Long time no read. I am in the end time of my studies and working in a big design agency atm. So time is rare and I have nearly stopped painting at all. Just to much other stuff around right now. I enjoy playing 40K more than painting right now and if I paint its just fast paintjobs to get my stuff ready for the table. making short things short - I am totally into my beloved nids right now. You can find some pictures below. Delloyn told me that many people like my take on gaming stuff since he can see in the statistics of the site. ( i can do that also but I am just confused with all that data xD)
So for all the members and readers that are into playing 40K I decided to write down some thought about the current tyranid codex. First things first: The Codex does not suck half as much as the internet wants you to believe. Its actually a pretty cool codex, in tournament setting and casual play. Its not Eldar and its not Tau, but those two arent unbeatable and against everything else its a pretty hard challenge. Nids were always about the player ( except fourth edition fex spam) Nids are a challenging army, not as easy to play as an Tau Gunline, with which every kiddy can flash you away in a never ending tide of missiles. But if you learn how to use them nids doent need to fear Eldar, Tau, Taudar or whatever crazyness you can come up with.
One point is that with all the options you have, you can work around your weaknesses. getting tabled by Dark Angels Bolter Spam or quadrizillion Dark Eldar Posion? Get yourself a Void Shield Generator. You fear tau Missiles? Get a bastion, put a venomtrophe in it and have fun. Problem with loosing your infantry squads and cant hold objectives? Take an Endless Horde Formation and your gaunt units come back on a 4+ after destroyed. You want scoring, non deniable and on a 4+ returning Gargoyles? Take a Skyblight swarm. The list goes on and on. The Dataslates make up for not being able to ally in a big way. The enemy is bringing a baneblade? Bring a Hierophant, put a Venomtrophe and a Prime in it and see a Walking S10 Shots T9 W10 Synapse and shroud bubble Monster, which is nearly immune to posion and S7 Tau spam running up on the enemy.
I think its kinda going the way to allow almost everything on tournaments. The rule, that you can choose your main codex and one add on is great. In this way you limit the crazyness, while banning nothing. It will increase the list variety and sooner or later the spam will be less effective.
I am working on so many Tyranid Lists right now that I can now decide which one to play. here are my two favourites right now:
TYRANID "TANKY" LIST 1850 P
TYRANID "FLYING" LIST 1850 P