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Offline Hobodabobo

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1500 pt Tyranid Hive fleet, which list????!?!?!?!
« on: March 16, 2017, 02:39:27 PM »
Looking for advice on a few nid fleet lists. Mostly fun vs game effectiveness, priority on the fun factor.


List 1: Standard Take all comers list

2 rerolls, 1 imperitive

Hive ship, pr/th pyro acid, 3x side launch bays, ld9

Hive ship, pr/th pyro acid, 3x side launch bays

Cruiser, double claws

6x escort drones, bio plasma

6x escort drones, bio plasma

6x escort drones, feeder tendrils

6x escort drones, feeder tendrils

1 drone, fireship

1 drone, fireship

6 kraken, pyro acid


List 2: Tentacle Porn

1 reroll

Hive ship, claws and tendrils, thorax bays with mega mines, 3x side plasma

Hive ship, torpedoes, th bays, 3x side bays, ld 9.

Cruiser, pr/th tendrils

Cruiser, pr/th claws

Cruiser, pr/th claws

6x escort drones, tendrils

6x escort drones, tendrils

6 vanguard, tendrils

6 kraken, claws


List 3: Kill it with Fire! (and crits)

1 reroll

Hive ship, torps, th bays, 3x side bays, ld 9.

Hive ship, pr/th pyro acid, 2x side pyro acid, 1x side bays with mega mines

Cruiser, double torpedoes

Cruiser, double torpedoes

6x escort drones, pyro acid

6x escort drones, pyro acid

6x escort drones, bio plasma

6x kraken, pyro acid

1 drone, fireship.



Hopefully theyre all pretty different. What list would generate a lot of fun for both players in an event setting, while remaining competitive. Just looking for opinions, good or bad. Thanks!

Offline Bozeman

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Re: 1500 pt Tyranid Hive fleet, which list????!?!?!?!
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 02:46:30 AM »
I like the first one best, as I've never really seen Tyranid Cruisers do really well.  Plus double torpedo cruisers can take 3 hits and then have no weapons.  Same with all launch bay Hive Ships, once crippled they're space potatoes.

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Re: 1500 pt Tyranid Hive fleet, which list????!?!?!?!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 02:51:18 AM »
I think the balanced first list is the one to go with. The second one would be fun, but very swingy, and if the other player doesn't know what to expect going in they could be in for a very rude shock.

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Re: 1500 pt Tyranid Hive fleet, which list????!?!?!?!
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 08:30:47 PM »
Incidentally, that style list is the one i have most experience with. So many models for a 1500 pts fleet, its a lot of fun.