Sunday, September 10, 2006

Venom Cannon Warrior

Warpshadow's people are having some reallife interferences, but I bet the contest will begin somewhere between now and the upcoming month. It's probably going to be a middle weight model (see voting on warpshadow).
To be up to speed I started building/modelling my venom cannon warrior. I don't exactly how bad-ass it will be in gaming terms but it should pack a nice punch: 2shots, 36", S7 ap4.

I wanted something special because contest models need something special. And I'm up for some green stuff practice, especially if I want to learn how to use it REALLY good.

Side one

This is the venom cannon with thingies added to it to give it a Balistic skill 3 idea.

Here you see the extended carapace (shoulders and tail).
This one is very much WIP (work in progress).
Will try to update some more.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Booya grouppressure!

For a week the Tyranid community cried and cried about losing immunity to instant death against weapons of s9 or s10. Images flashed of S9/10 ordnance pounding your tactics in one single shot arose.
Thropes would be shot away with one lasscannon shot. People even started selling their thropes and warriors for ultra low prices on e-bay and comparable sites. They changed their armylists. After a couple of days people kinda accepted this 'change'in fact. People were wondering if they might have interpreted the codex in a wrong way and it was always stated like S9/10 would be beyond the power of synapse. In all honesty I was a bit furious for a couple of hours and then accepted the faq. Didn't play a game since then though (not for a special reason).

But NOW!!!! They updated the faq. Nids ARE immune to s9/10 instadeath. And they even gave us immunity to Wraith cannons (and other weapons without a S value..).
But even in the tyranid community people think this last gift is a bit too much. Because it looks like we gained immunity to a weapon that struck fear into all nids.
I'll have to re-read the statement for forceweapons (checking the SM codex?) but I might still allow those weapons to instakill me. It's a good compromise.

I think this is the VERY first time that GW has succombed to pressure. Fearing sales of warriors/thropes and raveners. There are plenty of weapons left to kill off my synapse or in-synapse creatures. I would be interested to see the price statistics of GW for the week after the 'hated' faq. I also know some people who are laughing out loud because they just bought super cheap stuff from e-bay after which those critters returned stronger than ever!

How's that for evolution. I guess the nids just evolved in a weeks time :p


Q. If a Tyranid creature in synapse range is wounded by
a weapon with a Strength of more than double their
Toughness, do they suffer Instant Death or do they
suffer only one wound?

A. They suffer only one wound. The book is wrong, and
the second bullet point of the Synapse Creatures rules
should read:

"Tyranids within Synapse range as described above
(including the Synapse Creature itself) are not
affected by the Instant Death rule. Note that this
does not apply to Ripper Swarms."

Q. Following the previous answer, what happens if a
Tyranid in synapse range suffers Instant Death from a
weapon that does not have a Strength value, like a

A. As they are immune to Instant Death, they only suffer 1 Wound and are not instantly killed.