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I'm still pretty new to nids and don't know if this is "Cheese." I like it a lot, just don't know how it would do against a nidzilla list... It's 1,499 points by the way.
Hive Tyrant 159
Hive Tyrant 196
-2 Twin-linked Devourers
2x 5 Warriors 320
-1 Barbed Strangler
5 Warriors 130
2x 24 Gaunts 240
23 Gaunts 115
8 Gaunts 64
5 Ripper Swarms 80
3 Zoanthropes 195
Anything you have to say is welcome.
This is pretty much the opposite of cheese. I think when people think cheesy tyranids, they think nidzilla, which this list is nowhere close to being. Even still, it's a pretty good list. Just a few things though: First, and like all advice this is just personal preference, but I would split the troops into enough squads to fill out all six troops slots. It both makes the squads smaller and more maneuverable and also gives you more squads to capture or hold objectives. Try 17/18/18/18 for the spine gaunts.
Another thing. Personally, I have had pretty much nothing but disappointment with zoanthropes. They are critical for the psychic scream choir, but I just use carnifexes, since they both shoot better and can actually do damage in close combat. If you're looking for some cheap shooting fex builds, always start with a barbed strangler. From there, I usually go with twin-linked deathspitters at a total of 120pts. Venom cannon + ehanced senses is pretty good too, as well as BS+enhanced senses + devourer, or 2x devourer + ehanced senses (but I wouldn't use this last build if you had points to squeeze a strangler on there).
Lastly, your TL devourer warriors are very effective shooters, but just realize that they will probably be outgunned by your deathspitter+barbed strangler warriors due simply to the extra range. (The latter is the build I use for my warriors, with fantastic results so far).
Edit: But, even if you changed nothing, this list would still be competitive, in my opinion.
Last edited by Aahz; April 1st, 2009 at 01:41.
Thanks for the response.
Umm, I like the idea about the Guants, and I use my devo warriors to go up with my guants as they go get their objective. The others just hang back. But ya, I've done pretty well with it on Vassal, actually people don't like it cause its not nidzilla ^^