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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Generation Prime - Hive Fleet Mordis

So here is my first crack at Nidz using the codex to develop the list. As I have said elsewhere the theme is based upon heavy assault with some shooting thrown in for good measure. Most of the units below can fulfill duel roles but a few are dedicated to one task. I wanted to create a list that can fully start in reserve.

•HQ1 - Hive Tyrant (350)
Wings, Devourer {Brainleech}, Hive Commander, Old Adversary, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs, Implant Attack, Regeneration

•HQ2 - Alpha Warrior (125)
Bone Sword & Lash Whip, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs, Regeneration

•Troop1 - 5x Warrior Brood (265)
Rending Claws, Barbed Strangler, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs
Mycetic Spore/Barbed Strangler

•Troop2 - 10x Genestealer (297)
Sycthing Talons, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs
•Broodlord attached
Sycthing Talons, Implant Attack

•Troop3 - 10x Genestealer (220)
Sycthing Talons, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs

•Troop4 - 20x Hormogaunt (255)
Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs
Mycetic Spore/Barbed Strangler

•Heavy Support - Trygon (300)
Prime, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs, Regeneration

•Elite1 - Death Leaper

•Elite2 - Zoanthrope 2x
Mycetic Spore/Barbed Strangler

This all adds up to around 1987 points. I'd love to be able to field another Zoanthope Brood. There is a lot of upgrades throughout the list so I were to skim the fat I think there would be just enough room for one more unit of Zoanthropes.

The army has a low model count (i.e., 50+) but I am quite used to that now. The only unit that does not have synaspe is the gaunts but seeing they are surrounded by other units with synapse I don't ever see that being much of a problem. I threw in some barbed stranglers for the spores to add a much needed bit of midranged shooting.

I played a test game versus my Khornate Daemons (killpoints with DoW for deployment) to see how my bugs would fare against a really heavy hitting close combat army... The Skulltaker with his other Herald and Blood Crushers were just plain nasty. The Skulltaker is one of those tough units to bangle with his rending to instant death on a 4+ to wound. It really hurt. The Tyrant, Alpha Warrior, Trygon Prime and the Broodlord were all awesome. I was able to handle the Soul Grinders well. The Bloodthirster was a beast to deal with though and I could have played it better in regard to engaging the beast




Magilla Gurilla said...

I was/am curious to see a game between Khorne Daemon army and Tyranids. I am curious how all of the power weapons and strength 5 will affect the big bugs. With no invulnerable save, I would have to on paper give the edge to Khorne Daemons.
I did have the chance to watch a Nurgle Daemon army against Tyranids and the poor Tyranids did fair well. To many little bugs that can die easily adding to the Tally of Death. Wounding on 2+ and ignoring armor was brutal.

Green Blow Fly said...

It was a very interesting game and a few situations regarding the rules came up, which we tended to interpret in favor of Nidz when it made sense... Some people are claiming that if a model is armed with say a bone sword and lash whip they can only use one - we played it that the model would gain the benefit from them all.

If you look at my list you'll see that I am running every unit that can take adrenal glands and toxin sacs... It's a great combination and really makes the troops hit harder. This game was pretty much all about who could charge. One on one just about any assault unit from either army that could charge was pretty much guaranteed to destroy the other. The game played very fast. Yes Khorne does have an advantage in that the entire army ignores armor saves but you need the charge (higher initiative) to make it work. The Skulltaker was a great counter to both the Tyrant and Trygon Prime plus any other multi wound units such as the Warriors. The Zoanthropes did a number on one of the Grinders early in the game which really hurt as he needed those pieplates. The Crusher unit was still able to suck up some damage and still dish it out. It was a very exciting match for sure since both armies everything started in reserve. It was one of those games where only a couple models were left when all the blood and guts were split.