Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My take on NIDS 1500k

Found this photo at Heresy Online.

This is my take on the Nids at 1500 points.  The list is based on knowledge gained from fighting them in 5th edition, and my take on how the Nids should be played from my experience with them in 2nd edition.


Hive Tyrant - Lash Whip & Bonesword, Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs, Leech Essence, Paroxysm
Tyrant Guard - Lash Whip


Tyranid Warrior Brood (6)
Genestealer Brood (20)
Genestealer Brood (20)

Fast Attack:
Tyranid Shrike Brood (6)
Gargoyle Brood (30)

The way I see the above list being played is as follows.  This is a balls deep motherfucking bad ass army!  Its the way I think Nids should be played.  In your face tearing shit up.  I remember when Nids first came out.  You could god damn give them Zoats!  Well what I remember from back then is that Nids were in your face hand to hand.  I figure from playing against them in 5th edition that this is what a hard core assault army should look like.

The list is also based on my understanding on how a hammer and anvil list should play.  The idea is that my hammer will consist of the Shrikes and Gargoyles.  My Tyrant, Tyrant Guard, Warriors and 20 Stealers will act as my Anvil.  That leaves me with 20 more stealers that will out flank and act as my fuck you card.  I'll plod forward with my anvil along with the screen of 20 stealers.  My hammer will push a flank hard in first turn.  Second turn first thing I do is roll for outflank.  If successful the rest of my army will make a push for them.  Hopefully I will have a solid hammer and anvil set up along with the wild card of 20 stealers outflanking.  If I don't make the role then I'll try and set up an hammer and anvil with what I have on the board.  The thing is no matter if my outflanking stealers make it on the board by turn two or not.  Who ever I play will always be shitting their pants thinking about what might be outflank during the course of the game.

Overall I think this would be an easy list to model and a fun army to play.  The only thing outside of the box you would need to make it work would be some shrike wings from forgeworld.  The thing is I no fuck all about Nids.


  1. Screening with stealers? That hive tyrant has expensive tastes.

  2. Not only does the tyrant have expensive tastes but he also assembled his army drunk. Looking back on the list with a clear head this morning I realize that it has some problems. I like the idea of the hammer and anvil. Off the top of my head I would make the following changes. Drop one squad of stealers to 10 and drop the other squad completly. Add a squad of 3 Hive Guard and a 30 strong squad of Hormagaunts with toxin sacs. I would also give the gargoyles toxin sacs as well. I think this works out to 1.5k even