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Hi guys starting a 500-1000 points of tyranids but i dont know what to have i want a tough all round HQ
well depends on tons of stuff, if you want to infiltrate some genestealers in, a broodlord will do some awesome damage and can be surprising to the opponent in a small points battle.
you cant go wrong with hive tyrant though, theyre an amazing hq. your point limit matters too, you could go really expensive and have a sniper tyrant, or make a dakka tyrant. maybe throw wings on a cc one. theyre really versatile. guards are cool too.
warriors are always good to help with synapse too. hahaha
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I've been fielding the flying dakka-tyrant and love it.
I'd say Warriors wouldn't be a bad idea. lots of options with them, you can give them all sorts of weapons and biomorphs so you're learning what works well in your tyranid force while you use them. you can make them tough, cheap, ranged, close combat, whichever. And as your force expands there will always be a place for them for most battles
The downside of warriors is that they lack survivability that the tyrant has. Plus you can take warriors as elite units anyway and not lose a valuable HQ slot. Just keep that in mind if you do pick them as your HQ unit.
Yeah, I find that Warriors are to easily smeared across the field if they are the only HQ choice (and ESPECIALLY if they are the only synapse) in anything but the smallest games. Of course, you can have multiple broods of them to counter this tendancy, it really all depends on what you like. But if your only Synapse is warrior shaped, you will need quite a few of them.
Effectivenesswise though, nothing beats the flying Dakka Tyrant. Believe me, in a 500pts game fielding one can be considered downright nasty. They dish out just...so...much...hurt.
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This is the exact build I use in all point ranges...as the points go up I just add a Tyrant guard to this HQ choice.
My current HQs:
500point: HQ1: Above build only
1000point: HQ1: Above build + one Tyrant guard (maybe two depending on enemy)
1500point: HQ1: Above build + two tyrant guard
HQ2: Broodlord (Extended Cara, Toxin sacs, flesh hooks) and its retinue.
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I have been using the walking Dakka Tyrant in 1k pt games and loving it. I use two tyrant guard with him as deterrent. Paired with a Fex, your opponent is tempted to split his fire, and often does. Softens the blow of those lascannons.
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