Warhammer 40,000 Faction Focus: Tyranids
Hello again !
nom nom nom it's nids time :
With a Toughness value of 6, 12 Wounds, a 3+ save and a 5+ invulnerable save (increased to a 4+ invulnerable save in melee)
This can be further enhanced by casting Catalyst on him (and did I mention he’s a potent Psyker, too?) to give him a 5+ save vs Wounds suffered.
Mr. Swarmlord brings the pain in combat as well. With a base of Strength of 7, 8 attacks, hitting on a 2+, with an AP value of -3 and D6 damage a pop
Swarmlord command ability
which allows a friendly unit to move in the Shooting phase. This is incredibly powerful for the sudden added mobility.
For Hormagants, with their blisteringly quick Movement of 8″, this means a potential 16″ move before attempting a charge. Or he could simply use it on himself and move up to 18″
Genestealers... are incredibly fast with an 8″ Move themselves, they can also charge after advancing. With their shiny new 5+ invulnerable save, they’re also hardy, and I often cast Catalyst on them too, because I am a mean, mean man. he mean run right ? (as advancing is the run order ?)
crank the power up to 11 with Genestealers, take them in units of 10 or more to trigger their Flurry of Claws special rule, bumping them up to 4 Attacks each do we get another +1 at 21 ?
Combo this with the Broodlord (who is also, utterly deadly in melee) to also give them a +1 to hit in the Fight phase. That means a full unit of 20 has 80 Attacks hitting on a 2+. With their Rending Claws – which bump up to AP -4 on a 6 to wound
A Tyranid Warrior with 3 Wounds and a Toughness value of 4 is so much more durable than he was, HOW?
And Synapse .... immunity to morale for friendly Tyranids units within range.
I think Pyrovores may be one of the most improved units in the new edition, and a unit of them in a Tyrannocyte has won me many a game!
hmm interesting and lot of good stuff !