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GW's just released some awesome MC tactics, and they basically specialize in the 'nids. Go check it out at Warhammer 40,000: Monstrous Creatures Tactica | Games Workshop.
Use them wisely,
Last edited by Warlord Vrrmik; August 6th, 2010 at 07:03.
Mmmm, very helpful. I am sure to use this in my next game.
Like all GW "tacticas", it's a puff piece that doesn't say anything useful. Really, a kitted out Carnifex can be a bullet magnet? Who knew?
A "tactica" would help you build a list, explain why units are what they are in that list, why they are chosen, etc., and then describe how the list is intended to be employed on the battlefield. You will NEVER see GW give actual relevant advice like that because it would risk them promoting some models as "better" compared to other models. Their woeful "advice" is therefore nothing more than a sales pitch advertising how awesome units X, Y, and Z really are if you try! Useless drivel.
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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Basic information that we already knew. It does lack quite a bit of information. I could see it being useful for someone who doesn't have much experience with MCs.
I agree. This article doesn't even touch on things like how a Trygon (called a slayer by the article) is substantually harder to kill and fits the so-called 'tanker' role of the Carnifex so much better. How is the Mawloc (which I like) a 'slayer'? The Mawloc acts like a weird artillery or barrage weapon of some sort with the method it uses to attack with a large blast ignoring line of sight.
It reminds me of the section in codex Tyranids right before the start of the all the pics of the models which describes how to use the swarm. It talks about the Harpy being good against Tau because it is fast. The Harpy (toughness five) is horribly vunerable to the Tau railgun (strength ten) , a weapon almost every Tau player will take. Any Tau player with a brain will blast the Harpy as an easy kill on turn one. Other armies have strength ten weapons but the Tau can use theirs more easily and the Harpy can't easily avoid it making the Harpy a poor choice against Tau.
I think an article showing things that are highly specialised monstrous creatures and how to use them in unusual ways would be better. Bonded exoskeleton which was listed with the Carnifex's upgrades is just it's armour save. Touting it as an upgrade is pointless because it isn't an option and it cannot be upgraded. However listing bonded exoskeleton with the Carnifex's weapons and upgrades shows it is little more than a sales pitch, power armour may be talked about in Marine tactica but it isn't seen as an option.
anyone else see that inclusion of the TL deathspitters on their 'fex build as just straight-out feeble?
reckon they'll make a pyrovore tactica to point out the joys of using such a 'powerful' unit?
Brain-Leech is much, much, batter.
and all that they say is:
they are good at CC, some have gunz, some more swords and they are all big and therefor will be shot on sight
Last edited by Horowitz Tal; August 6th, 2010 at 02:05.
Well, that is why I posted the link for the article; for new players who don't know how to use Monstrous Creatures. It does state the obvious for more experienced players, though.
So really, I should change the title to "Monstrous Creatures Tactica - For New Tyranid Players'.
In fact I just did.
Last edited by Warlord Vrrmik; August 6th, 2010 at 07:05. Reason: Changed Forum Title
I don't think it's even good for that.
Not even for new people who have never played with or against people who have monstrous creatures their entire life? It would be good for those select few. I suppose that means anybody who hasn't played (against) Tyranids before.