January 20, 2010

W40K: Tyranids 1750/2000 Lists


With the release of the new Tyranids Codex and plastic models last weekend, it got me to thinking on what I want to do next after my Imperial Guard. I really do like the look of some of the new models and I think with the "TAP" method of painting I can get them done rather quickly.

I probably will not start buying any of the models till I finish my relocation back to Arizona (everything is already packed Warhammer related besides AdeptiCon armies) unless during my visit back to Arizona next month I pick up a few models and leave them at my parents (you know I'll probably end up doing that!)

Having never played Tyranids before, I searched DakkaDakka to get some ideas on army lists. While perusing through some of the lists, I came across a fellow named Mercer across the "pond" who runs his own blog Imperius Dominatus and asked him for some advice.

Mercer replied back to me with a great starting point for a 2000 point Tyranid list along with some tactics that you can read about here. I made just a few changes to his original list and also removed some units to make a 1750 point list. Most of the games I play are 1500/1750 points, but I do like to have enough models to be able to play up to at least 2000 points. I still need to work on removing a few items for 1500 points, but here are my lists for 1750 and 2000 points.


1750 pts
HQ
Hive Tyrant w/ Leech Essence, 1x Twin-linked devoureres, Hive Commander, Armoured Shell, Scything talons (250)
Tyrant Guard (60)

Elites
2x Zoanthrope, Mycetic Spore w/ Cluster spines (170)
2x Zoanthrope, Mycetic Spore w/ Cluster spines (170)

Troops
10x Termagants (50)
10x Termagants (50)
10x Hormagaunts (60)
10x Hormagaunts (60)
10x Genestealers w/ Toxin sacs (170)
10x Genestealers w/ Toxin sacs (170)

Fast Attack
10x Gargoyles (60)

Heavy Support
Trygon Prime (240)
Trygon Prime (240)



Total Roster Cost: 1750


2000 pts
HQ
Hive Tyrant w/ Leech Essence, 1x Twin-linked devoureres, Hive Commander, Armoured Shell, Scything talons (250)
Tyrant Guard (60)

Elites
2x Zoanthrope, Mycetic Spore w/ Cluster spines (170)
2x Zoanthrope, Mycetic Spore w/ Cluster spines (170)

Troops
10x Termagants (50)
10x Termagants (50)
20x Hormagaunts (120)
10x Genestealers w/ Toxin sacs (170)
10x Genestealers w/ Toxin sacs (170)
Tervigon w/ Crushing claws (185)

Fast Attack
10x Gargoyles (60)
10x Gargoyles (60)

Heavy Support
Trygon Prime (240)
Trygon Prime (240)



Total Roster Cost: 1995

I'm sure these lists will also seem some changes, but these give me a great starting point to collect Tyranids.

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