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    750pt nid army, newbie, opinions?

    This is my first thought out army design.... sort of
    bit of help please?
    is this an effective army?

    Broodlord: toxin sacs : 80
    +8 genestealers : 128
    208

    2 x 8 spinegaunts 40 + 40
    80pts
    2 x 8 hormagaunts: Adrenal Glands

    4 warriors: Enhanced Senses, Toxin Sacs
    All Scything Talons
    3 deathspitters
    1 VC
    142pts

    Carnifex:
    enhanced senses
    spine banks
    twin linked devourer
    venom cannon
    143pts

    total 749pts

    Last edited by Dark_exCal; April 13th, 2006 at 17:24.

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    First of all, welcome to LO. The army lists are supposed to go into the army list forum, which is a sub forum to this one. There is a certain format that is generally accepted, and that can be found as a sticky in that forum.

    As to your army:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_exCal
    Broodlord: TS
    +8 genestealers
    Good idea, but drop a few of the stealers for adding EC to both the Broodlord and the stealers to increase their survivablity. Also more that 6 stealers are hard to manuever with a broodlord.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_exCal
    2 x 8 spinegaunts
    2 x 8 hormagaunts: AG
    Good. The Glands are oft debated. If you need the points drop them, else, its your own perogative.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_exCal
    4 warriors: ST, TS, ES
    3 deathspitters
    1 VC
    With these you should probably add some leaping or wings, because they will quickly fall behind your troops, who desperately need synapse. Also, if using leaping, try and add extended caprice for survivablity. Finally, you may want to replace the Talons with Rendering Claws for that Rendery goodness.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_exCal
    Carnifex:
    enhanced senses
    spine banks

    twin linked devourer
    venom cannon
    Spine banks are an intersting choice, but I'd take Extended Caprice first and then spine banks if the extra points are there. Consider dropping the TL dev for a barbed strangler, which has a longer range and will be similarly effective.

    Overall, my main worry on this list is synapse. You have 32 gaunts and only 2 broods with synapse. Possibly add on 2 more warriors to make 2 groups of 3. Also those warriors need some way of keeping with the front line. My suggestion is to read Zerling's Tactica on Tyranids, which he just re-wrote.

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    ok thanks for the advice =)

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    First, when posting up the biomorphs in an army list dont abbreviate them. I've been looking at this list for a good ten minutes and still have no clue what ST stands for. (Scything talons maybe?)

    Now while you are not allowed to post individual point values there is nothing wrong with posting up the total points a unit costs.

    Now onto the list itself:

    Broodlord: TS
    +8 genestealers
    could probably do with some more upgrades, but since theres no way to tell how many points you do or dont have this is alright.

    2 x 8 spinegaunts
    2 x 8 hormagaunts: AG

    4 warriors: ST, TS, ES
    3 deathspitters
    1 VC
    So one warrior to everyt eight gaunts, you wont have enough synapse once the guns begin to shoot since with no tyrant on the field everyone will be shooting at the broodlord and warriors.

    Carnifex:
    enhanced senses
    spine banks

    twin linked devourer
    venom cannon
    Replace the cannon with another twin linked devourer, this way you stand an even better chance of hitting your opponent and wounding them.

    For the army, I'd so remove a unit of gaunts to put in another warrior two warriors and have the six of them broken into two units to increase synapse range.
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    ah ok sorry :blush:
    and yeh, ST is scything talons

    thanks for the advice

    and ill move it into the other subforum, sorry didnt know
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