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I'm not very creative at all and need some help with fluff for a Tyranid Hive Fleet. I've named the army Hive Fleet Hades. All carapaces are a dark purple (similiar to Leviathan) w/ bone (off white color) for limbs. Will post pics shortly.
This is my first 40k army and am not too familiar with most of 40k's history. I have read some stuff in regards to Hive Fleet Leviathan and its two tendrils. One of which was some how diverted towards the Ork worlds by the Imperium? I'm thinking Hive Fleet Hades could some how be an extension of Levitation do to the similar colors. I'm just not sure how and why lol.
It's certainly a tactical army, but I'd love to add some type of fluff to the mix.
Actually I have seen the star map. Here's what I kind of have in mind for a story. This may be lame, but bare with a newbie here .
When the tendril of Hive Fleet Leviathan broke off towards the Ork worlds it then was fractured into a few smaller fleets. From this Hive Fleet Hades was born. My army has a lot of dakka. It's not a Nidzilla list, but I will use a TON of Devourers (all nifty conversions for the warriors and Tyrants too). For fluff purposes I see the reason of Hive Fleet Hades using so many Devourers due to their constant battles with Orks. The Hive Mind needed to adapt in order to lay down countless numbers of green skins. Thus the Devourer became the primary weapon of use. It's kind of a shame I thought of this now, because I would have chosen different colors to perhaps demonstrate Tyranids absorbing Ork genes.
How's this sound so far?
Thats some sound reasoning there. May I also recomend double spinefists on the wariors for holding their own in CC with the Ork hordes?
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Yes very nice reasoning as The_Ghost said... What colors would you consider if you had written the fluff firstly? And maybe think of something for that color transforming to your color scheme!
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Actually, you could keep your current paint scheme but add vibrant green slashes or dots or w/e to the purple carapace areas - this could represent how your hive fleet has deviated from Leviathan's typical look of purple and off-white - adding green would show how the hive mind has incorporated Ork biomatter and such into the hive fleet's new bugs.
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In fluff terms, Leviathan is well and truly held up by Orks in the Octavian sector. If the Hive Mind did start to expand into the Imperium again, it would probably have defeated the Orks. From the sound of your hive fleet, perhaps you could claim it as a splinter of Kraken. There are still plenty of those scattered throughout the Imperium, and as justification you could claim it stopped by Ork-held territory, before slipping past the cordon and striking deeper into the Imperium.