Dec 312013

DWEX14The Black Wolf Naval Battle Group

Led by the ruthless “Black Wolf” Captain Vladimir Nikonov, this mercenary fleet strikes fear into the hearts of Admirals the world over. Selling his services to the highest bidder the Black Wolf is a hunter without equal, excelling at coordinating his ships in lightning fast assaults to cripple the enemy before they know what has hit them. Spearheaded by the Death Bringer Class Submarine, frequently commanded by Nikinov himself, this Fleet of hardened warriors strikes hard at the enemy. First, the devastating gunnery of the Nemesis Class Battle Cruisers and the maneuverable firepower of the Fury Class Corvettes softens the enemy, weakening their defenses and leaving them disorientated and reeling. Then the Reaper Class Attack Drone-Subs deployed by Manticore Class Support Skimmers close in for the kill, in support of the Death Bringer itself. Together, these Submarines blast asunder the remaining enemy ships as they attempt to flee from the awesome might of the Black Wolf Battle Group.

Contains: 1 Death Bringer Class Large Submarine, 2 Acrylic Echo Templates, 2 Nemesis Class Battle Cruisers, 2 Manticore Class Support Skimmers, 12 Reaper Class Attack Drone-Subs, 8 Fury Class Corvettes and 10 Tiny Flyer Tokens. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

Captain Vladimir Nikonov had a reputation as a daring and unconventional officer even before joining the Russian White Navy’s submarine development programme in 1861.  He had honed his skills as a destroyer commander, running ‘unofficial’ covert missions in the Black Sea against the Ottoman navy, as part of the Stavka high command’s brief to assess the defences of the Dardanelles.  However, such skills also inflated Nikonov’s substantial ego. Wiry of build, dark-haired and charismatic, his subordinates nicknamed him ‘Black Wolf ’ for both his appearance and hunting prowess. He came to think of himself as more of a corsair than a naval officer; styling himself upon such piratical legends as Blackbeard Teach and Sir Francis Drake.

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