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Hey guys. I just bought the Tyranid Assault Brood because it gives me a whole army. All was good until I opened the box and counted the spinefists. 12. There's 12 spinefist pairs in a boxed set for 16 gaunts.
My question is this: Is there supposed to be another sprue that's just missing? Or do I have to convert 4 spinefist pairs?
link). Although, I've never bought the box set so I couldn't tell you.
When I bought one of my nid battle forces, I was short an MC weapon spru. I called up GW and they sent me the spru for free, no questions asked.
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For every eight Gaunts you should get nine pairs of spinefists. You should also get a pair for each Tyranid warrior you get. This is because the Gaunt set comes with three biomorph sprues the Warrior set with one biomorph sprue.
So subsocial do you have 16 spine guants and 16 hormas or are you using all the hormas as gaunts as well (what I do).
If you are doing it my way I can recommend using some as termagaunts. They are slightly more expensive but give you a big extra kick. Also with the new rules for cover saves you can use them as your second wave of gaunts and sometimes even get a shot off with them (when they do this they EASILY make their extra point expended worth it).
however if it is the first option you could try giving them a ring and you might be able to get another sprue or look online for a spine fist seller.
PS: if you haven't worked it out, I like my terma's!
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I bought the same box and emailed GW , this is normal
I wish it wasn't they linked me to the site where I could buy extras for 8$ a pop
after spending nearly 200$ they want to charge more to cover all the 'Nids.
Good box , bad practice.
about a week ago.
I was very saddened , about it normally they are more then willing to give a freebie or at least something more then heres where to buy extras
Thanks everyone. I'm gonna try emailing GW to see what they say. I'll post the response.
I recon you bought in online? A friend of mine bought the Tau battleforce once, and checking in the store, we found out he missed all the gundrone transparant bases. So he said this to them, and in no time he had his bases. As far as I noticed, if something was missing in your box, they will solve the problem, without any fuss.
However, when you buy things on the web, it is very hard to verify if someone is indeed missing a sprue, of is just fishing for freebies. That's the reason I always check my boxes in the store before leaving. My brother once had a bad terminator sprue, where the plastic has warped all over the place. He pointed this out, and they immediately gave him a new box.
I hope things will work out for you.
Tyranids Win / Draw /Lost 
Daemon Hunters Win / Draw / Lost 
I'm telling them that the included parts booklet indicates that I should have more sprues. Let's see the response...Originally Posted by GW Customer Support
EDIT: I don't know if it's just me, but I kind of find the "We don't know why" line frightening...
Last edited by Subsocial; February 28th, 2009 at 01:57.