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Anyone have some war stories from fighting Tyranids?
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Old 13 Jun 2004, 04:44   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone have some war stories from fighting Tyranids?

Yeah yeah

Tau can't HtH blah blah blah.

What I'm wondering is how all you Tau

players here have fared against Tyranids and what tactics you used. I know Termagaunts

can screw you really fast and the Tyranids have a bunch of other nasty tricks they can

use against the Tau so I'm wondering if you guys usually lose against these ultimate

predators.

EDIT: Oops, being the noob I am I posted this in the wrong forum.

Please move this to Tactics.
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Old 13 Jun 2004, 06:33   #2 (permalink)
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Nar this is close

enough. Besides I want any answers for the "Know your enemy" thread,

unless TO says otherwise its staying. Welcome to the forums.
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Old 13 Jun 2004, 15:13   #3 (permalink)
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I've been

playing Tyranids a lot lately. I&#39;m not expert, but here&#39;s my experience:<br /

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  • One of you will likely win big. Either you&#39;ll gun him down before

    he reaches you, or he reaches HTH and the game is over for you
  • If fighting a

    seedling swarm, keep your guys close together on your side of the board. If playing an

    objective scenario, go after one and try to use everything you can to support that.

    You&#39;ll still lose though.
  • Concentrate on eliminating one unit at a time.
  • Vehicles can help a lot if facing gaunts, but the MC&#39;s can just shoot them

    down (and do)
  • Take as many shoots as you can. I recommend maxing on Fire Caste

    Warriors (FCW) and one full squad of Stealth Suits with gun drones. Use these to kill the

    gaunts and warriors.
  • There&#39;s nothing worse than MCs with a 2+ save. You&#

    039;ll likely need one railgun for each MC. When the gaunts are gone you can use the

    shots on the big ones, but don&#39;t expect it to drop any sooner.
  • I try to

    take as many twin linked items as possible since one needs to hit as often as possible.
  • Dividing your opponent by using mobility will greatly increase your chances of

    winning. A good opponent will be unlikely to fall for this though.

Hope this helps.
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Old 13 Jun 2004, 17:58   #4 (permalink)
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My

friend has recently started collecting Tyranids (a newbie) and so far, he&#39;s lost

every game he&#39;s had against me because he doesn&#39;t know how to coordinate his

forces, he usually keeps the Gaunts at the fore and the stealers behind the Gaunts, but

the Genestealers usually turn up right after the Gaunts are dead (after a bloody combat

with Guardians) and then the genestealers are facing about 10 shuriken catapults and that

isn&#39;t a good place to be if your a stealer/guardsmen.

Anyways, my Eldar

army is tactically flexible and has assault punch and some firepower. I mainly shoot

whatever targets present itself and but keep my Avatar/assault units moving towards the

foe to act as a makeshift speed bump and to slow the Tyranid advance. Now I understand

that you may not have an Avatar/Banshees but if you say launch a single FW unit or

perhaps a stranded Battlesuit that is as cheap as possible and move that forward to act

as a speed bump that might work sometimes.

PS I&#39;ve only once fought

Tyranids with my Khorne and that was one bloody close game and ended up in a scrap with

just both armies in this massive combat. The assault phases for that game where like 20

minutes long...
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Old 14 Jun 2004, 02:55   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you.
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Old 14 Jun 2004, 13:38   #6 (permalink)
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No

problems, but heres my list of priority targets that I try to take out in order. This

list works for me, but not always and it depends entirely upon the opponent&#39;s

Tyranid army.

Hive Tyrant
Warriors/Tyrant Guard
Genestealers<br /

>Lictors
Carnifex
Biovores
Raveners
Ripper Swarms
Gaunts/

Gargoyles
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Old 23 Jun 2004, 14:20   #7 (permalink)
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Well i have

a Tau and a tyranid army a bit of a contrast i realise but im getting sick of my friends

spac wolves kickin my tyranids ass 15 losses to date the worst, was i killed two blood

claws and he wiped me out its mainly in combat where i fall. i had 96 attacks and killed

two marines in return he wiped out my unit. i was not pleased
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Old 25 Jun 2004, 20:26   #8 (permalink)
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better luck

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Old 01 Jul 2004, 00:32   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Anyone have some war stories from fighting Tyranids?

Thats one oh my problems too......................ROLLING BAD &gt;.................I

would have one at least 6+ games if i had rolled averagely.Anything but a one

...................1...................AAAAAAAARRR RRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH.they should increase

the bs of the firewarriors too ;D. make it like an upgrade or something. just tired of

hitting on fours and rolling 2&#39;s and 3&#39;s &gt; Oh and Zedd,

its hormagaunts.
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Old 28 Jul 2008, 17:06   #10 (permalink)
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I had play one time with tyranids i have to say that a tau army can easy won tyranids beacause tyranids haven&#39;t very long ranged weapons.Excactly for this til tyranids come to you can easy had killed them.
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