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Hello, I'm looking to make a 1500 point army for semi competitive play.
I'm incredibly new to 40k, and really like the look of the Tyranid... sooo... here I am! Anyways, here's my first crack at an army composition... I think I have a rough idea about how I'd use it... but I'd love some advice (both on the army itself, which I'm sure could probably be better and on how to use it).
 Hive Tyrant w. 2x TL Devourer, Old Adversary
 Tyrant Guard
 2x Hive Guard
 2x Hive Guard
 2x Hive Guard
 30x Termagants
 Tervigon w. Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs
 14x Hormagaunt w. Toxin Sacs
 8x Genestealer w. Toxin Sacs
 3x Biovore
The Trygon is mostly in there because I think it looks cool... and I have one. I'm not really sure if it fits though. 200 points seems like a lot for a 'purdy' model.
I'm most likely playing against Imperial Guard, Space Wolves and Blood Angels (for some context).
Last edited by KPanda; February 8th, 2011 at 10:04. Reason: Modified title to include points
Nothing can be improved without changing the entire style of the list.
Thumbs up my man. If you havnt played any games yet tell me, and I can give you a rundown on how ideally each unit should be used.
I haven't actually played at all yet... I've mostly just watched a few friendly games to get a feel for things. So I'd appreciate any tips you could offer on how I should be using this stuff!
Kay well. Lets start form the top then.
HQ: Protect him. Treat him well and he will treat you well. These guys are sheer infantry slaughter machines, there are crazy how many shots they can pump out. You tyrant guard offers him some protection, but still keep him safe.
Elites: Focus on poping transports, so the infantry is out in the open and easy prey for your tyrant.
Troops: If you have a big unit of nasties which can take you out, send these guys in. Eg a group of 10 terminators send in these guys. Thats a good turn or two spent killing them which buys you more time. They are disposable. Let your tervigon use FNP (Feel no pain) on some units you want to keep alive and let him spawn. Send in your hormagaunts against some big units, since they have toxin sacs they wound on a 4+ anyway. So let them hunt down eldar avatars or wraithlords etc. Stealers can focus on heavily armored elite units, they will probable die, but let them go down fighting.
Biovores pump out templates on infantry, whilst the tryogn butchers his way through everything
For general army movement, can I just sit back and pound away with ranged stuff to force my opponent to react and then respond appropriately? I guess, do I use the Trygon / Genestealers as a general deterrent for CC or am I running him up and trying to lay down a terrible beating?
Additionally... I've read a bit about outflanking, and I think I understand it in general terms. Would it be useful to outflank with the genestealers?
(Thanks for all the advice, by the way!)
Had my first game, against Daemons. I ended up losing, but had a lot of fun. Thanks again for all the help and suggestions.
Gotta love those Daemons. But glad you had fun, its what its all about!
Hi there. I'm also kinda new and trying out 'Nids as well. I have been building up a similar list, but only 2 Hive Guards and 2 Zoanthropes in the elites slot, i think i should upgrade a bit. I also have Trygon, but no Biovores in Heavy slot. Today i bought another Trygon cause i thought i should use it. Do you think this is overkill (using 2 in 1500 pt game)? Should i use it as a Mawloc or a Trygon? With this kind of list, do you start with everything on the table except for Stealers? What's better- to start with Trygons on the table or to deep strike them?
Hey mate, welcome to the forum. A quick heads up, you're better off making your own thread rather than hi-jacking someone elses. Not only does it make it easier to answer your question, but its considerd slightly bad form.
However the answers to your questions are: No its not overkill, I've used 3 before now, Either or, it depends on your list and never start with only a few units on the table, with very few exceptions its all or nothing. Again, with trygons its situational.
Post a thread and explain things a bit clearer, your whole list for example and we can go into greater depth
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