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Well i'm just wondering if the huge army box is actually worth it seeing as i don't know a whole lot about nids atm. All i know is the SM army box is crap because you won't use a good number of things it comes with.
I was very pleased with the army box. And you can definetly make worthwhile army lists using every model that comes in the box.
Having just started nids myself, I decided to go a different route to build up my hive fleet.
2 Battleforce boxes
1 Box Warriors
1 Box Gaunts
That gives me;
2 X 8 Genestealers
3 x 3 Warriors
3 X 8 Shooty Gaunts
3 X 8 Combat Gaunts
6 X Ripper Swarm
2 X Carnifex (Long story but I only eneded up with 1)
IMHO having read the new codex that gives a much better core force from which to expand, whereas the Army box seems to provide a few specialised 'nids (ravenors / zan) which you could possably end up not using later on.
I agree with Knape97. Why buy something if you aren't sure if you need all of those models. The battleforce is better IMO since all the models in it are very good and it comes with the new carnifex. I'm getting the battleforce today with the new codex (just came out in Canada).
This 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.
I think this is an excellent mix for a new starter. From this you can experiment with various army lists then expand what works for you. I would recomend that you get 2 Tyrant Guard first. If you have lots of armour 14 targets a 'fex with a VC makes a good tank buster.
aah forgot about the guards! alright, i think ill do the army box, a fex and 2-3 gaurds. then mess around with them.Originally Posted by Zerling
thanks for the feedback
I would advise the Battleforce boxed set because it is an excellent way of getting Tyranids fairly cheap baically because in Britain its Â£50 for the Battleforce whilst buying all the seperate box sets costs Â£76 essentialy meaning that you get the carnifex for free with the battle force.
Wow you only save like $10 on the battle force in the us.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
warrior 47, I just checked the US online store and if you add it up correctly you almost get a free fex.
Last edited by red_talon; June 10th, 2005 at 21:45.
In all the battleforces you get that.
But, I would say get the Army Box, whatever you want to beyond that, and then a battleforce later.
And see where you want to go from there. I for one would just wait until the new Carnifex comes out separately, then get 6 of them, between 0 and 2 broodlords, between 0 and 2 tyrants, and 2 squads of genestealers. Take 3 of the Carnifi as shooting based and 3 as close combat based. I have yet to get the new Codex, so I may be a bit rusty on the rules, this is just based on what I hear. And the reason I'd want so many big guys is because I like to build armies on a theme, and this would be the Big guys theme. I was, way back when, going to do a Warrior themed army, but then I realised the new dex was comming out, and from what I hear that idea has just been squashed.