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Wolf Guard Terminators March 2, 2014

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Painting, Space Wolves.
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I think I got these over the winter break… This must be my fastest turn around for models I get XD. I painted these in the generic Space Wolves scheme. Their load-out was somewhat random. I didn’t know what would be good on them and I didn’t have enough thunder hammers to give them all two, with a Storm Shield hat, and Lightning Claw boots; so I settled with this.

I also went back to the white background in my pictures. With the better lighting and non-textured background, I think it works better than my attempt at a black background.

Wolf Like Me April 14, 2010

Posted by Kevin Hetmanski in Lore, Space Wolves.
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In my previous post, I explained a bit about the Space Marines but I only briefly mentioned anything about the Chapter I chose: the Space Wolves.

The Space Wolves are easily one of the most recognizable chapters besides the Ultramarines or the Blood Angels. What makes them so distinct is how different they are from other Chapters. They completely ignore the Codex Asartes(the set codes and laws that must be followed by every Space Marine chapter) so that they can follow their own traditions and practices. The Space Wolves use a lot of (you guessed it) wolf iconography when decorating… anything. The Space Wolves are a very martial and anti-authority chapter, they pride honour, loyalty, and strength above all other virtues and are steadfast allies to the armies of the Imperium(but they take every chance they can get to give the Man the one fingered salute).

The last thing you want to see charging at you.

Fenris

The Space Wolves recruiting world is the death world of Fenris, among the top 3 most dangerous planets inhabited by man. The planet is locked in an almost permanent Ice Age, and when it gets close enough to it’s sun, the planet’s volcanoes buckle and tear the landscapes apart. The people of Fenris gather together in nomadic warrior tribes, with a culture almost identical to the vikings of Norse mythology(and the theme of Space Wolves). The tribes of Fenris are constantly at war with one another, whether it be for some land to live on or to get some women(What? You need better reasons to go to war?). Only a planet like Fenris could birth a warrior fit to join the Space Wolves.

Leman Russ

Every chapter is defined by their Primarch. Leman Russ was the Primarch of the Space Wolves. When the forces of Chaos scattered the still unborn Primarchs across the galaxy, Leman Russ found himself on Fenris. Leman Russ was raised by the enourmous wolves of Fenris, until his pack attacked the warrior tribe of Russ, who adopted him afterwards and named him Leman Russ. The Primarch eventually rose to be the King of this tribe. When the Emperor of Man came to Fenris, Leman Russ challenged him to three contests: drinking, eating, and fighting. Leman Russ won the first two, but was beaten in the duel, Russ pledged himself to the Emperor(although he blamed his loss on the alcohol) and he was given command of the Space Wolves.

After the Horus Heresy, Leman Russ disappeared after giving a speech to the Space Wolves at one of their feasts. Leman told his sons that he would return to fight Chaos at the end of time, the Wolftime.

There’s a brief look at some of the history of the mighty Space Wolves.

TL;DR : Space Wolves are kickass space vikings that have fangs and chill with wolves a lot. Did I mention space vikings?

PS: Seriously, space vikings.

Choosing the Chapter April 12, 2010

Posted by Kevin Hetmanski in Army building, Space Wolves.
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by Kevin H.

After a few years, I have finally decided to get back into Warhammer 40K. With a lot of encouragement from my friends(with torture the Inquisition would be proud of), the task is left up to me to choose an army, build it, paint it, and play with it. I’ve decided that my journey in this will be a great guide to new or returning players.

After reading a few of the Horus Heresy novels, I was set on the Space Marines. The question was whether to be loyalist or traitor. It was a tough choice, Iron Warriors are my favourite Chaos Marines while the loyalists had the Dark Angels and the Space Wolves in the lead. My decision making was purely out of preference, I didn’t search what was dominating the tournaments or who has the most cheese in their army. My decision was based off of how much I like the army, the models, the fluff, the codex. I recommend this sort of method to all new players, doesn’t matter how many tourneys you win if you don’t like the army you’re using!

Oh the choices...

Spess Mehrens!

Veteran players always recognize the Space Marines as the noob choice. The Space Marines (and especially Ultramarines) have always had that sort of reputation as the noob army. Don’t let this influence you! The Space Marines are the poster boys of Games Workshop, and with the amount of publicity and expanded universe material they get, it’s no wonder that they remain to be a fan favourite. The attractive thing about Space Marines is how customizable they are, from their paint schemes to their codex. Choosing a chapter or making your own is one of the hardest(and most fun) parts of playing Space Marines. Doesn’t matter who you are, everyone has a Space Marine chapter that fits their style and personality perfectly.

Sons of Russ

After weighing the options I finally chose the Space Wolves, they have a great selection of unique models and the fluff in their codex is just great. I couldn’t ask for a more distinct army. I’m sure the Dark Angels are a bit bitter at my decision, but I think I’ll survive with the Space Wolves at my back.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be documenting and blogging the creation of a fearsome Space Wolves army!