What started as a couple of small broods and a few large creatures has now become a 1500pts+ army consisting of multiple full broods, a couple of Fex’s, a Tyrant, a Zoanthrope, a pair of Hive Guards…and other stuff…
I have managed to get a few games in – a couple of 2000pt doubles games where my Nid’s really excelled and relentlessly munched their way through assorted Tau and Space Marine armies and a one-on-one Wave Assault mission against a Tau army that didn’t exactly go to plan…
I have seen how the new cover rules really work to my advantage too – requiring half a troop to be in cover for it to apply to all units in the troop, is great for big broods. Applying some thought during movement (and having some terrain to work with…) can mean that most of my army can move across a battlefield with a 4+ cover-save.
As well as getting games in, I have been painting an unending stream of gaunts and have been rewarding myself by painting one big creature for ever 6 gaunts finished.
Tyranid Warrior (with colour scheme that will be used on all bases)
Carnifex (just needs basing)
What’s next? Current WIP projects include buying more gaunts, working on my painting skills and putting together some nice terrain to fight around. Oh – did I say buying more gaunts? I mean LOTS more gaunts! My aim is to field at least four broods of 30 in my 1500pt list.
Hopefully a battle report will be up in the near future.