What sort of ‘Nids player am I when I have only just bought and painted a second Trygon after two years??? Well to be honest I’ve never been a massive fan of Trygons/Mawlocks and whenever I have played them, they have been a giant walking/slithering target that is usually dead by Turn 2.
But...when my lone Trygon has actually reached enemy lines, its always been huge amounts of fun – and if my opponent is spending two turns of dedicating fire just to kill a single 200pts model, then it means that’s two turns where everything has advanced relatively unscathed. And that’s exactly how I’ve been playing them; as a distraction that starts on the board and runs straight down the centre screaming “look at me!” and waving its numerous scything talons.
General consensus however, is that if you actually want them to be effective and reach enemy lines, you need more than one; to make your enemy choose what to target and hopefully force them to make mistakes. Deep Striking them will also cause your opponent to lose it – a pair pf Trygons burrowing up in your deployment zone is never a good thing (unless you’re the ‘Nid player).
Recent test games have gone pretty well – with both Trygons causing havoc when I have ran them down the board and when I have Deep Striked them.
Anyway, here’s my latest addition!
BTW – I have been testing out the new Citadel Dry paints and I love them! Drybrushing yellow onto the black carapace used to be the bane of my life and I actually hated it when I got to this stage on every model, but I have been using the yellow Dry paint and the coverage is fantastic. Unfortunately it’s more of a pastel yellow rather than the bright yellow, but only one coat is required and then it takes 10 mins to go over it all with a brighter yellow. GW – thank you!