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I had to pull a quick 1500pt list out of my arse last week to fight a swarming Tyranid force. This is what I ended up bringing. I also include a minor battle report at the end.

HQ- Avatar
HQ- Maugen Ra

ELITE- 8 Striking Scorpions
ELITE- 8 Striking Scorpions

TROOP- 8 Dire Avengers
TROOP- 8 Dire Avengers inc. Exarch w/ diresword
TROOP- 10 Guardians inc. Scatter Laser Platform
TROOP- 10 Guardians inc. Scatter Laser Platform
TROOP- 6 Rangers

HEAVY- Wraithlord w/ solo scatter laser & two flamers.
HEAVY- Fire Prism (no upgrades)
HEAVY- 5 Dark Reapers


I used the guardians as my front lines, with the avengers behind them for range. I had my scorpions behind each of them as a dash-forward melee shield, which worked hugely well together against a big genestealer squad. The rangers took out a Carnifex at range and a Lictor in HTH by themselves, and Maugen Ra w/ the Reapers took out another carnifex and a Warrior squad. He used respawning termagant squads to rush up and tie me in HTH, which was frustrating and brilliant. I either had to destroy those squads first or risk one of 3 carnifexes, a big genestealer squad, or a ton of warriors entering HTH. It seemed odd to me that a Carnifex is tougher than an Avatar. Rangers did better versus Carnifexes than my Avatar was doing.

I ended up using my meager terrain and communal squad tactics to a T, allowing a small assault on my terms, which I won and advanced back to my lines. I lost 4 or 5 guardians, a ranger, an avenger, and my avatar was wounded twice. He lost pretty much his whole army, half once over due to Swarm returns, but by the time the 3rd swarm came in, every important unit of his was dead or on its last breath. Game over.

-Khaine-
 

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Nice job Wrath. When I first looked at the list I didn't honestly think it had enough anti horde ability to suit. Then again, I am still unsure of all the changes to the codex :)
 
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