Wow, it's been a long time since I've had a chance to talk to you. Real life has taken a turn for insanity this summer but things look to be slowing down a little bit more.
I wanted to talk about something that I have been struggling with as a Tyranid player and in talking to the other guys on this blog, I realized I'm not the only one. The question is, "How do I effectively use the thirty strong termagant brood required to unlock my Tervigon?"
|Hi, we're not just in units of 10 anymore.|
On its own a termagant does not look like much. It is WS/BS 3, T3, and a 6+ save. You aren't going to move heaven and earth with numbers like that.
The termagant does provide one incredible service however. Because the hive mind doesn't care at all about them, they make great moving cover saves for the units behind them. Combine that with a venomthrope and you are looking at a 3+ cover save for anything behind them. There is a little bit of finesse required when you use the blob. It is imperative that your blob of gaunts does not slow down your advance with your tyrannofex and exocrines. This is where it gets a little bit dicey. You need enough gaunts to sustain losses but not too many to slow your big boys down.
|Here is an example of the thin line concept.|
|In this example the gaunts will keep the MCs pinned in their own deployment zone indefinitely|
With that in mind, next time let's talk about the Exocrine, the body guard of the hive fleet.