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Old 31 Mar 2008, 06:58   #1 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
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Default What to build towards?

Hi all!

As you all know, i'm building up a MC-heavy army at the moment. I'm looking to play competitively at the 1000pts level asap. I'm looking for feedback on two lists, one true nidzilla (5MC's @ 1000 pts) and one more hybrid.

1000 pts Nidzilla;

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1000 Pts - Tyranids Roster - Nidzilla

1 Hive Flyrant @ 180 Pts
Acid Maw; Flesh Hooks; Winged; Scything Talons (x2); Synapse Creature; The Horror; Warp Field

1 Hive Tyrant @ 115 Pts
Enhanced Senses +1 BS; Flesh Hooks; Twin-linked Devourer (x2); Synapse Creature; The Horror; The Shadow in the Warp

1 Sniperfex @ 188 Pts
Enhanced Senses +1 BS; Extended Carapace +1 Save; Reinforced Chitin; Barbed Strangler; Venom Cannon

1 Sniperfex @ 188 Pts
Enhanced Senses +1 BS; Extended Carapace +1 Save; Reinforced Chitin; Barbed Strangler; Venom Cannon

1 Sniperfex @ 188 Pts
Enhanced Senses +1 BS; Extended Carapace +1 Save; Reinforced Chitin; Barbed Strangler; Venom Cannon

1 Ravener @ 40 Pts
Rending Claws; Scything Talons (x1)

1 Ravener @ 40 Pts
Rending Claws; Scything Talons (x1)

3 Ripper Swarm @ 30 Pts

3 Ripper Swarm @ 30 Pts

Total Roster Cost: 999
Second one is designed with the spinegaunt screen, a strong CC prescence and some ranged backup, with ravener for late grabbing

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1000 Pts - Tyranids Roster - Allcomers

1 Hive Flyrant @ 188 Pts
Acid Maw; Toxin Sacs +1 St; Winged; Scything Talons (x2); Synapse Creature; The Horror; Warp Field

15 Gaunt Brood @ 75 Pts
Spinefists

8 Genestealers @ 160 Pts
Rending Claws; Scything Talons

8 Genestealers @ 160 Pts
Rending Claws; Scything Talons

1 Carnifex @ 188 Pts
Enhanced Senses +1 BS; Extended Carapace +1 Save; Reinforced Chitin; Barbed Strangler; Venom Cannon

1 Carnifex @ 188 Pts
Enhanced Senses +1 BS; Extended Carapace +1 Save; Reinforced Chitin; Barbed Strangler; Venom Cannon

1 Ravener @ 40 Pts
Rending Claws; Scything Talons

Total Roster Cost: 999
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 09:34   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What to build towards?

Nice lists. Both have a common feature. Samey with no variety.

I know because of the nids crappy BS you need to take 2 of everything to ensure 1 hits, but the lists would be more interesting to use with fun units like biovores, d/s spore mines, thropes with catalsyt rather then a 3rd sniper fex for example.

I'm leaning towards the 2nd list you've created. I would ditch some of the biomorphs (reinforced chitin on the fexs and scything talons on the stealers.

Also winged tyrant will get picked on heavily. Nothing will keep up with it and will be unsupported. It can't even support itself with a ranged attacks. Think i'd prefer a walking tyrant to support the slow moving army. And take a broodlord with the points saved for a unit of stealers. infiltrating them into a hidden (out of LOS) position will give the enemy a real headache he needs to deal with.

Just a few ppersonal ideas/opinions to spark a discussion.
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