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preston

After some recent inspiration i have decided to work on a BFG Tyranid hive fleet to use both in BFG and in other Spaceship games.
After an initial Google search for inspiration; i got started on the fleet.

My current ships have just been started but they have a long way to go. The fleet is going to be focussed around what 'nids do best-getting up close and eating. To this extent most of the ships are going to carry some form of melee weapon-either Feeder Tentacles or Crushing Claws. The smaller escorts are the exception here due to their lack of hard points, but even still i forsee having a few squadrons of fast gribblies for picking off transports and mauling stray cruisers.

Cruiser one:



Cruiser one is built from a Tyrannofexes Acid Sprayer-in fact that is literally all the body is. This cruiser will have Crushing Claws as its prow weapon, and either Torpedoes or another Claw set or Tentacles as its thorax weapon. For damaging the enemy prior to all this, its broadsides will be Bio Plasma arrays.
Still to be done is the Green stuffing and the Thorax weapon.

Cruiser two:



This cruiser is built from the head of a Tyrannofex and the hips of a Carnifex. I see this cruiser as a more voracious and aggressive predator than the first. I can see this one shooting out of hiding and graspng ships in its madibles (Claws) whilst its tendrils enter and and feed on the crew. It will have Crushing Claws as its prow weapon and Feeder tendrils as its Thorax weapons. Im still not sure what to have on its broadsides, but i am thinking of giving it Bio Plasma.
This ship needs quite a bit of work doing to it before it can be considered ready.

Vanguard Drones



These are the three Vanguard Drones i am currently working on. They are built from the bodies of Genestealers and the for parts of Deathspitters. I see these as being voracious pack predators, lunging out from asteroid belts to strike at shipping and stray vessels. They will use their Bio Plasma cannons on their chosen target, to blow holes in the hull, before closing and inserting feeder tendrils to find the morsels of nourishment (Boarding/Hit and Run attacks). Swift moving and deadly, they will be the ultimate pack predators.
These mainly just need green stuffing now, but i may add some extra gribbly nastiness.

Still to come: Kraken. These will most likely be armed with Feeder Tendrils-just like their terrestrial cousins! And a Hiveship-a vital component to the fleet.
Inspiration and suggestions, particularly about the Hiveship (i havnt a clue where to start ) will be very welcome.
MoO

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 Flashman wrote:
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Damn, i thought it was just my bad internet connection
I have uploaded them to Dakka and used the [img] tags to show them.
Is there an alternative?

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preston

Enter the Kraken!





This one is a WIP experimental build. I plan on it resembling an immature cruiser.
The Kraken will be pack predators, hiding until a juicy target-such as a stray transport or cruiser presents itself; then streaking out to grasp it, and swarm over it, their tentacles seeking out tasty morsels within.

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OKay, ive been able to do a little more on the fleet:



Cruiser two has had its Pyro Acid cycts added. It has also had the jaws worked on on the left side. Once i am finished i want the jaws to resemble a beak, hence the green stuffing. Ive also filled in around the carapace joints, and finally added a ripping claw to the dorsal section-perfect for ripping open the bellies of prey!



Cruiser one has been given its torpedo tubes along the bulges on its rear flanks. Its also been given a couple of Bio Plasma cycts just behind its jaws on either side. Sadly, the amazing armour plates make adding these hard



The Vanguard. These little predators have been given mouths on the undersides of their gun-beaks. The mouths are softer, as thy tend to use their Bio Plasma to dissolve tougher prey, then suck it up with special tube-tentacles. They have also been given a large Sphincter on their rear sides-NO, This is NOT an anus! Its actually a sucker, similar to the ones used by anenomes to cling to rocks. When they are resting, or waiting in ambush, these creatures will use them to cling to asteroids to remain hidden.
And once the prey is disabled or dead, they can cling to it and start munching away Yum


The Kraken ha had yet more tentacles added (more gribbly ) including some smaller ones emerging from within its mouth. A pair of rear vents have been added to allow accelleration, and four side vents make this predator really nimble.

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