Monday, 6 January 2014

Tyranid Army Building - Advice Required

I have been building up my Hive Fleet Leviathan army over the last year or so but I've not really put a great deal of thought into which models to buy. Originally I just started off with a handful of random purchases and I was then able to buy a second hand Assault Brood set. Since that time I haven't really bought much for the Tyranids as I wanted to get to a point where I felt my Necrons were "finished".

Now that the new Tyranid codex is about to be launched, along with a host of new models, I think its nearly time to put the Necrons back to slumber in their Tomb World and for my version of Hive Fleet Leviathan to take to the gaming tables. I currently have a limited budget (probably about £200 max, ideally a bit less) to spend on some new models so I'd appreciate any advice from anyone as to what else I should consider buying. It should be noted that I know very little about Tyranids as I've only ever played a couple of games against them so I really am a bit clueless at the moment as to where to go next, the models I currently own are as follows:

  • Flying Hive Tyrant
  • Hive Tyrant (unbuilt)
  • Tervigon
  • Trygon (unbuilt)
  • Carnifex (unbuilt)
  • Carnifex with Deverourers
  • Carnifex with Talons
  • 24 Genestealers
  • 32 Hormagaunts
  • 9 Warriors
  • 8 Rippers
  • 32 Termagants
  • 10 Gargoyles


  1. Wouldn't want to make any recommendation until Saturday, everything could change. My guess is you'd need a few more Termagaunts, or some homogaunts, but until the new codex drops its impossible to say

    1. Yeah I was kind of thinking the same really. Seems pretty likely that I will probably need a lot more Termagants, just dont know if I can face the task of painting yet more of those things :-(

      I'll probably try and pick your brains next wednesday night at YG if you are there but feel free to comment on here after saturday if you have any recommendations at all

    2. Yeah I should be at Garrison on that Wednesday, I might even be playing 40k there this week *shock* *horror*

  2. Play the models you have a couple of times with the new rules. Maybe try a couple of counts as games with some new stuff. Then, and only then, work out what to buy next, and update the army a unit at a time with a few games between each new unit as you find what works for you.