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Monday, 3 July 2017

New 8th Edition Tyranids - A new edition, a new swarm

So the new edition has well and truly landed (and disembarked, guns blazing!) and I'm feeling truly reinvigorated. Seeing the new rules inspired me to drag out my old Tyranids and after a couple of games I'm well and truly hooked.


The Tervigon - back from the grave!
 So hooked in fact that I've decided to build and paint a new Tyranid army from scratch using my old colour scheme. Last week I've had a frenzied week of building using only old models I had lying around. I've put together a new Hive Tyrant, two Carnifexes, two Biovores, three Tyrant Guard and hauled a  swarm of Gaunts out of retirement. I've also begun painting in earnest, making good progress with my Stone Crusher Carnifex and the Red Terror.


The planned 50 Power list will look something like:


Tervigon
Hive Tyrant (Stranglethorn cannon and boneswords)
3 x Tyranid Warriors (Boneswords and devourers)
10 x Termagants
10 x Termagants
3 x Tyrant Guard (Rending claws and Scything Talons)
Stone Crusher Carnifex (2 x Wrecker Claws)
Biovore
Biovore


I'm not sure how effective that will be on the table, but given that I've enjoyed playing the Tyranids so much, I'm sure it will be a blast.


Also Tervigon
Stay tuned for more updates this month as I try to paint the swarm of freshly undercoated gribblies that have invaded my painting table.



7 comments:

  1. Good luck. I'm trying to keep the motivation levels up myself. It always feels good to put a dent in the cupboard of shame!

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    1. I feel like I'm Kurt Russell in Soldier and the Cupboard of Shame is a rusty old boiler.

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  2. Really? I feel like I'm Kurt Russell in Escape from LA and the cupboard of shame is that treadmill he got chained to! ... or maybe that bit with the pretty much un-winnable basketball game...

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    1. As long as you're Kurt Russell, it will turn out OK.

      Well, except if you're Kurt Russell in GotG2. That's the only one I can think of.

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    2. "As long as you're Kurt Russell it will turn out OK." I think this might be my new life motto.

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  3. Excellent! It's really great to see so many people reinvigorated and excited for the new edition. This includes me too :)

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    1. Definitely! It's a great time to be part of the hobby.

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