Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their army lists to our Clinic, we hope that our responses have given you some pointers and were useful. Our very first army list in for review was from a reader called James, so I just wanted to take the time and say thanks for emailing in your list James, and lets have a look at it.
1 x Flyrant duel Devs, Old Ad.
1 x Tervigon 3 powers Toxin Sacs crushing claws – warlord
3 x Hive Gaurd
1 x Dom in pod
1 x Tervigon 3 powers Toxin Sacs
10 x Termagaunts
18 x Devour Gaunts in spore Pod
Thats for a 1250pt tourney in UK, any help would be appreciated.
Firstly, I want to say the list is very solid for its points level. Choosing to take the Tervigon as your Warlord may seem like a good idea, because it is tough to kill, but I don’t believe it is necessar. I think it is a much more sound strategic idea to take the Tervigon as another troops choice, this way you have 2 rock hard scoring Monstrous Creatures that can push forward when needed to take those objectives.
Without much information if this list is working for you or not, it’s quite difficult for us to critique, but if you’re looking for changes/improvements, I will give a couple of ideas where I think the list could be improved by changing wargear, but would require some more models. So, I would be tempted to drop the additional powers on both of the Tervigons, this frees up 60pts to start with, at 1250pts you don’t have many points to play with, the additional powers are nice and vastly increase the chances of Arm, but we have to trim the fat at tournament level. The 60pts dropped can be used to give the first Termagant brood a Spore Pod and Devourers, this then gives you 3 units that will drop in the ever reliable pods right in your enemies face and with the Hive Tyrant Swooping to support them, giving them both Preferred Enemy, you will have a devastating alpha strike. To make this more reliable though, I would then be tempted to drop the crushing claws on the Tervigon that was originally your Warlord and invest the points in Hive Commander on the Hive Tyrant to make your alpha strike that much more reliable.
So with the minor tweaks mentioned above your list should look something like this:
Hive Tyrant w/ wings, dual devourers, old adversary and hive commander - 310
3 Hive Guard – 150
Doom in Pod – 130