05 January, 2010

Tyranid Ramblings

Ok, so I have a pretty good idea of what is coming down the pike for the Tyranids now, time to look at a few lists.

In general, some troops have gone down in cost, while the larger stuff has definitely increased in cost.

My old Genestealer list.. lets see how it fares with new costs (this is what I took to the Locara Tourney, 1250 pts)

Hive Tyrant with scything talons, bonesword, whip. he is base 170 now, but this includes things you had to pay for before, namely ws and str, but to give him 2+ save is another 40.
I had just finished converting him to be all CCW, but now that venom cannons for hive tyrants are actually useful, and are just 20 points, I might put his gun back on. For now, lets just say he is stock at 170 adding 2+ save is 210

2 CCW carnifexes. These are now 160 base, including bs skill upgrade, but still no way to make it 2+ save. 2 make it into one of the old gun fexes, is another 45 points. Dont know what ill do with my gunfex model, but for now, lets just keep these as is, though it is tempting to give them bioplasma, which for 10 points is a 12 inch range plasmacannon shot. I had 2+ save before, so I'll just give them regenerate to make it as close in utility as my old list: so add 50 for 2 x regen
210 for the pair.


I have 3 broods of 12 genestealers. I have 1 broodlord in my old list, so will include it in one of the broods. They have gotten cheaper, broodlord can now fleet, yay, but lose scuttlers, gain infiltrate.

Brood 1, scything talons, broodlord: 238
Brood 2 &3 stock: 144 each, 526 total

Had one squad of termagants without number for holding my back field, will include here.. these got cheaper, and ironically, made spinefists cost more!! sure glad all my gants are termagants.
x10: 50 points.

Lets see: 1206 points. So I lost 44 points, but also lost 3 x toxic miasma on carnifexes and hive tyrant, lost 2+ save on carnifexes, gained regen on them, gained WS.

Not bad.

Next up, what Id like to take for 1500 points in the new book..

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