Since last Friday, I have built and painted THREE monstrous creature models! Whew! Finally assembled my two Tervigons which have been sitting in boxes for a while, and bought and assembled a Flyrant. All of these are plastic models. Moreover, I spent the time to get these big buddies painted before the new dex is released. I will be getting my last 17 Termagaunts finished today. With all this done, I will have cleared the decks and be ready for the new beasties I am expecting to arrive on Saturday…
- Harpy/Hive Crone
- Carnifexes (2)
- Tyrant Guard/Hive Guard (3)
Let’s get to the issue of moving on. With the final rush of rumors this week, it is so easy to get on board the “regret train.” IF, IF, IF, we lose Doom, Parasite, Ymgarls, Spore, e.g., how will we ever be able to win? Funny how this dynamic works, and how easily we forget. How did you feel after the release of the current Tyranid codex? Did you feel like you could never win again, that everything got nerfed? Speaking for myself, I have seen more success with my Nids since the release of the 6th edition BRB than I did with 5th. Don’t think I won’t miss my Spores (all EIGHT of them) or the Parasite. I love the mobility that Spores give my army. The Parasite has been lots of fun, especially against Guard and Orks. Ymgarls have been my solution to Eldar Rangers. People will spend weeks or months complaining about losing the old rules and units, but it’s like complaining to your dog. The dog will listen, but in the end it will not prevent the change.
I have now stood in front of the mirror and said, “get over it.” On Saturday, the new rules will be the rules we will need to live by. Any good player will adjust and use the new codex and new units to their maximum effectiveness. We did it when the current codex was released. Before, I never had Spores to “drop pod” units across the board. No Ymgarls to pop out of terrain. Was never able to use Nid psychic ability to its full potential. But for the last four years I found ways to make it all work. It has been fun.
On Saturday, if some of the rumors are correct, I will finally know the joy of flyers…real flyers (with all due respect to the Flyrant). We will have an MC that has lots of AP2 shooting. There will be changes to the FOC for Nids. Many new opportunities and great potential.
Hopefully, we will choose to use the new dex to help our Tyranids remain the Apex Predators they were meant to be. I for one will be reading my shiny new codex with an open mind, and leaving the past behind.
Create, Grow, Feed, Adapt