Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Old One Eye...Unstoppable Part 1

Sergeant Lemartes and his scouts had been patrolling the eastern edge of the cratered landscape for two weeks.  The blasted, storm-wracked surface of Calth was treacherous enough…their target only added to the tension created by the effort just to survive.  The creature known as “Old One Eye” had been rampaging unchecked for months now, and it had to be destroyed…

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Great Devourer...Soulless Humanity

Humanity wishes to believe that the Tyranid race is soulless, acting without reason or intellect.  To the human race, Tyranids are animalistic predators, and nothing more.  This is hyperbole... the Lords of Terra and their innumerable minions know all too well that it is they, soulless and unreasoning, who prey upon their own kind in order to preserve a dying empire. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

New Kill Team Rule Set

The latest version of Kill Team has hit the street and I am happy to see this rule set aligned with 6th edition.  Kill Team offers a great way to get in some “games on a budget” in terms of time.  Playing 4-6 scenarios in 4-5 hours is easily manageable for experienced players.  Here are some thoughts regarding playing this rule set, and how Tyranid players might incorporate it into their gaming.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy and Sad Rumors - Opinions About What We Have Seen So Far

We are almost two weeks into the rumor season, and we have seen a multitude of information…albeit salty information.  Whether any of it is true or not, it seems like a good idea to stir the pot a bit and prognosticate about specific rumors.  This is, of course, from a Tyranid perspective.  Ready, set…

Saturday, December 14, 2013

First Pass at a Tyranid Shopping List

My commentary on Escalation seems to have struck a few nerves, so for this installment I am moving away from it (for now) and talking about what I have my sights on for those hard earned dollars in January…

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Commentary - Escalation, 40K & Tyranids Part 2

In the midst of a plethora of Tyranid rumors bubbling up to the surface, I want to stay focused on reality and talk about what Nids can do about Lords of War in the Escalation expansion.  It is not a pretty picture…

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Commentary - Escalation, 40K and Tyranids Part 1

For those who ask how Escalation will change the game, I have some thoughts now that I have read through this latest tome.  I am no master prognosticator, but I have played the game long enough to know what effect this will have…

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Prometheus Rumor Scoreboard - Final Episode

I got what I deserved for getting emotional about a December release.  I am now 0-1.  Oh well.  Still have another 25 or so rumors to go.  A busy holiday week otherwise.  Built and primed 30 Spinegaunts.  Assembled two plastic Tervigons.  Lots of glue to peel off my hands.  Fun!  By the way, these are before/after pics of two Fexes and a Daemon Dude taking down a Warlord Titan in close combat.  Yeah Baby!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Stronghold Assault and Escalation - Lose/Lose for Tyranids

So no Nids in December.  If they had arrived, it would be like a check I wasn’t expecting; appreciated but not something I couldn’t live without.  So what we DO have is a bunch of crap that is quite worthless to most Nid players...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Prometheus Rumor Scoreboard - Week 3

The Prometheus Rumor Score board – WEEK 3

Getting close folks…or are we? Rumored pre-release in less than two weeks and nothing at GW site...

Sunday, November 17, 2013

This Is A Work Of Art - Awesome Tyranid Diarama

This is a work of art – awesome Tyranid diarama

This IS a Tyranid blog.  So although I know this YouTube video has appeared on other blogs (notably Bell of Lost Souls), it is most certainly appropriate that I include it HERE…

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tervigon/Tyrannofex - Two Models, One Choice

My Tervigon/Tyrannofex arrived today, bright and shiny in its’ cardboard box and plastic wrap.  The only question is, which one do I build?! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Prometheus Rumor Scoreboard - Week 2

Back again for more rumor-licious fun…and a real whopper this past week…so here we go again.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Battle Report - Tyranids vs Tau

Swarmlord Algernon had met these prey creatures on many occasions.  Each time, they had adapted...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Rumor Scoreboard - A Prometheus Exclusive

By now most of you know I am not a proponent of rumors…but that doesn’t mean I can’t have some fun with them…


Friday, November 1, 2013

Commentary - Planning for Arrival of the New Hive Fleet

It’s time for all Tyranid fans to start thinking about how you are going to prepare for the new Dex due out in just 8 weeks…the time will fly.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Commentary - The New Games Workshop?

Doesn’t our community love to b***h about GW?  Prices, Finecast, Lawsuits, Stores, Prices… 

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Great Devourer...Terra Nova

The tendrils of the Hive Fleets seem to be moving toward a single goal, a single target…”Holy” Terra…

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Scything Talons - Preferred Enemy On A Stick

Thought it was time for discussion and analysis on another Tyranid biomorph…Scything Talons…

Friday, September 27, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Noax Secundus Terrain Project - Part 2

So off we go!  This weeks’ installment will provide a tour of stuff I am putting on the bases I have...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Great Devourer...Universal Balance and the Forces of Chaos

The Hive Mind seeks stability, allowing the Universe to alternatively create and destroy...

The Noax Secundus Terrain Project - Part 1

Prologue…Noax Secundus was only a year ago a verdant planet, the agri-world of a thriving Imperial sector...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Great Devourer...Cure for the Disease of Humanity?

It watches, it moves, it consumes...it grows, adapts and watches again.  This is the Hive Mind...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Parasite of Mortrex and Gargoyles Unit Analysis

One of only two Independent Characters in the current Tyranid codex, The Parasite has two very interesting advantages...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hive Fleet Prometheus Model Showcase - Heriophant Seymour

This model is a source of great pride for me.  Like many of you, I don’t have a bazillion dollars to drop on one of Forge World’s amazing models...

Hive Fleet Prometheus Model Showcase - Trygon and Mawloc

I have had both of these models since they first came out...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Battle Report - Tyranids vs Imperial Guard

Prologue: As the Swarmlord looked toward his Prey, he thought of the massive amounts of biomass expended in his last two victories...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Commentary - Rumors and Rumors of Rumors

I admire the folks at sites like Faeit 212 and Bell of Lost Souls.  Having been a former Intelligence Officer, I understand the value of reliable sources of information...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Battle Report - Tyranids vs Chaos Space Marines

First time for Mike and I to have a chance to pound on each other.  We each had 2250pts of bad-ass, mayhem causing craziness...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tyranid Medium Range Weapons

In this installment, we take a look at medium range (18”-24”) weapons in the Tyranid arsenal.  But let’s review before we move on…

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hive Fleet Prometheus Model Showcase - Tervigon Sammie

The now ubiquitous Tervigon.   A great unit in the Tyranid codex that until recently did not have an official model.  Since I couldn’t wait when the codex came out almost four years ago, I dived in and created Tervigon Sammie...

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tyranids in the 40K Universe - Commentary

Where do the Tyranids stand in terms of their inclusion is backstory and digital media?  Oblivion…IMO...

40K App Review

Whether you are a “heels dug in” old schooler or a tech wizard, the now ubiquitous App is part of our lives...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tyranid 6th Edition Codex Wish List

Let’s be honest…I am not a rumors groupie.  The VAST majority of what we read, most notably codex details, is always proved wrong once the tome is in circulation...

Conversion Project - Parasite of Mortrex

The Parasite has an interesting set of rules that I wanted to try out.  Basically for every model he kills, he has a chance of that model spawning Ripper bases.  Recently played a game and 10 of the little fellas popped onto the table!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hive Fleet Prometheus Model Showcase - Swarmlord Algernon and Hive Tyrant Winky

Algernon and Winky are both magnetized.  They were actually the first models I magnetized…

Hive Tyrant and Swarmlord Unit Analysis

Hive Tyrants and Swarmlords – the heart of any Tyranid swarm.  Let’s take a look at them and see how what they bring to the table...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Painting Hive Fleet Prometheus

Since you have now seen a few of my models, thought I would walk you through the painting process for my Tyranid horde…

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tyranid Long Range Weapons

Tyranid  Long Range Weapons

Time to take a look at the shooting potential of the Tyranids.  I am breaking this series into three parts...

Friday, June 28, 2013

Tyranids and sixth edition…the good, the bad, the not so bad

I think we have all had enough time since the release of the most recent rule set to get familiar with the sequence and meta.  I am going to discuss 6th  Edition from a Tyranid perspective...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Battle report – Tyranids vs. iron warriors

I had the chance to throw down today with Jay and his naughty marines (Iron Warriors).  He also took Imperial Guard allies.  We had 2000 point armies...

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Commentary - Naming Names

There is a time to enjoy a good laugh in our hobby, but this is not one of those times.  Here I am with all these awesome models.  Unlike other armies however, Tyranid players don’t get any cool names for their figs...

Hive fleet Prometheus Model showcase – barbed heriodule barney
For our first showcase, I would like to introduce you to Barney.  Barney is a veteran of several D-Company “Big Games” (our version of Apocalypse) and my first and only Forge World model (so far)...

Hive Fleet Prometheus Welcomes You, Prey!

Welcome to the world of Hive Fleet Prometheus!  Here you will find a veteran 40k players perspective on his beloved Tyranids.  This blog will include, among other things…

-      Analysis of Tyranid Units, Weapons and Biomorphs

-      Tyranid Tactica

-      Hive Fleet Prometheus Battle Reports

-      Hive Fleet Prometheus Finished Models and Conversion Projects

-      Hive Fleet Prometheus Travel Reports

-      Guest Writers

-      General Commentary/Ruminations

-      Warhammer 40k App and Book Reviews

-      A Touch of Humor