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So I bought some Tyranid Warriors (my second box of nids') yesterday at my local shop. After sorting through all the clipped pieces I find the rippers that come with it. So I glue all five of them to one base (it looks the fullest considering the base size).
What I am confused about is how to field them. How i'm reading the codex is that I would need two more "bases".
So for example I need two more Warrior boxes in order to have a legal Ripper Swarm Brood?
Another thing is that even though I have 5 Ripper models on one base they still have the Stats for "Ripper Swarm" regardless of the number of models on the base, correct?
And because of of my curiosity does anyone have a picture of Rippers with spine fists?
Rippers come with most everything. Regardless to the number of rippers/base it still counts the same for game stats. Most people glue 3-5 rippers/base to give a decent representation. Yes the minimum is 3 bases.
You can also field them in conjunction with the parasite.
I think I have enough rippers for about 10 bases, have never gotten around to finishing them. May do so at some point if I want to try the parasite.