View Full Version : Tyranids - What do i need?

13-05-2009, 12:57
Over the past few years i have amassed a large Tyranid force.
Before any of the anti-social posters say this is a ' bragging thread ' its not.
I have given up alcohol and my car to follow my hobby.

My force so far is to follow.
But what am i missing?
Whats needed to make it a more varied and complete force able to take on any opponent?
Anything apart from Gaunts. I just dont like the models.
So here goes

Tyrant- wings 2xst
Tyrant- wings 2x tldev
Tyrant- 2xst
Tyrant- 2x tl dev
Tyrant Guard x 3

Genestealers x 12 - feeder st
Genestealers x 12 - feeders cara
Genestealers x 12 - rc

Carnifex- 2x st x3
Carnifex- 2x tl dev x3

Fast Attack
Raveners x 6- rc+st
Raveners x 6- rc+st

Heavy Support
Carnifex- vc+bs x 3
carnifex- cc+st x 3

Barbed Heirodule

13-05-2009, 13:03
think youve covered all the bases since you dont want to have Gaunts. ( other than Zonethropes? - if thats what they are called? )

13-05-2009, 13:18
ohh i missed those.

got 3 zoanthropes 2

3 0f 6
13-05-2009, 13:22
Lots of dice, a perfect speed painting ability and a lot of patience.

Otherwise Lictors, then I think you have everything!!!

13-05-2009, 13:23
What would lictor help with?

13-05-2009, 13:24
the other Heirodule

13-05-2009, 13:28
The Heirophant is a Bio-Titan
Do you mean the Harridan winged titan?
Looking at getting the Scythed heirodule soon

13-05-2009, 14:04
What would lictor help with?

problem is, that you have everything you want, we can only tell you the units that are missing, if your happy with this force, do you really want to add to it?

of and Lictors are good at hiding in trees :D

13-05-2009, 14:13
i would like to add something to it. but unsure what.
want something different

13-05-2009, 15:19
then add Gaunts.......

you have everything else by the sounds of it? ( unless you can track down some Armocast Nid stuff)

13-05-2009, 16:11
It's funny, I totally love the gaunt models, simply the best ones in the Tyranid model range. Guess we are all different :)

13-05-2009, 16:17
Broodlord? :)

13-05-2009, 16:22
If you aren't going to use gaunts, get more stealers, they are your only troop choice to take objectives.

Your most effective force above 1500pts will be 2 tyrants, 3 heavy fex, 3 elite fex, 4-5 squads of scuttling stealers.