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So I'm new to 40K (kinda', I tried to start about five years ago but there were some... incidents and I lost interest) and I'm fielding a Tyranid Army.
So far I've currently purchased
-Termagants Box (12 models)
-Hormagaunts Box (12 models)
-Tyranid Battleforce which consists of;
3 Warriors (one of which I believe is a Prime for HQ purposes)
3 Ripper Swarms (I have a fourth from my Termagants box)
I've currently only assembled my first two boxes (the Terma's and Horma's) with the Hormagaunts having the standard talons fare and (a mistake I might regret) splitting Terma's half Fleshborers and half Devourers (Devourers are meant to be expensive but again, I'm not overly familiar with the dynamics of actually playing the game).
So, what next? Obviously I need to assemble the Battleforce. But units wise, where should I be going after that? I want a Tyranid Army that is able to swoop in and get all CC up on a hoe and slash them to bits while having Big Heavies at the back for dealing with armour etc. Dakkafexes are something I've been looking at.
Probably should have posted here first before buying. Sadly the Tyranid battleforce is pretty much utter crap. It is very, very difficult to build a good list with both Hormagaunts and Termagants in it.....so you'll probably use one, but not the other. Warriors really aren't used a ton either (too easy to kill). And Rippers are literally useless.
Sorry to put it bluntly like that, but I tend not to sugar-coat or bullshit.
That being said you can convert up one of the warriors to a Tyranid Prime as an HQ until you hit 1500+ points where a Hive Tyrant starts becoming viable. As for a next step, I'd probably pick up 4 -6 Hive Guard. Tyranids suck at anti-tank and need all of it that we can get (Hive Guard, Zoans, Tyrannofex w/ Rupture Cannon, Harpies w/ TL-Heavy Venom, Dakkafex/DakkaTyrant). Hive Guard and Zoans probably being the most common (at 2000 points I run 6 Hive Guard and 2 zoans....or 9 Hive Guard.....in the elite slot).
That's cool. I need painting practice anyway and I like the models and collecting them so no harm no foul.
Dakka Fexes are what I wanna get next I think. I have a soft spot for Carnifexes and they kick ass. I'm looking to form a 1,000 point army for now just so I can play general games.
Thank you Warlord for all your good advice! It's really appreciated! Peace