Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tyranids - Venomthropes + Stealerbugs

It's been a little while since this Farseer has reported on Tyranids, so here we go with a new list. I've had this list and have experimented with in Vassal only (since we have no Venomthropes) but I had been wanting to try out the V'thropes. People seem to ignore them for some reason and I wanted to know why. They have a 2+ poison attack and give every unit (keyword here) within 6" a 5+ cover. Normally that's not such a great save, but when you start looking at a 5+ save on Genestealers and what the 'standard' issue gun (e.g. bolter) does to said save, that 5+ cover starts to look pretty tasty.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feelin' Orky!

So I'm headed to the LGS today, and figured I'd share what I'm taking. Special thanks to Commissar Carrie for her helpful telling me what to do suggestions.

2000 Pts - Warboss Gazbakk's Warmob

HQ: Big Mek Whizzgutz. 'eavy Armor, Cybork Body, Shokk Attack Gun (110 pts)
HQ: Warboss Gazbakk. 'eavy Armor, Cybork Body, Power Klaw, Shoota/Skorcha (105 pts)
Troops: 9 x Nobz w/ Big Choppa, x 1 Bosspole + 1 Painboy. All in 'eavy Armor. + Trukk w/ Red Paint Job and Ram (375 pts)

Elite: Lootas 10 x Boyz (150 pts)
Elite: Burna Boyz 11 x Boyz (165 pts) 

Troops: Boyz 11 x Boyz, 1 x Rokkit + Trukk w/ Plank, Red Paint Job, Ram (126 pts)
Troops: Boyz x 18 Boyz + 1 Nob w Klaw, Bosspole. 1 x Big Shoota(159 pts)
Troops: Boyz 19 x Boyz + 1 Nob w Klaw, Bosspole. 2 x Big Shoota (170 pts)
Heavy Support: Battlewagon; Armor Plates, Deff Rolla, Rigger, Kannon, Big Shoota x 2 (145 pts)
Heavy Support: 3 x Killer Kans 2 x Grotzooka & Riggers, 1x Big Shoota, x 3 Armor Plates(170 pts)
Fast Attack: 5 x Deffkoptas w/ TL Rokkits and x 1 Buzzsaw (250 pts)
Heavy Support: 2 Zzap Guns w/ 9 Gretchin crew.(75 pts)

Friday, February 11, 2011

A quick note on Orks by Farseer N'kurrik

We have discovered an inherent weakness in Orks battle tactics. They often employ psychic orks they call 'weirdboys' or 'warpheads'. These so-called psykers seem to have very little control over their powers and act more of a leak in a container rather than a conduit channeling psychic energy. Even the exodites have far better control.