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...
 Yriel, Abaddon, SkulKrakka, Njal Stormcaller, Marneus Calgar, Telion, e.g.  Even daemons get names (although mentioning their TRUE names just pisses them off)!  Squads of troops get named.  Talon Squad, Squad Sigmar, and so it goes. What do ‘Nids get?  Swarmlord?  Deathleaper?  Parasite?  Those aren’t names…they’re titles!  I want some freakin’ names for my bugs! Yes, this is important to me. 

So let’s get personal.  You might think names like”zzzzzssssssyyy” or “vvvhhhhhzzzzzmmm” would make more sense for Tyranids.  Not happening.  Here is a list of some of my favorite Hive Mind minions…

-      Heriophant Seymour

-      Heriodule Barney (featured in our first Model Showcase)

-      Tervigon Sammie

-      Zoanthropes Bob, Dexter and Egon

-      Hive Tyrant Winky

-      Swarmlord Algernon

-      Parasite Laura

-      Deathleaper Batty (see picture below)

-      That’s better, don’t you think?  Those of you who face my Bugs on the tabletop from now on will be sure to remember who it was that ate you for lunch!

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