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Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's a Love Affair...Mainly Tyranids, and my Hotrod.

I was waxing nostalgic the other day when looking for some 40k pics on my computer and stumbled across these.  This is my old Tyranid army as it was during a tournament in 2006. 

Tyranids were my first army, and I started playing them in 2nd edition, shortly after the Codex came out.  At the time, most people didn't know how to play against Tyranids and even as a new player, I would destroy most opponents.

The large piece in the back is an old Armorcast Malefactor.  For those who don't know, Armorcast used to have a license to make Epic models in 40k scale.  The most common places I see these is at Adepticon, with people bringing their old Warhound, Reaver, and Phantom titans.  The Malefactor is a Tyranid transport creature.  It was a monstrous creature that could carry up to 12 wounds worth of Tyranids and was a beast, which at the time meant that it moved 9" in the movement and assault phases.  A full squad of Genestealers charging out of a 6 wound creature sounds kinda broken under current standards.  It was broken then too :)

Once Apocalypse came out, I started the task of replacing all my 2nd ed models with the newer, more current versions.  With the new codex punching the Tyranid army below the exoskeleton, this project has taken a bit of a back seat to others.


  1. oooooooooooooh. Now I get the 'Nids - when they are painted, they are pretty.

  2. Ah, nostalgia. All my older metal is languishing in the stripper too. Really nice to see the 2nd gen metal termagaunts, and first metal run of warriors. Did you go ahead and invest in the Exocrines as well as the Malefactors?

    As for the codex being...subpar...I don't agree. I think its different enough from what we were running with in the last two codexes that we were forced to invest in more crack. With everything that was moved to Troops some of us just threw our hands up in frustration.

  3. @Loquacious: My wife picked out this color scheme. They were originally scorpion green and bone.

    @Old Grue: I have a pair of Exocrines as well as the pair of Malefactors. I never did get a Haruspex or a Dactylis.

    My biggest problem with the new codex is that I need so many new models, that I could pay for a completely new army from another book. I did get some of the new Gargoyles, though. Now I just need a few Trygons...

  4. That color scheme is brilliant, especially like how it looks on the Malefactor.