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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:40 pm 
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okay i haven't played a single game yet, but i would like some help with what to do for when i finally do.

i have:
1 prime
4 warriors
16 gaunts
16 gants
6 genestealers

and i have things to proxy for:
3 trygon/mawlocs
3 carnifexes
3 zoanthropes
1 deathleaper/lictor
i'm also gonna be making cardboard gaunts & gants until my budget gets better.

i have no idea how to effectively use what i have at my disposal.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:43 am 
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Lol, it's going to be a pain to make cardboard gaunts. Just use those styrofoam peanuts.
You can easily use the carnifex proxies for Tervigons.
I suggest HG over Zoanthropes if your going to proxy. Not being able to be shot at is better than a 3+ invun save. Tactics wise, you can make the stealers Ymgarl and have them sneak up right next to someone! Six outflanking guys will be killed easily. Have the Prime be escorted by the Warriors, with the Tervigon moving up and spawning. Make sure to use bodies to cover each other.
If the Prime is more shooty-orientated, put him with two Hive Guard. It's like a Tyrant Guard for a Prime, because the majority T is 6.
If you want more detail, make a thread about it. I'm short on time right now to give a lot of advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:23 pm 
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I like the idea of double tyrants in an 1850 game or higher, ive been playing swarmlord with 3 tyrant guard with lash whips and a flying tyrant for a while and i like it becuz the opposer has to deal with the tyrant thats right up in his face right away and then the slightly slower bigger threat the swarmlord. Ive been toying with the idea of a tyrant with armoured shell and 3 tyrant guard with a swarmlord with 3 tyrant guard i havent tried that yet but then another one of my favorite tactics is 20 shooty gaunts in a pod with devourers, has never failed me, it generally kills everything it looks at.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:55 pm 
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Im not new to the game but im looking for some fancy tactics.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
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I found my old 4th ed nids and was thinking after a 500pt game if i should continue.

I have 12 terma
6 horma
6 gene
8 spores and a ripper.

My list was

ripper proxied as prime with regeneration and dual boneswords

12 termagaunts
12 hormagaunts with adrenal glands and toxic sacs (mycetic spore)
6 genestealers

4 spore mines
4 spore mines

So I'd like to go around 750-1000P, what is a good beginers list?


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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:50 pm 
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I found my old 4th ed nids and was thinking after a 500pt game if i should continue.

I have 12 terma
6 horma
6 gene
8 spores and a ripper.

My list was

ripper proxied as prime with regeneration and dual boneswords

12 termagaunts
12 hormagaunts with adrenal glands and toxic sacs (mycetic spore)
6 genestealers

4 spore mines
4 spore mines

So I'd like to go around 750-1000P, what is a good beginers list?

You have made me proud :cry: :) these are happy tears. Umm do you want cheesey or good? Cus cheesey you'll want a few tervigons but for good you need at least 2 hive guard, the doom of malan'tai is just awesome and for that points cost go for a prime over the tyrant. Genestealers are great and obviously you want a lot of gants/guants. Sorry for no list but hope this helped.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:04 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Hello this is my first post ever and i'm hoping to get some questions answered so here it goes..i have 6 tyranid warrios(i proxy one as a Prime), 1 zoanthrope, 1 lictor, 25 genestealers, 42 termagaunts, 42 hormagaunts, 5 ripper swarms, 6 spore mines, 10 gargoyles, 2 carnifexes, and 1 trygon but my tactics from playing chaos space marines don't work for nids so can someone tell me how i should field them so i can start winning??? O and if my Prime has Lash whip and Bonesword in addition to scything talons does he get the benefits from both of those in close combat???

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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:34 am 
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Use Termagants and Hormagants against a single squad of enemy infantry.
The termagants shoot them to bits and the hormagants cut them to bits.
The enemy can also only shoot one so one unit of nids will get him either way.
Using a tervigon to "restock" your termagants also helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:22 pm 
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Whats the Best tyranid army against necrons? And what is the best tyranid army in general anywhere from 1,500 points to 2,500 ish? Just started an army this month al I have so far is raveners, hive tyrant, and gene stealers. I'm switching from elder so I basically have no experience with Tyranid.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:05 pm 
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gene stealers are nice vs necrons and lots of hormagants


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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:04 pm 
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OK, so i played a 2400 pt game against my wife and her DA. Very close game it leaned more towards her though. Note: Hive tyrants are both magnetized so no issues switching them around.
I started off going good, took down a few squads then as combats went on started to lose more and more. Now to heal my shattered ego and to stop her from gloating over her win I plan on wiping her DA list from the table with my chaos warhound titan and stormlord with tons of heavy chaos. Any ideas to help against a full terminator list. It is her favorite list so I can guarantee seeing it again.
My list:
Swarmlord (Crushed belial, librarian and command squad)
Hive tyrant with 3 guard
3 Hive guard
2 separate vemonthrope broods 1 apiece
2 groups of 22 hormagants with toxin sacs and glands
10 gaunts with tervigon (got iron arm)
16 genestealers
6 warriors
3 groups of 6 spore mines

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 Post subject: Re: Tyranid Tactica!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:22 am 
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Krob678 wrote:
OK, so i played a 2400 pt game against my wife and her DA. Very close game it leaned more towards her though. Note: Hive tyrants are both magnetized so no issues switching them around.
I started off going good, took down a few squads then as combats went on started to lose more and more. Now to heal my shattered ego and to stop her from gloating over her win I plan on wiping her DA list from the table with my chaos warhound titan and stormlord with tons of heavy chaos. Any ideas to help against a full terminator list. It is her favorite list so I can guarantee seeing it again.
My list:
Swarmlord (Crushed belial, librarian and command squad)
Hive tyrant with 3 guard
3 Hive guard
2 separate vemonthrope broods 1 apiece
2 groups of 22 hormagants with toxin sacs and glands
10 gaunts with tervigon (got iron arm)
16 genestealers
6 warriors
3 groups of 6 spore mines


Try Doom Of Malantai as it will force termies to do invul roll rather than their usual 2+ saves.


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