Tuesday, July 17, 2012
1850pts: Food for Thought (and Noming)
Posted by hyv3mynd
With the possibility of next month's event going to 1850pts, I've been thinking over some lists. Here's one I want to try out. LMK what you think.
Parasite of Mortrex (warlord)
Tyrant + devourers x2, wings, old adversary
Hive Guard x2
Hive Guard x2
Hormagaunts x30 + toxins, adrenals
Tervigon + claws, toxins, adrenals, catalyst, onslaught
Gargoyles x30 + toxins, adrenals
Aegis Defense Line + Quad Gun
I'm liking the new mechanics of big fearless swarms not dying to "no retreat" anymore. So this list has 3 of them. Zoans hang back and man the quad gun and homefield objective with the 30 termagants. Probably go biomancy and throw out 24" blessings/maledictions. I know what you're about to say.
"Are tyranid units inside buildings subjected to instinctive behavior and can they manual fire emplaced weapons. No"
"Emplaced weapons" (p96) are weapons attached to buildings. Aegis defense line is battlefield debris (not a building)(p105) and the quad gun is a "gun emplacement" which has different rules (p105). RAW for now is that we can fire guns on a defense line.
PoM with gargoyles and hormagaunts rush up to tarpit stuff and are actually really good at glancing vehicles to death now. With swarms of 30, it's also easy to auto-kill the embarked units with glancing hits. It's also worth noting the huge footprint of 30 body swarms makes it really easy for the tyrant to fly serpentine and give them PE. Rippers are a lot better now also with the new fearless rules.
Again, the warlord in a squad of 30 is a hard point to claim and the only "easy" first blood targets would be hive guard, which can be easily hidden in small units.
at 9:13 AM