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Try Again Bragg
11-01-2008, 22:24
Who gets to be a Space Wolf scout? Young initiates to the chapter become Blood Claws, so they do not fill their scout corps. like other chapters. Wolf scouts are also very experienced and good at their jobs, using specialized tactics. Does this mean that once someone is made a scout, they have no chance of becoming a full marine? Thanks for any info. that you can give me.:cool:

Hellebore
11-01-2008, 23:27
Wolf scouts are actually veteran space wolves. They have trained to become full marines and wear power armour.

They just prefer to be by themselves and thus are recruited into the wolf scouts.

Hellebore

trigger
11-01-2008, 23:29
As helbore already said the wolf scouts wolves that don't fit the pack mentalety.

malika
12-01-2008, 01:01
Space Wolf scouts make more sense than the Scouts of other Space Marine chapters. Why sent your rookies out on these dangerous reconnaissance missions? Doesnt really make sense.

Leftenant Gashrog
12-01-2008, 01:39
Space Wolf scouts make more sense than the Scouts of other Space Marine chapters. Why sent your rookies out on these dangerous reconnaissance missions? Doesnt really make sense.

Last time I checked reconnaissance involved sneaking about, slitting sentries throats, planting bombs and avoiding all combat altogether.. compared to the regular Astartes MO of marching towards the enemy in broad daylight with guns blazing I'd have to agree with Guilliman about scouting being a good idea, especially bearing in mind that those 'rookies' have in fact survived a decade of live-fire training and usually have killed something/someone before even being chosen as an initiate..

Commander Dante
12-01-2008, 02:54
I beleive Wolf Scouts arnt recruited from Blood Claws but rather from the whole Chaper... Wolf Scouts need experience and are ussualy older memebers of the chapter

Michael M.
12-01-2008, 03:34
The Wolf Scouts are the Lone Wolfs. They come from the rangs of the Grey Hunters and will be organized in small packs to operate for long times on their own. They like this life stile and they make not much words. And yes they make more sense than the codex chaper scouts.

imperial_scholar
12-01-2008, 03:46
I think that if you read the SW codex... its pretty clear.... I think at any point a SW could become a wolf scout. It's the touch of the lone wolf... so maybe packs who have been wiped out to a man would join as the loss of his pack maybe too much for a SW to bare.

malika
12-01-2008, 09:07
Last time I checked reconnaissance involved sneaking about, slitting sentries throats, planting bombs and avoiding all combat altogether.. compared to the regular Astartes MO of marching towards the enemy in broad daylight with guns blazing I'd have to agree with Guilliman about scouting being a good idea, especially bearing in mind that those 'rookies' have in fact survived a decade of live-fire training and usually have killed something/someone before even being chosen as an initiate..

Reconnaissance missions are more dangerous than the normal missions, you would probably also need to be more skilled to do it. Having more experienced Marines to this job makes more sense than sending your just trained rookies with no real combat experience out there. Doesnt matter if you have had years of training and killed a person if you havent had any real experience on the battlefield. The Black Templars also make a bit more sense in sending their initiates alongside their experienced troops instead of being dropped into enemy territory to perform the most dangerous missions.

Wolf Scout Ewan
12-01-2008, 21:06
A wolf scout can be of any age, but they have a specific mutation on the lupus helix that makes them miserable anti social bastards.

They are the ultimate lone wolf, they are out on their own and dont really care. This mutation of the Space Wolf geneseed happens very rarely but it kinda retunes the marines senses and intuition, so this makes them completely different to their brothers.

Its similar in difference to the diff between an ork boy and an ork kommando. But even this doesnt qite explain it. Hmmm... there are people who dont fit in anywhere, they just cant stand being in a crowd or even being in the same room as family. This is what its like to be a Wolf Scout.

You might love your brothers but to be honest you would rather be in a small group (3 -6 people) or on your own, being around others is suffocating, or you feel that your skills are ignored.

The Guy
12-01-2008, 21:11
A wolf scout can be of any age, but they have a specific mutation on the lupus helix that makes them miserable anti social bastards.

They are the ultimate lone wolf, they are out on their own and dont really care. This mutation of the Space Wolf geneseed happens very rarely but it kinda retunes the marines senses and intuition, so this makes them completely different to their brothers.

Its similar in difference to the diff between an ork boy and an ork kommando. But even this doesnt qite explain it. Hmmm... there are people who dont fit in anywhere, they just cant stand being in a crowd or even being in the same room as family. This is what its like to be a Wolf Scout.

You might love your brothers but to be honest you would rather be in a small group (3 -6 people) or on your own, being around others is suffocating, or you feel that your skills are ignored.

:eek:
Looks like a wolf scout is my ideal job :p

Johnnyfrej
13-01-2008, 04:30
Scouting jobs tend to be taken by the loner, individualist type. Same goes with the Guard's sentinal drivers. Also recon and scouting isn't defaut more dangerous than kill missions, they just require more patience and cunning. After all, if you are on recon duty the last thing you want to do is kill somebody and make yourself known.

gantrakk
13-01-2008, 05:00
Yeah, I never liked the space marines rookies being sent out to do the very important close target recon, especially since if they report incorrectly they can get alot of their brothers killed, the scouts being beginners makes no sense since reconnaissance is not a low skill job it is a specialist job requiring different skills and a different mindset to a tactical squads style.