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Looking to figure out which models to buy to start my army. The list:
1 Hive Tyrant
+2x Scything Talons
+1x Barbed strangler
5 Genestealer Retinue
Is this enough synapse? I'm worried that the Flyrant and Broodlord will be off doing their own thing, leaving only 3 warriors to give synapse to the 48 gaunts. Maybe I should drop the wings on the Flyrant and give him a Barbed Strangler and let him walk with the gaunts?
Hey, sorry to see you didn't get a response but please don't bump/necro yer posts.
I've never been a fan of barbed-strangler on warriors, they work well enough with deathspitters, if you want range get a venomcannon. If you're worried about them working as synapse, consider extended carapace, or fit in more of them. Also heavy weapons means they can't run to keep up with gaunts from the start. Speaking from experiance, 3 warriors for synapse are hard to keep alive in 1k games.
With careful placement you could have your tyrant's synapse reach back from the front lines (gaunts would hopefully be catching up anyway) you don't HAVE to use the full move on your tyrant, keep it just within 12" of your first line of guants, with warriors bringing up the rear.
Broodlord isn't really for synapse, it's for killing. So focus on your warriors and tyrant more.
Really I think dropping the barbed strangler and toxin sacs on your warriors, for another pack of three with talons and deathspitters is your best bet. Or perhaps a zoanthrope, they can take far more punishment.