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Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« on: February 18, 2010, 05:52:54 PM »
With the shiny new Codex being out for a month, people have had time to play around with the Codex and see what works and what doesn't. I would like to restart this project, as a resource for gamers new and old alike, to go in order to spring ideas for their new Tyranid army, or when looking to expand their current army.

 Any and all lists, themed, tourney, all-rounders, Apocalypse, Planetstrike, etc. are accepted and welcomed. The armies will be posted in increments of 500, though space can and will be made for any list inbetween (1750, 2250, etc.)

After you write your army list, please explain your choices (you do not have to go into too much detail) and general tactics, along with who you had in mind as your opponent when writing this list (Tau, Eldar, Mech SM...). Also, please have one post per army list, that way I can link to all of the posts with the least bit of confusion.

Any comments, criticism, questions, etc., can be directed to me by PM.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2010, 08:53:34 AM by Die FünfteWindlegion der Schlucht-Herr »
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 05:53:54 PM »
« Last Edit: September 29, 2010, 08:49:58 AM by FifthWindDieGermanator »
"special weapons, what special weapons, oh look skulls, BLAAAGABLAGAAAGGGGG BLOOD SKULLS BLOOD SKULLS"
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« Last Edit: September 20, 2010, 12:47:03 AM by FifthWindDieGermanator »
"special weapons, what special weapons, oh look skulls, BLAAAGABLAGAAAGGGGG BLOOD SKULLS BLOOD SKULLS"
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 05:54:29 PM »
« Last Edit: February 19, 2010, 08:05:14 PM by Die FünfteWindlegion der Schlucht-Herr »
"special weapons, what special weapons, oh look skulls, BLAAAGABLAGAAAGGGGG BLOOD SKULLS BLOOD SKULLS"
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« Last Edit: March 1, 2010, 09:39:49 PM by FifthWindDieGermanator »
"special weapons, what special weapons, oh look skulls, BLAAAGABLAGAAAGGGGG BLOOD SKULLS BLOOD SKULLS"
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 05:55:02 PM »
« Last Edit: April 17, 2010, 10:55:14 AM by FifthWindDieGermanator »
"special weapons, what special weapons, oh look skulls, BLAAAGABLAGAAAGGGGG BLOOD SKULLS BLOOD SKULLS"
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 05:55:18 PM »
3,000+ point lists
"special weapons, what special weapons, oh look skulls, BLAAAGABLAGAAAGGGGG BLOOD SKULLS BLOOD SKULLS"
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 03:45:02 AM »
1500 point assault focused swarm list:

HQ - Tyranid Prime with Lash Whip and Bone Swords
HQ - Tyranid Prime with Rending Claws
ELITE - 2 Hive Guard
ELITE - 2 Hive Guard
TROOPS - 17 Hormagaunts with Toxin Sacs and Adrenal Glands
TROOPS - 17 Hormagaunts with Toxin Sacs and Adrenal Glands
TROOPS - 11 Termagants
TROOPS - Tervigon with Toxin Sacs, Adrenal Glands, Regeneration, Cluster Spines and Catalyst
FAST - 15 Gargoyles with Toxin Sacs and Adrenal Glands
FAST - 15 Gargoyles with Toxin Sacs and Adrenal Glands
HEAVY - Trygon Prime with Regeneration
TOTAL - 1500 points

The aim of the list was to put as many assault-capable models on the table.  Tactically the army is rather straightforward - run forward, open up vehicles with the Hive Guard and the Trygon Prime and assault!

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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 04:08:42 AM »
Extremely high model count all comers swarm style army.

The Swarm Finalized
2k Nids
HQ
2x Tervigon 370pts
- Toxin Sacs / Onslaught

Elites
2x Hive Guard x2 200pts

Zoanthrope x2 120pts

Troops
3x Termagants x15 225pts

3x Tervigon 555pts
- Toxin Sacs / Catalyst

Heavy Support
2x Tyranofex 530pts
-Cluster Spines / Desiccators / Rupture Cannon

Tactics:  To be updated
« Last Edit: May 10, 2010, 07:10:06 AM by nerzuhl »

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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 04:50:45 AM »
My 'normal' 2k List

HQ: Swarm Lord (280)
 
Elite:  2 x Zoanthropes (120)
          2 x Hive Guard (100)
          8 x Ymgarl Genestealers (184)         

Troops:  16 x Hormagaunts: Toxin sacs (128)
             16 x Hormagaunts:  Toxin sacs (128)
             16 x Termagants: (80)
             16 x Termagants: (80)

              3 x Warrior Brood: Pair of Bone Swords + Adrenal Glands (135)

              8 x Genestealers: Toxin sacs (136)

Fast Attack:   3 x Shrikes: Pair of Bone Swords + Adrenal Glands (150)
                    20 x Gargoyles + Toxin Sacs + Adrenal Glands (160)
                    5 x Sky-slasher Swarms (75)
                   
Heavy Support: Trygon Prime (240)

Grand totall: 1996


The Parasite of Mortrex List:

HQ:  Hyve Tyrant, Hive commander, Paroxysm + Leech Essence (195)
        Parasite of Mortrex (160)

Elite:   2 x Zoanthropes (120)
          2 x Hive Guard (100)
 

Troops:   16 x Hormagaunts: Toxin sacs (128)
              16 x Hormagaunts:  Toxin sacs (128)
              30 x Termagants: (150)
              3 x Warrior Brood: Pair of Bone Swords + Adrenal Glands (135)

              8 x Genestealers: TS (136)
              8 x Genestealers: TS (136)

Fast Attack:   3 x Shrikes: Pair of Bone Swords + Adrenal Glands (150)
                    19 x Gargoyles + Toxin Sacs + Adrenal Glands  (152)
                    5 x Sky-slasher Swarms (75)
                   
Heavy Support: Trygon, AG + Regen (235)

Grand totall: 2000

Tactics: 2 fronts, one sluggish swarm and one fast moving one. With the help of the Winged front and 3 surprises, 2 x genestealers and a Trygon, the sluggish one can make it to the enemy or desired position to inflict painful humiliation to the enemy. Everything is set up to give each other cover saves.
The list with The Parasite is made for the reason to try the Parasite in a unit of Gargoyles, also as a way to fill the gap if I do not take the Swarmlord. It gives the flying front an extra punch. Killing everything with an initiative higher than the opponent, kill before being killed, with the Parasite creating lots of annoying ripper swarms!
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 08:49:04 AM »
Would you mind splitting those up into separate posts Shinto and Nerzuhl? That way I can link to all the lists with less confusion to the passerby-er.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2010, 08:52:31 AM by Die FünfteWindlegion der Schlucht-Herr »
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 09:08:50 AM »
1000 pt all-comers swarm list


HQ

Tyranid Prime (100 pts)
- Deathspitter
- Lash whip and bonesword


Elites

1x Hive Guard (50 pts)

1x Hive Guard (50 pts)

2x Venomthropes (110 pts)


Troops

13x Termagants (65 pts)

14x Termagants (70 pts)

12x Hormagaunts (120 pts)
- Adrenal Glands
- Toxin Sacs

12x Hormagaunts (120 pts)
- Adrenal Glands
- Toxin Sacs

5x Warriors (175 pts)
- Deathspitters

4x Warriors (140 pts)
- Deathspitters


Total: 1000 pts


The termagants run in front, followed by the warriors and the venomthropes. The hormagaunts are in the third line behind the warriors.
Tactics are straight-forward:
The termagants will provide a cover save for the warriors while getting the benefit of the venomthropes 5+ cover save.
The tyranid prime will join the smaller warrior group, increasing their combat effectiveness.
The hormagaunts will kill stuff once they get into close combat while the hive guards will hunt enemy vehicles.

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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 09:18:03 AM »
1000 pt all-comers swarm list with fast attack wing


HQ

Tyranid Prime (110 pts)
- Lash whip and bonesword
- Deathspitter
- Adrenal Glands


Elites

1x Hive Guard (50 pts)

1x Hive Guard (50 pts)

1x Venomthropes (55 pts)


Troops

15x Termagants (75 pts)

12x Hormagaunts (120 pts)
- Adrenal Glands
- Toxin Sacs

5x Warriors (200 pts)
- Deathspitters
- Adrenal Glands


Fast Attack

15x Gargoyles (90 pts)

5x Shrikes (250 pts)
- Dual bone swords
- Adrenal glands


Total: 1000 pts


The termagants run in front, followed by the warriors and the venomthrope. The hormagaunts are in the third line behind the warriors.
The fast attack wing is lead by the gargoyles, followed by the shrikes.
Tactics:
The termagants will provide a cover save for the warriors while getting the benefit of the venomthropes 5+ cover save.
The tyranid prime will join the warrior group, increasing their combat effectiveness.
The hormagaunts will kill stuff once they get into close combat while the hive guards will hunt enemy vehicles.
The fast attack wing is able to act independently of the main force. Perfect for hunting down isolated units or to bind units in close combat early on.

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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 09:58:38 AM »
1500 pt all-comers swarm list with fast attack wing


HQ

Hive Tyrant (230 pts)
- Wings
- Leech essence
- Paroxysm


Elites

2x Zoanthropes (160 pts)
- Mycetic Spore

1x Hive Guard (50 pts)

1x Hive Guard (50 pts)


Troops

13x Termagants (65 pts)

13x Termagants (65 pts)

12x Hormagaunts (120 pts)
- Adrenal Glands
- Toxin Sacs

12x Hormagaunts (120 pts)
- Adrenal Glands
- Toxin Sacs

5x Warriors (175 pts)
- Deathspitters

5x Warriors (175 pts)
- Deathspitters


Fast Attack

15x Gargoyles (90 pts)

5x Shrikes (200 pts)
- 2x Scything talons
- Adrenal Glands


Total: 1500 pts


The termagants run in front, followed by the warriors. The hormagaunts are in the third line behind them.
The fast attack wing is lead by the gargoyles, followed by the shrikes and the hive tyrant.
Tactics:
The termagants will provide a cover save for the warriors.
The hormagaunts will kill stuff once they get into close combat while the hive guards will hunt enemy vehicles.
Zoanthropes will drop next to enemy tanks and immobilize/destroy them.
The fast attack wing is able to act independently of the main force. Perfect for hunting down isolated units or to bind units in close combat early on.
The hive tyrant can either stick with the gargoyles and shrikes or support other units if need be.

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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2010, 10:43:02 AM »
Drop pod style all comers list

Marine Style Nids 1.0
2k Nids
HQ
2x Prime 200pts
-Bone swords / Rending Claws / Toxin Sacs

Elite
2x Zoanthropes x3 440pts
-Pod

Zoanthropes x2 160pts
-Pod

Troops
6x Warriors x4 1200pts
-Deathspitter / Rending Claws / Pod

Tactics:  Primes join the Zoan squads to add support to them.  Key is to isolate and destroy the opponent

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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2010, 10:44:07 AM »
Finesse themed all comers list

"Silly Nids, tricks are for Eldar"
2k Nids
HQ
Prime 90pts
-Double Swords / Rending Claws

Elites
Lictors x3 195pts

Death Leaper 140pts

Ymgarl x5 115pts

Troops
Termagants x19 95pts

Warriors x4 220pts
-Toxin sacs / Bone swords / Rending Claws / Pod

Warriors x4 220pts
-Toxin Sacs / Bone swords / Rending Claws / Pod

Warriors x4 140pts
-Rending Claws / Devourers

Fast Attack
3x Spore Mines x4 120pts

Heavy Support
Biovore x3 135pts

2x Tyranofex 530pts
-Rupture Cannon

Tactics:  Tyranofex's, biovores, gants, and one group of warriors forms the core of the army.  The rest starts in reserves.  Fex's attempt to open transports as quickly as possible.  Disruption is the job of the remaining sections of the army.  Army is finesse themed

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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2010, 11:15:36 PM »
How is this list:

Day of the Monsters
HQ
Hive Tyrant [300] Hive Commander, Old Adversary, Regen, Wings
-   Paroxysm
-   Leech Essence
Hive Tyrant [300] Hive Commander, Old Adversary, Regen, Wings
-   Paroxysm
-   Leech Essence

Elite
Death Leaper [140]
Zoanthrope x1 [60]
- Mycetic Spore [40]

Troops
Termagant x10 [50]
Tervigon [200] Talon, Adrenal, Toxin, Catalyst

Heavy
Trygon Prime [265] Regen
Trygon Prime [265] Regen
Carnifex x2 [380] Frag Spine, Regen

Total =2000

Its a straight forward beatdown, with a twist since you will send the only 2 troops to Outflanking positions.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2010, 11:18:14 PM by haunt »
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2010, 12:53:37 PM »
2,000 All Around All-Rounder

HQ: Tyranid Prime, 2x Boneswords, Scything Talons, Adrenal Glands, Regeneration 110

Elites: 10 Ymgarl Genestealers 230

Troops: 20 Termagaunts 100
             20 Termagaunts 100
             20 Hormagaunts, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs 200
             Tervigon, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs, Catalyst 195
             5 Warriors, Deathspitters 175
             5 Warriors 150

Heavy Support: 3 Carnifexes, Bioplasma 540
                          Trygon 200
Total: 2,000

The Tyranid Prime joins the Carnifexes at the start of the game, forming a big unit of tough CC monsters that run a flank, Running full speed at whatever their target is, a unit that will attract and can take a huge load of fire before making it to combat.

The two Gaunt broods, along with the Tervigon, take center stage, the Tervigon making sure the front brood has Feel No Pain to form a wall of ever-spewing Gaunts. The Warrior Broods hold back, to support with Synapse and guns where needed, though one will most likely accompany the Hormagaunt brood, running the other flank.

My Trygon will run the backfield, popping up to take out tanks/heavy weapon teams in the rear of the opponent's army, in those hard to reach spots.

The Ygmarl Genestealers will more than likely hibernate, coming in in a terrain piece somewhere around the middle of the board, to pop out and take either the front elements as a distraction, or any stragglers if they come in more to the side of the board.
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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2010, 10:53:17 AM »
Well, I call this my 2k fun/elite list, though for a fun list it works pretty well. I've got 6 lists written up, but I've only ever used this one so I'll leave the others for now.

HQ
The Swarmlord
2 Tyrant Guard
400

Tyranid Prime
Lash Whip & Bonesword
Scything Talons
Adrenal Glands
105

Troops
4 Tyranid Warriors
Rending Claws
3x Scything Talons
Venom Cannon
Adrenal Glands
175

5 Tyranid Warriors
Deathspitters
175

20 Hormagaunts
120

15 Genestealers
One upgraded to Broodlord with Scything Talons
258

Elites
2 Hive Guard
100

2 Zoanthropes
120

Heavy Support
2 Carnifexes
Frag Spines
330

Trygon
Adrenal Glands
210

2000

Genestealers outflank, most likely coming in wherever I want thanks to the Swarmlord. Trygon roves ahead with the Gaunts, charging a Paroxysm'd unit. The Hive Guard, Zoanthropes and Deathspitter Warriors all fire at the largest unit each turn. Tyranid Prime joins the Rending Claw Warriors and advances with the 'Fexes.

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Re: Tyranid Big List of Army Lists Redux
« Reply #19 on: March 3, 2010, 12:13:56 PM »
500 points outflankish list

HQ
Prime - Rending Claws, Deathspitter

Elites
Venomthrope 1x
Hive Guards 2x

Troops
Genestealers 5x - Adrenal Glands
Genestealers 5x - Adrenal Glands
Genestealers 5x - Adrenal Glands

« Last Edit: March 3, 2010, 12:15:25 PM by Zilverscale »

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