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I am looking into buying nid models as my 2nd army. How far / crazy can conversions be for these guys? How do they fare on the table? Can they counter any other kind of army? My current army is a SM army, if I start winning tournamants then I need to have an idea as to what I should get for my winnings...I was thinking nid stuff. Is there a model that I should shy away from?
You can do tons of things as far as conversions go with 'Nids because of biomorphs. 'Nids is one of the most versatile armies in that each choice can usually do multiple roles.
They take some getting used to especially synapse but the fact that we have such a large variety of options even on our basic troops means that a solid list can perform very well on table.
Our biggest drawback in 5th is the fact that our troops are pretty weak. They were made and work well as meat shields but being meat shields means you need to work at keeping them alive sometimes.
If you know what your going up against you can usually make a list to counter your opponents play style. Also since we can field up to 8 MC even a slightly casual competetive list can be a force to be reckoned with from the unprepared foe.
There isn't really any model I would say to stay away from. The fact is though you won't see many Biovores, and might see less of the Lictors just because most people feel they aren't worth their points most of the time.
Someone might have a better idea of the direction 'Nids are going in 5th so I think I'll leave with the fact that they are very versatile but it can be tough to learn to keep control of your synapse but the benefits of staying in synapse are excellent.
Thank you for the info! What is a synapse? Please if anyone would like to add to what has been said, I am all ears! Also, how in the world do some people have "stuff" dripping off of the mini?
I think Tyranids can be cooked up to deal with any kind of threat that they may encounter. I think that is what I like about Tyranids. They are the alien menace that is always spawning new horrors to wreak havoc with. I am generally more in to converting than gaming. Tyranid provide loads of ways to convert, personalise and theme your swarm. Here is a link to my own Hive fleet. buglands Particularly Scorpio hosted by Navarro. You can PM me if you want any help on how to convert stuff. The advantage of Tyranids being an army that is easy to convert is it helps you to show what upgrades that you want on them.
yeah I actually found buglands on my own by doing a search...that site is awesome. I looked at your guys also...I like them alot. I think I have about made my mind up on my choice! Thank you also for offering advice!
Get the codex and read through it before you start building a list. Nids play differently than most armies/ You'll want to be comfortable with how they play before you invest more cash into minis.
sounds good to me, thanks guys!
One important thing you need to remember if you are coming from a SM background is that nids do not play anything like your marines. With a marine, you are disappointed if you fail an armour save, with nids you get excited if you even GET an armour save. Also, get ready to out number your opponent 9 out of 10 times. And with that, get ready to take whole handfuls of your minis off the table each turn as casualties.
Otherwise, welcome to the brood...
Aye, and be ready to have movement phases that last longer than your opponent's entire turn. As well as set up times that take nigh forever.
Unless you're going Godzilla, but that's not as viable since now only troops can take objectives...