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Was wondering if there were any lore friendly factions I could ally with my Wolves? From what I understand they are quite a independent faction so most likely not.
   
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Other Space Marines Chapters, Imperial Guard, Adeptus Mechanicus, Deathwatch, Custodes. Only the Inquisition are a little iffy
   
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Oh awesome! I anticipated that they were quite a isolated chapter and allying goes against there 'principles'? But thankyou for that, gives me a lot of options.
   
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If you check the Lexicanum, you can see that most engagements and campaigns fought by space wolves have them allying with some other Imperial forces.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Space_Wolves#Recent_History
   
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Lots of people don't like the wolves, but the Imperium is a big place and for every stuck-up grey knight/inquisitor/Ultramarine who hates them for their unusualness there's a guard commander/inquisitor/Salamander who loves them for their efficacy and defence of civilians.

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I don't think they're on good terms with the officio assassinorum...


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I don't think they're on good terms with the officio assassinorum...

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No-one's on good terms with the Officio Assassinorum. They just turn up and do their thing.
   
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 AndrewGPaul wrote:
No-one's on good terms with the Officio Assassinorum. They just turn up and do their thing.


And usually get worf'd

"The sword can be anklebiter as well as throatcleaver. We need no new weapons to defeat the sons of the hydra, merely new doctrines."
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 Danielle Rae wrote:
 AndrewGPaul wrote:
No-one's on good terms with the Officio Assassinorum. They just turn up and do their thing.


And usually get worf'd

Pff. You don't know what you're talking about. Assassins are aweso... Nevermind...
   
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The Space Wolves are usually welcome if there's butt to be kicked since they're not afraid to do just that. Sure, they're headstrong and boastful, but they deliver and don't usually get in scrapes with the other Imperial forces. Despite that little incident (or two) posters talk about they're still one of the original Chapters with 10K years of legendary service and few black marks.

There are others you'd turn down long before the SW, like the Flesh Tearers who have a tendency to cause collateral damage. Or the cheerful Iron Hands who once freed a world, then executed a third of the population for "being weak"...
   
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Space wolves work with non marine forces so much they've even made a special, human safe version of their normally lethal favorite drink, mjød, to share with the rare worthy human.

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Fenrisian_Ale

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Spetulhu wrote:The Space Wolves are usually welcome if there's butt to be kicked since they're not afraid to do just that. Sure, they're headstrong and boastful, but they deliver and don't usually get in scrapes with the other Imperial forces. Despite that little incident (or two) posters talk about they're still one of the original Chapters with 10K years of legendary service and few black marks.

There are others you'd turn down long before the SW, like the Flesh Tearers who have a tendency to cause collateral damage. Or the cheerful Iron Hands who once freed a world, then executed a third of the population for "being weak"...


Damn those Iron hands.. that is Brutal. I am guessing the flesh tearers succumb to the black rage and attack everyone?

I like that the incidents that the Wolves find themselves in are usually because of there traditional, stoic nature, not so much that they are sly or schemers.

Techpriestsupport wrote:Space wolves work with non marine forces so much they've even made a special, human safe version of their normally lethal favorite drink, mjød, to share with the rare worthy human.

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Fenrisian_Ale

That is brilliant! I love that.

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On a personal note I could imagine space wolves and catachans getting along just fine, given their overall similarities.

Of course they've have to make it clear that female catachans were not to sexually harass the spacewolves...

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I would like an imperial guard ally. I am unsure of how they regiment AM forces, and who wolves would be most likely to accompany, for thematic reasons of course. It is a shame the IG regiments are OOP. Although a catachan ally would be fun, I have been wanting to play around with a jungle theme. Just some of the models are too arnold-esque for my liking!

   
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Guard allies are easy for Wolves. They protect a whole bunch of worlds so just grab one of those.

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Guard. Space wolves have been consistently shown working well with guard units. Logan Grimnar even had a veteran guard sergeant be his cupbearer for the duration of his association with Macharius, which is a high honor usually only bestowed upon respected chapter serfs or promising young space marines.

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 Techpriestsupport wrote:
On a personal note I could imagine space wolves and catachans getting along just fine, given their overall similarities.

Of course they've have to make it clear that female catachans were not to sexually harass the spacewolves...


They might have a hard time impressing the Catachans enough to be friends.
   
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While the Space Wolves have a long rivalry with the Dark Angels that dates back to a Great Crusade-era duel between Russ and Johnson, both chapters actually end up fighting alongside each other with some frequency.

Every time members from the two chapters meet, they engage in a honor duel the one that took place between their respective primarchs.

The DA codex even has a very fun pre-game stratagem to reflect the honor duel. I've actually been running lists around it for the last few months. It's not only extremely fluffy, it's actually a decent stratagem, so best of all worlds. Furthermore, the unique units respective combat styles of both chapters also complement each other pretty well.

I play DA, so if you'd like an overview of what the easiest unit options from our codex might be for you without requiring a small fortune, feel free to PM me, as, I assume I should keep that sort of advice out of the background forum

PS - the book that outlines the duel between Russ and Johnson is called Leman Russ: The Great Wolf, and is actually a decent read for any SW player, whether you choose to ally DA or not.


PPS - YOUR CHAPTER LACKS THE DISCIPLINE AND STRATEGIC APPROACH REQUIRED OF A PROPER SPACE MARINE

(I kid on the last part. This is the sort of thing that's very fun to yell at my SW units when they fail all of their rolls, though, and I would strongly encourage you to do the same in reverse)
   
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I think space wolves would have a particularly bad relationship with the officio assassinorum. After the firstbattle for Armageddon the high lords of terra betrayed and condemned the population of armageddon to slavery and extermination becuase "Oh noes, they saw daemons and fought them!"

Logan grimnar loudly and openly castigated the HLoT for their horrible treatment and abuse of loyal imperial citizens who had fought courageously.

The HLoT, upon being spoken of in less that fawning terms, responded reflexively and sent an imperial assassin to silence grimnar.

Logan grimnar is still alive and well, rumor has it the remins of the assassin are in a secluded area of the spacewolves hall of legends.

So again, they may not be on good terms with the officio assassinorum.


"I learned the hard way that if you take a stand on any issue, no matter how insignificant, people will line up around the block to kick your ass over it." Jesse "the mind" Ventura. 
   
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AdmirableGoal wrote:While the Space Wolves have a long rivalry with the Dark Angels that dates back to a Great Crusade-era duel between Russ and Johnson, both chapters actually end up fighting alongside each other with some frequency.

Every time members from the two chapters meet, they engage in a honor duel the one that took place between their respective primarchs.

The DA codex even has a very fun pre-game stratagem to reflect the honor duel. I've actually been running lists around it for the last few months. It's not only extremely fluffy, it's actually a decent stratagem, so best of all worlds. Furthermore, the unique units respective combat styles of both chapters also complement each other pretty well.

I play DA, so if you'd like an overview of what the easiest unit options from our codex might be for you without requiring a small fortune, feel free to PM me, as, I assume I should keep that sort of advice out of the background forum

PS - the book that outlines the duel between Russ and Johnson is called Leman Russ: The Great Wolf, and is actually a decent read for any SW player, whether you choose to ally DA or not.


PPS - YOUR CHAPTER LACKS THE DISCIPLINE AND STRATEGIC APPROACH REQUIRED OF A PROPER SPACE MARINE

(I kid on the last part. This is the sort of thing that's very fun to yell at my SW units when they fail all of their rolls, though, and I would strongly encourage you to do the same in reverse)

That stratagem sounds very cool. What does it do? If that is allowed to be said on the forum..

Ahh another book to read! Thank you very much, definitely will give that a read after I have got through the others.

I appreciate the offer on advice.. however, if I was to do DA it would be fallen! If I recall correctly, Ragnar spared a fallen his life in some form or other, and I have Blackmane company, so that is a possibility.. So I may take you up on that!

Techpriestsupport wrote:I think space wolves would have a particularly bad relationship with the officio assassinorum. After the firstbattle for Armageddon the high lords of terra betrayed and condemned the population of armageddon to slavery and extermination becuase "Oh noes, they saw daemons and fought them!"

Logan grimnar loudly and openly castigated the HLoT for their horrible treatment and abuse of loyal imperial citizens who had fought courageously.

The HLoT, upon being spoken of in less that fawning terms, responded reflexively and sent an imperial assassin to silence grimnar.

Logan grimnar is still alive and well, rumor has it the remins of the assassin are in a secluded area of the spacewolves hall of legends.

So again, they may not be on good terms with the officio assassinorum.


If I was to do assasins, I would fluff it as the wolves did not know they were there. I like a couple of the models of the assasins and the Vindicar is right up my street in terms of rules.
   
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