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Hi, I was talking to a friend and he was fairly vague but apparently theres a tournament coming up next year featuring armies of up to 8000points! I dunno if this is a local thing or what, im gonna ask when i get to GW, but Im definatly going to start grabbing models!
Now heres where you guys help. Im definatly going to buy a trygon, some hierodules and a titan, but how would the rest of you build your army for this tourney?
Big bugs, a huge swarm, biomorph heavy?
Im thinking along the lines of taking roughly 3k of big nids, including the gargantuan creatures, 3k of gaunts, lictors, zoans etc and 2k of biomorphs and maybe sporemines (perhaps even a few of those huge spore sacs) Anyway, advice!
if this thing actually exists I suggest you find out what the force org limitations are and start from that. Depending on how they limit you the best idea might be to just fill out everything with guants, genestealers and some synapse. Other than that, I really can't imagine how long a single turn at that level would take...
Haha, yeah that would be the LONGEST tournament ever... you will all be required to bring sleeping bags and a weeks personal rations, each turn will take about 2 hours to complete! :w00t:
I actually think that at such an insane point level, everyone's going to be decking out their units with lots of pointless upgrades, to both take advantage of the occasion and also so they don't need to buy more models. Therefore, I think that the most effective army would probably be the Most Gribbly Swarm Ever Invented. With as many flying hive tyrants, trygons, and red terror's as the FOC's allow. But, on the other hand 8000 points of gaunts and genestealers would take YEARS to assemble and paint, so maybe it would be best to go godzilla, with gargantuan creatures too.
But good luck finding the money for this... 8000 points = like 400 pounds or something like that!
Tyranids: 2500 pts
Imperial Guard: 1000 pts
Witch Hunters: 1000 pts
ok basically you're going to have to take full broods of everything with every upgrade possible. I'd say you could upgrade your fex to about 300pts. honestly i wouldn't know what not to take.:wacko:
good luck with that lol
Sir we have a lock on the Hive tyrant.
NO! SHOOT THAT SPORE MINE! OH GOD, ITS GOING BACKWARDS!
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Heheh, yeah... what everyone else said. The force organisation chart rules for the tournament are what you really need to know. (Consider - would it be like the standard one, but with 4 times the slots?... Imagine an army with 24 Carnifexes! How big would the table need to be, 18" long?)
Think of all the models you would need to field a swarm army of that size!
(But wouldn't it be sweet?)
Perhaps your friend was pulling your leg.
EDIT: I had nothing better to do... so I worked out what the most expensive Tyranid army is that can actually be fielded under the standard FOC. If I haven't made any mistakes it is 8812 points. HQ and Elites choices are 9-strong broods of leaping Warriors all of which have twin-linked Deathspitters except for one in each brood with twin-linked Venom Cannons; FA is the same except Winged instead of Leaping; Troops is Gaunts (of either type, they both end up 16 points per model), and HS is 3 Carnifexes at 342 points each.
Last edited by Hammerite; December 15th, 2006 at 22:09.