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Old 15 Nov 2010, 22:30   #1 (permalink)
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Okay I have about 1500 points of nids.
I normally run the following in 1000 games

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Hive tyrant

troops
2x squad of both gaunts each with at least 12 in them
3x warriors all close combat (Rending claws/bone swords etc)
Genestealers with brood lord

heavy support
Bubbles (aka my Carnifex) Talons and some kind of shooty weapon

My nids have never won a game.
So some tips and suggestion please!
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 07:08   #2 (permalink)
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get hive guard or zoanthropes! drop the fex and broodlord as well.

at that point level a tyrant is overkill. go for a warrior prime. the broods of gaunts, the stealers and 2 hive guard then bulk up on warriors etc to give you synapse. also venomthropes are good for providing blanket cover and grenades.
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 23:23   #3 (permalink)
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True. Now do me a huge favor and give me the cash! ^^ lol jk.
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 23:29   #4 (permalink)
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This is the full Nid roster
Tyrant
Warriors X6
Gaunts X32 of each
stealers plus lord X7
rippers X8 bases
Bubbles!
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 07:26   #5 (permalink)
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i'd say see if you can proxy the fex as a tervigon! spawning free gaunts is always fun! lol. have a warrior prime and a squad of 5 warriors with bone sword, lashwhip and death spitter (rendings pointless with a power weapon!) , attach the prime and tear the place up! use the stealers as ymgrals for a little bit of tank munchyness (+1 s is always good to use first round!) then bulk out on gaunts. the fex is overpriced and underpowered! maybe a dakka fex in a pod might draw a lot of fire but otherwise they arent great.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 23:34   #6 (permalink)
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BUT I LOVE BUBBLES LOL
Yea I thought about the Terivgon ( To bad they won't make a real model for it)
Because you can run it as a troop choice if you have a termgaunt squad. So I made up the following list

Hive tyrant with hive commander
(So I can use outflank with the Terivgon)
Terivgon with onslaught and sting salvo
Temagaunts
x10
2x squad of stealers (To take advantage of the Hive commander's +1 on reservses)

I know everyone says a Tyrant is overkill when its comes to 500-1000 point games.
But I have a good feeling about this one.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 23:45   #7 (permalink)
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escuse my spelling. I'm on 3 fourms at once lol.
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Old 09 Jan 2011, 17:35   #8 (permalink)
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Reserve-based lists don't work well in 1,000pt games. I'd suggest converting a warrior into a prime for HQ. Run him either with rippers for a crap load of wounds or your warriors so they benefit from the bonus. Bubbles should either be cc-oriented or shooty. In fact, you really should just convert him into a Tervigon. Chapterhouse Studios sells a decent conversion kit for Carnifexes. Make sure you give him adrenal glands and toxin sacs. Keep the Broodlord and give him scything talons to help you hit vehicles.

You'll still be weak against transport-heavy lists without Hive Guard, but Genestealers will provide the capacity to take out most vehicles. The Broodlord can even glance a Land Raider with 1/18 of its hits :-P Your Tervigon will be able to finish it off.
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 03:31   #9 (permalink)
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i say bump down the hive tyrant to a prime, and try to get zoanthropes, or if you can the doom...by getting zoanthropes you get a wide range of battlefield roles as well as a synapse creature, which is useful since smaller point battles tend to have a more spread out and open battlefield.
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Old 14 Jan 2013, 22:08   #10 (permalink)
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dont give toxin sacs to MCs, it makes them less powerful, they wound on 2 or 3 mostly anyway. bring Tyrannofex with rupture cannon, desiccator larvae and cluster spines for a nice vehicle killer at range (although u need 4+ to hit) and an infantry killer as he gets closer. trygon or mawloc, a carnifex or 2 in spore pods and a lictor will give u some crazy deep striking options ur opponent will be hard pressed to deal with while ur swarms close the distance. be sure to give them adrenal glands. and yes, bring the doom in a spore pod and enemy infantry will drop like flies with his spirit leech and leech essence rules.

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