February 13, 2016 by brennon
The Space Wolves continue to get their update with some more models dropping in to Warhammer 40,000 from Games Workshop. Not only do they now have a new model for the mighty Ulric the Slayer but also a return for Wolf Lord Krom and also an Iron Priest…
First up we have said Ulric the Slayer who doesn’t look as dominating as he did when he had the mask on. While a lot of people like seeing what’s under there I preferred him when he was a bit more mysterious and feral looking.
I think it added to his priestly role within the army working as a Chaplain. This is a very iconic model for the Space Wolves and while I appreciate them returning to it they could have made him a bit more dynamic perhaps? I guess in his old age he does a lot more watching battlefields than fighting on them.
After him we have Wolf Lord Krom who was previously only available within one of the big narrative focused sets that Games Workshop did. Now he is available as a separate model for you to drop into your armies.
I think this is a neat looking model and more of what I was expecting when we saw Ulric take to the stage. I imagine you could potentially work on switching things around to make this into your new Ulric but he also works as a good Wolf Lord as is. I love the axe in particular…
Lastly for characters we have the Iron Priest who is busy tinkering away behind the scenes in the Forge and making sure that all the Space Wolf vehicles run smoothly.
In this case I think you can get away with the model being a bit more static as his job doesn’t involve getting too mixed up in combat. I quite like the stance, facing off against some aggressor with that pistol of his, but the hammer is the big draw here. I like what they’ve done with it painting-wise and it would be something I’d look to do too – giving it a glow effect of some description.
As well as the characters for your army Games Workshop have also released another Start Collecting army which you can get for your Space Wolves. Inside you get…
…a Space Wolf Lord, a ten man Wolf Pack and then three Thunderwolves. You also, as standard now, get the Formation Rules Sheet allowing you to use these as a competent fighting force on the tabletop with their own special rules.
Have you been thinking about starting Space Wolves?
"You also, as standard now, get the Formation Rules Sheet allowing you to use these as a competent fighting force on the tabletop with their own special rules..."