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I've been playing around with different deployments of gaunts and 'stealers. Sometimes, i'll use two units of smaller numbers, sometimes one big swamp. One of hte problems i'm having right now is that my gaunts all look pretty much the same (hormagaunts). I've been wondering what other tyranid players do in terms of painting, markers, or other ideas to differentiate groups of the same unit type when they represent two squads.
This was recently a problem with i assaulted my oponent with 2 groups of hormas, then couldn't tell how to put them back together as squads, and which were being killed off :oops:
My advice is, do their bases slightly differently. That could mean putting a skull (or other bit of common scenery) on each base, or even just using different colored paint to mark the outer edge. Break your Gaunts into groups of 8 (so you have 8 gaunts with the same "unifying" base), and then combine squads as necessary to get the amount of troops you're fielding.
That way, you can say "Well, the skull-guys and large rock guys are in this brood, the metal slab guys and the random scrap guys are in this one"
I like that! on top of that, it'll make my life easier, as it can be retrofitted. I'd been toying with different armorplate markings, but my minis are all "dipped", and that would be a pain.Originally Posted by PoptartsNinja
Now to figure out how to "enhance" my bases...
I have a three color scheme army. Most of my big units are painted with purples and greens, but when you get to gaunts, I have some that are green with purple carapace, some are green with a black carapace, and some have a striped carapace that includes both colors. This allows me to easily identify which models are in which units, and gives each brood a feeling of individuality, even though they are painted exactly the same with only a color change...It the only problem I have had is that I have 4 squads of Genestealers so one group doesn't fit in (they are black with a grey joints, instead of the normal color scheme for the army.)
i use memory.. like i have 35 termagaunts assulting a demon prince. i name them befor i charge #1 #2 #3 and i say to him #1 has X amount of gaunts and #2 has Same amount as #1 but #3 has one less. then when he attacks i ask, "what squad are you attacking" he might actually say #1-#3 but they usally say "dose it matter" then u can get them. keep putting it on squad #3 then when theres 1-4 left and he rolls like 7 wounds and u make NONE say ok u can only kill four because i care what squad u attack. u have been attack squad 3 for the whole time and they only have 4 left...usally they will freak... Its so funny:shifty: