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Could we perhaps have a Tyranid art dump?

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>> No.18124291

Do you have the proper reagents required to summon Deathleaper's Fangirl?

>> No.18124302


What would those be?

>> No.18124336

Rub a few bits of carapace together, the sound should be enough. That said she isn't as good as she used to be. That Tau guy is far easier to summon. Watch:

The Tau are more evil than the Imperium!

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Tyranid fapfiction and chanting her name

>> No.18124352

In all honesty, though, the Tau are a bunch of assholes.

>> No.18124353

The greater good is a farce! The ethereals lie! Deathleaper is useless & his rules aren't creative/funny in the leadt!

>> No.18124358

That's the spirit!

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>> No.18124372


I'm afraid it's not allowed on the worksafe board /tg/ is. So just keep bumping throughout the day until an Anon with Tyranid art will dump, and then eventually DLFG will come.

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Xiombarg's Storyteller wrote Tyranid fapfiction, DFG.

>> No.18124415

You know, I like that Tyranids don't have FTL travel. I like the idea that they're just a cloud of FUCK YOU drifting through space. You know they're coming but there's NOTHING that can be done.

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>> No.18124471

Been out of the loop, eh? Look up narvahl. 40k doesn't let anything rest for long.

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Afraid I don't have anywhere near the supply of nid pictures DLFG has

>> No.18124536

You have the important ones.
>cutenids always important

>> No.18124547

Cutenids are proof that everything is better in kraken.

>> No.18124757

Cloud of FUCK YOU drifting through space at a slow but inevitable pace and their coming right at you, cutting you off, making escape or call for help impossible. Unknowable utterly alien intelligence that registers you in the same way as a squid registers the lid on a jar of food (you are probem that must be solved to get to the yummy food stuff). Groups of infected humans, distinguishable only by a perticular "look" that hybrids seem to have, who plot to pull down everything you hold dear in preperation for the coming of their star born gods.

Tyranids for the most lovecraft of xenos in 40k

>> No.18124779

Just picked up some nids, what should I paint them? kraken or behemoth? leviathan is for chumps

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Personally, I'd say Behemoth, only because I'm painting mine as Behemoth.

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I don't know, C'tans are pretty lovecraftian too, now.

imma dump a few pics of mine to start the thread back.

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sorry about the thumbnail

>> No.18124881

C'tans were Derlethian (sp? I forgot), not Lovecraft at all. There was no mystery or grand unknowable about them. They did not disdain the activities of the universe as it was known, were not above it. Hell, their activities inherently focused on it.

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Indeed, they WERE.

Now they are. At least more than most things in 40k.

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>now they are lovecraftian*


>> No.18124951

I wouldn't even say they are now.
They are far less knowable, seeing as they are ended as a player on the 40k scene, but lack of knowledge about them doesn't make them lovecraftian.
Before, the C'tan had a very clear and stated plan for the material universe, and interacted with it's constituents often.
Now, the Necrons do, instead.

>> No.18124955

Kraken is best, but only if done correctly. I've seen people try it & come out with an orange mess. Shameful.

>> No.18124958

Complaining about Dark Eldar is fine too.

Mandrakes suck and you should feel bad for using them. (My half-hearted attempt)

>> No.18124989

their lack of distinguishable concerns alone doesn't make them lovecraftian. But being dead gods, with powers taken from 30s pulp sci-fi, with names that sound like "Azathoth", or "Tsattoghua" or "Ogdru Hem" pretty much does make them lovecraftian.

>> No.18124999

But on the same hand, that's about as Lovecraftian as they're gonna get.

>> No.18125010

you have to achieve a proper bone-like tone, not a yellow thing.

>> No.18125040

Oh, well, it would be hard to use more references without falling into plagiarism; it's a good balance, now, I think.

but enough

>> No.18125063

Wait, what the hell are those things supposed to be?

Thread and image name would imply tyranids, buuuut.

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And just like those various ancient evil spirits are heretical, so are the C'tan.

>> No.18125091

but what?

the guy asked for original designs, I provided him with some, he chose a few of them >>18124851
and I went on from this point.


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Yay, Leapy's here!

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>> No.18125133

Oh, not a problem, they're awesome.

They just don't look much like tyranids is all. Which, if they're supposed to be alternative designs, is fine.

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>> No.18125149

>time to fap

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>> No.18125157

Nothing will ever make The Red Terror look cool.

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The Red Terror always looked cool.

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Go suck a hundred dicks.

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>> No.18125185

If you want to live in a world filled with lies and delusion, that's fine by me.

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>> No.18125201

what's wrong with it?

The only thing that looks a bit wonky is the shape of its talons. Otherwise it looks delightfully freaky.

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>> No.18125212

>majesticchicken's recolors

at least pick out the decent ones. Most of them look worse than the B&W versions.

>> No.18125217

And so it begins. The flood gates have been opened.

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The talons look fine, IMO. The only really off bit about the design is the pincer on the end of the tail is way too big. Well, that and the model being an utter cow to put together - the curls of the tail were murder.

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>> No.18125244

reminds me of evangelion for some reason

>> No.18125249

Oh yes they were. It required several hours of filing, with the help of my mother, and occasioned a lot of stupid drama between the two of us.

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>> No.18125260

big-eyed, young-looking dude screaming at the top of his lungs (shinji) in front of a big white disgusting thing with a vicious smile and a sloppy tongue (eva series)

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>> No.18125274

that is what the Swarmlord should have looked like ( weaponry aside). This thing looks ugly and weird and alien and really characterful.

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>> No.18125285

Not enough Malanthropes, nor Zoanthropes.

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I'm just a little disappointed that the plastic Swarmlord turned out to be so underwhelming. It's a decent base to begin a conversion, at least.

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I've already posted my only Malanthrope picture. Zoanthropes will be up soon.

>> No.18125306

Actually I'm more surprised that they somehow managed to make him look even more disappointing than the illustration, but I've already blabbered long enough on this topic.

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>> No.18125326

What's wrong with it? It's very existence. It is inherently unclean and filthy. They are a blight on the world that should be cleansed post haste. God help every Red Terror model if I ever find myself in a position of power. I'm going full out holocaust on them. They'll be rounded up in work camps made of Popsicle sticks and both physically and mentally abused until they're all burned in row upon row of pizza ovens.

In summary, I'm not really don't know why I don't like it. It just doesn't really click with me but whatever. I don't even mind the tail, I think it's the maw and talons that do it for me.

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Bof! Why does no one draw Malanthropes.

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hello gentlemans, did any of you know site where i can find highresoloution warhammer 40k arts?
if yes, please share this secret with me
picture related

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>Why does no one draw Malanthropes.

I guess because they're not one of the big, well-known Tyranids. Which is a bit of a shame, because they're really, really cool.

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>> No.18125369

As far as I'm concerned, because its design is too perfect for me to take a different spin on it, because I've already drawn my share of freaky tentacled nids >>18124906 , and because it isn't a very dynamic or imposing thing, which makes it less interesting as a drawing than as a miniature.

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I'll have to get a draw fag to draw one for me.

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similar more or less

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I've got to say, when you look at the concept art done for the Zoanthrope in the run up to the 4th edition codex, then at the model we got...it's a real shame they skipped over some of the weirder designs.

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Check out this guy, he's got some amazing conversions. http://album.warpshadow.com/v/HiveFleetGarachnia/Daggoth/

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Oooh, very nice. That Chairthrope is pretty cool, always wanted to try converting a few up like that. Thanks for that.

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>> No.18125490


I really like some of these zoan designs, really weird, but they kinda get this almost frail on life support vibe that kind of blends the whole biological vs biotech aspects pretty well.

Like the zoan could be just the head region, and the rest is another creature in a symbiotic relationship that carries the zoanthrope around.

>> No.18125499

So Leapy, what does your Nid list look like at the moment?

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they'd have been a bitch and a half to assemble, and even MORE top-heavy (if that was even possible)

now, if they were in Finecast it'd be a different story, but finecast didn't exist back in 4th edition

>> No.18125514

I tried converting a Tyrant that consisted in a zoanthrope head and torso embedded in the torso of a large, headless carnifex body. But it required too much boring re-posing and sculpting.

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I always think of Professor Xavier when I see them. Hugely powerful psychic entity, with a frail body, confined to a chair for locomotion.

The latest one I used was this;

 Hive Tyrant w/Armoured Shell, Leech Essence, Paroxysm. 210 points.
--2 Tyrant Guard. 120 points.

3 Hive Guard. 150 points.
3 Hive Guard. 150 points.
Deathleaper. 140 points.

Tervigon w/Toxin Sacs, Adrenal Glands, Catalyst. 195 points.
30 Termagants, Devourers. 300 points.
25 Hormagaunts, Toxin Sacs. 200 points.
25 Hormagaunts, Toxin Sacs. 200 points.

20 Gargoyles. 120 points.

Trygon w/Adrenal Glands. 210 points.

I'm also playing around with lists that might make a Flyrant more viable. The new model's too beautiful not to use, but they're just so fragile for a 230+ point model.

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>> No.18125586


I've been looking into starting 'Nids and you seem the most qualified person to run my list past.

Hive Tyrant (Whip & Sword, Paroxysm, Leech Essence, Tyrant Guard x2) - 290

2x Hive Guard - 100
2x Hive Guard - 100
2x Hive Guard - 100

10x Termagant - 50
10x Termagant - 50
Tervigon (Toxin Sacs, Adrenal Glands, Catalyst, Stinger Salvo) - 195
Tervigon (Toxin Sacs, Adrenal Glands, Catalyst, Stinger Salvo) - 195

Trygon (Adrenal Glands) - 210
Trygon (Adrenal Glands) - 210

TOTAL - 1500

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toxin sacs on the gaunts?

I prefer adrenal glands so they can go transport-hunting

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Swap the Stinger Salvos for Cluster Spines and you should be good to go.

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From the Space Marine Assault starter set, right.

>> No.18125630


Are cluster spines that much better? I thought Stingers would be a bit better for anti-transport.

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I hope in the next dex (whenever that happens) we got some creatures with some odder designs. I like that they've got an internal consistence with the design, but if gw just keeps making big things with six legs its going to get a little stale.

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To be honest, if I'm trying to kill transports with Hormagaunts, the game's probably gone so badly wrong that there's not much hope of a few damaged Rhinos swinging things back. Most of the time you're going to need a 4+ (or worse) to hit, then a 6+ to damage, then a 5+ to actually do anything worth mentioning. It's just too slim a chance to bother with, IMO - Toxin Sacs provide a nice, constant benefit in close combat and lets them tear down any enemy Monstrous Creatures with relative ease.

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A handful of st5 pot-shots isn't going to do anything worthy of note. A st5 large blast is a useful tool for thinning enemy infantry - not so great against MEQ's, granted, but it's got a high enough strength to force quite a few saves.

There's nothing wrong with some odder designs, but I really don't want GW to move away from the base Tyranid template (5 plates on the head, 6 limbs, 1 tail). It gives the race a unifying aesthetic, and if that was done away with, I feel they'd just look like a disorganised mass of monsters.

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>> No.18125706

is this a daemon or a Khornite Tyrant?

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It's a Bloodthirster.

>> No.18125719

It is very much obviously a khornAte Greater Daemon, aka a Bloodthirster.

>> No.18125722


carnifex being strangled by a khornate demon. I like that pic, mostly because is not the standard imperium vs x pic

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>> No.18125736

it's a bloodthirster

god the bloodthirster model is awful

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>> No.18125753

Shame, I'd love to see some Chaos Nids

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>> No.18125764

Totally deserved to be Finecast.

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>> No.18125775

Hive Fleet Tiamat. Nids mutated by chaos exposure. Not really corrupted, though, as far as we know.

Or Chaos-affiliated genestealer cults. The enthroned Patriarch model had chaospheres engraved on his chair.

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>> No.18125796


they really have a specific number of headplates? I hadn't noticed.

It always bothered me when I'd see a really good conversion of a nid with wings, and then six other limbs. people seem to forget that wings are made out of legs/arms.

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>they really have a specific number of headplates?

Yup, five. In some, the rearmost can't be seen because the head is recessed into the torso. But the shape and layout indicates there's still five present.

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And how could we have forgotten this.

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I'm still surprised the Battle for Macragge fluff is still basically verbatim from the 2nd edition codex.

What a great bit of fluff

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Your attention to detail scares me sometimes.
I am damned sure 90% of people on /tg/ did not nor ever would know this.
Now, every time I see a nid picture, I will count the head plates.
Damn you, woman, what have you done to me?

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>I am damned sure 90% of people on /tg/ did not nor ever would know this.

Really? I mean, it was stated in the design article published in WD back when the 3rd edition Tyranid codex was released. I always thought it was pretty common knowledge.

>> No.18125894

I'm curious if anyone has seen any material beyond the little bits in the codex of Tyranid vs Daemon combat?

It's a neat mental experiment to think how a Tyranid hive fleet would have to evolve to properly combat a demonic incursion. Maybe genetically engineer the Tyranid version of a pariah which would require special control measures since it wouldn't be connected to the Hive Mind.

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>> No.18125898


She had touched you in a very special way.

>> No.18125901

>I am damned sure 90% of people on /tg/ did not nor ever would know this.
>they don't pay attention to the designers!
Though I first heard about it from Mr. Pink and Moloch over on Warpshadow some six or seven years back

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>> No.18125924

I will kick you in the dick.
>I always thought it was pretty common knowledge
I don''t have a reaction image for the look of sheer incredulousness that was on my face when I read this, nor will I post one because of image limits.
Fangirl, you are remembering a single blurb from a WD article that even people who have run Nids from the start likely glossed over.
Common knowledge? Hardly.

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>anyone has seen any material beyond the little bits in the codex of Tyranid vs Daemon combat?

It doesn't come up very often. Offhand, I can think of a couple of contradictory mentions:

During the Eye of Terror campaign, one Imperial world had the misfortune to be invaded both by the Tyranids and the Death Guard. The Tyranids were apparently immune to the plagues unleashed by the Chaos Marines.

The old Daemonhunters codex had a few examples of why the Grey Knights might fight Tyranids. One of them would be a Hive Tyrant that had been infected by Nurgle's Rot.

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>> No.18125945

Never NEVER underestimate the attention to detail of a fangirl, and exactly how obsessive they are over their chosen subject.

>> No.18125951


Be gentle.

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>that even people who have run Nids from the start likely glossed over.

Honestly, I'd have thought that people who were interested in an army wouldn't just skim over stuff like that. Granted it was published back in 2002, but there's got to be plenty people on /tg/ who were in the hobby back then, surely.

>> No.18125985

With 2 words you managed to deflate the venomous intent in my post.
Dammit, Imma stop posting now, I just feel bad.

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>Common knowledge? Hardly.
it's a pretty core facet of their design. Anyone who's interested in 'nids beyond a cursory glance should notice it

I mean, it's like the hooves. Genestealers (and some flying nids) aside; all Tyranids have hooves. It's a unifying aspect to their design, and was done intentionally

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>> No.18126014

anyone here every try the FW wrecking claw or wrecking ball biomorphs for the fex?

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>> No.18126023


Love you too, bro.

Have a nice day, you too DLFG.

>> No.18126024

You're a fangirl. And an overly obsessive attention whore. Regardless, you're not like most people. Your obsession is what gives you insight to remember every minute detail about your chosen subject.

It's not uncommon to see. The fangirls of other subjects are just as obsessive compulsive with their information gathering. Dr.Who and Sherlock especially come to mind...

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I do have a Carnifex with the giant claws. He's pretty cool, and actually half worth fielding under the rules in IA: Apocalypse 2e. Still not great, but it doesn't feel like I'm gimping myself by taking one, like I would with a regular Carnifex.

>> No.18126052

You know what is amusing?
That other anons have spoken up and made your entire post seem like baseless hate for a trip.
I shall giggle at how silly you look.

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>> No.18126069


neat, thanks. I've been wanting to try them out, and they look really slick.

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>it doesn't feel like I'm gimping myself by taking one, like I would with a regular Carnifex.
>Bio-Plasma finally back to being a god damn plasma cannon
>Carnifex is so horrifically overpriced that taking one is shooting yourself in the foot
damnit Cruddace!

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Ammo for the devourer I believe

>> No.18126100

I hate trips in general, and care not for the attention lavished upon them by their suckling adorers.

But make no doubt that DLFG is self confessed in name even, and her obsessive actions are the same as any other given fangirl from any other genre or topic. The only difference, is instead of being one out of many (mostly likely young) girls obsessing about something and fueling themselves onward, she is one amongst a see of neckbeards, and has developed a cult-following simply because she jumps at every given opportunity to trip-fag and dump artwork.

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God, tell me about it. Knock the base price down to 100 points, and raise the WS back to 4 and the S to 10, and it'd be worth fielding. But as it is, there's no reason to take them unless you regularly come up against loads of Land Raiders.

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or maybe because it actually is common knowledge to people who have played tyranids for a long time

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>> No.18126145

The most a Carnifex needs, is a 60pt reduction, Str 10, and a return to WS 4.

And access to a 2+ save at a fair cost.

What you're asking is no different than a Marine player saying that the Las-Predator should be reduced by 70 points, and allowed to field in groups of 5.

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>> No.18126161

shit, even then.. a Tyrannofex or Trygon would probably be a better buy. Or just Zoans instead of Hive Guard

I don't really... hate.. the 5th edition book, it's got loads of cool ideas.. but Cruddace just doesn't know how to price MC's right

I don't even mind the S9 or reduced WS. It's just that for the price he should not be so woefully inept

>> No.18126162

Oh hi! You must be unfamiliar with fangirls and their tendencies.

You should look them up some time... Almost any genre has them, but you should find plenty for shows like Supernatural, Twilight, Sherlock, etc.

>> No.18126171

>The most a Carnifex needs, is a 60pt reduction, Str 10, and a return to WS 4.

That's...exactly what I said. Bring it down to a base cost of 100 points, and raise the WS and S up to 4 and 10 respectively.

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>I don't really... hate.. the 5th edition book, it's got loads of cool ideas.. but Cruddace just doesn't know how to price MC's right

It's not just limited to MC's - just look at the Pyrovore. You're right though, I find it difficult to resent the codex itself. It's got lots of good ideas and interesting possibilities. They just don't amount to much. It was woefully mishandled and poorly playtested.

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Damn, it detected my flood.

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>> No.18126222

>but GW just didn't know how to price MC's right

Apologies, but I'm fixing that for you.

In the past (notably 3rd and 4th editions, but likely 2nd as well), Monsterous Creatures were substantially more powerful than vehicles. This is why vehicles began quite overcosted in 3rd ed (*cough* rhino), and why MCs gradually increased in point cost. During the Nid codex, GW still didn't quite know where MCs would be sitting in the power echelons of 5th. IG was painfully obvious, but all they had to go on was the Nidzilla from 4th, and how Daemons were currently running in the new edition. Well suffice to say... they fucked up. Nidzilla proved too inexpensive point-wise for what you were getting back in 4th, and GW's balance pendulums tend to swing back and forth a lot. So the MCs got nerfed... hard. Notably the Carnifex, partly to make way for new potential money grabs like the Trygon. In general, GW overcosted the nids and as usual their testers either failed to give adequate feedback, or did and were simply ignored.

Robin's name is on the codex as the project writer, but he was not the only one to have a hand in it.

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Now that looks like a Malanthrope.

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It's way too big. Same general shape, but way, way too big for a Malanthrope. I'm not sure what it is - probably just a nameless bio-titan in the background to confer a sense of scale.

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>> No.18126304

Well would you look at that.

>> No.18126306

Looks like that's the image limit. Enjoy, everyone.

>> No.18126331

kick ass thread everyone, well done and thanks for all the new pics :)

>> No.18126332


Thanks so much, Leapy, you do the board a service.

Anyway, this has pretty much solidified me playing 'Nids. Behemoth, to be specific.

I love that I could just make my own being and it could just be a particular mutation.

What hive fleet are your 'nids, Leapy?

>> No.18126364

Appreciate the image dump, but you're still an attention whore. You could do just as much service to the board without trip-fagging at a moment's notice in some shallow justification of wanting to be popular.

>> No.18126376

Technically, Leviathan, though a significant offshoot that's developed it's own colour scheme. Some of my first models were done in Kraken's red and bone colours, though, since they were featured heavily in the 3rd ed Codex.

>> No.18126380


Seriously? Still hating tripfags? You're on the wrong board, bro.

>> No.18126450

"Hmm.. maybe I should actually get off my lazy ass and finish painting my tyranids.
I'll just check /tg/ real quick first..."

Even if the thread wasn't an artdump I wouldn't have had a reaction image for what I'm feeling right now anyway.

>> No.18126454

How do you propose we know when its a quest/writefag making a post then, instead of trolls? Or which of our drawfags we are talking to so we can ask them the progress on a certain drawing? How do we pick out the people who know their shit, like DLFG here, from some random retard where both are posting? We like our tripfags here, 90% of them actually have a reason to have it and deserve some respect for their unpaid efforts for our amusement.

>> No.18126564

What am I looking at in this image?

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