Some of you may have noticed by now that I'm putting up a lot of these posts over the different forums. I've finally managed to track down a couple of guys to play 40k with in my area; but due to their lack of figs, and the costs associated with the hobby, they're pretty hesitant to jump in with both feet (i can't blame them). Regardless, I've got ten years worth of figures (I ballpark 10000pts of imperials, and 6000pts of "mean" xenos), so I'm happy to share. Problem is, the majority of my non imperial armies are unfinished from 3rd edition. I'm getting 1500-2000pt lists stood up by counting, sorting, and making a few purchases (turns out my armies are pretty close already!). Since I've got GK and Orks sorted out, my next project is finish my 'nids before the new CSM book comes out (I've been saving my Dark Vengeance figs for that very day!!!). I've read every list on this board, several pages back, and skimmed a few other boards too (oh the heresy?), so I'm hoping this list won't be total fail. It's for casual games, take on all comers.
Anyway; here's my prospective (or perspective?) list:
Tyrant - 2x devourers/Leech, Paroxysm, Leech Essence, Tpxin Sacs
Tyrant Hive Guard
20x Hormagaunts (screen for below)
15x Hormagaunts - Toxin Sacs (or are adrenal better here?)
11x Termagaunts - Devourers
4x Warriors - Boneswords, Deathspitters, 1x Venom Cannon
Harpy - Spore mines, TL Heavy Venom Cannon, Toxin Sacs
Carnifex - TL Devourer/Leech, Crushing Claws, Toxin Sacs
TOTAL - 1498
I thought this was a pretty balanced list; although I'm sure it's far from optimized. I already own all the little bugs, and 6x warriors. Two of the warriors are slated for Hive guard conversions, and I've got bitz lined up to make the zoans. I'm planning on purchasing the Carnifex/Tyrant/Harpy (mawloc/wings) in one fell swoop (PUN!), and magnetizing everything.
Is this going to work alright on the field; or am I DOA? The nids were my brother's army, and I acquired them in a trade; so i've never actually played with them...
As far as list changes go; I'm pretty much open to anything. I sated what I have just a second ago, but I've got a pretty extensive bitz box, and I'm willing to rip arms of any/everything to make the list work. I would perfer if I didn't have to go buy a whole bunch more gaunts or something; but that'll come I'm sure.
For 2k (and this is JUST spitballing, and totally open) I'd probably add a tervigon, Flyrant, and a mycetic spore+3 termagaunts to the existing squad. should take me up to 1998.
Thanks guys; anything's appreciated