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Old 15 Oct 2005, 21:52   #1 (permalink)
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My son wants to build his own army, using the Space Wolves codex but wants to paint them red (aka the Blood Wolves)...would this cause anyone a problem in a tournament? Also, some of the SM he has are vanilla marines, gain do you have to use SW fugs for SW troops?
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Old 15 Oct 2005, 22:31   #2 (permalink)
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Not realy, a Marine with a Bolter is a Marine with a Bolter - if you expect realy picky opponents, just put on some SW transfers - there should be plenty extra if you get a single box of Blood Claws or Grey Slayers
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Old 15 Oct 2005, 23:09   #3 (permalink)
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That's perfectly fine, no one should object to your son's decisions (except for maybe tournament officials, but I doubt it). Your son would probably have to come up with a good reason as to why they are painted red instead of their normal colours, but as long as it makes enough sense people should have no problems with it.

And no, you don't HAVE to use SW figures for SW troops, its just that the box sets come with a nice extra sprue that makes the marines look more wolfy.
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How do you think people use the angels encarmine or sanguine or the flesh tearers or blood drinkers. Those are all splinter chapters from the Blood Angels, you just use the Blood Angels rules with them and your all good.

If you write some fluff for these Blood Wolves as a splinter chapter of the Space Wolves it should be all good. Even campaign officials shouldnt have a problem.

You can bits order the space wolf accessory sprue from a GW catalogue to spice up your existing marines. Prime them, paint them and glue em on.
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well i havnt had a problem to date, and my combat patrol Sons Of Anubis are doing fine, they use the SW list, but have no visual recognition to SW (except from really big fangs!!!) and i have been in two tournaments with them...
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I have been thinking of doing the same. Using the marine codex for beak away chapter of the space wolves.

I also use "normal" marine figures for SW. I just add in a extra bit or two to make them fit in better. I bought a BClaws box and have used bits from it with the new Space marine unit box.


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Hi

My son wants to build his own army, using the Space Wolves codex but wants to paint them red (aka the Blood Wolves)...would this cause anyone a problem in a tournament? Also, some of the SM he has are vanilla marines, gain do you have to use SW fugs for SW troops?

it should be perfectly acceptible, providing he states "my blood wolves follow the SPace Wolf codex - they are a successor chapter" and that if asked, he will show which squads are "blood claws" equivelants, or "grey hunters" equivelants. i personally would have no problem accepting this.
having a few lines of fluff is generally needed in certain tourneys anyway so it would not go amiss....
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it should be perfectly acceptible, providing he states "my blood wolves follow the SPace Wolf codex - they are a successor chapter" and that if asked, he will show which squads are "blood claws" equivelants, or "grey hunters" equivelants. i personally would have no problem accepting this.
having a few lines of fluff is generally needed in certain tourneys anyway so it would not go amiss....
Thanks all, thats what we've done...we actually went for a white uniform (sort of an ice theme) with red shoulder pads and a Raven emble (the Vikings used the raven standard a lot). Paints up quite well.
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the Vikings used the raven standard a lot.
Odin used ravens, if that helps with fluff writing...
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Odin used ravens, if that helps with fluff writing...
Thanks....we just need a way of spinning them out of SW now.....best seems to be post heresy, the Codex mentions many tall tales, some with a germ of truth. Viking mythology is full of adventurers going wandering, I think the founding of this lot needs to be some form of Saga whwre some senior SW bod takes off to go a-viking.
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