This is a Guest Post by Jon
Well, I just picked up my new Space Wolves Codex today, so I thought it would be fun to take a 1500 pt list that I've been running and see what I'd need to do to make it legal under the new codex. I thinking primarily about modeling implications more than making an 'I win' list.
Here's the list, under the old codex:
Wolf Lord on Bike: Frost-Blade, Runic Charm, Wolf Pelt, Frags, Melta Bombs, Wolf Tooth Necklace
Elite: 4x Wolf Scouts: Power weapon, Boltpistol, 2x Plasma Pistol, Melta Gun, Frags, Wolf Guard Pack Leader, Bolt Pistol, Thunder Hammer
Fast: 6x Blood Claws Bikers: 2x Power Fist, Melta Gun, Wolf Guard Pack Leader on bike: Runic Charm, Wolf Pelt, Frags, Twin Lightning Claws
Troop: 8x Blood Claws: 2x Power Fist, Flamer, Wolf Guard Pack Leader: Bolt Pistol, Thunder Hammer, Rhino, Extra armor
Troop: 6x Grey Hunters: 3x Bolters, 2x Plasma Pistol, Melta Gun, PF, PW, Razorback, Twin-Linked Las-Cannon
Troop: 9x Grey Hunters: 6x Bolter, 2x Plasma Pistol, Melta Gun, PF, PW, Wolf Guard Pack Leader: Terminator Armor, Runic Charm, Wolf Pelt, PW, Combi-Plasma
Here's the list under the new Codex:
Lets go squad by squad, Starting with the Troops:
Blood Claws: Well under the new dex they can only have one Power Fist so one guy with a fist will get promoted to wolf-guard, and I'll need to build a new guy with a chainsword. The Pack Leader can stay the same.
Grey Hunters: This is the Razorback squad; again the squaddies only get one fist or powerweapon, so I'll drop the fist from the squad and I'll have to drop a plasma pistol, (one less guy cringing on the dreaded 'one'. So one more guy with a bolter. The fist guy will get promoted to wolfguard and end up back in the squad. This squad now looks like: 5x Grey Hunters, 3x Bolters, 1 Plasma Pistol, 1 Melta Gun, Wolf Guard with Power Fist and Bolter in a Razorback.
Grey Hunters: The foot sloggers lose a power fist and a plasma pistol, and the Pack leader largely stays the same.
Wolf Scouts: The scouts lose a Plasma Pistol so one of them will get a bolt pistol, and now need another guy. The Pack Leader requires no changes.
Blood Claw Bikers: These guys lose a Power Fist, the pack leader stays largely the same.
Ragnar is still Ragnar, Unfortunately, he's not getting a new model, so I might use some of the new kit to create one in a more dynamic pose.
Wolf Lord on Bike, doesn't change much, besides getting more expensive points-wise.
So now modeling wise, I'm losing a few squaddies with fists, so they'll need to be replaced with regularly-armed dudes, likewise with 2 of the plasma-pistol armed Greyhunters and one of the plasma pistol Scouts. One of the fists will get re-done as a Pack-leader which just involves changing the color of his shoulder guard. He may also get a combi-weapon of some sort.
These changes leave me 35 points shy of 1500, so I might give a grey hunter or two the Mark of the Wulfen or maybe one of the scouts. I can envision using assault marine legs, to portray him throwing himself into combat, with his weapons lying at his feet as the beast within takes hold and he resorts to teeth and claws.