Welcome to Librarium Online!
I've played 40k for awhile, and took a break, now I'm getting back into it.
I've decided to start a Nids army, and my plan of action is to get the battleforce and a lictor.
Plan of action is to deploy the lictor up front to distract the enemy and cause havoc while I charge up the lines and hope as little of my guys get picked off as possible.
Perhaps two lictors deployed on either side of the enemy force in a pincer fashion, for better coverage?
Give me some input guys, and thanks!
first piece of input - Read the codex.
Once you've read it, read the codex.
Once you've read it, take a look at some model.. then read the codex again..
you get the idea
Basically buddy, Lictors are never deployed and have special deployment rules which can be found in your codex.
The battle force is an excellent place to begin, I'd recommend another one to expand too.
There are some tacticas in the sticky threads about lictors. I used them extensively in a recent campaign, and frankly, they were absolutely marvelous. Wonderful units, totally fluffy.. but they're a bit tricky to use too
Personally, I think that lictors are a great weapon, a great tool in the hive mind's arsenal.. but to base a whole game plan on them might not be such a good idea.
None the less, you can't go wrong with a battleforce.
Good luck and ask any more questions and feel free to post a list in the appropriate section
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
Welcome to the swarm!
I'm agreeing with Karmoon, get the 4thEd Tyranid Codex, read it through a couple of times to ingrain the new rules (as by the looks of it you've last seen the 3rdEd Codex), make some preliminary army lists, post for feedback, and once you are settled on one get the models.
And yes, the BForce box is a solid deal, containing stuff you most likely will use at one point or another. I'd start with the BF box, an extra box of Gaunts and a Tyrant, then tack on what I felt I wanted, possibly even one or two additional BFBs!
I do like the Lictor, but I label it more as fun than effective... I dislike the fact it's still as expensive as it was back in 3rdEd while being less resilient and more random. As it is random, I don't think you should base a battleplan on it.
"The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all biomatter consumed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be devoured."
Thanks for the quick responces, guys.
I realize what I nub I am for not reading the tactica thread up top. My bad, and sorry.
I actually have the 3rd Ed codex from a LONG time ago when one of my friends left it at my place and forgot about it...so I've been reading through it a lot and I've liked what I've seen.
Once again, thanks a lot for the input.