Monday 3 November 2014

HELL YEAH! The return of the Mycetic Spore!

I give you the Tyrranocyte! 75pts, so it's more expensive but it comes armed with 5 deathspitters! No one can face down that much firepower [not to mention you can upgrade those to 5 Barbed Stranglers or 5 Venom Cannons]! It still looks like it'll shoot at the neearest traget but add in a Dakkafex or 20 Devgaunts or 10 Warriors or lets face it the Toxicrene and Haruuspex itself suddenly take on a whole new outlook. This is so much win for nids...

If you look close you'll see that the WS and BS are still 2, it's now S5 instead of 6 :( T is either 5 or 3, I think it looks more like 5 which is :) less insta-kill but look at it's Wounds - 6, up from 3! Initiative 3 [from 1] and attacks 3, Ld and 4+ save still the same. Nothing about close combat weapons, it's lost it's Lash Whips and Ripper Tentacles but is does say although it cannot Sweeping Advance it can Consolidate so deal with a T5 6W unit in assault!

One last thing, look in the 'Area Denial' rules on the left, just below where it refers to 'lob Spore Mines' and it referes to a 'Mucloid'. So I guess this kit makes a second model that fires Spore Mines too! Happy days!

Now the big question, will these still be acceptable... 

Amongst friends no doubt but what about tournaments, let the debate rage


  1. my biggest concern so far is I see no mention about shooting all weapons. Yes it has 5, but Monstrous creatures can only shoot 2.....

    1. That is a very good point, it must have some special rule

    2. From nid hive.

      "Instinctive Fire:
      Has to shoot at nearest enemy in LOS, so same as previous Spores. Weapons shoot simultaneously. Shoots at the end of the shooting phase, but before morale checks are taken. "

    3. Y'know I didn't spot that, just saw 5 weapons. The latest pics include a description of Instinctive Fire, describing it as simple as measuring from the weapon to nearest enemy. So I think theyll be able shoot all. Whether its the same target is another matter. I'd assume so.

    4. Here you go Dave!

    5. So they'll each target independently whatever unit is nearest to that weapon.

  2. This made me SOOO happy this morning. Are they being released with a new 40K expansion?