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Good evening everybody. Im sure you're all aware of the Tyranid FAQ, and what it entails for our beloved codex by now. Whilst GW has been very effective in handling the obvious questions, they have made a couple of decisions that are, to my mind at least, very damaging to the codex.
These are namly the ruling that Shadow in the Warp does not apply to psykers in transports, aswell as the descision that Tyranid Primes cannot accompany Warriors in a Mycetic spore.
To me, and hopefully you, these decisions are un-nescesary and make life a lot harder for the Tyranids, considering the increase in powerful psykers and the Mech heavy environment in 5th edition.
Therefore i propose a petion, around all the major forums, to see if we can persuade GW to change their descision. If it turns out not enough people are interested, this will just fall into obscurity without ever leaving LO.
Howver, if you are in agreement, please post in the thread. Its not important what you write, just show some support for the cause.
If your not a Nid player and come across this thread, please do post aswell if you belive these measures are too damaging and wish to show your support too.
Id also like to request that this thread be kept for "signatures" only. If you wish to disagree, please do it elsewhere, it will help keep control of the thread.
And now, to get the ball rolling...
I, Heirodule, belive that the Tyranid FAQ should be changed, to allow Shadow in the Warp to effect psykers in transports and to allow Tyranid Primes to join units of warriors in Mycetic Spores.
Lets see what happens from here
Your friendly neighbourhood gargantuan creature
I agree with the sentiment, but I don't believe a petition -- especially an on-line petition -- will do much.
I advocate writing them actual snail-mail. It's got the best chance of affecting them.
At the very least, there is precedent for them altering a FAQ ruling. Think of the SW FAQ and how countercharge/furious charge got initially ruled ... and then overruled within a week of the initial FAQ.
We may get lucky. It's at least worth a shot. Express enough displeasure at the ridiculousness of it, and maybe something will change.
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Way ahead of you 6 But im kinda covering, hopefully snail-mail will get the job done, this is plan B because i dont expect much from snail mail
Your friendly neighbourhood gargantuan creature
To be honest I believe that this way will be too hard for you, personally, to manage. I suggest writing up a petition on this website: iPetitions - Start a free online petition in minutes Snail mail also can be recommended to people who want to take it further, but sending mail internationally is quite expensive for a lot of us. I think that if you are going to use my recommended method, you should paste the letter here for our general approval... just in case ;P
It could be done like so, internet petition like recommended in mail post for most people, and then a recommendation for people to personally write mail to GW (provide an address for people to send the mail to). These two points you have stated are the most important to our gaming, and the other contriversial ones can be ignored, as it does not affect our army greatly.
However, personally, I believe that cover saves should not be allowed against Terror of the Deep (Mawloc) because it is done in the movement phase, not the shooting phase. It is also not correct fluff wise, so to speak...
I am in definate favor of the petition but i'll wait until a method of attack is chosen
for the already mentioned reasons, SitW issues, prime' and spores, and cover saves being allowed against the mawloc and spirit leech, (yes yes im a supporter of the doom but hiding behind a rock shouldn't protect you from a PSYCHIC aura or the ground beneth you being eaten.(IMO))
I am in support of this.
I support it as well, though I also believe that the DoM should affect units in vehicles and I also believe that you should be able to take a Mycetic spores without embarking units in them.
Though I'm not likely to go much further then this in terms of supporting the petition I hope it helps!
Count me in. The FAQ needs a FAQ. I applaud GW for clarifying a few annoying questions about the nids. However, in the process, they've also made some very clear rules somewhat questionable. SitW should affect psykers embarked in transports and Primes should be able to join deepstriking warriors.
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Why are Tyranid independent characters not allowed in dedicated transports when all other armies are allowed? There is nothing in the codex to imply they can't go in dedicated transports.
If somebody in a transport uses a psychic power why are they not affected by our rules, we aren't unaffected by theirs? Is this unaffected model somehow off the table?