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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Hi all,

First thread i've started on here and not sure if it will be right or not so advice is defo welcome. I made a nid army last year themed on the Alien movies and took it to Throne of Skulls at Warhammer world. What was meant to be just a 'fluufy' (to the movie) list went and won all 5 games and got a few best player votes to boot.

List contains

Swarmlord/Queen
Doom of Malantai in spore
Deathleaper
8 Ymgarl3 x 5 warrior broods with rending claws, thorax mounted devourers and toxin sacs
6 tunneling ripper swarms with toxin
2 x 3 spore mine clusters

1500 points

Images are in my Gallery but not sure how to link that.

I built it all on the theme mentioned and had to make the tails and spines for each model whilst getting the heads made for me by epochstudioz in utah USA

Any C&C or questions are more than welcome.

I will be doing a wip for my thunderhawk build and paint when I get it in a few wees that will add to my White Scars list. Also in mid build of a Nurgle Reaver Titan that I may take some pics of.

Thanks guys
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Queen

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Mycetic spore

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Warriors

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Looks awesome man, how is the grating done on the queen base?

   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Cheers bud, There is a company here in the uk called Fenris games who sell them. Aptly named 'Sulaco' bases. Whole range of sizes used accross the army.

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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Awesome work. Got any more pics of the other units like the 'Stealers'?

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Cheers mate, here are some of the staelers. Used the space hulk models with my tails, spines and resin heads.
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ymagarl (really blurry tho soz)

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ymagarl (really blurry tho soz)


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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Other pics
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Doom

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Deathleaper

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spore mines


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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant





Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

These are super cool

   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Cheers buddy

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Amityville, NY

Breathtaking

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

On a diff note I am still building/painting my mass of nurgle and need a vote for what to do with my forgefiend. will start a new thread probably but will put pic here aswell. Dont know whether to have nurglings coming out of the sac or just continue to greenstuff the rest of it closed.

Thoughts???


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Nurgle Forgfiend

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3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
1500 Alien themed Nids. See my thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/571308.page 
   
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Elite Tyranid Warrior





West Midlands, UK

Awesome stuff! Love them

   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Thanks mate. Appreciate the comment.

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3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
1500 Alien themed Nids. See my thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/571308.page 
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Thanks for the all the comments people. As a result of putting this on here I took the army to my local store and had a few games (not played them since tournament in nov as I began to hate them with the work put in) and won both games again.

The biiiiiiiig question now is, do I add to them with the new nid codex and if so how do I keep them fluffy to the theme. I have no visible guns and there was nothing that flew in the movies so how do include the incredible new flyer????

Thoughts and suggestions please

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

So new codex means no doom of malantai, no use of non nid powers so no iron arm for swarmlord and also no ymgarl. That pretty much screws my list over and will officially be retired to a cabinet. I may even sell them if anyone is interested...

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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

It seems like an awful waste to shelf an entire army because the new codex comes out.

Especially one as epic as this.

Maybe you should try tooling your army around the new codex.

It can't be completely impossible to play.

Just give it some time and some trial and error games to get into the swing of things.

That's what I have to do with my Black Templars every edition.

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Yeah, I guess. It was only ever built as a fluffy/themed army and not meant to be competitive but ended up being quite hard. Could use the ymgarl as genes I suppose and the doom as a malanthrope as that's what it is. We'll see hey, was never gonna play them much anyway.

Thanks for the compliment though

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3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Unless you need to make the rent, I'd not sell off such a nice looking army. And defiantly on early leaks of a codex not in your hand. People might be missing something, a FAQ could change things, or a dataslate/expansion book might release letting you pull your old tricks again.

Or they might become the overpowered combo in the 7th edition codex. Editions come and go, but cool models are forever. Don't be disheartened that the rules change has messed up your army. Shelf parts, rework others, or wait patiently.

While I've watched all the aliens (and two AvP) movies, I would not consider myself an expert on them. I know there are a lot of comics and games that have extended the setting. Is there anything there you could mine for ideas?

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Dude, you speak sense on both my blogs and for that I thank you. There will be something I can do with, I'm sure. I was reading the codex earlier today and read the things with my own eyes that I have mentioned so will have to invest time at some point and rewrite a list. It will be a long time until I make anymore aliens though as I have my white scar task force to do (thunderhawk this time next week) and also a massive amount of work (no paint as of yet) on my nurgle list.

I thank you for your motivation tho and will keep at it....

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3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
1500 Alien themed Nids. See my thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/571308.page 
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Hey guys, Just been given this awsome Tyranid model that was part of the FW bust collection. Can't do it as Alien colours scheme for obvious reasons and wondering what hive fleet colour to paint it or should I keep it as it is for a collector piece. Apparentley it's worth quite a lot but I have not seen one before so not sure.

Any input is more than welcome.
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Forge World Tyranid bust


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3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
1500 Alien themed Nids. See my thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/571308.page 
   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant





Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Not sure what you could do with it, but can we get a scale pic for size comparison?

   
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Krazy Grot Kutta Driva





The Netherlands

I would advice against selling your army, you'll regret it later.

If you don't feel (or can't play) using the new Codex, play with them using the old Codex. The army is awesome and if you shelf it it would be something nice to look at, until a new Nid Codex is released/revised.

Awesome work on the army!


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Bearing Words in Rugby

These are sweet! Too bad there's no such thing as a Mycetic Spore any more :'c

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Love the alien theme, good work
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Played with these guys this week using old codex obviously against white scars and also against CSM. Beat the chaos but got trounced by scars (I don't mind tho seeing as they are my main army at the mo). Was good to use them but reading through the new codex I'm struggling to make a list that I can keep themed so will take the advice a few of you have given and just keep them as a display army.

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3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
1500 Alien themed Nids. See my thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/571308.page 
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

So after avoiding the new codex I finally have succumbed to the hive mind.

I have inherited a decent tyranid army and have decided to once again pursue the bugs...
The models I got are a mix of kraken and behemoth but I may strip them and re do them. I sm going to eith kraken for ease and speed of painting and may use some if my Aliens in larger games.

What I have bought is:-

Hive Tyrant/Swarmlord
Tervigon/Carnifex
Exocrine/Haruspex
Hive Crone/Harpy

I got straight in on the crone and have magnetised it to change to Harpy. The tail and vents will always remain as crone but I think they fit in better with the other nids anyway. The guns, arms wings and heads are all interchangeable and the tentaclids are removable as fired.

As I said above I think I will go with kraken for these guys unless someone can give a compelling argument to suggest otherwise....

Cheers for looking

Martin
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hive crone

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Harpy

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exocrine

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haruspex

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13000 Nurgle CSM http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/581362.page
3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
1500 Alien themed Nids. See my thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/571308.page 
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Ive finishe the hive tyrant and also the tervigon and in doing so have ended up giving myself a challenge.

I was joking with my cousin when I said I could have them all built and painted in a week.

Well......

......im gonna try.

I will give myself a deadline of a week Wednesday so 9 days to get my 1500 points painted in the clours of kraken. The listI tjink is

Hive tyrant
Tervigon
Venomthrope
Hive Crone
Exocrine
20 termagants
20 hormagaunts
20 Gargoyles
10 Genestealers
Mawloc.

Some of the models are already painted (mawloc and gargoyles) but I will have to strip a lot of the other stuff and may even re paint these ones too.

Lets see if I can do it.....
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flying hive tyrant

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13000 Nurgle CSM http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/581362.page
3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
1500 Alien themed Nids. See my thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/571308.page 
   
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Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer






Looks nice and menacing. I'm not that up on the Tyrant kit, is the snaky body something that comes with it, or is that a cool conversion?

   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Liverpool

Nah it comes with it mate. Im doing little to no conversions on these as it will just slow me down. I've magnetised the options where I can (anyone who wants tips please ask or pm me) and have given the tyrant the t/l devourers from the tyranofex kit. Ive kept his scything talons as support for the wings but dont think it can use them officially.

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13000 Nurgle CSM http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/581362.page
3000 Dark Eldar
2000 Eldar
1500 Alien themed Nids. See my thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/571308.page 
   
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

An army in a week?! Good luck!!

   
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Upstate, New York

You are, as always, quite mad. But you have suprised me before with both the speed and quality of your work, so you might be able to pull this off.

It's a tall order, so good luck!

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