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This is the army I just bought and was looking for some suggestions on where to take it. I just started playing and although I am getting better with every game I am so excited about my options I can't make up my mind. I could see myself getting a lot eventually but for now I just don't have the cash. So I was hoping to make a good functional army off of what I have.
2 x Tyrants w/ 2x set of scything talons, armoured shell, regeneration, toxic miasma, and one with old adversary. They are each 270 and 245 points.
3 x zoanthropes
I just bought 4th, not sure if I'll make it a doom or not.
180 points total, I am fielding them as three separate broods
About 15 genestealers, not upgraded. I was throwing on sacs and glands but I'm not so sure now.
Without the upgrades they're about 120 points
Then I wanted to use two 30 hormaguant broods.
3 x Carnifex with two sets of scything talons, maybe with regeneration.
About 480 points without regeneration for now.
Total is about six points shy of 1850.
It's not very balanced as is and it leads me to failure, any idea?
I have the option to use I think 45 termagaunts but I'm not a big fan. I also play against a well balanced Chaos army that just shoots me down incredibly fast and then wins in close combat.
2 tyrants in less than a 2k game, your tyrants are overly expensive
not enough guns by a long shot, you need hive guard if you dont have any HVC's to suppres and crack vehicles for you
tervigons are very useful when used with gaunts for your troops. big warrior squads at this point. and genestealers are fine.
harpy's are very useful to fill in your fast attack slot with
and if you have this many fex's they can be easily proxied as other units we have yet to get a hold of, (T-fex, harpy, tervigon) for some heavy idea's (t-fex is pro )
if your using fex's HVC and tl brainleech dev all the way, in this list anyway, regen isnt' needed. and those walking fex's wont go anyway if you plan on useing them give them a spore ride ;p
as for the zoey's 3 in a single brood in 1 spore. none of this seperate shenanigans.
tyrants can stand to lose the, armoured shell, regen, miasma
drop those upgrades, adn 1 tyrant get the remaining ones some guns and guards.
+3 zoey's together
+4 ish hive guard to fill in elites
+warriors, or tervigon(s)
+Heavy venom cannons. in any way shap or form
basically if you can get hvc's in your heavy and fast attack slot, your guard and zoey's will do the rest of the lifting. (T-fex's work great at pop'ing everything only 1 would be recommended at this level though)
However, that will probably have to make you chose between the DoM and these. To be honest, in your situation and if you are planning for a horde assault army as you said in another thread, I would use the Venomthropes, even though the Doom of Malan'tai is ridiculously good, you need some protection.
Thank you both. Warlord I was definitely considering to use Venomthropes eventually. Again, this is where I am being overwhelmed by options. I like the venomthropes there are just so few elite spots.
Fenix I was definitely going to add some hive guards for their range. I'll re-work the Tyrant and drop the other one for sure. Should I add another HQ choice like a prime? I have been reading about Tyrants with wings and heavy venom cannons. I was thinking about using a setup with a winged Tyrant w/ twin-linked devourer and a heavy venom cannon. Then possibly getting a tyrannofex.
This is not my final choice but based on what I have I think I am going to run with this 2,000 point army tomorrow
== HQ ==
Hive Tyrant (1) - Twin-Linked Devourer - Brainleech Worms, Heavy Venom Cannon, Wings, Paroxysm, Leech Essence, Hive Commander = 295 pts.
== Elites ==
Zoanthrope Brood w/three zoans and a spore with a barbed strangler
Hive Guard Brood (2) = 100 pts.
== Troops ==
Genestealer Brood (12) = 168 pts.
Hormagaunt Brood (20 ) = 120 pts.
I plan on using outflank with both of these, or maybe infiltrate with the genestealers.
Hormagaunt Brood w/spore that has cluster spines = 140 points
Tyranid Warrior Brood w/ deathspitter and scything talons. One with barbed strangler using a spore with barbed strangler (165 pts.)
Termagant Brood (18 ) = 90 pts.
== Heavy Support ==
Tyrannofex w/ Rupture Cannon, Cluster Spines, Thorax Swarm - Desicctor Larvae, Regeneration = 295 pts.
Carnifex Brood (2) - Scything Talons, Heavy Venom Cannon, AG = 390 pts.
== Total ==
I have read the advice with not starting with most of your army with reserve so I may change my mind about the hormaguants with the spore but I think this will be my final choice.
Last edited by Atomic Locke; December 11th, 2010 at 00:52. Reason: Updated army list