the starter box is very cheap for its contents £105 for £158 of models
That may be to cover Old One Eye, who is now an HQ and can be built using a single Carnifex boxlink to the page: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/wnt/blog.jsp?pid=12500094-gws
looks like single carnifexes have moved to HQ choice which is interesting
I think it's more likely they just want all special characters to be HQs, but it would be great if that were the case...If Old One Eye is an HQ then he could make Carnifex broods Troops. That does seem crazy but there has to be some benefit to him being there. Maybe it's a single brood or he lets them be Elites and HS. Time will tell, I guess.
It is a very good deal - at an online vendor discount, it works out about £1 for each of the small mins, with the carnifex thrown in for free. That's pretty good pricing by anyone's standardsthe starter box is very cheap for its contents £105 for £158 of models
That's the thing - the genestealer bestiary page has a small side box entitled 'Ymgarl genestealers'. The last codex's fluff had them as a mutation the Hive Fleets were actively trying to lose. All this adds up to "I don't think they are an option any more". If they were in the Codex, they'd have their own bestiary page.They were interesting but if they don't get to keep their 'attack the turn they pop up on' which considering they removed the other versions of it I doubt they have it. Hopefully they got something to make up for it or they won't be as good with just the morphing stat line.
In my opinion anyways.*
There was a rumour of a "surprise!" rule, mostly for lictors, to give them an edge. This may apply to more than one critter...I do hope the tryanids do get a few assault from reserve rules. They need something to compete in that field.
Used to be the whole point of genestealers and ymgarls.
That's an extremely expensive 'distraction', that's over 400 base cost, and if I recall correctly illegal to boot as 'stealers come in 5-20 broods.You say that, but if 30 genestealers rocked up, they'd be the focus of everything. The most effectve it would be is as a distraction with a chance of assault in the turn after.
Done it to my friend a fair few times.