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After a LOT of research,i have decided to start Tyranids as my 2nd army.(1st was a 1000pt DE army) Are there any things I need to know or any hints and tips.And can anyone push me towards a simple,yet unique colour scheme? Help is much appreciated
Tyranids can be addapeted to any playing style. (we even have our own version of a MEQ army. 8 mosturos creatures is bound to offend!) I would say buy the codex and battleforce and expand from there. Scince you are coming of of Dark Eldar, I wouild think you would want a fast assulty army.Either browse the List sub-forum, or make your own using such troops as Hormagaunts(our basic fast assult troop that has the potential to have a 24" move) Gargoyle(Flaying assult troopers with guns) and Raveners(Deep Striking speed Daemons). And to leed Your force, a Flying Hive Tyrant or a Broodlord, depending on how much cash and points you have left. Or you could run a horde list that has up to 120 models at 1500 points! It all depends on your fighting style.
As for the paint sceme, the cool thing about Tyranids is that anything goes. (Yes, we have seen the all pink gaunt force so dont even go there... It looks terrible) Just come up with two or three colors and put one on the carapace one on the skin, and the third on for joints and VOILA! A easy to paint quick but good locking force.
Hopes this helps,
Doomthought already gave good advice by getting the battlefroce and codex, it's a good start for any tyranid army from then on deceide which you want to go and there's a lot of ways to go by even more if you count FW nids in
this got me a few times when i started, so keep in mind that even though we r the swarm army, we do need our synapse, so dont forget to get a few warriors.
Well,I do get 3 warriors with the battleforce,i've took peoples advice and decided to get the battleforce and codex.Still deciding o a colour scheme.I like Bleached Bone,yet i want something unique.
Just pick something random. I took blue and red and added Black ink to both the colors so the army would look more stealty. Find a scheme you like and just edit a bit.
With painting tyranids I've found that there's 2 ways to get the best result
1. choose colours that go well together
2. choose colours that contrast against each other
Inking and Drybrushing are great tequniques for those hordes of gaunts.
well the battleforce is great, but i only have my warriors as my synapse creatures so i relli need some more, and i was going to either get zoanthorpes next or a hive tyrant. As with paint schemes when you buy the codex you will see so many, but ive chosen the main white/bleached bone with purple it looks great . Tyranids are great in close combat battle specially ive found my genestealers which have scything talons and rending claws. these go even better because they do not have to be in synapse range . anways good luck and have fun fighting with the nids