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hello, i have a problem, its called a chaos baneblade. i have at my disposal all standard units along with a malanthrope, mioetic spores, and trygon. i have 3 carnifexes: one shooty, one melee, and one point holder (venom/scythe and very resiliant). my friend likes to hide the sucker at the far corner of the table so it takes me a while to get to it, i dont like to deepstrike my trygon too close to it lest it be destroyed by scatter. he has a demon price and sorcerer he likes to keep back by it. he likes to clog my paths with bikers and standard chaos marines. the best ive done to the thing was kill his scorcerer and demon prince with the trygon (along with a few other things) and damage one of his side guns with biovore spore mines and mioetic spores. i think i would have killed it if our time limit wasn't reached. i would appreciate any advice and pointers you have, thanks.
I think you should try to obliterate the Baneblade. A Barbed Hierodule would be a very good weapon against a Baneblade, a Barbed Hierodule is far more powerful than a Trygon. It's bio-cannons will dish out serious hurt on the thing and it can also flatten it in close combat. In addition the Hierodule will reach it easily as it is fast and it can barge it's way through bikers and the like because it's a gargantuan creature. You could also get your own Baneblade as I believe everybody is allowed to use them. You could convert it to fit in with your swarm by making it look like some spores have taken it over and are now running it. Or a Zoanthrope has been plugged into it with lots of secreted resin like that nest in Aliens.
Another thing that could be handy is a winged Hive tyrant with scything talons and lots of close combat biomorph goodies. A winged Hive tyrant could move quickly enough to engage the models he has protecting it. Send winged Tyranid warriors with rending claws along with it. They will be very good at muching thier way through the Baneblade's minders and then you can have them crawl all over the thing.
Last edited by Leech; May 30th, 2008 at 22:25.
How would you use a Barbed Hierodule in the game? They are not listed in the codex so how or where would I find out how to use them? Or are they specified in a specific game supplement? I'm intrigued so anything would be cool.
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You will find the Trygon and Scythed Hierodule in Imperial Armour Apocalypse. If you want to know how to use something like a Barbed Hierodule I would suggest that you point it at the offending Baneblade and start to blast it. Use things like terrain to partly hide the Hierodule as it advances. This will help it to last longer than normal.
haha i just took a starship trooper bug toy to use as a hierophant. it's about the same size just with a giant pinching head instead of a small one and scything talons instead of guns. could easily convery with a weapon swap but tyranids aren't a normal army for me, just used it in a apoc game