German Ship To Play: SMS Wolve

Hey all,

Sigh…once again, have to start with an apology. The launch of Shadowrun, Fifth Edition has been an all consuming project that has sucked up most of Catalyst’s bandwidth and all of mine almost across the board. For those that don’t follow such things, the PDF & Print Preorders went on sale yesterday. Still a ton of SR-retaled stuff to do moving forward, of course, but SR monopilizing so much of my time is finally near an end.

Course, as an aside, the more fantastic Shadowrun does, the better it is for Leviathans as it gives us a better war chest to deal with the production issues still nagging at this game’s heels.

Nevertheless, I will be getting a swath of my time mostly back, which means more regular updates of various things, including getting PDF releases back on line.

As an apology for the dry spell of the last month or so, thought I’d give you the German SMS Wolve to play, along with the rules for the two new slots on this dangerous destroyer.

You can click here or on the graphic below to download the PDF for this destroyer.

And the rules:


    Whenever a Breach Roll for any type of aerial torpedo is made against a Location containing an undestroyed Chaff Slot is about to be made, the defending player first rolls 1DRed, adding in a die from any standard Crew Slot (i.e. Screening Crew, Bracketing Crew, and so on, cannot be used) that is undamaged and in that Location (even if there are multiple Crew Slots, only a single Crew Slot die is added).

    On a result of 8+ the torpedo is shot down, causing no further damage or effects; on a result of 7 or less the chaff does not shoot it down and a standard Breach Roll is now made by the attacker to determine if the torpedo strikes the target.

    A Crew Slot with a white diamond icon is known as a Screening Crew Slot.

    A ship containing a Screening Crew Slot need only spend 1 MP to either Defensive or Offensive Screen (as opposed to the standard 3 MP).


To get a sense of the German vibe, feel free to field the Wolve with the HML Leviathans or HML Medusa.

See ya next duty shift!


Comments (20)

WantecJuly 12th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Thank you, can’t wait to see the rest!

Anthony BoydJuly 12th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Very interesting! This teaser should sustain some stranded crewmen until the fleet is ready to sail~

PurplebeardJuly 12th, 2013 at 6:37 pm


Told you folks they were pros. Can’t wait to see the rest of the fleets, keep it coming guys. As I said before I’d rather wait for quality than be letdown with rushed schlock.

Stormlion1July 12th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

OK, color me impressed. Definatly like the Chaff and I can see this being useful for screening bigger ships.

Cpt. Tobias YongeJuly 13th, 2013 at 5:43 am

Liking this. Can’t wait to see the rest of the German ships.

StCptMaraJuly 13th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

*blinks* That thing is almost as tough as a French Battleship!
And…it shoots down torps!

I forsee the thing being used to screen the German Battleships from
French and Italian Torpedoes..

blackbrunswickerJuly 14th, 2013 at 6:48 am

I really like this ship, as it’s clearly designed with a purpose in mind. It makes me wonder if German ships will have fewer flexible, “jack of all trades” ships, but be very good at a specific task.

Also, isn’t Wolf spelled the same way in English and German?

MindwiperJuly 14th, 2013 at 10:15 am

Wolve is no German word. It’s Wolf, or pl.: Wölfe

Guys Come on, after 28 years of House Steiner in BT you should be able to write the few German words you are using in the right way. :-/ or just use this:

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It’s very interesting to read this post. Thank you for such useful information. I liked this a lot.

Joshuah TinkerJuly 15th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Y does it look like a British destroyer?

WantecJuly 15th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

@Joshuah Tinker

It looks like a Brit destroyer only b/c they haven’t updated the artwork to match the final version of the German destroyer. We’ve seen this before in previews where they have a basic ship card template that uses the Brit ship images.

Joshuah TinkeeJuly 16th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Kk thx. Cuz I was like if that’s what it is gonna look like it would b exactly like the core set f leviathans. I’m just hoping they go back and make the rest of those ships featured on the core set poster like the Connaught battleship and the Bastille battleship. 18th, 2013 at 10:47 am

Awesome thing! I d like to play in it with smbd)

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AlyssaJuly 30th, 2013 at 7:14 am

beautiful photos <3

RadecliffeAugust 3rd, 2013 at 10:13 am

Very nice but please tell me the lack of turret for the aft gun is a typo! 1st, 2013 at 7:36 am

Not really, while wolves are extinct in the UK, foxes are of no threat to sheep. I would think the biggest threat to sheep in the UK, are the Scott’s.

DVD RomOctober 7th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

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cwe6291April 11th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

What is the point total? I want to do the point system and use it.

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