Saturday, June 15, 2013

Vlka Fenryka: Wolf Theory: the Plan

So I had a couple of posts on this topic back on Galaxy in Flames, I have decided to revisit it now. As I gear up to start working on the reboot of my Wolves, but this time with a twist. I will be building it as a 30k Space Wolf force, which can be paired down to a 40k era force.

I will be using mostly Heresy era armor Mk’s, with Mk IV and VI being the most prevalent. Each of the "Packs" listed below will eventually be full strength 30k units. So there will be piles and piles of Wolves in my cupboard!

The plan in then end is to have access to an entire 40k era Great Company of Space Wolves this time around, but there have always been a couple of common issues.

How many Space Wolves are there in the Chapter in the 40k era? What makes up a Great Company?

Here is an important estimate from the original post:
I estimated that a full strength Great Company was around 200 Space Wolves; with the Chapter probably maxing out around 2500 Space Wolves if it included all the priests and their initiates.

Now that we have a number of Astartes to work from in print via the Black Library novel Battle of the Fang, I fully believe those numbers to be extremely close to accurate. At the end of the novel there is one Great Company Depleted to 23 Astartes (the 12th GC who had been decimated defending the Fang), the other 11 Great Companies are present just returned from campaigning but still numbering a staggering 2000 Astartes of the Vlka Fenryka.

The new information really jells with the information from my previous theory posts on Galaxy in Flames and I will be running with it. 

So here is what I plan to shoot for with my 40k Wolves:
1 Wolf Lord
2 Rune Priests
2 Wolf Priests
2 Iron Priests
20 Wolf Guard
12 Grey Hunter packs (total of up to 110 Astartes)
2 Blood Claw packs (total of up to 30 Astartes)
4 Long Fang packs (total of up to 20 Astartes)
2 Wolf Scout pack (total of up to 20 Astartes)

I will vary the number of models in the Grey Hunter packs to show combat losses.  The Claws will be broken into the 3 types with 12 of them being foot born Blood Claws. The scouts will be built as 10 strong packs as well as with the options to be split into 4 packs of 5.

So that is my theory and plan.

Until next time keep your powder dry and lead flying!


  1. Seems like a big project. I will be following with interest.


  2. Thanks for the support guys, this is a very long term side project that will run alongside everything else I have in the fire. This Space Wolf army will be my 40k showcase army, converted and painted to the best of my abilities.

    It's gonna be a fun ride!