Wolfspear

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Wolfspear
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Founding Ultima Founding
Successors of Space Wolves
Primarch Leman Russ
Homeworld 108/Beta-Kalapus-9.2
Allegiance Imperium of Man
Colours Light grey torso and helm, dark grey backpack, arms and legs.

"Who by the ice jotun are the Wolfspear?"

– Sergeant Bjarni, previously of the Greyshields, upon induction to the Wolfspear

As according to nu-lore, the Wolfspear is the first successor chapter the Space Wolves have had since the ill-fated Wolf Brothers. They seem to have serious daddy issues, as they are Primaris Marines, rather than standard space marines, and are worried about their acceptance by their fellow Sons of Russ (despite the fact that the very same book they originate in acknowledges that the actual Space Wolves themselves have taken on Primaris Marines to improve their numbers...Ah, but no Chapter can refuse them because the Emperor approves and the Custodes flat out said that any Chapter that refuses the Primaris will be exterminated by the Custodes themselves). Owing to the alleged 0% mutation rate of the Primaris Marines, they do not have anyone suffering from the physical manifestations of the Wulfen curse, however the presence of those already suffering from the curse has been known to drive them into bestial rages.

They fear that the Space Wolves will see them as not 'true Sons of Russ' and reject them. To further this issue, Gulliman saw fit to toss them on guard duty, guarding the Pit of Raukos, a back door that Chaos has been using to fuck over the Imperium. As a result, the Wolfspears fear that being kept off the front lines alongside their Primaris status will always keep them from getting the approval of their progenitors.

Hopefully the Space Wolves see their assignment as a point of pride - that only Sons of Leman Russ could be trusted with guarding the Imperium's exposed back. And man-up and realize they don’t need anyone’s approval but the Emperor’s, which they have. Enjoy the approval of others, desire it, but do not bend over for it unless you know you are in the wrong.

Update Turns out Primaris Marines aren't so immune to the effects of their parent chapter's mutations, Space Wolves included. What this means for the Wolfspear, no one knows. Hopefully they don't end up like the Wolf Brothers.

But Wait! 9th Edition Codex entry[edit]

To the pleasant surprise of many, the Wolfspear get an entry in the 9th Edition Space Wolves supplement. Their background has been tweaked a bit, and no longer are they bound to guarding the Beta Kalapus warp rift. Instead, they are mentioned to have been founded as an under-strength (What) Chapter, whose shortfall in numbers was made up for a "donation" of veteran Space Wolf warriors by Logan Grimnar himself. As a result the Wolfspear have stronger ties with the Space Wolves, and maintain many Fenrisian traditions.

Tactically, they seem to be a more wolfy take on the Raven Guard and Night Lords -- widespread confusion masking precision strikes, and a massive application of force on a disoriented target; specifically disorienting vox howls that make people unable to focus. Alternatively, they're embodying the pre-Russ Space Wolves' practices of terror tactics as "the Rout" as they were called during the Great Crusade.

On the Tabletop[edit]

The Wolfspear are the "official" Space Wolves NuMarines chapter, and as such combine the shiny new True-Scale marines with the newer aesthetic with the themes of the Space Wolves chapter. They are, distinctly, also the only Space Wolves successor chapter; making them the first official viable alternative color choice for Space Wolves armies.

Next to nothing was known about these guys out of universe as well, having been surprisingly omitted from the Space Wolves' new codex. This was the case until Guy Haley, the author that introduced the Chapter to begin with, answered a few questions on Twitter, which gave us not only their colors, but a group was allowed to then design their chapter symbol. This chapter symbol was later replaced with no acknowledgement to the old one.

Colors and Heraldry[edit]

According to Haley, the chapter has a light grey torso and helm, with dark grey everything else. Their Aquila is colored gold, while their visors are a light blue. They bear their chapter symbol on the right pauldron.

They bear the traditional trappings of the rest of the Space Wolves; such as fur, gems, and rune markings.

Chapter Badge[edit]

The original icon. One for freehand painters everywhere.

Their chapter symbol was initially created by a fan group, the Blades of Greymane, as evidenced by this twitter chain [1], which made their chapter symbol into a light grey-white symbol of two wolves, crested by a diamond with a spear within it. If the original intentions remain true, the two wolves in universe symbolize their status as the "Second Successful Space Wolves" chapter. It was designed by group members Berenal and Khloros, adapted from another member's design for the group's overall logo, Lithiaris.

The logo was later changed when the Wolfspear finally appeared in the 9th edition codex, to a wolf's head with two red spears underneath it. Their color scheme also seems to just be gray now; though that could be shading from the book. Whether this was a situation of GW's higher ups shooting down the idea or because Guy Haley never actually had it show up in a book is unknown. It is unknown if the old icon will get any sort of acknowledgement.

Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding
(M29):
Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists
Iron Hands - Raven Guard - Salamanders
Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding
(021.M31):
Angels of Absolution - Angels Encarmine - Angels Porphyr
Angels of Redemption - Angels Sanguine - Angels of Vengeance
Angels Vermillion - Aurora Chapter - Black Consuls
Black Guard - Black Templars - Blood Drinkers
Brazen Claws - Crimson Fists - Destroyers
Doom Eagles - Eagle Warriors - Excoriators
Fists Exemplar - Flesh Tearers - Genesis Chapter
Inceptors - Iron Snakes - Libators
Lions Sable - Marauders - Mortifactors
Nemesis - Novamarines - Obsidian Glaives
Patriarchs of Ulixis - Purple Stars - Praetors of Orpheus
Rampagers - Raptors - Red Talons
Revilers - Silver Eagles - Silver Skulls
Soul Drinkers - Storm Lords - White Consuls
Wolf Brothers
Third to
Twelfth Founding
(M32-M35):
Astral Claws - Angels Revenant - Charnel Guard
Dark Paladins - Executioners - Flesh Eaters
Halo Brethren - Howling Griffons - Iron Knights
Mantis Warriors - Marines Malevolent - Night Swords
Sable Swords (initial) - Scythes of the Emperor - Space Sharks
Sons of Guilliman
Thirteenth Founding
(M35):
Death Spectres - Exorcists
Fourteenth to
Twentieth Founding:
Angels of Fire - Avenging Sons - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
(991.M35):
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs
Sons of Antaeus - Tiger Claws
Twenty-Second to
Twenty-Sixth Founding
(M35-M41):
Angels of Vigilance - Celestial Lions - Dark Hunters
Disciples of Caliban - Emperor's Spears - Fire Angels
Imperial Harbingers - Iron Lords - Knights of the Raven
Marines Errant - Mentors - Fire Claws/Relictors
Star Phantoms - Subjugators
Ultima Founding
(999.M41):
Angels of Defiance - Black Vipers - Blades of Vengeance
Castellans of the Rift - Fulminators - Knights Cerulean
Knights of the Chalice - Knights of Thunder - Necropolis Hawks
Nemesors - Praetors of Ultramar - Rift Stalkers
Silver Drakes - Silver Templars - Sons of the Phoenix
Storm Reapers - Umbral Knights - Unnumbered Sons
Valiant Blades - Void Tridents - Wolfspear
Unknown Founding: Absolvers - Accipiters - Adulators
Angel Guard - Angels Eradicant - Angels of Retribution
Astral Knights - Blood Ravens - Blood Swords
Brazen Drakes - Brothers Penitent - Crimson Castellans
Crimson Consuls - Crimson Scythes - Dark Hands
Dark Sons - Death Eagles - Emperor's Shadows
Fire Lords - Guardians of the Covenant - Graven Spectres
Hammers of Dorn - Harbingers - Hawk Lords
Invaders - Iron Crusaders - Iron Talons
Jade Dragons - Knights of Blood - Knights Unyielding
Marines Exemplar - The Nameless - Night Watch
Rainbow Warriors - Reclaimers - Red Hunters
Red Scorpions - Red Seraphs - Red Templars
Retributors - Sable Swords (refounded) - Shadow Wolves
Solar Hawks - Sons of Orar - Star Dragons
Stormwatchers - Storm Giants - Storm Wardens
Valedictors - Viper Legion - Vorpal Swords
White Templars - Storm Wings
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators (founding unknown, but likely after 2nd Founding)
Sons of Medusa (separated from parent Chapters, ratified by edict)
Steel Confessors (de facto 22nd Founding, de jure ratified by edict)
Others: Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights
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