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I run a genestealer cult army (codex imperial guard) and at some point was thinking of running an all genestealer tyranid force, just wondering if people could give me some advise on effectiveness of this and with the broodlord now being an upgrade to a troop choice what I should consider taking as a HQ choice
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first question: do you want to outflank everything?
because, I tried army's with only reserves and it worked really well.
I believe people say that winged tyranid can deep strike, so you want a reserve army I would recomment a winged hive tyrant or a parasite.
You could make a genestealer patriarch using the tyranid prime rules, he can certainly become pretty beefy in CC with upgrades. Though the parasite might be a nice touch, after all, impregnating victims with tyranid stuff is the whole point in genestealer cults! You could also run some gaunts as stand-ins for human-equivalents, autoguns in place of fleshborers/whatever.
I unfortunately can't think of any fluff reason to include anything from heavy support apart from perhaps biovores as some kind of mortar unit, which seems a shame! But the rest of the book offers some pretty good options if you're into 'counts as' stuff.
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Fluff-wise it would be fun. However I don't think it would really run that well unless it's limited to under 1k army lists. You'll have a number of issues that you won't be able to effectivly counter.
- Enemy shooting: Can be minimized by keeping in cover. But letting your opponent have free reign in the shooting phase is a bad thing.
- Low T/AS: Really going to suffer from lower toughness armor-save. You can effectively deal with one, but both make it pretty hard to keep them alive long enough to get them across the board.
- Armor: You're limited to taking out armor in CC. You'll have issues getting there and dealing with everything. Plus high AV is going to be near impossible for you to deal with.
- Stealers can end up being pretty expensive: A low model count nid list limited to only CC can be chewed through pretty fast.
- No shooting of your own: That pretty much says it all.
Listen to TamCoan. You can't make an all genestealer army function on the tabletop. At all.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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Do it for a laugh against your friends but don't play it competitavely..unless you don't mind loosing.
Would be cool to see though