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Old 10 Feb 2009, 06:38   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why 0-1 Broodlord?

Why is a brood lord 0-1 but a Hive tyrant you can take two of?

Seems a little stupid to me.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 07:32   #2 (permalink)
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Probably what they thought were balancing issues.

If you look at the unit entry for brood lords it acknowledges that there would be multiple brood lords in the vanguard of a Tyranid invasion (So it's not like they're a unique leader).
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 08:11   #3 (permalink)
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Possible that although there may be multiple Bl's per invasion, each one is in charge of a specific force. Also because those things do a lot of damage and have a large retinue.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 09:36   #4 (permalink)
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I was curious because even id the brood could not be as big for his retinue I would still like two of them in higher points.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 12:49   #5 (permalink)
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See and I really like the idea of using 2 BLs and infiltrate. It would drive the other player absolutely nuts to be attacked from both sides by a BL+11 Genestealers...
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 17:30   #6 (permalink)
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I think that's exactly what they want to prevent. I would love it too, but I think it would imbalance it too much to have two very powerful characters that can hide behind 11 models before it dies come on a board edge and lay waste to anything within 12 inches.

If only they had fleet!
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 17:35   #7 (permalink)
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I think it was just a balance issue, as with the flying Hive Tyrants.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 19:57   #8 (permalink)
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Even without a retinue, two of them is overkill ;D
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 20:01   #9 (permalink)
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On the point of the retinue... cannot both Hive Tyrants take tyrant guard? In my experiance they are more annoying than stealers.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 20:04   #10 (permalink)
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The severity of the situation comes into play back in 4th Edition.

Back then, Broodlord's and their retinue could score. You had a hard hitting, terrifying, combat force that could infiltrate and counted scoring. Two of them would be insane.

In 5th, with only Troops scoring, they can't do that any longer (though they can outflank). So it may not seem as big of a deal now.

Remember perspective, this was written for 4th Edition with 4th Edition codices out at the time.
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