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Frankly, since the latest codex, I have found little use for the carnifex as a competitive unit. However many of the new monsterous creatures featured in the codex are far more interesting. I have taken three of my old carnifexes lying around and converted them to much more useful components of my army. I used one carnifex for a Flying Hive tyrant, One for a Harpy, and another for a Tyrannofex. Successful, simple conversions. The image uploader is hating me right now, so I shall post the pictures in a moment.
Carnifexes still have their uses. Nothing can compete with them when it comes to chewing through armour, especially things like Monoliths. Now that we have an even bigger range of gribblies to choose from the carnifex's ability to use cover and relatively low cost make it a useful tool to have in the box.
You shouldn't overlook taking broods of them either. A couple of 'fexes can really soak up a lot of fire power and only take up one FOC slot.
I don't think their day is over, it's more that they're not the be all and end all anymore and that takes some getting used to.
I see what you're saying, but some of the newer monsters are very fun to throw on the board. Carnifexes still have their uses but some people just have stores of them built up from when the Carnifex was in its prime.
I don't think it's an accident that all the new beasties (i.e., harpy, tervigon, tyrannofex) happen to look an awful lot like carnifexes in the codex artwork. I believe GW clearly didn't want to piss anybody off that bought a slew of 'fexes for their old 4e 'nids army, and they still want to get good mileage out of that awesome plastic kit.
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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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I made my tervigon today, a bit of green stuff was all that was needed to make it exactly like the concept art Albeit with a different method of spawning
If Slaanesh is the god of the Perverse, why does Nurgle have all the filth?
I was never fex-heavy in the previous edition. I have a total of 3 fexes, two of them magnetized so I still field them to great effect. If I did have extras, I'd probably convert them to other MCs as-well.
I think that since the new codex the Carnifex may seem less appealing because there are so many different big-bugs to choose from now. In the past we had Hive Tyrants or Carnifexes to choose from. Now we have five other monstrous creatures to play with not including unique unts like the Swarmlord or the Mycetic spore. I think because of the appearance of these new critters the Carnifex was bound to take a hit and the new rules for it could be better. However I still think it's useful.
I used to play nidzilla and have 9 carnifexes laying around - 3 scream-killers, 3 godfexes and 3 dakkafexes. Nowadays, I just use them as tervigons and in apoc. If GW only made them about 30pts cheaper vanilla, I'd be running them still instead of the trygons. They are still decent. It's just that I like trygons better.
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