured assault force that can get across the board in a turn, although we’ll see how that comes out…


HQ

Jarl Ralf Grylfyr
Praetor armed with Power Fist and Master-Crafted Paragon Blade.  Equipped with AEther-Rune Armour, Digital Lasers, an Iron Halo and Melta Bombs.  Has the Waster of the Land Warlord Trait.

The Fellowship of Grylfyr : 4 Chosen and a Standard Bearer.  All have Power Fists.

Runecaster Eril Stormfist
Priest of Fenris (upgraded to Caster of the Runes, Mastery Level 2) armed with Bolt Pistol and Force Sword.  Equipped with AEther-Rune Armour.  Has the Smite, Enfeeble, Endurance and Force powers.

Deathspeaker Jarik Skullsword
Priest of Fenris (upgrded to Speaker of the Dead) armed with Plasma Pistol and Power Maul.  Equipped with AEther-Rune Armour and Melta Bombs.

ELITES

10 Deathsworn.  Whole unit has Bolt Pistols, Power Axes and Rad Grenades.

5 Varagyr Wolf Guard Terminators.  Whole unit has two Frost Claws.
Thegn has a Grenade Harness.

TROOPS

10 Grey Slayers.  Whole unit has Bolters, Bolt Pistols and Combat Blades.
Huscarl has a Power Fist and Artificer Armour.  One marine has a Power Fist and Vexilla, one marine has a Power Fist.

10 Grey Slayers.  Whole unit has Bolters, Bolt Pistols and Combat Blades.
Huscarl has a Power Fist and Artificer Armour.  One marine has a Power Fist and Vexilla, one marine has a Power Fist.

Garrison 132 : Iron Warriors 1,700 Point List

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Avor Kevron looked out over the assembled crowd, both saddened and heartened.  He had been sent to New Messicca to provide order and had found a lawless hellhole of a mining world but, over the last thirty years, his followers and he had built it up to a truly civilised world populated by humans that could be useful to the Imperium.  Today, however, he was here to deal with a criminal – worse, one of his own Astartes.  Hushin Olvar was a good man, and a good soldier, but he had not only murdered a man, he had outright stated he should be executed as a result.

Kevron could not bring himself to pass judgement himself – he had seen the helmet pict-feed, and had he caught that man doing what he was doing to who he was doing it to…  He was glad he hadn’t been in a position to have to have to remind himself to take him in alive himself.  Still, they found themselves in a position with Kevron standing in full armour on the top of the Administratum building and Olvar chained to the door frame in a plain hessian robe at the bottom.  He paused for a second and took a deep breath.

“The law applies to all of us, for we are all working towards a better future, and if we cannot be trusted, we do not deserve to see it.  While discharging his duties, this man unlawfully killed an unarmed civilian, and we need you to know that we judge ourselves as harshly as we would any other murderer.  He has killed, and he must face judgement.”

Kevron made himself watch as Jerrok Vharn, the 132nd’s Chaplain, drew his sword and, with one smooth motion, removed Olvar’s head.  The crowd cheered a little, but it was a solemn atmosphere.  The people of this world respected the law and, in return, he would keep them safe.  He glanced up to the stars – he could feel it, something big was coming…

I started Iron Warriors years ago with the Betrayal at Calth.  I like games that are bloodbaths and, win or lose, Iron Warriors always deliver the goods.  As a force that is narratively neutral, I run them as the opposite of whatever my opponent is playing so everyone gets to use their abilities – I figure it only makes sense.

This army is made using the Hammer of Olympia Rite of War.  Because it requires an extra Troops and Heavy Support choice, there isn’t a huge amount of choice at this level, but I do love being able to rapid fire then charge, and it’s not like I wouldn’t be taking those Havocs anyway!


HQ

Warsmith Avor Kevron
Praetor (upgraded to Warsmith) armed with Volkite Charger, Master-Crafted Thunder Hammer and Paragon Blade.  Equipped with an Iron Halo, Melta Bombs, Digital Lasers and a Servo-Arm.  Has the Shatter Defences Warlord Trait.*

Command Squad Kevron : 4 Chosen and a Standard Bearer.  All have Melta Bombs.
Standard Bearer has a Power Axe and Bolt Pistol.
Chosen have Volkite Chargers, Power Axes and Bolt Pistols.

Signaller Iairon Threx
Master of Signals armed with a Bolt Pistol and Chainsword.  Equipped with Melta Bombs, Artificer Armour and a Refractor Field.

ELITES

Contemptor Dreadnought Talon
One Contemptor Dreadnought with Kheres Assault Cannon, Power Fist with in-built Combi Bolter and Extra Armour

TROOPS

10-man Tactical Squad.  Whole unit has Bolters, Bolt Pistols and Combat Blades.
Sergeant equipped with Artificer Armour and Melta Bombs.  One marine has a Vexilla and one has a Nuncio Vox.

10-man Tactical Squad.  Whole unit has Bolters, Bolt Pistols and Combat Blades.
Sergeant equipped with Artificer Armour and Melta Bombs.  One marine has a Vexilla and one has a Nuncio Vox.

10-man Tactical Squad.  Whole unit has Bolters, Bolt Pistols and Combat Blades.
Sergeant equipped with Artificer Armour and Melta Bombs.  One marine has a Vexilla and one has a Nuncio Vox.

HEAVY SUPPORT

10 Iron Havocs.  Whole unit has Missile Launchers with Frag, Krak and Flakk Missiles.
Sergeant equipped with Artificer Armour.

*For the ease of play, I’m gonna generate all Warlord Traits (admittedly not a thing here) and Psychic Powers and use the same ones in each game.