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Ok, I have made many army lists on this site, bu now I am attempting to make one only 500 points in size. I am so sue to running big guns like trygons and dakkafex's I dont know how im going to do this
Tryanid prime (For cheap synapse)
20 hormagaunts with toxin sacs (for numbers and screening)
8x Genestealers- Broodlord with Talons
2 Hive Guards (Anti-armour)
That small list comes to 420 points, not including the prime. I dont know what to put on the Tyranid prime and what to do with the other points, maybe add some termagaunts?
Note: We came to a decision that no models can have over 2 wounds. and all games would be played using Kill-points. Your advice guys?
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If models can't have over 2 wounds then... hmm, all tyranid HQs have atleast 3 wounds as far as I'm aware
I find it funny that the a 2 wound cap is set on most things, especially since most of the armies you will go against don't have any awesome choices which negate that rule. Even warriors are out as a troop choice, talk about handicapping. Compare your handicap to that of a SM player.
Seeing as this is a 500pt list, I'd recommend a Tyranid Prime as your HQ choice (as you already listed.) One upgrade that I would take minimally is a Pair of Boneswords simply because it gives you a great power weapon that can instant death opponents. With that said, I personally would run 3 Warriors with the Prime because they go together like bread and butter! I know Warriors are expensive, especially at 500pts, but they're beyond useful in my opinion.
Personally, I would remove the Genestealers for such a low point game. I know many may rage at the idea of removing Genestealers, but I've never had great luck with them in low points games. This call is really up to you.
Below is what I would suggest based on what you have listed. The number of gaunts should be adjusted as the Hormagaunts have a greater number than the Termagants, so some mixing and matching may be in order. Feel free to comment or question anything!
01 x Tyranid Prime (Boneswords, Devourer)
03 x Tyranid Warriors (Scything Talons, Devourers)
20 x Hormagaunts (Toxin Sacs)
12 x Termagants
01 x Hive Guard
01 x Hive Guard