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I have played my first game using a Broodlord and it did pretty well... when it finally got to some Space Marines in the third turn. The broodlord and retine of 8 genestealers managed to take down only one combat squad and 3 terminators in the whole entire game. He is powerful and awesome but is their anyway to make him more agile and quick at getting to enemy lines?
By the way i use a biomorph-free broodlord with 8 bio-morph free stealers
Using a Broodlord allows him and his retinue to Infiltrate. If Infiltration rules haven't changed since 4th, this means you can deploy them either 18 inches away if within enemy sight, or 12 inches away if not within sight. Also, if you've got some handily placed cover, I believe you can also use the "Forced March" rules things of 5th edition, as long as you don't plan on assaulting that turn. Since Infiltrating lets you place your units last, and with how close you end up, you shouldn't have too much of a problem getting to any of his units by Turn 2 or so, which isn't bad if you've got 4 other turns to wreak havoc.
[Tyranids - Unnamed Hive Fleet]
Try feeder tendrils on your Broodlord. Feeder tendrils will make him and his Genestealer retinue nastier. Toxin sacs is also good as the Broodlord will have an easier time wounding people and penetrating tanks. Extended carapace can also be taken to make him tougher.
More importantly, Extended Carapace saves his retinue from Bolter fire, which is a godsend if you are playing Chaos or Space Marines.
Feeder Tendrils is great, as he can pretty much give Preferred enemy to the entire squad with them.
If you can, Infiltrate them as close as you can. You can't get into assault on the first turn (as the rule says more than 12") but turn two is when he can shine.
thanks for all the advice but i heard infiltrate could be used in only one kind of game type.
If i did give the retinue a biomorph it would be EC but it is quite expenisve. Normally i would have these biomorphs on the Broodlord but i run a swarm army stuffed with hromagaunts and another pack of genestealers so my opponent usually worries about my faster critters instead of my Broodlord
- Infiltrate is available in all the standard 5th edition missions. You are probably still thinking about 4th.
- EC is quite expensive, but you get a better save in CC and I can promise that you will get caught without a cover save at some point and getting an armor save against bolters, etc is worth the points.
- Feeder tendrils on your Broodlord is a must. Its only a few points, it doenst keep you from taking any other morphs, and it allows you to reroll hits for the retinue and anything else within 2"...whats not to like?
Hive Flee Annoch
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box. -Italian Proverb
If you are that worried about your broodlord being shot to pieces, you could outflank him and his retinue. It is not as reliable, but a broodlord charging a devastator squad can really ruin someone's day.
Well thats nice to know that i can infiltrate in all of types of games in the 5th. So I'm probably just going to give everybody EC. Unfortunately i cant give my broodlord Feeder tendrils because he is metal
who said you can't? use yuor freaking creativity! I got my tendrils on him by taking some steel wire and attaching it to hes mouth, after clipping he's lower mouth of.
i'm not used to either swarm or nidzilla lists, as i run some kind of list somewhere betwen with more warrior squads.
but my broodlord got tendrils, TS and EC whit a 10 man retinue whit talons, EC and TS.
they're expensive but are far more dangerous and devestating then any thing but chaos deamons.