Reecius’ Prepares for Battle! Adepticon, Here we Come!


Hey everyone, Reecius here to share my list and thoughts on the coming Adepticon 40k Championships!

So, we’re coming up on Adepticon and I am very excited to go and get some challenging games in against a variety of skilled opponents! I’m bringing a wonky list, as I like to do, but the field at Adepticon traditionally has a bit of herd mentality, with the majority of players bringing the latest top list. 5th ed it was Missile Wolves and Leaf Blower, then Grey Knights when that book dropped, followed by Necron Air Force as far as the eye could see, then Flying Circus, Wave serpent Spam and now we come to the age of the Spider and Wraith Knight!

I had planned on bringing a counter meta list of Raven Guard with Skyhammer which is really good vs Eldar, however I got tangled up with the age old tournament gamer’s dilemma: I couldn’t get the models painted in time! Doh! So, I had to go to plan B: what can I bring that requires the least painting that can also function well in Adepticon’s Missions? So, I slapped this hodge podge army together and we’ll see how it goes.

Space Wolves CAD 1850 Pts

Space Wolves Allied Detachment

Battle Leader T.Wolf, Armor of Russ, Fist, Claw 1 185

Blood Claws Flamers 5 65

Stormwolf M.Meltas 1 235

Seige Dread – 1 120

Dreadnaught Drop Pod – 1 50

Drop Pod – 1 35

Sicaran Schism of Mars, Las Cannons 1 200

Wolfkin Formation

Fenresian Wolves Cyberwolf 20 170

Assassin Detachment

Culexus – 1 140

Space Marines CAD White Scars

Chaplain Bike, Auspex 1 115

Libby Hunter’s Eye 1 85

Scouts – 5 55

Tactical Marines – 5 70

Rhino Dozer 1 40

Drop Pod – 1 35

Centurions Grav, Omni 3 250

Totals – 49 1850

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So, it has a lot of good tools, but is low model count. I think Eldar may be a challenge, as they are for most lists, but with a bit of luck I can handle them. I have a lot of deployment options which is critical for a flexible list, allowing me to adopt to changing conditions and early game scenarios.

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The army has a lot of mobile ObSec, too, which I believe will be critical to Adepticon missions and while I have a few high priority units, if facing excessive D, I can reserve them until my other units can hopefully neutralize them.

It’s going to be a challenge to make this list work (so wish I could have brought a Quad Mortar, le sigh) but I feel confident I can make it work with a bit of luck. We shall soon see!

Best of luck to everyone at the event, I am looking forward to some fun games.


About Reecius

The fearless leader of the intrepid group of gamers gone retailers at Frontline Gaming!

11 Responses to “Reecius’ Prepares for Battle! Adepticon, Here we Come!”

  1. Duh_Ruckus March 29, 2016 4:12 pm #

    Very kinky I like it

  2. greggles March 29, 2016 4:50 pm #

    Best of luck Reece! See you at Adepticon!

  3. Kwodd March 29, 2016 7:19 pm #

    What’s the deal with the big pod?

    • Dakkath March 29, 2016 9:09 pm #

      That’s the Dreadnaught Drop Pod. It’s bigger, costs 50 points, and you can stay inside it on the drop to gain shrouded for the turn before moving and/or charging out of it.

      • HacksawBuchanan March 30, 2016 3:55 pm #

        Other units can benefit from the shrouding if they put the pod between themselves and the unit shooting them. This can be useful for things like deepstriking Termies or Vanguard Vets. Don’t underestimate hiding behind the enormous pod for extra LOS blocking either.

  4. Calle March 29, 2016 10:15 pm #

    That sounds like a really fun SM army! So the red ones are white scars and the white ones are space wolves? Just out of curiosty, is there any chapters that have these colours or are they your own design?

  5. Anvil March 30, 2016 10:03 am #

    Looks like a solid list! Hope to see you and Frankie at the Con sometime this weekend!

  6. Maeglin March 30, 2016 10:08 am #

    I’ve never noticed how small your Thunderwolf is before! Also not a euphemism.

    Surprised you went with the Tac marines though over more Scouts though I guess the obsec Rhino might be the reason rather than a Fast Attack.

    • HacksawBuchanan March 30, 2016 3:59 pm #

      I believe thats a toy horse he is riding. I’m guessing thats his TWolve counts as because of the big round base.

      • Dbiesto March 30, 2016 5:26 pm #

        I believe that is his fabled horse commander, I recognize it from his 5th edition missile wolves days. Now with added savagery.

  7. Dbiesto March 30, 2016 7:41 pm #

    Hahaha found you’re old list Reece. Thunder horse hoooooo!

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