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SPACE PIGS!!!

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Ok, so to preface this post, I work for Games Workshop.

Yes sir, kinda awesome. Moving on…

I had the pleasure of competing this week in the Staff Only Throne of Skulls Tourney at Warhammer World: USA, in Memphis, TN.

I brought with me the glory of the SPACE PIGS!

Well, officially I used the Space Wolf Codex and replaced the word ‘Wolf’ with ‘Pig’. The results were awesome.

The Space Pigs finished 1-0-2 in the tourney, and thanks to at least 2 of my opponents naming me their favorite opponent (Extra points) I won the award as BEST SPACE WOLF PLAYER. Kinda cool.

Anyways, I thought I might just toss up my army list, which is pig themed, to the interwebs at large so that I might get flamed for being ‘non-optimal’. I say that if you do things the right way in the right spirit, you always should prevail, and when you do, it makes everything much sweeter.

HQ:
Swinus Hogborn (Canis Wolfborn)
Hogrisian Pig (Fenrisian Wolf)
195 points

Elites:
Loan Pig (Lone Wolf)
Thunder Hammer
50 points

Bacon Scouts (Wolf Scouts)
5x Melta Bombs
Flamer (Cause they are Bacon. Get it…Bake’n?)
Power Weapon
120 points

Troops:

Mudd Hunters (Grey Hunters)
6 Marines
Meltagun
Power Fist
Razorback (Of course)
Extra Armor
Twin Lascannon
210 points

Mudd Hunters (Grey Hunters)
6 Marines
Meltagun
Power Fist
Razorback (Of course)
Extra Armor
Twin Lascannon
210 points

Mudd Hunters (Grey Hunters)
6 Marines
Meltagun
Power Fist
Razorback (Of course)
Extra Armor
Lascannon + Twin Plasma
210 points

Fast Attack:

Thunderpig Cavalry (Thunderwolf Cavalry)
5 Thunderpig Cavalry
Thunder Hammer
280 points

Heavy Support:

Whirlwind
85 points

Long Tusks (Long Fangs)
5 Missile Launchers
140 points

TOTAL: 1500 points

I do not think I forgot anything.

folks in my store told me that I was dumb for not running 3 squads of Long Fangs. I thought they were dumb for spamming 3 of the same heavy support. I personally have a belief when it comes to 40k; Unless it is totally for story purposes, you should not run more than 1 of anything that is not troops. To do so makes you lame.

And on that same note, 2 other Space Wolf players that I saw both ran 3 squads of Long Fangs. In my head I made fun of them for being killjoys. Note that despite the fact that both of them finished with better overall records than me…I took home the plaque because people appreciate it when you play the game THE RIGHT WAY.

Enough soapboxing, I just wanted to share the list for the AWARD WINNING SPACE PIGS!!!

-Ray