|Ripper Swarm attack|
I'm not going to go into competitiveness or points values or that FAQ or any of that, I'm just going to talk about the two issues that I have with the current Tyranid Codex...
Where are the models?
|She's a model and she's looking good|
I know that, by all accounts, GW are having some legal issues which are preventing them from releasing the Tervigon at the minute but that doesn't take away from the fact it should have shipped with the codex in the first place! And it wasn't just the Tervigon, it was all of the new, interesting units in the codex - the Harpy, the Tyrannofex. I know that I moan about the wait for Thunderwolves but at least you can put together a good Space Wolf army without them. The Harpy and the Tyronnofex supply most of the long range shooting in the 'dex! Yes, you can still create an effective list without the unavailable models but it's really cutting down on your toolbox. Plus there's the danger that all of those guys have painstakingly modelled their own or paid for 3rd party kits might have to buy the units all over again when they finally do come out.
But I want to do this!
|Please, please, please let me get what I want|
In my mind a Tyranid army is a massive horde of little bugs who swarm over you before you have a chance to shoot them all. They clog up bigger guns and overwhelm defenders. I'm talking so many creatures that you run out of bullets before you stop them all. Unfortunately this isn't an option in 40K. To get the maximum sized horde, everything should be cheap but you can't hurt tanks unless you start upgrading with Toxin Sacs and even then you've got no chance against something like a Land Raider. It's not just this kind of list either. Why can't you make a flying list? If I take a Winged Hive Tyrant, why don't Shrikes become Troops. And Genestealers! Yep, it was pretty cool that Broodlords became upgrade characters (no singling me out with your Power Fist now!) but they could have brought back something like the Patriarch as a HQ so that you could run a full 'stealer list.
And relax. Are you still waiting for The Doom of Malanti? Wish that Old One Eye made Carnifexes troops?