Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Painted Tyranid Warriors

Just a quick post to show off some pictures of a first batch of newly painted Tyranid Warriors. I'm currently working on painting another batch of Tyranid Warrior bodies, after which I will paint up all the magnetized alternate weapon options. When that is finished, I'll put up a step by step tutorial on how I painted them.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Infestation of Planet 18-D93

The Setup
I played a four-player game recently, with 2500 points of Tyranids on one side, facing off against 2500 points of combined Space Marines (of the Black Templars chapter) and Space Wolves. I controlled half of the Tyranid army. We used the Battle Missions book to determine an army-specific scenario to play. The result was the Infestation mission.

Representing the late stages of a Tyranid invasion, the deployment had the defending Space Marines deploying in one corner, and the Tyranids deploying anywhere else. The entire defending army would benefit from the Preferred Enemy special rule, representing them having gotten really good at fighting Tyranids by this point. This would really help them out. The entire Tyranid army would get +1 to any cover saves, representing their adapting to the local terrain. Also, all area terrain counted as Dangerous Terrain, because the Tyranid attempts to strip the planet had started resulting in earthquakes, lava flows, and in this case poisonous/acidic water. Random game length would be used, and the side with the most kill points would be the victor.