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Old 22 Apr 2009, 08:04   #1 (permalink)
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So i just received some from my paint-chanic Kasmira whos' kind enough to paint my Nids for free. And I've been sitting here for 2 hours making up all sorts of new lists tossing my new toys into the mix for my next battle report. And I thought 'why not let the audience build a list that they want to see a battle report for instead of being stuck with my nonesensical army list buids'

One thing I want to point out and I will put this in bold: I can only use what I have. I cannot rip arms off, so do make your suggestions, change biomorphs and units as you like but the weapon-symbiotes cannot be changed!

So let's aim for a 2,000 point army list. I will edit the first post (this post to be exact) to reflect the most current suggested builds.

HQ:
1 Hive Tyrant @ 113 Pts
Scything Talons (x1); Venom Cannon;

1 Hive Tyrant @ 166 Pts
Winged; Twin-linked Devourer (x2); Warp Field

Elite:
2 Warriors @ 85 Pts
Scything Talons (x1); Deathspitter; Synapse Creature
1 Warriors
Scything Talons (x1); Venom Cannon; Synapse Creature

2 Warriors @ 80 Pts
Scything Talons (x1); Deathspitter; Synapse Creature
1 Warriors
Scything Talons (x1); Barbed Strangler; Synapse Creature

1 Lictor @ 80 Pts
Feeder Tendrils; Flesh Hooks; Rending Claws; Scything Talons

Troops:
12 Genestealers @ 192 Pts
Rending Claws

12 Genestealers @ 192 Pts
Rending Claws

20 Hormagaunts @ 200 Pts
Scything Talons

20 Hormagaunts @ 200 Pts
Scything Talons

16 Gaunt Brood @ 160 Pts
Devourer; Without Number

16 Gaunt Brood @ 160 Pts
Devourer; Without Number

Fast Attack:
3 Ravener @ 120 Pts
Rending Claws; Scything Talons (x1)

Heavy Support:
1 Carnifex @ 101 Pts
Scything Talons (x2)

1 Carnifex @ 128 Pts
Scything Talons (x1); Venom Cannon

Total Roster Cost: 1977
Total Model Count: 110
Total Kill Points: 14


- I will stick to a 'majority rule' and will play whatever's suggested rather than what I like and post the battle report some time this week hopefully if i get a game in.

My Current Tyranid Inventory
HQ
- Broodlord
- Winged Tyrant w/2x Scything Talons
- Winged Tyrant w/2x Twin-Linked Devourers *freshly painted ;D*
- Hive Tyrant w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
- 3 Tyrant Guard

Elites
- 16 Warriors w/Deathspitter, Scything Talons
- 2 Warriors w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
- 5 Warriors w/Barbed Strangler, Scything Talons
- 10 Warriors w/Twin-Linked Devourers *freshly painted ;D*
- 3 Lictors

Troops
- 32 Gaunts w/Devourer *freshly painted ;D*
- 64 Hormagants
- 87 Genestealers (12 w/Scything Talons)

Fast Attack
- 3 Raveners w/Rending Claws, Scything Talons

Heavy Support
- Carnifex w/2x Scything Talons
- Carnifex w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 17:08   #2 (permalink)
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I know i'm getting a bit obsessive here, but NO BIOVORES!!? I'm not criticising you, I no biovores ain't any good, but there the longest range in the nid army and thats important when you have a shooty army like mine, don't listen 2 me if you don't like them, The only reason I like them is because they look cool and they shoot jelly fish that explode. INCOMING JELLY FISH!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 18:40   #3 (permalink)
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Granted I don't play 'Nid so I'm not fully aware of everything available or the exact point, but if I were I would be incline to do swarm. and roughly, I would use something like that.


HQ
Winged Tyrant w/2x Twin-Linked Devourers

Elites
1 lictor

3 warriors
-1 Warriors w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
-1 Warriors w/Barbed Strangler, Scything Talons
-1 Warriors w/Deathspitter, Scything Talons

3 warriors
-1 Warriors w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
-1 Warriors w/Barbed Strangler, Scything Talons
-1 Warriors w/Deathspitter, Scything Talons

Troops
16 Gaunts w/Devourer without number

16 Gaunts w/Devourer without number


20 Hormagants witout number

20 Hormagants without number


Fast Attack


Heavy Support
Carnifex w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons

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Old 22 Apr 2009, 20:31   #4 (permalink)
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Granted I don't play 'Nid so I'm not fully aware of everything available or the exact point, but if I were I would be incline to do swarm. and roughly, I would use something like that.


HQ
Winged Tyrant w/2x Twin-Linked Devourers

Elites
1 lictor

3 warriors
-1 Warriors w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
-1 Warriors w/Barbed Strangler, Scything Talons
-1 Warriors w/Deathspitter, Scything Talons

3 warriors
-1 Warriors w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
-1 Warriors w/Barbed Strangler, Scything Talons
-1 Warriors w/Deathspitter, Scything Talons

Troops
16 Gaunts w/Devourer without number

16 Gaunts w/Devourer without number


20 Hormagants witout number

20 Hormagants without number


Fast Attack


Heavy Support
Carnifex w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
Yeah I noticed from the list, you had a few errors in there.
- Warriors can only have 1 heavy weapon (either venom cannon or barbed strangler)
- Hormagants cannot be without number.

But at least we finally have a start!
Anyone else want to toss in their 2 cents?

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Old 22 Apr 2009, 20:58   #5 (permalink)
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Or, you could go my favorite direction, which is the hybrid monstrous and vanguard list.

I take 4 MC's at 2000 points, usually three Carnifexes. Seeing as how you have two Carnifexes I would shore it up by taking two of your three hive tyrant builds along with both of your Carnifexes. I would take the walking version (reasoning later), and the twin-linked devourer flyrant.

You also have more than enough warriors to take a deathspitting squad, so I would take that as well.

The rest of the list I would fill with your genestealers. Normally I would recommend some spinegaunts to screen your 'stealers with a cover save, maybe with WoN, but they're not in your available list. So, instead, stick your MC's in front of your genestealers to get that wonderful cover save. This would be easier to do if you took the walking tyrant build, as his unit is larger, and very hard to kill.

The idea is to have the Carnifexes and everything else out front to keep the fire off your genestealers while they make their way up.

The pros of this list are that if you can deliver the majority of your genestealers to the enemy force, you eat them alive. This list is super effective against a force that moves forward to assault you (demons and orcs), and also as effective against a static shooting force (against the pre-new 5e codex guard and necrons).

However, the list has a serious weakness against fully mechanized forces, especially Eldar, that can pull back and delay your genestealer assault. I recognize that as a specific weakness, and still field this list.

Yo dawg, I heard you liked warriors in your elite slots, so Games Workshop stuck Apocalypse in your Planetstrike expansion, so you can field all your elites in a normal game.
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Yeah I noticed from the list, you had a few errors in there.
- Warriors can only have 1 heavy weapon (either venom cannon or barbed strangler)
- Hormagants cannot be without number.

But at least we finally have a start!
Anyone else want to toss in their 2 cents?
Ah ok, so here is the modified list then:

HQ
Winged Tyrant w/2x Twin-Linked Devourers (I know theres a psychic power that give you a 2+ save which could be useful here.)

Elites
1 lictor

3 warriors
-1 Warriors w/Barbed Strangler, Scything Talons
-2 Warriors w/Deathspitter, Scything Talons

3 warriors
-1 Warriors w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
-2 Warriors w/Deathspitter, Scything Talons

Troops
16 Gaunts w/Devourer without number

16 Gaunts w/Devourer without number


20 Hormagants

20 Hormagants


Fast Attack


Heavy Support
Carnifex w/Venom Cannon, Scything Talons
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I'd like to see a Vanguard list at some point, those games are always great.

HQ:
Broodlord with retinue

Elites:
Lictors

Troops:
Genestealers!

Fast Attack:
I'd find Raveners and Spore mines acceptable here.

Heavy Support:
None. Maybe, maybe Biovores, to help represent bombarding spores and the seeding, but you don't have any.
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This is the list that has been suggested going by everyone's input so far. Note that almost no one has really added any biomorphs so most of these guys are going with their base abilities. Feel free to take this list and edit it as you like

HQ:
1 Hive Tyrant @ 113 Pts
Scything Talons (x1); Venom Cannon;

1 Hive Tyrant @ 166 Pts
Winged; Twin-linked Devourer (x2); Warp Field

Elite:
2 Warriors @ 85 Pts
Scything Talons (x1); Deathspitter; Synapse Creature
1 Warriors
Scything Talons (x1); Venom Cannon; Synapse Creature

2 Warriors @ 80 Pts
Scything Talons (x1); Deathspitter; Synapse Creature
1 Warriors
Scything Talons (x1); Barbed Strangler; Synapse Creature

1 Lictor @ 80 Pts
Feeder Tendrils; Flesh Hooks; Rending Claws; Scything Talons

Troops:
12 Genestealers @ 192 Pts
Rending Claws

12 Genestealers @ 192 Pts
Rending Claws

20 Hormagaunts @ 200 Pts
Scything Talons

20 Hormagaunts @ 200 Pts
Scything Talons

16 Gaunt Brood @ 160 Pts
Devourer; Without Number

16 Gaunt Brood @ 160 Pts
Devourer; Without Number

Fast Attack:
3 Ravener @ 120 Pts
Rending Claws; Scything Talons (x1)

Heavy Support:
1 Carnifex @ 101 Pts
Scything Talons (x2)

1 Carnifex @ 128 Pts
Scything Talons (x1); Venom Cannon

Total Roster Cost: 1977
Total Model Count: 110
Total Kill Points: 14
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