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i need a bit of help fighting tyranids. could someone tell me what tactics to use?
They'll mostly rush you so form a gunline. Take out the Tyrants first with your heavy weapons. Then take out any carnifex or genestealers that you see. Watch out for the side board edges as a lot of nid players like to outflank with their genestealers. You have better range so take them out from a distance.
I normally give my tact squads lascannon, flamers, and power fists against nids - lascannons to take out the Tyranid Monstrous Creatures (TMC's), flamers against the hordes, and power fists so that you stand a chance in CC with them. Lascannon razorbacks, predators, vindicators, and even whirlwinds do well against them.
Thunderhammer terminators work wonders against carnifexes, Tyrants and tyrant guard. Just protect them from being swamped by mass fire or hordes of hormagaunts/steelers.
Shoot the steelers. Always. Then concentrate heavy weapons on tyrants and tie up monsterous creatures with TH/SS termies.
Gaunts can be boltered or use flamers particularly HF on a land speeder. Land speeder with HF + HB work well. They scoot around at range firing the HB at warriors or steelers (or use a MM against TMCs) then when needed they move 12" and use the HF against waves of gaunts or steelers. If they get charged next turn the enemy need a 6 to hit and if the speeder survives your enemy are nicely squashed together for another HF shot after you move backwards a short distance.
Try to deploy your units in cover. Nids don't have that many AP3 weapons but it really helps because tyranids don't often take flesh hooks. Even whern steelers hit you in combat you can often take out a few before they strike. If the enemy pays for flesh hooks at least you are facing fewer of them.
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Flank and assualt if they are shooty.
Stand and shoot if they are assualty.
I'm guessing it's a nidzzilla with zoans because thats the only thing I would bring to a table if I was fighting 5:th ed SM with the outdated and obsolete nids dex.
youse devastators they work wonders against nids and the land raider isnt always reliable since monsterou creatures get 2 d6 to penatrate your armour.
even if they are a shooty army sit back and blast away with missile launchers, heavy bolters and plasma cannons.
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thanks. i think that every thing suggested and put together would be the best thing against tyranids
Last edited by Emperor's Servant; May 8th, 2009 at 00:06. Reason: i copied the thing i wrote