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Offline sterlingarnet

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tyranofex how do you use them?
« on: December 18, 2012, 01:56:49 AM »
at about 1000 points is it cost effective to take one of theese bad boys and what upgrades are best to use i.e. rupture cannon?

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Re: tyranofex how do you use them?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 03:02:30 AM »
I woudn't take it at those points, as at those points it isn't very propable that the opponent will be wielding anything that would reguire a tyrannofex to get rid of. At least that's how it's been at my games, but I admit they are always pretty relaxed.
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Re: tyranofex how do you use them?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 03:25:09 AM »
Ironically, I find that the "signiture weapon" of the Tyrannofex (the Rupture Cannon) is practically useless due to the low number of shots compared to its BS. I find that Acid Spray/Cluster Spines/Electroshock Grubs is the only really effective build, and that is for taking out hordes. A decent round of shooting can take out most of a full squad of Ork Boyz. When you consider that for the same points as a Rupture Fex, you could take 5 Hive Guard or 4 Zoanthropes, both with some points to spare, it tends to bring things into perspective.
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Re: tyranofex how do you use them?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 05:21:55 AM »
really i thought the rupture cannon was awesome. since im vsing necron players and space marines with av 13 vehicles i don't see a tervigon being much use. so would you reccomend using carnifexs in the same maner using heavy venom cannons and just making pot shots str 9 ? how do we deal with tanks apart from a few hive guards?

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Re: tyranofex how do you use them?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 11:05:48 AM »
If you plan to play on a small board, 4x4' for example, the Tyrranofex will be a points sink at 1k point level.  Invest in Hive Guard at this points level and/or Zoanthroapes.  If you must have one, for intimidation purposes, etc,.... then kit it out like GaleRazorwind has suggested, get into the thick of things and pressure your opponent!

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Re: tyranofex how do you use them?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 08:04:03 PM »
use them as a giant paper weight.

In really large games they become a fair CC combat weapon, but not a good one. There only good feature is their armor save.

Deal with land raiders with zoanthropes, hive tyrants, carnifexs or termagaunts.

termagaunts - surround the land raider which only allows it to tank shock forward and backward. place a few gaunts at the 7 inch mark and less and a few behind it, and watch no one get out.
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Re: tyranofex how do you use them?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 04:20:55 AM »
give the carnifexes hvc? how do transports have to deploy 6 inch cant they deploy like 1 inch then jus eat termagaunts?

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Re: tyranofex how do you use them?
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 07:16:44 PM »
give the carnifexes hvc? how do transports have to deploy 6 inch cant they deploy like 1 inch then jus eat termagaunts?

have to have room to get out, surround the land raider but do not charge.
-) the models inside can't get out.
-) since your 1 inch away the land raider can't turn.
-) can only tank shock forward.

so a few hundred points block with gaunts.

Note: I have only gotten to do this twice, but it is funny when i can do it.
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Re: tyranofex how do you use them?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 06:48:07 AM »
hahahaha sounds crack up need like 15 gaunts tho

 


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