My good buddy Pete at the Pete Happens blog, wrote this article on Space Wolves Tactics in 30K.
Pete is a fantastic student of the game and his analysis of different armies is always of interest to me. Here is his take on the Space Wolves in Inferno:
From Pete de Florio:
Russ is also an especially interesting Primarch. He is a true lead from the front warlord and his legions buck tradition and are extensions of Russ's personality. To other Primarchs though, he is the executioner of the Emperor. He is rightfully feared, as it was the Space Wolves sent to destroy 2 of the initial 20 primarchs and Legions when they strayed from the Emperor's light.
With release of Horus Heresy Book 7 - Inferno, we finally have rules to play out the Burning of Prospero, the Epic clash of the Space Wolves sent to exterminate the Thousand Sons.
The Space Wolf Legion Rules really focus on their unique infantry and dispersed HQ great company structure. As you will see, the rigid structure heavily restricts build options but adds flavor by layering rules through a mix of IC, unit, ROW and war gear rules.
So are Space Wolves the lap dogs of the Emperor or the incarnate of the Emperor's executioners? Let's take a look in bite sized pieces.
++ Numeration: The VIth Legion ++ Primogenitor: Leman Russ ++ Allegiance: Loyalist
Preferred Style of Fighting
"Since the days of the VIth Legion's inception on Terra, it has remained a Legion apart from its fellows, its origins shrouded as it garnered a fearsome reputation for its warriors' prowess as a shock-assault force as well as tireless pursuers and a peerless hunter-killer force. Unexpected violence was the Legion's calling card, its campaigns unsubtle, but brutally swift. Like their latter-day namesakes, the wolves of old Terra, its warriors' assaults are calculated exercises in ferocity, aimed to tear and rend until the foe lies in ruins or is driven to its death."
"Conditioned to hold a near-suicidal disregard for danger and trained to exploit this to the fullest on the battlefield, the heavy infantry that form the core of the Legion's battalions are a force that has been honed in battle against the countless enemies of Mankind and, it is whispered, against their own wayward brothers. For, unlike their brother Legions, the Space Wolves were kept under the tight control of the Imperial Court and unleashed at the Emperor's command as often to chastise those who would renege on their oaths of service as to destroy those who resisted the offer of Compliance."
So, if you want Pete's analysis, you need to go to his page to check it out and start following him! You can find it here.
And next up is his Thousand Sons analysis.