Monday, April 19, 2010

Tyranids Comin' at ya!


So I've recently taken it upon myself to help some of our newer members get some wins under their belts at the club. My first task was to help Agni get a new list built for his Tyranids with the new codex and all.

So I read over the codex and came up with this.

HQ - (245)
Hive Tyrant - (245)
+ Old Adversary
+ Armored Shell
+ Adrenal Glands
+ Psychic Scream
+ Paroxysm

Troops - (882)
18 Hormagaunts - (144)
+ 18x Adrenal Glands

18 Hormagaunts - (144)
+ 18x Adrenal Glands

13 Genestealers - (267)
+ Brood lord
+Scything Talons

13 Genestealers - (267)
+ Broodlord
+Scything Talons

6 Ripper Swarms - (60)

Heavy Support - (870)

Carnifex Brood - (510)
3 Carnifexes
+ 3x Adrenal Glands

Mawloc - (180)
+ Adrenal Glands

Mawloc - (180)
+ Adrenal Glands

Not sure how it will work out, But the basic idea is use the hormagaunts and rippers up front as a screen for the rest of the army. They then tie up anything they hit and the genestealers back them up with the killing blow on that unit.

The Mawlocs will strike into the back lines and go for vehicles and critical targets (like template/blast weapons). Then the Fex brood and the Tyrant smash in and finish off anything left.

I think the key is to deploy as close to the enemy as possible and keep everything semi-bunched up around the Tyrant. Not too close so the blast templates don't kill you. The goal is to overwhelm the enemy with close combat.

Comments welcome! Lets get some strategy talk going on for everybody's forces!

2 comments:

  1. Fritz has just released a new set of videos, one of them depicting strats for running across the field. He shares that it is important to deploy knowing what your opponent will be hitting you with. mass fire, hoards, or concentrated heavy fire. if your opponent has the hoards, run the fex's up front, they won't even scratch their toughness, letting your smaller melees just behind to wolfpack everything in site. If there is heavy concentrated firepower say from lascannons or similar weaponry, run your smaller units in front to absorb those powerful shots, don't let them hit your big guys without cover saves.

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  2. I wouldn't count on too many people granting your fexes a 4+ coversave by gaunts though..
    It would be hard to argue them taking up 50% LOS, let alone more.

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