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9th June 2009, 17:38
I'm starting a new army of 'Nids
Also, what are the BS of the Termagaunts and Hormogaunts... I can't seem to find it in my codex for some reason. Probably just skipped over it...
Edit: Any opinions?
Differant troops I should get, etc?
9th June 2009, 17:42
Note that this is a beginner army, just to start playing
9th June 2009, 18:10
they have BS 3, and as with any nid army you should concentrate on numbers over upgardes ^^
9th June 2009, 18:41
Numbers... got it.
9th June 2009, 20:13
Looks like you picked up the battleforce box, first of all, great choice! It's an awesome deal! Second, I wouldn't put too many upgrades on anything, nids do best when you use the philosophy of quantity over quality. Anything you have already comes stock at a pretty high quality, you don't need to do much else to them. If you want to get more models, I would suggest more genestealers, but that's only because I run 40 or more of them, they're wicked. But in al reality, if you can come up with the money, I would suggest just picking up another battleforce box. I know it's another $90, but it's such a good deal and such a great way to increase you're army, it's well worth it. Other things to pick up, maybe a coupe zoanthropes, they provide more synapse and some much needed high strength shooting. Maybe a lictor or two, but I wouldn't suggest getting those until you've increased your army to about 1500 or more points.
9th June 2009, 20:26
I made my Hormogaunts (if they're the ones with scythes, I can never remember...) into Spinegaunts - the Spinefists seem to balance the models out quite nicely, and when i've been against Hormogaunts they've never done great - a unit of 12 regularly beaten in combat by a unit of 10 Dire Avengers.
It may help to post an army list up in the army list sub-forum. Make it 1500/1750 points (depending on what country you live in) and i'm sure the forums many helpful peoples will help you make a good list.
But some advice, right:
- HQ choice: I'd probably say Hive Tyrant; it's bigger :p. Nah, it's better than the Broodlord I think. More wounds, higher toughness, better save, can have wings, overall harder to kill. Sure it's size makes it more of a target, but when it gets into combat (if that's what it wants to do, a Dakka Tyrant is nice for some people) it'll mash 'em up.
- Elites choices: Warriors are bread + butter, they are synapse creatures which helps and can be configured to do whatever you want so having some of these is generally advisable. Lictors can be nice, and work well in full Genestealer armies, but in a 1500 pts orthodox list the points can probably be spent better elsewhere.
- Troops choices: Gaunts are simplistic, and should ideally be numerous and cheap. Gaunts with just a fleshborer or just a spinefist are effective because of their cost. Genestealers are also good, but again should be kept fairly cheap - usually extended carapace + feeder tendrils work well, but scuttlers or leaping are also nice bio-morphs which can work, and should probably be tested some time. Hormogaunts, in my opinion are too expensive for what they do, so I don't use them, but if you want advice on them i'm sure there are some folks around who'll give advice. Rippers to me are generally worthless as troops because they can't take objectives.
Hope this helps.
9th June 2009, 21:19
Thanks for all the help.
Now I just need to find some painting guides XD.
9th June 2009, 21:32
I would say look around the painting and conversions section of the forums for some good tips. There's a lot of good info in there. Also, don't be afraid of any colors when painting your nids. Mine have bright blue skin and bright green carapaces. It looks kind of wierd but it all looks quite good when laid out on the table. Two painting techniques work well in nids, one is drybrushing, which I use but it can take a while to paint a lot of models. The other is dipping, it;s quite fast, looks good, and gives a kind of wet look which looks pretty good on nids. I don't know a lot about dipping though, so just ask in the painting section and I'm sure someone can help you out with that. Barring that, paint up a few models in different colors, basically test models, so you know exactly what a finished model would look like, then go off that. If you decide you don't like a paint scheme you can always strip the paint with things like oven cleaner or simple green. Anyway, enough rambling from me, peruse the painting section and ask questions, they can help you best in there.
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