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    Hi!
    I just played a friendly pre-tournament match with who i play in the tournament. He white washed me bad!

    i was tyranids he was relictors. he set up 2 razorbacks 1 with lascannon twin linked and1 wit twin linked heavy bolter with 2 tactical 5 man squads between 1 with a lascannon and plasma cannon and another with 2 heavy bolters. he had 2 rhinos, 1 on either side, 1 with 4 men with powerfists with a chaplain who was STRENGTH 6 coz of he had a +2 strength weapon. the other with a inquistor and 3 guardsmen and 2 shield things.

    first turn he killed 2 out of 3 tyranid warriors and killed about 2 troops. i shoot his
    rhino with powerfists in with a hive tyrant and a carniflex. just blow its weapons off. then 1 warrior shot at a razorback. stopped it from shotting 4 1 turn. then fired the second hive tyrant at the razorback, same thing happened.

    second turn he killed all my troops except 1 hormagaunt and 4 rippers. 2 hive tyrants in close combat. charged carniflex into 1 hive tyrant 2 help. lost hive tyrants then carniflex destroyed 1 rhino and was 1" off from a Razorback! and lost last warrior

    Lost my ripper swarms from hvy. Bolters and carniflex died coz of this thing his chaplain had which inflicts D6 wounds on a single model within 6". he rolled a 6!

    i had

    2 hive tyrants with venom cannons
    3 warriors with venom cannons
    24 spinegaunts
    16 hormagaunts
    4 rippers
    carniflex

    this was a 1000 point battle.

    can u give me some tactics plz!!!!!
    i can redo my army list but have 2 hand it in before friday so need tactics ASAP!


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    It sounds like you were suffering more bad luck than anything.
    The only thing I can add is that make sure you use terrain.
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    For 1k pts, you had a lot of Tyrants. I&#39;d drop one and up the # of your troops, and I&#39;d get rid of the ripper swarms too. If your really scared of the vehicles, get some genestealers, but chances are they&#39;ll be shot up pretty bad unless you hide them real well.

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    Too few models and the ones you had were too expensive.

    For a typical 1000 point duke out I&#39;ll use about 60 models.

    Drop one Hive Tyrant, leave the other one like it is, with the VC.

    Drop the Hormagaunts and use those points to buy more spinegaunts. Use these to tie up his heavy weapon squads in close combat so they can&#39;t fire their weapons. They aren&#39;t great in close combat, in fact they die like crazy but thats what they are supposed to do.

    For a typical 1000 pt. battle, I&#39;ll use:

    Tyrant with Venom Cannon (no psychic powers or anything fancy)
    3 squads of Warriors, one with VC and talons, one with DS and talons, one with DS and claws. (about 116 pts. per squad)
    12 Genestealers with extended carapace 228 pts.
    42 Spinegaunts (5 pts. each)
    Zoanthrope with Warp Blast

    I don&#39;t all of the exact point values as I don&#39;t have my list here. Just remember that the Spinegaunts and stealers are supposed to charge the heavy weapons and occupy them while you bring the pain with the venom cannons.
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    the best thing you can do with a nid army vs a shooter army is make everything about the same strength. and cut large units into smaller units. smaller units means that mr. heavy weapons crew that can lay out 20 modles in a single round will have to spend all his shots on a unit of 8 gaunts. sure the unit is toasted but you have only lost 8 modles not 20. and if everything is about the same power he wont know what to shot,aswell it dosnt matter because your gaunts hit as hard as your warriors and they hit as hard as you genestealers and so on.

    and i would drop the extra tyrant and go for more troop or deep striking gargoyols to support weeker CC units or to tie up them damn heavy shooters.

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    Thanks but the problem is that i do not have garyogles. I have genestealers though. My spinegaunts have 8 in a squad and so do my hormagaunts. my only problem is that i do not have enough warriors. We are playing cover battles in the tournament though but not in that match. i think i got to use Zoanathropes though and maybe use a second &#39;close&#39; combat Carnifex just with 2 talons and extended carapace with andrenal gand. the main problem was i could not offer him enough resistance in close combat until he got to my hive tyrants. get ur point about the 2nd hive tyrant though. i alos thought of these really cool idea. i use 2 hive tyrants, 3 carniflex&#39;s averaging 150 points each and have 50 spinegaunts. kool or wot?

    P.s. thanx for the comments

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    Hmm if it was me i would drop the second tyrant for more models and your tyrant needs some wings. Stealers are a bit of a 50-50 cause there pretty slow. Keep your fex and arm him with a strangler. Warriors are a waste to me. There venom shots are weak. Put leaping on them and put rending claws for the sake of ignoring armor. spine gaunts are fine but split them like X said
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