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I am a new tyranid player and hastily trying to build 1200pts tyranid list for tournament early july. I have several lists that i have been thinking to bring. Here is what i have been thinking for the moment.
Hive Tyrant, Lash whip & bonesword, Scything talons, paroxysm, psychic scream
2 Hive Guard
Carnifex, 2 set Scything talons
Trygon Prime, Adrenal Glands
Bear in mind that my LGS is MEQ army abundant. I may say half of the players here play MEQ armies (mostly blood angels). Well, I am a codex: SM player myself but trying to be different in the tournament. I have a SM list but save that for another thread.
I have concerns in the current list. First, ofcourse my lack of scoring units. Does 24 genestealers divided into three units can survive the shooting field? I plan to outflank and reserve them all. No way i am gonna run them through the board. Second, I dont really like the trygon prime setting but am limited for synapse. Tyrant and 3 zoans doesnt seem to be sufficient for the entire game. But if i take out prime upgrade and glands, I have 50pts for other upgrades. Three, does three MC running up the field will survive the killing ground? I plan to put my elites behind them. Four, I am limited modelwise. I have just started and everything listed above is pretty much everything that i have so please if you have to advice anything, keep them minimum for any new units. I may buy a unit but wont be willing to buy much.
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
you really dont need that many stealers
so I made a few changes, to your list but tried to keep the unit count down, which is my excuse for the amount of upgrades
Replaced tyrant with Tyranid prime, removed a zoey, added 2 hive guard, gave the remaining 2 zoeys a pod, removed 2 broods of stealers, added a brood lord to the remaing added 3 warriors and 20 gaunts, and took the glands off the prime.
 Prime, B.sword L.whip, Deathspitter
 2 hive guard
 2 hive guard
 2 zoanthrope w/spore
 3x warriors, D.boneswords, Deathspitters, Venom cannon
 20x hormagaunts, toxin sacs
 8x genestealer, broodlord,scything talons
 trygon prime
This is just a list showing my suggestions, at games below 1500, points are tight to keep things balanced so I swaped the tyrant for prime, you needed a bit more long term shooting so thats were the hive guard came in, zoey's need spores or the get shot up, and 3 is a bit much, so 2 in a spore seems to work quite well, I dont suggest deep striking the trygon, you can have him run with your warriors and gaunts, there 3 things ds'ing or outflanking w/no hive commander its iffy at most. I added warriors b/c I love warrios and had alot of extra points and threw those into them, and remember the prime lends his bs to the warrior squad
now idk how much you have to spend, but if this doesn't work with what you need definately tweak it to your liking, its all just suggestions. Good luck!
Wow, you have given me a complete overhaul of the list. Your list is the typical net lists that I often find. At the moment, I dont have warriors, more hive guard, and hormagaunts so I dont really think that I can tailor mylist to match yours.