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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beginning Playing Hordes: One of Circle's Best Models, the Warpwolf Stalker

Circle Orboros Loves the Warpwolf Stalker


Before I even decided on playing Circle in Hordes, I had to check out the forums only and see what people had to say. It was really nice to find out that Privateer Press hosts a great forum and each faction has a dedicated beginner section. In exploring the beginner forums, army list discussions, and everywhere else that discussed Circle, everyone raved about the Warpwolf Stalker.

He is a variation on the Feral Warpwolf from one of my previous posts and is made by the same kit, which makes for easy magnetization. He's closer to being a human still. What that boils down to is that the Feral Warpwolf is a wild beast that tears targets apart where the Stalker has the benefits of being a Warpwolf with the perk of still having at least a partially human thought process. By combining these strengths, the Stalker has the strength and speed of the Feral while still using weapons (in this case a greatsword) and armor. His core role on the field is tearing apart units in vicious hit and run assaults.


How the Warpwolf Stalker Does Work


This model, because of his huge greatsword, has a ability called Reach. This allows him to extend his melee range to 2" where normal model are limited to .5". Combining this extended range with his ability called Berserk, which affords him a free attack whenever he kills a model, and Sprint, which gets him a 6" move at the end of his activation to get out of combat, he can do some serious damage. His armor and Sprint allows him to avoid most rebuttals, or at least make them less effective, and keeps him on the board longer. All Warpwolves can also regenerate a couple hit points once a turn, which is always a nice perk. Even if you know nothing about Hordes, any tabletop gamer can tell those abilities add up to some serious potential on a big beast model. 

The Warpwolf Bash Brothers
He's one of my latest completed models and was actually a gift from Codicier Ignatius, and is much appreciated as he has been crucial to all of my army lists so far. Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm happy to hear that he's good on the table. You certainly did a good job painting him up. Are you planning on varying the colors across all of your wolves? Does that have any meaning in the background?

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    1. Not really, the fluff gives you a lot of freedom as far as skin tones and hair color. I started with the Feral in brown because that's what I test painted on my first Argus. The Stalker is supposed to be more stealthy and able to hide itself, so you see a lot of them painted dark and I liked the look of the dark grey when I tried it out. My next warpwolf will be a different color that I tested in my skinwalker unit which will be featured in a post shortly. Also, my painting has also been pretty significantly influenced by the studio scheme which I really like.

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