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Old 19 Aug 2007, 04:05   #1 (permalink)
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Just bought a box of gaunts

My first step into tyranidhood. But I wanna make sure I build them, and without a proper codex yet, I was wondering what these extra bits it comes with are...like:

the turtle-shell looking thing,
the little boney-bits.
The gun stats...maybe not stats if you can't give stats, but at least like, their purposes. So I don't build guys that are worthless :P

Thanks in Advance!

EDIT: I found the Bio-Morph upgrades, but I still know nothing about the gun stats...can someone just tell me so I don't like build something illegal or something? :P TY in advance
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 12:30   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I'd highly reccomend purchasing and understanding the codex before putting them together. I made the mistake of learning 40k rules after putting together my models, and now I'm going to need a Battleforce in order to fix my army. :

I'm going to assume the turtle-shell pieces are Extended Carapace. You probally won't want to waste the points on your Gaunts, so don't use them.

Boney bits? I think those may also be Extended Carapace.

This may help.
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 14:10   #3 (permalink)
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I understand that, I just didn't have the money to get the book when I bought the models (Not quite sure I'm starting the army either, bought them more for building and painting than for playing...for now)

So anyway, what are the guns they come with if I may ask? The pointy one looks nice, as do the pistols on the hormagaunts...
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 14:35   #4 (permalink)
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The Fleshborer is the basic gun, short range, mediocre Strength, and an almost non-existent AP. It's the 'basic' gun you see on most Gaunts.

The 'pistols' are Spinefists. Hormogaunts don't use them, but most people put them on Hormogaunts and make them 'count as' Spinegaunts. They're the cheapest, but have a very short range.

The biggest guns are Devourers. They pack more of a punch, but you'll want to use Toxin Sacs with them to give them an acceptable Strength. The cost the most of the three.
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Thanks very much! I think I'll build a myriad of them just to have fun. Appreciate the advice!
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