Thursday, April 19, 2012

Help find this lost wolf! There's a reward...

...a 'reward', yeah...that's what they'd say to get you looking. If you actually found him, then the best you'd get is some 'thought for the day' along the lines of: 'Your duty to the Emperor was reward enough.' Or something similarly lame.

It seems that after so many years without any arms to hold the leash, poor little Sven lost his pet wolf. Luckily for him we've found the mutt. The problem is, is that our calls aren't going through! The rogue psyker says he just keeps getting a message saying 'we're sorry, but calls from the Maelstrom have been blocked.' WTF? We're just trying to help...lol.

So, as you may recall from a few posts back. I was painting up some of the original IG stormtroopers to be used as Marauder mercenaries for my cobbled together Tyrant's Legion list. In addition to just the pseudo-IG vets that make up the bulk of the unit, Marauders are allowed to take two 'brutes' as well. Brutes have a stat line that is roughly similar to an Ogryn, the the main differences being (as I recall) one point less of strength, toughness and ballistic skill. In return for that the gain rending. While the brute theoretically has a las/auto/shotgun, with a BS of 2, its easily ignored. Three wounds & rending are the whole reason to take them.

Forgeworld hasn't made any minis for the marauders or their brutes as they've intentionally wanted them to be a bit open ended, allowing you to use what you want. Given that the models I'm using are so 'clean cut', using something like the WHFB Nurgle Lord (unfortunately) isn't feasible. The Current Orgyn models are ugly & overpriced, as were their predecessors. The original Ogryn looked the best, but due to their rarity on ebay, they're even more expensive!

...and then...

While perusing ebay for ideas, I saw the wolf above. Really the only stipulation that FW has required for brutes is that they be on a 40mm base, which the Fenrisian Wolves come with. Seeing the opportunity to both solve my problem and mock several of my regular opponents, I ordered the one above, and will hopefully soon be able to show Sven just what a real Fenrisian wolf can do!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow... almost as dead here as over at Lesser of two evils... :)

Da Masta Cheef said...

Ouch!

neverness said...

LOL! That's funny some stuff!!! So, how many of those flyers did you post around the region?

Da Masta Cheef said...

Well, after after dragooning the incredulous looking kid from across the street, and arming him with a staple gun a several dozen copies, its hard to say...

rogue.trader.voril said...

just the three he did while you were in sight... th rest went in the trash when you weren't looking. :)

neverness said...

LOL! Or he'll find them a year latter in the trunk of his car...

madival said...

Why yes there is a lot of dead things at lesserofallevils. It's about Necrons and now vampire counts.

rogue.trader.voril said...

Now stocking up on garlic, holy water, and Windows 95 viruses.

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol!