It turns out there is a solution to this problem, for about the price that I pay for my pint-size Wolf Guard Battle Leader badass. That is a Wolf Priest with a Jump Pack. He gives them Fearless and Preferred Enemy against a unit type I declare at the beginning of the game (usually infantry, but in a few games I've been known to declare monstrous creature so I can reroll those krak grenades!).
|Fraki the Fearless. Ready to bash some heads!|
I've taken my old Wolf Priest and snapped him into pieces with a terrible fury. Another old Wolf Guard had his legs removed and chopped apart. The resulting pieces were reassembled into a fell abomination known as Fraki the Fearless!
I have quite a bit of green stuff work ahead of me. I want to add some filigree and fanciness to his leg armor to match the rest of him, and to justify the Runic Armour that I'll be purchasing for him a good deal of the time. He'll be costing me 145 pts to field, a slight increase over the Battle Leader but a better support piece for the unit, and with that jump pack he will be able to move to other squads and bolster the battle line wherever he is needed.
I wish I could add a Wolf Guard Pack Leader to a Skyclaw unit, but that option is missing from the codex. Oh well! Maybe next time.
Thanks for reading,