Ok so the Caledonian Uprising is rapidly approaching. It’s next weekend in fact.
The event is primarily a selection tool and fundraiser for the Scottish ETC team but more importantly for us jolly English types it’s a great excuse to go to another tournament and move some toys around.
There will be a great number of top quality players there and it will be extremely difficult to do well at the event. Lets look at the army breakdown for the event:
Grey Knights 19
Space Wolves 14
Imperial Guard 12
Blood Angels 10
Space Marines 8
Dark Eldar 7
Dark Angels 6
Chaos Space Marines 4
Black Templars 3
Chaos Daemons 2
Nuns with Guns 1!!
So perhaps not overly surprising that Grey Knights are very well represented. They are a strong codex and generally have an answer to most things out there. I think there will be a few Paladin lists although whilst they give a tough game i’m not convinced they are the optimum use of the GK codex.
As would be expected there are also plenty of wolves and guard. 4th on the list is Necrons. A new codex that many people (including myself!) are still trying to work out. They are very good with 2 solar pulses and i would expect them to give the guard armies a very tough time.
Other points of note are Neil taking Daemons, 1 of 2 players out of the 115, who i’m sure will surprise a few people with a tough army build and Chuckie (James Ramsey) who is the only person braving sisters. Having played them i can assure you that they won’t be a walk in the park.
What am i taking?
Space Wolves of course. Unfortunately i originally submitted a Bjorn led list but have now changed to a Logan led list because i’m desperate to beat fellow CSM’er Gary Marsh (according to him anyway!) so i’m on a -10 points penalty which will probably affect my final position quite a lot. But i’m taking the longer view and looking at it as 6 more practice games with Logan. The full list is:
HQ1: Logan Grimnar 
HQ2: Rune Priest: Runic Armour, Seeker of the Slain, Living Lightning, Jaws of the World Wolf, Wolf Tail Talisman 
TROOPS 1: Wolf Guard Pack: 5 Wolf Guard: Terminator Armour, Terminator Power Fist; Cyclone Missile Launcher 
TROOPS 2: Grey Hunter Pack: 7 Grey Hunters, Wolf Standard, Melta Gun  + TRANSPORT 1
TROOPS 3: Grey Hunter Pack: 7 Grey Hunters, Wolf Standard, Melta Gun  + TRANSPORT 2
TROOPS 4: Wolf Guard Pack: 10 Wolf Guard: 2 Terminator Armour, 2 Terminator Chain Fist; 2 Cyclone Missile Launcher; 3 Combi Melta; 3 Power Fist  + TRANSPORT 3
ELITE 1: Lone Wolf: Terminator Armour; Chain Fist; Storm Shield 
ELITE 2: Lone Wolf: Terminator Armour; Chain Fist; Storm Shield 
ELITE 3: Wolf Scout Pack: melta gun 
HEAVY SUPPORT 1: Long Fang Pack: 5 Long Fangs + 1 Squad Leader, 4 Missile Launchers, Las Cannon 
HEAVY SUPPORT 2: Long Fang Pack: 5 Long Fangs + 1 Squad Leader, 4 Missile Launchers, Las Cannon 
TRANSPORT 1: Rhino: Dozer Blade 
TRANSPORT 2: Rhino: Dozer Blade 
TRANSPORT 3: Drop Pod 
There are a few side bets floating around but i won’t go into details yet…!
See you there!