Warhammer 40k 6th edition – first game

I played my first game of Warhammer 40k 6th Edition with my friends John and Craig on July 1st. I’m sure we got a few rules wrong, and with a lot of distractions in the house it wasn’t conducive to a deep dive of the rules, but it was a good experience and we learned a lot. My friend Craig snapped a few pictures during the session. John brought his Raven Guard Marines with Grey Knights allies, and I played my Hive Fleet Damocles Tyranid army. We did 2000 points, and the idea was to pick several different units that…

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Tyranid Ripper Swarms

So these are the last guys I’ve had sitting on my painting table during the winter while I waited for the weather to warm up so I didn’t get the dreaded “fogging” on my clear coating spray. I’m happy to say I’ve finished painting up all my ripper swarms (all 9 of them) and I LOVE ‘EM! I actually don’t normally like putting together or painting units like these up, but I gotta say, seeing all these guys lining up makes me want to ensure they’re in my next bug list, just for extra-super-little-gribbly power!

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Tyranid Biovores

So I set out on a journey to create Biovores.  I originally did not like them – I wanted a purely close combat army that shredded everything in hand to hand.  I didn’t want any goofy “gun-beasts” or odd bio-artillery mucking up my perfectly concocted “slashy bug death” list.  Well, turns out that list can be made, but not always very effective.  I loosened up a bit and decided to go ahead and start considering more gun-beasts (like Hive Guard and Biovores).

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Tyranid Carnifex

The mighty Carnifex – that big bruiser on the Tyranid list that is renowned for being the tough wrecking ball. Not quite as mighty as it was in 4th edition, but still a big gribbly to be reckoned with. I put together 3 Carnifexes lately – all of the “screamer killer” variety. Some day I’ll figure out how to magnetize so they won’t be stuck with a fixed cofiguration – but for now, the tried-and-true variant is a good addition to any big game or Apocalypse battle.

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