1850 Nids Variety Shooting List

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1850 Nids Variety Shooting List

Postby goblin » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:09 pm

this is the list i played against fred last night. it's got a bit of a one of everything feel (except the double flyrants, because they're sorta the bread and butter of nids right now).

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tyrant             240
wings
twin brainleach devourers
electroshock

tyrant             240
wings
twin brainleach devourers
electroshock

30 gants           120

tervigon           195

5 genestealers      70

venomthrope         45

zoanthrope          50

3 hive guard       165

harpy              135

crone              155

3 biovores         120

mawloc             140

exocrine           170

                  1845


i think this list is pretty fun to play and play against because there's so much unit variety and in general all the units pull their weight. there are a ton of tactical options to weigh with each unit having its own specialty. you have to consider whether you'll be aiming your units at their ideal target or on the biggest/most imminent threat. on the flip side, it gives your opponent a ton of firing options, which makes target priority very interesting.
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Re: 1850 Nids Variety Shooting List

Postby Brutal Legend » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:12 pm

Taking 1 Hive Tyrant with wings and devourers is enough. It'd be a different story if the 2nd HT was armed differently but he's a copy/paste. Save the 2nd HT for tournaments. You're just doubling up on a really good unit. You could use the points to buy more troops since they're usually the ones who are going to help you capture those tactical objectives.
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Re: 1850 Nids Variety Shooting List

Postby tinfoil » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:52 pm

I'm going to agree with Jon's suggestion about the copy-pasted flyrants. Having played this list last week, I think it's tough enough for casual play without bi-flyrants.

Otherwise, a strong list. Lots and lots of high strength shooting, much of it at range.
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Re: 1850 Nids Variety Shooting List

Postby goblin » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:13 pm

i appreciate the suggestions. i want to try to keep the list fun to play against. this list was originally crafted to be a tournament list for the hobby bunker, where they also play a more casual style. i ended up getting good comp scores (they were opponent scored, post game) but the second flyrant is kind of a trying to win element. i don't own anything else that fits into the hq slot (other than a second tervigon, which would end up being another copy paste, since they don't really have any options). i'm thinking i'll take the points for the second flyrant, drop the mawloc (since it doesn't really fit into the shooty bugs theme) and invest the points in a couple fexes and some warriors to give me some more synapse backup (since i lose a source by dropping the flyrant).
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Re: 1850 Nids Variety Shooting List

Postby goblin » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:20 pm

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tyrant             240
wings
twin brainleach devourers
electroshock

30 gants           120

tervigon           225
w/ adrenal glands + crushing claws

3 warriors         110
2 w/ deathspiiters
1 w/ venom cannon

venomthrope         45

zoanthrope          50

3 hive guard       165

harpy              150
cluster spines

crone              155

3 biovores         120

2 carnifexes       300
w/ double twin devourers with brainleach

exocrine           170

                  1850
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