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"This awesome army in a box contains 6 Warriors, 16 Gaunts, 16 Hormagaunts, 4 Ripper Swarms, 8 new Genestealers, 3 new Raveners, 1 new Zoanthrope, 1 new Hive Tyrant, and a Special Edition Lictor which is only available in the Army Set! Also included is the all new Tyranid Codex, which features full background on the largest Xenos threat Mankind has ever faced as well as all the rules you will need to field your never-ending tide of biomorphing death"
(quoted from gw online store)
What happend to termagaunts?
Gaunts = Termagants.
I think they've changed their names as there used to be "Hormagaunts" and "Termagants", which were vertually identical, other than one had claws, and one had a bio-weapon, and thatone had "gant" in their name. They probably thought they would simply name it "a Gaunt", because it is in all respects the more primitive form of the gaunt.
Or is it??
Regardless, if you look at the picture of the whole force, they're in the top left hand corner
Last edited by Robizzle; March 25th, 2005 at 21:53.
I think you missed what i meant, in the picture it shows hormagaunts and termagaunts, but in the description it doesnt call the termagaunts: Termagaunts. But it does call Hormagaunts: Hormagaunts.
My guess is that termagants aren't in the new codex. They probably kept hormagaunts so that people don't have to attach adrenal glands to all their old ones to have the same statline. Or maybe hormagaunts are becoming genofixed and getting a slight point reduction (a la gargoyles) in hopes of reducing the number of spinegaunts being fielded.
Besides, is anyone really going to miss termagants?
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i think termagaunts are gone...
there'll probably be hormagaunts (cc gaunts)
and "other" gaunts (shooty gaunts)
is this the UK online store? i'll have to go take a peek now...
edit: is that really worth Â£150? but at least we have a look at new raveners :rolleyes:
damn tiny picture.
Last edited by TzarNikolai; March 26th, 2005 at 14:57.
Hey maybe they added more abilities to the hormagaunts for less points and made them a genofixed species like gargoyles. That would be cool like some super hormagaunts!
AFAIK, all Tyranid units will be geno-fixed in the new codex. They will be treated like units in any other army: configurable by varying degrees in terms of wargear (biomorphs) and weapons. The units that were previously under "mutable genus" will probably receive the most options, of course.Originally Posted by Warrior47
According to the rumors I've heard...
Hormagaunts are genofixed now, but they're actually just leaping scythegaunts with various statline upgrades avaliable. Hormagaunts are inelegible for the 'Without Numbers' rule.
Termagants no longer exist, they have been replaced by a basic 'Gaunt' genus, which can buy various ranged weapon and statline biomorphs. Under a certain points value, you may buy the new Gaunt genus the 'Without Number' rule.
i hope the spinefist is not going to be alot more expensive than the str3 1pt str 4 2pt. i am not in the mood of changing all my spinegaunts weaopns
hmm 150Â£ is about 200â‚¬ right? OMG thats 2 months student money. but i dont need raveners! but it would bee cool to have that SE lictor!