Tuesday, December 15, 2015

List Building: Tyranid Monster Mash

As you may have noticed, we're on a bit of a "casual" gaming kick of late. As such, I put together a Nid list I think would be a lot of fun to run and also motivate me to paint up some monstrous creatures who have been sitting around waiting for attention.

Sticking with the 1,500 point range, this list works to jam a bunch of combat monstrous creatures onto the field and ignore the idea of taking guns.

Combined Arms Detachment:
  • HQ:
    • Hive Tyrant: Wings, Scything Talons, Reaper of Obliterax, Adrenal Glands, Old Adversary
    • Tervigon: Crushing Claws
  • Elites:
    • Malanthrope:
    • Haruspex: Adrenal Glands
  • Troops:
    • 3 Rippers: Deep Strike
    • 3 Rippers: Deep Strike
  • Fast Attack:
    • Dimachaeron
  • Heavy Support:
    • Carnifex: Crushing Claws, Scything Talons, Adrenal Glands
    • Carnifex: Crushing Claws, Scything Talons, Adrenal Glands
    • Stone Crusher Carnifex: Wrecker Claw and Bio-Flail

This list is very much about just bringing the combat punch; it is definitely very "fun-game" based, as it will struggle to cross the board and start hitting fast and shooty armies. To build on it and stick with the theme, I could see adding a third Carnifex and a unit of Warriors to make a Wrecker Node. This combined with maybe a Tyrannocyte or two to deliver some of the beasts could bring the list up to the 1,850 point level while staying true to the theme. The other option would be to take a second Flyrant with Poison and a base Bonesword and Lashwhip to again add some ability to chase down pesky units.

What fun lists have you been putting together to dust off some of your favorite minis?

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