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Been away from 40k since around the time the new Warrior codex came out, just been modeling and painting at home while watching our new baby girl, hence why I havent been able to play lol. I got to messin around with the new dex and threw together this list, comments and corrective criticism welcome.
Lashwhip/Bonesword, Scything Talons & Toxin Sacs x2-210
2 Broods of 2 Hive Guard-200
1 Brood of 2 Zoanthropes-120
2 Broods of 6 Warriors
w/Lashwhip/bonesword, Scything Talons & Toxin Sacs-600
2 Broods of 11 Genestealers
w/ Scything Talons, 1 in each brood upgraded to Broodlord with Scything Talons-448
2 Broods of 6 Raveners
1 Brood of 6 Tyranid Shrikes
w/ Lashwhip/Bonesword, Scything Talons & Toxin Sacs-330
Totals out at 2498
This list was made using models I already own, just gotta do the conversions for the LW/BS bout 20 times lol then slap some wings on a few of em. Main focus/tactics is to run the Raveners full speed ahead deepstrike the Shrikes where I plan on the Raveners ending up, Zoanthrope/Hive Guard for taking out enemy armor, Genestealers infiltarting in while the Warriors run every turn til they can assault in with 24 STR 4 powerweapon attacks and 5 str 5 powerweapon attacks on the charge, rerolling all 1s to hit and nearly all wounds.
Last edited by hbomb1; August 16th, 2011 at 16:30.
Its an interesting set up, wont win tournaments but should be okay for casual gaming
The main thing is to cram some more anti tank in there. at 2500 you need far more than 6 models capable of knocking out tanks so max out the thropes and the Hive guard.
The stealers will want a minor tweak, toxin sacs > tallons. Tallons bring very little to the game on a stealer unit, but toxins provide more rends and more wounds all round.
The other thing to note is that raveners and shrikes do very similar things, so having 3 broods is certianly going to be overkill. Id say lose the shrikes on account of how expensive and fragile they are and you should be fine.
If you also ditch the Mawloc (since they really suck on their own) this gives you around 500 points to play with. Cut out a ravener per brood and you now have enough to get yourself 2 tyrannofexs. Youll really need their long range fire to neutralise the massive aray of large blast S8 weapons that would tear chunks out of your warriors.
To get the additional hive guard and zoans, you could lose a stealer brood or simply take out the broodlords and do a bit of points shuffling.
Your friendly neighbourhood gargantuan creature
I used to run a somewhat similar list in lower point games.
It's somewhat effective enough, but vulnerable. unless you get to assault quick you'll be gunned down by mass-fire and S8 before you get across the table. A wise enemy would focus on getting the Fast Attacks down first, and then switch focus to the Warriors.
The Mawloc is indeed funny, but very ineffective, a point dump for sure, but if you insist on useing it I'd recommend placing it in a corner and burry it in your first turn (thus skipping reserve rolling).
Besides that I'd follow what Heirodule wrote, it's solid advise.
Thanks for the advice guys, Ill take it into account and revise my list accordingly, Ill post it up here once I have something a bit better.