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Hi guys, I dont see much tyranid fluff so I decided the bugs need some loving to, so this is what I got.
Hive Fleet Name: Macabre-
ghastly: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Colors- Slight, bleached bone skin with hardened regal blue exoskeletons with hawk turquoise trim.
Number of fighting tyranids- Estimated assumption by experts place it at over 2 billion
Interesting Facts- Hive Fleet Macabre are a new hive fleet eager to please the mind, this hive fleet is adapt to hit and run tactics. When this hive fleet was was first unleashed on
the universe the inquisitors sent the fabled white scars to eliminate the threat before it grew. Little did they know the experts where very, very wrong, there were more than 2 billion, and they were all very hungry. The white scars company sent to eliminate the threat never returned, and the tyranids absorbed their tactical knowledge of hit and run. Adapting there forces they have mastered this tactic. With hordes swelling with gaunts, genestealers, trygons, carnifex's, tervigons and led by a couple of cruel hive tyrants, Hive Fleet Macabre is not something that can be ignored.
The conflict with chaos
As the tyranid threat moved in on the galaxy, the chaos war bands that roamed the sector were impressed with the brutality of the tyranids of hive fleet macabre. The chaptermaster, of the Swords of Chrone had a vision from the dark gods. The vision showed him standing over a dead hive tyrant he had single handedly slain, holding its massive scything talon.The dark gods wanted this talon. The vision showed the dark gods embedading this talon with dark powers, turning it into a weapon of unspeakable power. The chapter master wanted this weapon, he would hunt this tyrant down to the end.
Near the world of Omakul the chaos war bands prepared to assault the tyranids, holding their fortress for 50 days and 50 nights, the tyranids were getting impatient. The sky burned with the falling of mysetic spores, filled with carnifexes and trygons. One spore held a hive tyrant, as it opened and took its first step it turned around, and within the rain bucketing down it could see the chapter masters eyes widen with a mixture of happiness... and shock. This Hive Tyrant was larger than its kin, it had two massive wings protruding from its back, 4 massive scything talons, eyes glaring towards the chapter master, and the thick rain covered it, making it impossible to see.
The next day the Hive Tyrant led the broods of macabre to the fortress of Omakul. With a mass of gaunts, and carnifexes it let out a roar and sprinted to the fortress. The Carnifexes hit the wall with the might of a charging squigamoth, making a giant gaping hole for gaunts to enter from. Within two hours the fortress was overrunned. The only remaining chaos marines was the chapter master and his elite bodyguards. The chapter master called for reinforcements that never came, their drop drop pods intercepted by mysetic spores in the atmosphere. The renaming marines fled to their ships, suffering a crushing defeat. The chapter master vowed to the dark gods he will get this talon. If its the last thing he does. As a mortal.
The Destruction of Hive Fleet Macabre
Several months after the battle of Omakul, the Hive Fleet has gained much ground within the galaxy, their hit and run tactics working against all counter-attacks to stop it. The space marine chapter of the White Scars has been called upon to end this threat. The chapter sent its best companies to fight. They decided they would engage the tyranids on the planet known as Typhoon II. When the tyranids arrived they saw heavy orbital fire from the ground-based guns that have been setup. When the tyranids amassed the bulk of their forces on the surface the Hive Tyrant led them to the great planes. Which later became known as the plains of macabre.
They met on the farside of the plains a line of eager White Scars, bolters aimed. The Hive Tyrant let out a bellowing roar, its signal for attack, and with that the battle of Typhoon II began.
The Hive Tyrant cleared the 5km plains with a few flaps of its massive wings, landing into a group of surprised scouts, it hacked its way through anything that had two legs. Ahead of it, 9 massive Malwocs emerged from beneath their feet, the
hormagaunts outflanking the white scars, forming a giant circle around them. And the slightest noise could be heard, the sound of a revved engine.
Hundreds upon hundreds of bikes appeared over the plains, hitting hard into the gaunts, killing everything in their path, at the point of the bikers was none other than the chapter master himself. The battle lasted for 6 hours, at the height of the climax at the hard fought center of the plains the Hive Tyrant with his 3 Hive guards were engaged by the Chapter Master and his honor guard, the dance of death took place, dodging slashing, both commanders of the armies took heavy damage. In the end all that remained was a single hive guard, the hive tyrant, the chapter master and one lone battle brother. The Hive guard lunged at the chapter master and with a supreme act of sacrifice, the lone battle brother lunged in front of his master, sacrificing his life so the master may live, the chapter master swinging his fabled sword and decapitating the hive guard. The Hive Tyrant and chapter master circled slowly, They lunged, slashed but in the end the hive tyrant flung the chapter master several meters and walked up to his body, it raised its huge scything talons and brought it down upon the chapter master.
A loud sound made everything in the plains go quite. Over the hill a predator appeared and fired a shot, it hit home into the Hive Tyrants left ribs, exposing his beating heart. From the sky fell hundreds of chaos raptors. The chapter master of the Swords of Khrone appeared seemingly out of thing air between the mangled chapter master of the white scars and the
hive tyrant. The raptors engaged the tyrant keeping him busy, the chapter master ran to the white scars master. "Brother I have come to help, if you refuse you will die." "You are not my brother" Spat the chapter master of the white scars, "If you don't accept my help uncounted numbers of people will die, think about it, you need us." he spat back. After a pause the white scars master replied "Let us do this together, but after
his is done I want you gone and to never return." And with that he helped the white scars chapter master up, all the marines seeing this had a burst of morale. The brothers of lost fought sturdy by each other pushing the tyranid threat back.
After sometime the renaming marines had the hive tyrant circled, bolters raised. "Stop" replied both chapter masters, "We do this together, as brothers" replied both of them. And with that the two chapter masters walked into the opening with the beast. Both masters had their chain swords revving. And the real battle began.
The stuff of legend took place here, two brothers united under one banner fighting back a true evil. The Hive Tyrant in the end managed to sink its massive talon into the white scars chapter masters thigh. The chaos master let out a roar and continued to fight, its scything talon drove into the chaos chapter masters shoulder, dropping him to his knees in submission. Behind the triumphed hive tyrant stood the White Scars chapter master with his mighty sword, swirling a giant arc and he let it fall. Onto the hive tyrants beating heart.That was the end of Hive Fleet Macabre.
Both chapter masters recovered and the lone battle brother who sacrificed himself for his white scars master was blessed with dreadnaught armor. According to the white scars this battle never took place, they denied everything that they allied with a chaos army. But they know that something did happen, something powerful and that not all chaos war bands are corrupt as they say they are.Hive Fleet Macabre is slowly rebuilding, one of its bio ships managed to escape the planet and is currently at the very edge of this galaxy. Waiting for the time to strike.
It spells the eventual doom for everything within this galaxy. It is a predator. It is powerful. It is fast. It is Hive Fleet
This was something I did when I was bored, so its not to flash but meh, your input would be nice Note: I didn't have my marine codex so I forget the white scars chapter master name, Pedro something I think :/
Thanks in advance!
Hey there New_Nid_Player,
I don't know about the details, but you told an exciting story! Whether people will be able to accept such devastating losses to the White Scars or your claim that they allied with Chaos they will decide for themselves. I liked the part where the powers of chaos gave a vision to the Chaos chapter master that almost led to his death rather than great glory. Anyways, I don't know much about Tyranids, just a little about Chaos, not much about Imperialist space marines, but like I said, it was a good read
--- Be well, be blessed!
Ha yeh, I had to use my very limited knowledge of both marine armies from players I know, I just told what I thought would be a good story thanks for the comment, keep them coming
That was a good story. I liked the way you have given your Hive fleet a certain way of doing things with the hit and run, it makes them interesting. How they were described as using it was also good and the various tactics they used to eat their enemies. Often Tyranids are just described as going in a straight rush at everybody but you've given them your own flavour.
Last edited by Leech; August 8th, 2010 at 00:25.
Ha thanks leech, that's what I thought, I didn't want my bugs to be plain and boring so I "spiced them up" a bit, to suit my style. Any comments on how I can improve it?