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Offline jasper

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planning tyranid army...any advice for rookie plyr?
« on: July 28, 2002, 03:07:00 PM »
was gonna start a tyranid army from scratch...any tips?

am gonna get battleforce box set to start and already have a biovore...any good sites that sell stuff cheap?...what is latest edition # of codex( dont wanna buy old one)??...

ive read about the units on different sites, but the dont really get into the nitty gritty of them, so any advice/ tips/ no-nos/ etc are appreciated...


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Re:planning tyranid army...any advice for rookie plyr?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2002, 10:21:00 AM »
were up to 3rd edition but I think the battle force comes with a codex.

If you have tons of cash to spend ignore the battle force and get the huge tyranid army mega deal thingy at
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Re:planning tyranid army...any advice for rookie plyr?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2002, 03:55:25 AM »
if you play games of 1500 or less then you definatly need an old one eye he is so kewl he takes out so many tanks. he moves real slow but when you get him up there and he is awesome and if you play 1500 or more then get a red terror. he can swollow a model whole if its S and T is less then 5. hes fast and the best  thing about Nid special characters is that there not really special. if your oppenant says no special characters you can still field them becuz they aren't considered special. yeah that's it bye

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Re:planning tyranid army...any advice for rookie plyr?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2002, 05:11:20 AM »
I don't ply 'nids, but i consider it...i also can tell you only about the needs against DE: Venom cannons, biovores. Be fast and many, do not rely on average numbers of toughies. Instead have many many many models and few toughies with special stuff.


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Re:planning tyranid army...any advice for rookie plyr?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2002, 11:47:17 PM »
Lictor, Biovore and Zonethorpe.
They will be your best buddies.
Zonethorpes our only ranged true S10 you'll be want these guys for space marines and necrons.
Biovores everyone love these guys one of the best tactics is focus your force on one unit and move on however it becomes hard to do this when people start to cluster there army so with three Biovores launching huge explosions people soon start spreading out if they don't in the set up when they see your Biovores!
Lictors well what army is with out these little monsters I love them! There like the scariest genestealer ever, look I’ll sum it up with 4 points
1. Ws 6
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4. Last but not least COVER SAVES!!!

But other than my love three 0-1 warriors would have to be my second favourite.

But what win your battles is your gaunts.

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Re:planning tyranid army...any advice for rookie plyr?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2002, 05:27:45 PM »
I used to use lictors but found that they rarely pay for themselves.

Biovores are best saved for other swarm armys like Guard, Orks, and other tyranids.

Zoanthropes are Awsome. They blow up tanks and contrary to popular belief kick ass in close combat (well against things like fire warriors they do).

My Tyranid army has 192 8 point gaunts. so what i sugest is making a mold of your gaunts so you dont have to buy all the little beslubberers. Your army should use every last troop choice (but no shooty gaunts (they suck miserobly) ) and top it off with big guys like tyrants and carnifexes. Dont buy the big boxed sets.


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