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Default Tyranid Harpy/Flyer Questions

1) I'm planning on converting a Harpy, how big do you think the base should be?

2) How does a unit with a flying base benefit from cover? Do you measure the plastic stand as part of the cover or the model?
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1) I would say a monstrous creature base would suffice, with a plastic stand attached. Some might even use the larger oval MC base (Trygon base).

2) With true line of sight, and the 50% rule for determining if a MC receives a cover save, this is situationally dependent. You use TLoS to see if the Harpy receives the cover save exactly how you have modelled it. So if you model it way off the ground, chances are you will almost never receive a cover save. Model it close enough to the ground and small enough and you can easily receive a cover save from Gargoyles. Such is the 5th edition world we live in.

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Use either the MC base or trygon base- so thats the 60mm round base or the big oval base. Justr depends on what you have going spare, or what you need to support your model.

As for cover... forget it.
MCs rarely get cover anyway and units on flying stands are pretty tricky to give cover saves to, add the 2 together and your probably out of luck unless you are near a venomthrope.
- its the biggest disadvantage of a harpy that if you're playing anyone with a S10 AP4 (or better) weapon then it can 1 hit kill you with very little you can do to prevent it.

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