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Surfing the Tervigon Wave...on a baby.

That amused me greatly. I think GW are getting annoyed of my every comment on their Facebook 'coming Soon - Marine/DE/etc' posts being 'So....Tyranids?'

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Sechelt, BC

Probably not half as annoyed as all the Nid players who were left out in the cold with no second wave.

My guess is GW cancelled the 2nd wave once they realised how much more money they were making by selling:
-Arachnorok combined with Carnifex kits for Tervigon conversions.
-Straight Carnifex kits for anything but Carnifexes in general.
-Balrog wings and Trigon Kits for Harpy conversions.

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Reedsburg, WI

Yes, we nid players are a victim of our own adaptability

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Madison, WI

Working off some stress are we?

I figured with your trouncing of Hive Fleet Pepto over the weekend (not to mention the BBQ ribs) you'd be in a pretty good mood.

   
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Reedsburg, WI

Ha! That post was from Friday...Friday wasn't such a hot day for me. Hanging out with you and your family, on the other hand, put me in a great mood ...up until I went back to work on Monday

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Madison, WI

The kids were really excited (obviously) about your visit. Thanks for being so generous with them chattering at you.

   
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Reedsburg, WI

No problem, having been an uncle since I was eight, I can say that I am quite a fan of the wee ones.

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Up for review is my assembled squad of Ymgarl Genestealers. I like my stealers to have poses that suggest that they are carefully stalking through the enemies camp, picking off sentries who might otherwise set off an alarm. Therefore, several are posed with thier arms held shielding thier eyes, as if they are peering off into the distance, while others are pearched as if reaching out to grab some unexpectant victim. There are even a few who are carefully climbing over the remains of thier enemies. Currently, I only have the base coat painted; in this case, grey, as I plan on them being albino mutants.

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Madison, WI

Excellent poses. Really "creepy" which is just the effect you were looking for. Nice use of Tau bits too. Are you actually going to PAINT them or is this the best we can expect??

*poke* *poke*

   
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Ooo, now those are some nice ymgarls. Of course, including the drones means you'll now need to antagonize a Tau sept. So, who's it gonna be?

Like the use of drones, Kaesar II

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@Lord Kaesar II: Welcome to the blogg Lord Kaesar II! I can't think of them off the top of my head, but I believe it is the red and tan ones as I figured that would go well with the current color/base scheme.

As stated, the reason for all the recent re-building of my nid force was due to a spring campaign league that was run in Madison. It involved 6 separate missions with 4 teams representing Choas, Imperium, Creepy (Nids and Crons) and Farries. The name of the campaign was called "Road to Babad" and of course it has highly modified to allow choas, creepy, and faries into the mix. Though it all, I succeded in winning 5 out of six missions with my list, though I was blown out of the water by a DE Mechanized list in the final game. During this time, we were encouraged to post up narrative battle reports that reflected the games we played. Saddly, I only managed to write up one such narrative.

Therefore, I thought I would post the following Narative Battle Rep from Mission 5, which was against Chaos Marines:

The Warmaster Abaddon stared silently into the viewing port of containment cell as dark techno savants dissected the remains of what had once been a genestealer broodlord.

His thoughts brought a snear to his face, twisting his already scared features. Years earlier, he had secured several broods of the advanced bio organism from a drifting space hulk within the warp and placed them into stasis fields for such an occasion as the Babad War was providing. He was quite aware of the psychic signature that drew their kin closer to prey worlds and was using this to his own dark purpose. While the imperium was drawn into yet another rebellion, he had carefully seeded these organisms amongst those worlds where the fighting was harshest in hopes of maximizing the damage upon the imperium. His strategy had been quite successful…too successful perhaps. In fact, not one but two large splinter fleets from separate systems had been drawn into the Eastern fringes of the Babad system and had swiftly grown as its bioships fed upon the carnages of war, cutting off much of the sector... and was even threatening to cut off his own means of escape…only a small corridor existed and the noose was rapidly tightening. He himself had already halted an advance on a nearby moon that threatened to close off this corridor and had only recently returned. Still, his present location on this lifeless asteroid should not come under scrutiny, giving him a few more days to tie off some loose ends.

His musings were eventually interrupted by one of his champions who entered the room with a sense of urgency, the sounds of alarms growing in the distant corridors. He was to learn that several spores had, against all odds, landed 3 miles from his present location under the protection of a meteor storm and, as impossible as it sounded, that a living carpet of Tyranid organisms was making a bee line right towards his fortifications! With a curse, he ventured down into the depths of the compound to alert his second-in-command, warlord Lucius, of the unexpected threat. Upon reaching the lowest landing and advancing into a large training cell, he was greeted by a scene that instantly filled his soul with rage. Lying upon the grounds, the bodies eviscerated, was the corpses of not one but three brood lords…and hovering above this carnage was Lucius, his face twisted in ecstasy. Within a heartbeat, the Warmaster crossed the room with but a few bounding leaps and smote the warlord, flinging Lucius’s now unconscious form nearly 10 feet. For long moments, Abaddon stood over Lucius’s form, struggling with the overwhelming desire for murder, before finally withdrawing from the room. Such desires were useless and in fact fatal when faced with the particular "gifts" of Lucius. No, he would leave the fool and his fellow “Children” to the fate they thier commander had earned. After ascertaining a private channel to his subordinants, he coldly stated, “Have the "Children" abbandon the outer defenses and secure the grounds around the main compound..." He trailed off as another thought quickly asserted itself, "There is a squad of Slaanesh’s Chosen aboard my cruiser; have them ready themselves and then teleport them into... an inconvenient position south of main command post. Once complete, jam all signals in the surrounding system and have the savants destroy the compound’s teleporter. Finally, have my transporter ready to launch within the next 10 minutes with the techno savants and my Chosen aboard, scuttle the remainder.” The Warmaster had decided that now was as good as any to leave.

Lucius awoke long after the Warmaster had fled the asteroid and listened in bitter silence as he was made aware of his present position by a subordinate. His Children had been stranded upon the asteroid, the facility's teleporter had been destroyed, the communications signals within the complex were being blocked by outside interference, and a swarm of Tyranids was rapidly advancing on their position. Their only option remaining was to secure one of the two Vox Caster towers that lay both North and West of the compound and hope that the stronger signal strength could be used to send a boosted distress call to one of his Raiders out patrolling the sector. Unfortunately, the posts had already been abandoned, thanks to the Warmaster’s last orders, and were already overrun by the Tyranids. Never-the-less, Lucius wasted no time in formulating a plan and within the half-an-hour, he had organized his remaining marines into three strike forces. A squad of “Children” aboard a rhino would advance to the North with his sole defiler as escort. The second squad consisting of a cell of Obliterators led by his Champion, A Demon Prince of Slaanesh, would storm the bunker to the west, which housed the second Vox Tower. Finally, he himself would lead a second squad of Children aboard his personal Landraider in order to disrupt the advance of the main Tyranid force and buy his units additional time.

He was initially met with some measure of success, as the strike force led by the Daemon Prince was able to clear the bunker to the East of a large brood of Genestealers that had advanced ahead of the main swarm. Though his Champion had died in the process, the Obliterators were able to barricade themselves within the compound and were making thier way towards the the signal room. However, that was to be the limit of his advance. To the North, the defiler and rhino quickly found themselves torn to pieces by massed impalor cannon shards shot from two broods of Hive Guard. The stranded occupants were quickly torn to shreds as they came under assault from several waves of guants being ushered onwards by the massive psychic bulk of a Tervigon Brood Mother. The Landraider barreled into the front lines of the Tyranid host to disgorge Lucius and his squad, the swarms hive tyrant their quarry. Their advance was quickly blocked by two broods of guants that reflexively threw themselves into Lucius path. But that was only a distraction; detaching themselves from their hidden alcoves within the ruins of nearby research facility, a lethal brood of Ymarls threw themselves upon the unexpecting “Children”. As his fellow marines died around him, their heads and armored limbs torn from their bodies, Lucius himself was fatally hit by a salvo of flesh borer beetles that were able to work their way into his armor and devourer him from the inside. Through the ecstasy of death, he was just fleetingly aware of his Landraider, barreling through the swarm, the Hive Tyrant and its brood of Tyrant Guard in surprisingly swift pursuit.

What seemed like ages later, Lucius found himself far to the north, gazing at the corpses of his most devout marines, their terminator armor rended and torn by what could only have been the claws of genestealers. Thinking back...he had lost count of the number of times he had died upon the desolate battle ground to the south only to take possession of the monstrosity that had last slain him. The hive mind had unfortunately and to his great frustration learned not to send its synapse beasts into the fray once he had taken possession of a Brood Mother, sending scores of guants into synaptic death. Instead, he had had to endure death after meaningless death at the hands of nothing more than slave minded guants. Eventually, the Hive Mind must have realized his immortal nature as it had sent the last cursed beast into the wilderness, away from the swarm. He counted himself fortunate, as even his unfathomable bloodlust was starting to reach its limit under the tedious, repetitive exercise in boredom and futility. Upon assuming form, he had at once made his way to the western most Vox Caster, only to find the premises ruined, the bunkers fortified door ripped from its hinges…though what had become of the squad of Obliterators was a mystery as he was unable to find any bodies. Having found the signal equipment destroyed, he then moved on to the North, where he found himself presently. Hardening his heart and swearing and oath of revenge against the Warmaster, he trudged on, the silhouette of the Northern Vox tower growing in the distance.
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Objectives: Nid’s victory 2-0

END OF LINE: Nid’s Success; Chaos Fail

Line of Retreat Bonus Campaign Points: Both Nids and Chaos scored +3 Campaign points for having a unit/units in the enemy deployment zone for the last 3 full game turns. Andy earned this one with pizazz as his Land Raider managed to hold off numerous impaller cannon shots and an angry hive tyrant that repeatedly assaulted him four times during his mad dash through my deployment zone, while suffering only 4 weapon destroyed results 8-) .

SECURE THE VOX AMPS: Draw. Chaos had its second remaining unit within 3” of a Vox Caster. Nids had units within 3” of each Vox Amp.

Secure the Vox Amps Bonus Campaign Points: Nids scored +1 CBP for having units within 3” of each Vox Amp.

BOOST THE SIGNAL: Nid’s Success; Chaos Fail. Nids had an HQ unit within 3” of a Vox Amp.

Total Score: Creepy +8 CP (Death or Glory added in); Chaos +3 CP

Once again, my opponent was waylaid by horrendous bad luck :( . But Andy laughed through it all. Very classy .

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Reedsburg, WI

I thought I would post this little tactic up for any budding nid players out there:

How to assault units partially in cover in order to deny them the benefit of cover:



Where yellow Triangles are the opponent's models with the green pentagon showing the boundaries of the area terrain. Red Crosses are the genestealers with a single lead genestealer being 4-6" away from the closest enemy model not in terrain. The remaining genestealers are grouped together roughly 2" behind the leader to ensure that they will not be able to get in B2B with models wholly in area terrain.

And just for clarification, it is not whether a unit is in cover or not, but whether the assaulting unit has to enter into cover that is the determining factor. If one of the greyknights was even a fraction outside of the bounds of the area terrain, this method would still work.

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Madison, WI

That's actually quite helpful wyfox, thanks!

   
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Portland OR USA

Some great models you have here. I really like the light grayish paint jobs on page one.

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Reedsburg, WI

Depraved wrote:I really like the light grayish paint jobs on page one.


Those are my albinos. They were painted up in third edition to represent tyranid mutants such as "Hivenodes" that you were allowed to take at the time. It allowed you to give a certain number of models in a unit such mutations as lashwhips, rending claws, leadership 10, or increase their strength and thoughness for an added cost. The next generation of albinos will represent special units like Tyranid Primes and one-off characters. After I get my SW bike done (pretty soon), I will start work on my ymargls, which will be painted in the albino color scheme.

@Gits: Thanks, I was thinking of posting up other diagrams of nid tips as I come across them.

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I think it's a god idea.

   
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Edinburgh


This is a really good log here, wyomingfox - I like the discussions re. different codex editions and your use of units.

I loved your 'Gaunt gunners' on page 1, they remind me of a macro version of the Tyranid Warrior that sprouted out of the Epic Dominatrix spine!

Paint scheme is very cool. Where are you getting those green plastic plants for your bases from?

I would like to see more battle reports - I wanna see all this Tyranid dakka in action if possible

   
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Reedsburg, WI

Welcome Jihad_Ragsta

I loved your 'Gaunt gunners' on page 1, they remind me of a macro version of the Tyranid Warrior that sprouted out of the Epic Dominatrix spine!


Well, now that you mention it, yeah they kinda do



Where are you getting those green plastic plants for your bases from?


They are actually hobby scenery from Pegusus Hobbies. You can see thier line of products here.

I would like to see more battle reports - I wanna see all this Tyranid dakka in action if possible


Oh, it's in the works. I have a couple friends who I've recently met who live in the area. One is dakka's own Gitsplitta. I wouldn't expect much in October, however, as I am taking some time off to travel on the weekends and enjoy the lovely Fall scenery.

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OK, so I thought I would give a few very small but very divergent updates:

First up a view of my gaming table complete with lots of Pre-painted terrain! I just love it when someone does the work for me. Terrain comes from ESLO, Warmill, and some other companies. This represents about 60% of my in house terrain. I have two boards, a 5.5'x8' (pictured) and a 4' x 6' board that each fold up for storage.



Next up my Tau army as prepared for the GBU Tournement. This is an army that I had commissioned a painter to build, magnitize, green stuff, and paint for 250 dollars. The color scheme followed my design and direction. Overall, the paint job is a rough table top and the greenstuffing and oversized magnetics was pretty bad. Still, it was definately worth what I paid for it. Not expecting to do well, but my Tau is the only army which I had largely painted up.



The two crisis suit teams were repainted by yours truely 6 years ago...otherwise they looked like the broadsides being almost all ivory with some black. I didn't bother to correct the greenstuff, rough priming, or rough gs job...just simply repainted over the models. Also it is a base color + 1 highlight + 1 lined in shading. Not my best work, but I got it done in a couple weekends.





Currently, I am working on my comander which I built and magnitized on my own 3 or so years ago. Just the base colors. Personally, not happy with how the central band of electic blue is clashing with the darker blue. Think I might repaint it ivory.


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wyomingfox wrote:

Currently, I am working on my comander which I built and magnitized on my own 3 or so years ago. Just the base colors. Personally, not happy with how the central band of electic blue is clashing with the darker blue. Think I might repaint it ivory.



Agreed! The scheme works really well without the darker blue to be honest!
   
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Reedsburg, WI

Oh... I meant I was going to repaint the electric blue area (in the center) to ivory. The darker blue helps to visually offset the comander from the rest of the crisis suits.

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wyomingfox wrote:Oh... I meant I was going to repaint the electric blue area (in the center) to ivory. The darker blue helps to visually offset the comander from the rest of the crisis suits.


Yeah, I agree, I think the dark blue is a lot better. The electric blue gives it just too many colours, and it really doesn't fit in with the rest of the scheme.
Also, could use some shading/highlighting, considering he's your commander and all.

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Of course, I was just getting the base colors blocked out. I will work him up to the same quality as my most recent space wolves.

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Madison, WI

Take a trick from the marines and differentiate your commanders by removing their helmets!



   
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Reedsburg, WI

Gitsplitta wrote:Take a trick from the marines and differentiate your commanders by removing their helmets!




Ummm...



No!

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Interesting 'Nids. I see a lot of washes.

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Reedsburg, WI

Hi Ogryn!

Actually the most commmon was watered down Chestnut ink which was applied more as a glaze. Most of my nids were painted prior to GW amazing series of washes. So I was forced to work up from a a much darker base. For my nids, Chestnut was my primary go to and was usually applied towards the end to help tie the various layers together. The brown ink around talons, conversly, was simply painted on direct from the pot. Blank ink, however, which was used on the albinos, was applied more like a traditional wash to the darker fleshy carapace prior to highlighting. Then you have the wet blending on the carnifex; where I had to quickly add a layer and blend it into the bottom layers while the paints were still wet.

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OK so, after going 1-1-1 at the GBU, I decided to ditch the stealth suits for a third team of crisis suits as well as see if I could add some outflanking kroot to the picture.

So here is the progress on that goal so far. Three fully magnitized crisi suits posed to llok as if they are just touching down while veering to avoid some enemy fire. Also 18 Kroot led by a ghostly shaper . Metal and flash don't mix well.



Also a pic of my smaller 4x6 gaming table with some different premade terrain (featuring a tau outpost I bought several years ago off ebay).


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All looking good WyFox.

   
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Australia

Just found this blog - very nice pics

Looking forward to seeing those Ymgarls painted up - though your use of posing has given me some ideas for my own when I get around to doing them

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