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Old 09 Jul 2009, 03:24   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. Ive decided that this place would be the most lively place to put my idea for Tyranids Huge Swarm. Ive already got a Idea of what to Buy for my idea ( which will be shown as followed ) but i wanted some ideas for Paint Schemes, Awsome Conversions, and if someone can tell me the base point amount (without upgrades) etc. OK! awsome! lets get to it!

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HQ

3x Hive Tyrant = $255.00
9x Tyrant Guard = $297.00
1x Broodlord = $33.00

Sub-Total = $585.00

ELITES

5x Tyranid Warriors = $250.00
5x Lictor = $190.00

Sub-Total = $440.00

TROOPS

10x Termagants and Hormagaunts = $500.00
20x Genestealers = $800.00
10x Ripper Swarm = $170.00

Sub-Total = $1470.00

FAST ATTACK

10x Raveners = $330.00
10x Bio Acid Spore Mines = $190.00
10x Frag Spore Mines = $190.00
10x Poison Spore Mines = $190.00

Sub-Total = $900.00

HEAVY SUPPORT

10x Carnifex = $690.00
3x Biovore = $150.00
10x Zoanthrope = $330.00

Sub-Total = $1170.00

Total = $4565

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OPTIONALS AFTER ALL BAUGHT

10x Battle Force = $1500.00

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What you see is what i wish to achieve weather it takes me a year , 2 years whatever. cause ive always had a likeing to tyranids and nothing else, ive also already tried to start this army by buying a battleforce, and well that i didn't the paint job on so i threw it all away (RRP = $150.00).

Ive also already thought up of a awsome looking conversion for the 9 tyrant guards im thinking about this idea:

Since im going to have 9 tyrant guards and 10 carnifexs, each carnifex gives you 3 shells, and if i use the plain of the 3 shells and glue it to each of the tyrant guards it gives them a awsome large outer shell.

This is going to be a slow and thoughtful process, so its going to take a while but im going 100% for it, and ill slowly update photos of the models as they are constructed and painted.
So please tell me a good colour scheme for such a large army

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So any advice on anything would be nice

thankyou.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 06:24   #2 (permalink)
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Ive searched around for most of the day and ive thought of these colours as my tyranid army

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Skin : Dark Angels Green
Dry brush Skin : Goblin Green
Skin Wash : Thraka Green

Carapace : Warlock Purple
Dry brush Carapace: Hormagaunt purple
Carapace Wash : Leviathan Purple

Blades : Blood Red
Blades Dry Brush : Red Gore
Blades Wash: Baal Red

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Under coat

Chaos Black

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So i've decided on a Green skined, purple carapace, red weapon wielding tyranid army
please leave a comment between 1 - 10 so just say
Nice job
10/10
or something
if u do really low give me some ideas of other colours to pick from
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 06:41   #3 (permalink)
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Are you Australian? Because that is alot of models to buy, I suggest buying them from the UK, it costs $110 for Battleforces in the UK and you'll probably save yourself a shitload of money.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 06:58   #4 (permalink)
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Are you Australian? Because that is alot of models to buy, I suggest buying them from the UK, it costs $110 for Battleforces in the UK and you'll probably save yourself a fritload of money.
unfortunatly with the money problems at the moment,
buying a UK battle force at 110 bucks will make it around 170 australian without postage all up around 200 bucks so its not worth it no more i use to buy from uk personally, umm and plus battle forces are going to be last, thats why im buying alot of this on its on, not in battleforces, so i can buy it slowly

thanks but
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 07:41   #5 (permalink)
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No I converted it to AUS dollars from UK pounds and the postage is free world wide

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk

Example Chimera can be shiped TO australia for 18Pounds which is around 40 AU dollars, saving 15 dollars. Now if you times that by 10 you have saved $150 enough to buy a battleforce(which sells at 100 at the store and something else).
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 07:50   #6 (permalink)
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No I converted it to AUS dollars from UK pounds and the postage is free world wide

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk

Example Chimera can be shiped TO australia for 18Pounds which is around 40 AU dollars, saving 15 dollars. Now if you times that by 10 you have saved $150 enough to buy a battleforce(which sells at 100 at the store and something else).
Woahh nicee! thanks
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 21:38   #7 (permalink)
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Thats a huge list. I'm assuming you're going to play Apocalypse, cause there's no way you can field all that in a normal sized game--almost everything is way over in unit limits.

I think you can save money at some points, however.

You don't need Rippers. If you're getting into Tyranids and you want to have classic looking models, that's fine but I would say to only buy one or two blisters. Rippers are kind of like Necron Scarabs and are actually found on the sprues of genestealers, gaunts and warriors. With all the boxes you're buying I doubt you'll need to buy any Ripper blisters.

There's also the biovores and spore mines you're going to buy, but my comment on that is in the appropriate thread.

Your to-buy list is only lacking one thing: Raveners. These guys only come in blisters so you wont get additional Raverners by buying those battleforces. You also want to field a full squad of these guys if you ever use them. You will probably want to buy about 18 of them (that's 3 full squads).

You also don't have any Gargoyles. They come two in a pack and their squad size is 32. They're not too hot a unit to take right now but the new codex is coming out and could change that.

In short:
Try to buy units so you can field full squads,
Raveners NEED to be taken in full squads so buy about 20,
Order some gargoyles in anticipation of the new codex,
Less spore mines and,
Less rippers.
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 00:12   #8 (permalink)
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Umm this army is not to be really played. this army is going to be for me and my brother to play against each other .. we play with huge armys at home ... and were both only just getting into it again. we've got a massive home made battle field in my garage and ive already got a codex for tyranids. so yeahh ..

umm ill probly still get everything on that list . plus raveners and shit. but ill get them towards the end

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Old 10 Jul 2009, 04:35   #9 (permalink)
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I've now thought of another idea. its the classic hard skull and bone effect with a red shaded carapace

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This is my idea :

Skin : Bleached Bone
Skin dry-brush : Skull White
Carapace : Scab Red
Carapace Dry-brush : Red Gore
Blades : Rotting Flesh
Blades Dry brush : Bleached Bone
Undercoat : Chaos Black ( spray )
Total : $58.00

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Can you please rate outta 10 for me?

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I also counted up the Unit amount

which is as follows :

HQ = 14 Units
Elites = 20 Units
Troops = 340 Units
Fast Attack = 190 Units
Heavy Support = 32 Units
Total = 596 Units! :O :O
(without the 10x battleforces afterwoods)

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Thankyou People

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Old 13 Jul 2009, 15:51   #10 (permalink)
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And you wan't to spend that much on one of your first 40K armies.... yeahhhhh, go ahead :-\

Colour scheme sounds good though.

PS: Try to modify your messages instead of double posting...
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