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Rob
21-12-2006, 05:36
Trygon (http://www.epicast.com/lostbanned/mbiasitrygon.jpg)

I have these models:
Dactylis (http://www.epicast.com/lostbanned/ForgeworldPaintedDactylis.jpg)
Malefactor (http://www.nugax.com/WH40K/Malefactor.html)
Haruspex (http://www.nugax.com/WH40K/Haruspex.html)

The Exocrine (http://www.epicast.com/lostbanned/ArmorcastExocrine.jpg) I don't have.

The Haruspex I always thought looked pretty unconvincing as a Tyranid. The rest look very good.

Are there rules for these? Thanx.

EVIL INC
21-12-2006, 05:51
No current rules anyways. You can always try house rules for fun.

Occulto
21-12-2006, 05:59
There's rules for the Trygon in one of the Forgeworld Imperial Armour books.

Someone brought one to a tournament I went to and it wasn't pretty. Thing's a nightmare to face.

IncrediSteve
21-12-2006, 06:18
I was a fool. Last christmas I bought my pal the FW Trygon.

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/trygon.htm

At least it looks cool fighting my entire army on turn 2, eventually being felled.


...then 32 tooled up hormagaunts pour from the hole...

:cries:

Rob
21-12-2006, 06:42
I was a fool. Last christmas I bought my pal the FW Trygon.

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/trygon.htm

At least it looks cool fighting my entire army on turn 2, eventually being felled.


...then 32 tooled up hormagaunts pour from the hole...


Aw, site's blocked here so I can't see it till I get home. You can still buy it? How much?

I remember seeing heirophants and heirodules for sale on forgeworld but not a trygon.

How'bout a Dominatrix?

crossorion
21-12-2006, 06:52
Being able to only legally field these at points of over 2000... well :P

In anycase, I saw a Heirodule got creamed by a Blood Angel army with 3-4 powerfist :P

Tyranid - "Right, going to charge that death company"
Blood Angel- "Righty then"
Tyranid - "K, I strike before your powerfist chaplain so..."
Blood Angel -"Chaplain doesn't have a powerfist"
Tyranid- "..."
Blood Angel -"Yeah...crap..."

spacemonkey
21-12-2006, 07:03
Are there rules for these? Thanx.
I believe there were some rules for it under the Monsterous Creation Rules (basically VDR for 'nids) in the last Chapter Approved book.

Got to say, that the Trygon was the bestest looking of the those old Tyranid models.

crossorion
21-12-2006, 07:09
Rules for those buggers are in Imperial Armor, dunno which volume, butthey are there.

t-tauri
21-12-2006, 10:43
Rules for those buggers are in Imperial Armor, dunno which volume, butthey are there.

The only one with currently official rules is the Trygon in Imperial Armour 4. The others IIRC had rules in the tyranid Vehicle Design Rules but their status is in the void of whether or not VDR still counts for 4th edition.

Bregalad
21-12-2006, 11:05
Rob, you are talking about the amorcast models. After GW withdrew their licence, these models are no longer supported. So after 2 new editions of the 40k rules and the Tyranid Codex, even the original rules are not valid anymore. It will be difficult to find new rules, but try "count as" rules for the Hierodule.

The Trygon was re-released, so it has current official rules. Forge World, the official supplier of big 40k models, has a good selection of new Tyranid models, that are superior to the old Armorcast models. You will like them. And you will need the Imperial Armour 4 book that contains all Tyranid rules and is a good read for every Tyranid fan.

Forge World models:
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/QUATERMASTERS_STORE_TYRANIDS_13.html
Imperial Armour 4 book:
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/QUATERMASTERS_STORE_IMPERIAL_ARMOUR_BOOKS_12.html

Atherakhia
21-12-2006, 11:08
So the fw-produced Hierodule (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/bhier.htm), Hierophant (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/hierop1.htm), Malanthrope (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/malan.htm) and Harridan (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/bugswarm.htm) don't have rules?

EDIT: Actually, whilst looking for those links, the rules are in the Imperial Armour Update 2005

t-tauri
21-12-2006, 11:16
So the fw-produced Hierodule (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/bhier.htm), Hierophant (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/hierop1.htm), Malanthrope (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/malan.htm) and Harridan (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/bugswarm.htm) don't have rules?
Yes they do. The question was asked about the old Armorcast/(non-GW) Forgeworld models specified in the first post. Those quoted above are all in Imperial Armour 4 together with all the currently available (GW) Forgeworld Tyranids.

Rob
21-12-2006, 12:55
Rob, you are talking about the amorcast models. After GW withdrew their licence, these models are no longer supported. So after 2 new editions of the 40k rules and the Tyranid Codex, even the original rules are not valid anymore. It will be difficult to find new rules, but try "count as" rules for the Hierodule.

The Trygon was re-released, so it has current official rules. Forge World, the official supplier of big 40k models, has a good selection of new Tyranid models, that are superior to the old Armorcast models. You will like them. And you will need the Imperial Armour 4 book that contains all Tyranid rules and is a good read for every Tyranid fan.

Forge World models:
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/QUATERMASTERS_STORE_TYRANIDS_13.html
Imperial Armour 4 book:
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/QUATERMASTERS_STORE_IMPERIAL_ARMOUR_BOOKS_12.html

WOW! Awesome Trygon! And great new models too!

What the heck is a Malanthrope?

Atherakhia
21-12-2006, 13:04
I think it's replaced the Malefactor
Although, strangely enough, it's not mentioned at all in the new Epic Tyranid lists, whereas Malefactor is.... :confused:

I prefer the Malanthrope -- it's also a digger like the Trygon (they were both transports in Epic, after all)

However, the Trygon is essentially a big Ravener, whereas the Malanthrope is a big Ripper lol

yankeeboy
21-12-2006, 14:12
Man, those old Armorcast Tyranid models are *****.

I really prefer the Armorcast vehicles to them, as well as the Titans (except for the Towering Destroyer, which is kind of *****, as well)

gLOBS
21-12-2006, 14:43
I currently use my old Haruspex as a Scythed Hierodule as it is almost rule for rule exactly alike even in weapons.

Bregalad
21-12-2006, 18:29
The Malanthrope is the HQ choice that is responsible for actively gathering the DNA material on the battlefield to make it useful for the Hive. You can even see a SM helmet in one of the sacks behind the head. Very fluffy and very scary (and moderately priced) miniature.

Makkaveli101
21-12-2006, 19:49
I love the retro look of those models!

swordwind
21-12-2006, 21:02
I love the retro look of those models!

Thats because they are retro...

darkprincewilson
21-12-2006, 21:36
I love my Trygon and finally finished painting it last month.

By the way, there are uncomfirmed rumors of a plastic Trygon.

See this thread:

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52501

Ozendorph
21-12-2006, 23:15
I have that old malefactor kit. I'm not exactly sure why though, as I've never played 'nids. Must have been an impulse purchase during a miniature-buying frenzy, lol.