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I have decided to tidy up a army i did last year,
My Humanids, some of you may have seen them before some might not (to the people who have not heard or seen them before they are Humans infected with Tyranid DNA by the Zoats and have become monsters. the full fluff story is at the bottom of the post.)
The first shots are from last time i took pics of them (about a year ago) and have been
1) Techno Tyrant
Games terms. Hive Tyrant with venom cannon & scything talons.
Fluff terms. Once a proud daemon from a world time has forgotten, captured
by the forces of chaos and forced to become a soul grinder. Then captured
by the Zoats during a raid on the Humanid Hive fleet. They converted his daemon cyborg body not only to become to focal point of the Humanid hive mind but also an engine of destruction for the Humanids.
Games terms. Warriors armed with death spitters and barded strangler.
Fluff terms. Renegades from the Tyranid hive fleets, they use their vast knowledge of
bio technology to create a army of slaves. They fear the Tyranids beyond anything else.
And will do anything to anyone to escape the Hive mind.
Games terms. Zoanthropes.
Fluff terms. Former Humans that have had psychic forced onto them, resulting
massive swelling of the brains and strange powers.
4) Bio Mutants.
Games terms. Genestealers, no upgrades.
Fluff terms. The next step for the Zoats grand plan. Mixing Tyranid and Human on the DNA level.
The experiment was not successful tho, the resulting monsters can not be controlled in anyway.
5) Hermit Lictor
Games terms. Lictor.
Fluff terms. A pet of the Zoats that has a habit of using old armour
from fallen foes to make it’s home / shell. The creature continues to grow
till it is forced to find a new home / shell. Also an expert hunter.
Games terms. Carnifex, tons of upgrades. Armed with devourers and barded strangler.
Fluff terms. Zoats not only use Humans as their slaves but other larger humanoid aliens aswell, this creature is used in shock / assault missions were strength and carnage is more important than numbers.
7) Humanids – aka Manguants
Games terms. Guants.
Fluff terms. The first of the Zoats slave races. Humans are the easiest of all the races
to convert. Hence they are used in large numbers.
Spore Mines aka face huggers
Game terms. Spore mines – bio acid.
Fluff terms. Humans that have been filled with bio acid and dropped from the zoats ships. Not as effective as hoped for by the Zoats, they still take great pleasure in the pain and suffering inflicted on to the humans and enjoy destroying the odd tank.
The newer shots follow.
C&C welocme as always.
Sorry about the bad lighting, it was daylight when i took the pics, but i can take more if people want.
I will be bringing this army to the L.O U.K meet in about 2 and half weeks at Warhammer world in Notts (03/07/09 - 05/07/09) Hoping to get a few games in with it if anyone wants a battle?
++Commit to: Imperial Record RJH 27/0819 - Inquisition Record 6699 1/2008++
++Cross-file to: Ordo Xeno - Tyranid Variant Strains – Possible Tyranid/Human Infection++
++Input Date: 9561909.M41++
++Input Clearance: Alpha Level Clearance: Inquisitor Lord Tackoen++
++Author: Inquisitor Luiziana
++Thought of the day: Only the Human spirit can not be killed++
Grand Inquisitor Lord Tackoen,
I have given the order to evacuate Out-post ZX-81.
This is the first and only Tyranid attack of which I have heard in this area of the galaxy. This system has always been so remote that there has always been little interest. This particular swarm seems to be indigenous to this world since long before the colony was founded. They have been awakened and now infest this world like none I have seen before. Their methods of reproduction are totally different compared to other Tyranids, from what I can ascertain, needing human hosts to reproduce by planting a parasite within or on the body. Shortly after impregnation , these parasite violently and quickly grows into whatever it was meant to be, depending of the original design of the parasite, some become weapons others turn their hosts into walking bombs.
At 08:14 hours on 9561909.M41, a surveying and exploration detachment under the command of Colonel Tia reported that they had discovered "an unknown vessel" of conch like design, ten clicks inside grid section X7429-E42. Despite protocols set in place, they chose to investigate before contacting me or any of their superiors.
After interrogation of the survivors, I learned that the exploration team apparently came across "eggs", and when disturbed, these eggs hatched and out sprang forth the embryo-carrier, which clung to the face or other parts of the victims and could not be removed without killing the parasite attached, or the victim. Usually both. After a few minutes, the unknown parasites would being to mutate the victims bodies, but not killing their hosts. Their newly formed symbiotes scurried off into parts unknown, with such speed and ferocity, the sheer shock of what had just transpired and everything happening so fast made it impossible for the technicians or there escorts to react in time or to capture a specimen.
After this, slowly the population in the colony began to dwindle one by one, apparently carried back to the derelict ship in secret.
Within 2 weeks the outpost has been infested, 73% of the populations are missing or dead, presumed mutated or eaten. I have escaped to an orbital platform with a small contingent of Planetary Militia, lead by Lieutenant Hicks, and any civilians that I have been able to save. Most of these civilians have never seen nor heard of Tyranids and they did not seem to understand my explanations. They have dubbed these creatures "Humanids".
When fully mutated, these Humanids resemble zombie like creatures. Their heads possess signs of damage, their rows of teeth are dirty and broken and some even seem to be missing eyes and other body parts yet it seems to have no effect on the damage they can cause or take, many of the larger species possess a second set of arms that they use as a secondary weapon or to simply hold their squirming prey still while they rip them to shreds.
The most shocking sight is the Humanids procession of Tyranid bio weapons, two different types of these weapons have been seen in recent actions, the spinefists and devourers bio weapons. In the case of the Humanids it seems these weapons have
made more effective by the use of some kind of toxin sacs located on the rear of the Humanid head.
Reports of giant Humanids have started to filter though, these giant Humanids have been referred to as a “Manfex”, these massive creatures are believed to carry two sets of Tyranid bio weapons and seem too used as a shock/assault variant of the Humanid. Other types of Humanids reported seem to have the same abilities and effects as the Tyranids known as spore mines. Though these Humanids seem be able to target with more precision than the more beastly Tyranids counter parts.
Parasites lock themselves to victims faces and pump them fully of bio acids and toxins which cause the Humanid to explode and scattering a lethal shower.
Research into the unknown ship has bore many similarities to the Hive Fleet ships last seen in the yeas of the Zorastra-Attila wars
I don’t know what this may mean in regards to this matter but further investigation is surely warranted.
I know now that I and my companions will never leave this orbital platform alive. I have ordered all hangar doors closed and all escape pods jettisoned empty, all ships apart from own small scouting craft have been disabled beyond repair.
Just as on the surface, one by one people are disappearing, there have been signs of the enemy, bio acid scolding to bulkheads and claw like markings near air vents. They hide in the shadows and strike from behind, I have never witnessed such beast acting like this. Chaos mutated beings are stupid and often carry man or alien technology but these creatures can only have come from one source and I truly believe it has nothing to do with Chaos.
But I am at a loss on how or why we have never heard or seen such beings before.
It is my hope that this message reaches you in time to act and destroy this new alien threat before it is allowed to leave the system and spread out into the galaxy as other hive fleets have. I do not expect there to be any way to deal with this threat other than total orbital bombardment. If these Humanids are allowed to gestate further I suspect they will soon become a fully fledged hive fleet and we will have yet another on our hands to deal with.
Thus concludes my report. If anything may be done, I beseech you to make haste and annihilate this threat before it is too late. I am pleased to have been able to serve mankind on this world, there are not many Inquisitors who specialize in Tyranid studies and I wonder if perhaps this may be why I was sent to this world? Though... it is too late for me, I know that now. We have but 17 of us left alive, and now Private Helo is acting strangely. I think that he maybe - - - - - what?-------please--------------------------------
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I love this army it looks so good and full of character on the table top, and with the updated painting it's gonna look even better
Last edited by RhYn0; June 18th, 2009 at 01:44.
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They look pretty good Boomer, different anyway (you ever do a normal army? ). I think they could still do with some work, the washes have helped a lot but they seem to need a bit more attention - I dislike how the washes have pooled on some of them (namely the second image of the washed batches). I do however agree about the eyes. But they seem like a unique army, kudos to you.
You are right the washes havent worked aswell as i had of hoped, maybe it was me rushing them or maybe it was me trying not to get brown wash on white snow. But overall the models look mucho better now. Before they looked cool but lacked 'realism' but the washes go someway to helping with this. Yeah it pooled abit but that could be sorted out but that might not happen till next year at the rate i paint. Also i wanted to do my rims in grave yard earth as i have a fetish about doing the base this way now. I think i read about doing it in a w.d but i do like how it helps 'finish' the model.
Like i said before i will bringing them along with my Khrave & Barghesi to the L.O meet so you can have a look at them in person in two weeks!
And i do have a normal Tyranid army paint red and black, they are in a sorry state at the mo so i think i might give them a touch up next.
Last edited by Chubby_Jedi; June 18th, 2009 at 11:17.
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