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My understanding is that Hive Nod gives LD 10, and is does not make it a sny. creature for the squad. However once a group of 'nids gets outside sny. range they have to roll for that chart. What is the point of having LD10 ? is it just for CC purposes or what?
I don't play Tyranids btw, but my friend ( who I regularly play against ) does.
As long as they're in synapse range, they don't need the Ld10 in close combat either.
Hive nodes are useful for exactly these outside-of-synapse tests. With a hive node, you can use that Ld10, without it you have to use the normal Ld5 of gaunt hordes, which is quite likely to fail.
Only after a Tyranid creature fails a morale check when outside Synapse do You roll for Instinctive Behaviour. That's why You rather want the Hive Nodes for Gaunts, instead of leaving them to rely on their inferior LD.Originally posted by 311@Jan 24 2004, 21:48
However once a group of 'nids gets outside sny. range they have to roll for that chart. What is the point of having LD10 ?
So: They do not automatically roll for Instinctive Behaviour, they must fail a morale check first.
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Ah thks..my friend was just rolling for instinctive behavior right away, thats why I couldn't figure out the point of hive-nod..thks again.