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Why? Because it is 100 Wounds in less than 1500 points, and because we can
HQ: Hive Tyrant + Wings + Toxin Sacs + 2 x Twin-Linked Devourers + Enhanced Senses + Catalyst = 171
28 x Spinegaunts = 140
2 x 12 x Hormagaunts = 240
3 x 10 x Genestealers = 480
Fast Attack: Ravener + Scything Talons and Rending Claws = 40
2 x Zoanthropes + Synapse Creature + Catalyst = 100
2 x Carnifexes + Twin-Linked Venom Cannons + Enhanced Senses = 326
(The Carnifexes are in recognition that you need to kill some vehicles sooner or later.)
When I first saw this list I had some criticisms, but now that I sit and think about this list more, I dont really have much to say. The only thing I dont like is that lone ravener.....
my only real concern (on your behalf) is that I can see the hive tyrant going down very quickly. Anything with high str and ap 3 or better is going to unload in him.
If I were your oponent I would next unload on the two zoies, and all of a sudden, you have no synapse and lots of gaunts. It might not matter, but depending on how many las cannons, and missile launchers and such your oponent has you might be in for a rude shock when you try for your assaults...
other than that, I love it. Nids are always supposed to be about numbers and CC, you cover those two quite well.
I'm missing warp blast on the zoanthropes, but otherwise, i like it.
Any reason for the twin linked V cannon over a tried and tested gunfex? - it's fairly expensive.
I met another nid player who did the same thing recently.
Last edited by Karmoon; November 27th, 2006 at 17:16. Reason: ++ POST 2000 oh happy happy ++
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
The twin venom cannons are expensive, true. They are very effective but perhaps they are a little too expensive for this list, after all. Let's see... If I wanted to take some basic leaping cc warriors at 96 pts, I could give both Carnifexes Barbed Stranglers for 30 points less... drop the Ravener for another 40... then I would still need to find 23 points. Could drop two Genestealers from one of the broods and then boost my spinegaunts by one model. Or if I wanted flying Warriors instead (a bit ouch on the points cost) I could do more tinkering with the troops. 1496 models and 103 wounds... hmm... I'll think about it. (Of course I will be magnetising my Carnifex so I can switch around as I want! Which is nice.) Maybe also take a Warp Blast instead of Catalyst on one of the Zoanthropes, and take away 3 Spinegaunts to do it.