Post by Technoscream on Nov 15, 2012 3:44:24 GMT -5
Hey all, It wasn't my original plan as a Warhammer 40k Space Marine player to purchase a massive pile of alien miniatures, but I got caught up in Ed's exciting Kickstarter campaign, and have pledged for Swarm Level. It occurs to me that these could make excellent alternative Tyranid models for 40k, but as a non-tyranid player, I don't know what a good Tyranid list looks like.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do with the Swarm Level (including swapping things in/out) to end up with a decent(ish) Nid army?
I'm already thinking the queen model would make a great Tervigon, as it births more smaller aliens, and I guess the grubs could represent the Gaunts. Anyone else thinking along these lines?
First of all, I've moved the topic to the games section, since I feel it's more appropriate there.
Secondly...Nids huh? On DakkaDakka a few people were converting the pledges into Tyranid armylists, let me see...
Quantity of model [Force organization category] Maximum quantity of listing (number of units x number of listing within groups + number left over to be squeezed in) = Points for listing NB. Please note.
43 Grubs [Troops] 43 Termagants (4x10/2x20 +3) = 215pts [Troops] 43 Hormagaunts (4x10/2x20 +3) = 258pts NB. If you are taking a Tervigon then you should hold back some Grubs to use as spawning 'gants. Although the 'gaunts are most appropriate because they don't have a ranged attack, 'gants with Devourers(+5pts each) are considered one of the better troops choices.
1 Limited Edition Grub [Elites] 1 Zoanthrope = 60pts [Elites] The Doom Of Malan'tai = 90pts [Fast Attack] 1 Ravener = 30pts NB. If you want to use this Grub as a Ravener you'll have to get some more of them as you need a minimum of 3 for each unit. If i was taking Zoanthropes i'd want at least three at this points level i think so i'd consider getting more of these for both of these choices.
15 Swarm Adults [HQ] 2 Tyranid Primes = 160pts [HQ+] 6 Tyrant Guard (2x3) = 360pts [Troops] 15 Tyranid Warriors (5x3/3x5) = 450pts NB. You can only take 1-3 Tyrant Guard for each Hive Tyrant you have Included.
3 Sky Hunters [HQ] The Parasite Of Mortrex = 160pts [Elites] 3 Zoanthropes = 180pts [Elites] The Doom Of Malan'tai = 90pts [Fast Attack] 3 Tyranid Shrikes (1x3) = 105pts [Fast Attack] 3 Harpy = 480pts NB. Considering we only get 3 of these they probably size up somewhere in between a Shrike and Harpy so you might be able to go either way.
1 Fiend [HQ/Troops] Tervigon = 160pts [Heavy Support] Carnifex = 160pts [Heavy Support] Tyrannofex = 250pts NB. Size-wise the Fiend sounds like it might be too big to pass as a Carnifex and it doesn't have a ranged weapon in the art so it might be hard to call it a Tyrannofex.
1 Drone [HQ/Troops] Tervigon = 160pts [Heavy Support] Carnifex = 160pts [Heavy Support] Tyrannofex = 250pts NB. Size-wise the Fiend sounds like it might be too big to pass as a Carnifex and it doesn't have a ranged weapon in the art so it might be hard to call it a Tyrannofex.
Post by Technoscream on Nov 15, 2012 13:01:56 GMT -5
Thanks a lot Malika, now I just need to look up some reasonable lists for Tyranids in 6th Ed, I know very little about them so wouldnt be able to make a useable list yet (i dont want anything too competitive, I just dont want to choose the wrong stuff and have no chance!)
Also, the hound keeps getting listed as a Genestealer alternative ...I thought they might have been quite a bit bigger than that from the concept art?