Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Sky is Falling. Wear a Helmet.

So I've been keeping up with all of the new Tyranid Codex rumors and have been hearing this and that about Carnifexes in broods of 1-3, the Trygon/Mawloc, super-powered Tyrants, cheaper (and more powerful) Genestealers, something called a Harpy and blah blah blah. 

This. Happens. Every. Single. Codex.

The sky will fall and everyone freaks out about how over powered the newest dex will be. Frankly, I've heard nothing that is truly concerning or cannot be planned around. I'll get a copy of the codex and I'll look it over. Not to start playing nids or to complain forever about the gross injustices and codex creep.

Instead, be proactive about this change. Find the weaknesses in this codex. Is it time for plasma to make its return - due to the difficulty of hiding something as large as a trygon in cover? Powerfists will appear in just about every single squad that can equip one. And finally, weapons and abilities that inflict instant death (S10 Pie Plates, Force Weapons, Skulltaker, Wraithcannons, etc) will be somewhat popular again due to the loss of Eternal Warrior. 

1 comment:

  1. Bring transports, bring melta, consider plasma, bring S8+ weapons.

    Cry if you aren't mobile, because someone dropping a Carnifex/other MC in your face gives you one turn before that thing starts ambling through your lines.

    Worry about actually seeing a 'nid list that can hurt you.

    Bring some psychic defense.

    Honestly, meching up and bringing psychic defense and anti-tank weapons is something you should be doing ANYWAY in 5th edition. Tyranids aren't really changing that, but their codex IS getting a huge revamp.

    And yeah, everyone always thinks the sky is falling, but that's normal. Me? I'm looking forward to variety in opponents.