@ Halollet: Never…used…biomancy? It was probably the greatest thing ever… I can understand EVERYONE not rolling on it, but maybe just the tyrants? Or maybe the Zoans could have Div (yeah right, Telekinesis then), just for some variety.
I've been reading quite a long tactics thread on war seer, and from what I can tell, flyrants might be the way of the past. A swarm lord, or a Gunrant with HVC/Strangle and the Miasma-cannon thing, camping with a couple hive guard looks like the warlord of the future. I'm still taking at least one flyrant, because they won me too many games to not try; but now (it seems) he can take (and then leave) his tyrant guard, giving you an extra punchy T6 mob for cheap. Maybe throw a prime in there?
For your CC flyrant, it would seem the Lashwhip/Bonesword combo is pretty win right now, maybe just the scytals for an extra CC attack, and to skip converting I think that's what the legs are supposed to represent. no rerolls makes me sad though; so how about that miasma-cannon for some flamer love pre-assault? Pricey, but pretty sweet.
You hit the nail on the head about the mixing weapons though. I'm waiting to see the perfect Ratio on Devil/normalgants, and I can't wait for the million page Fleshborer vs Spinefist thread. maybe I'll start that one myself once I run some numbers (or google them).
And reviews I've seen on the Haruspex is with regen, plus his eat/regen rules, he makes quite a tarpit. It's just getting him there.
I'm hoping for an expansion book with pods. Vanguard, I think I heard. If that's the case, they'll be my primary detachment, with allied 'normals.' Way to go GW, I buy a $60 ebook, and the same day I start hunting for expansion rumours. Not cool.
Your super hydreigon probably has some kind of tail biiomorph too…
Good luck converting one...
@ the rest of the board: I may have been off with my Warriors complaint. apparently with a little venomthorpe love they're quite hardy.
Also, the Deathleaper is really popular on the aforementioned Warseer thread. With the new Mawloc rules, and his snapshot thing, he might be a good cheepee HQ, and with S6 rending on more attacks than I have fingers on a hand, he'll probably wreck tanks too.
I'm quite upset with the Tervigon Debuff. I know they needed one, but the cost increase is just ridiculous, considering the new requirements for the FOC Shuffle. The Psyker 1 cap is pretty irritating too, considering ML3 isn't all that unfair with biomancy gone.
Quick question for everyone, about the Red Terror: is that cost to upgrade one model to be him, or is that the cost to add another whole fig to the squad? it's worded like the later, but then he would be CHEAPER than his squad mates? Maybe the unit is his tax?