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Hey all. Does anyone use horde army list's anymore? Are there just more options, or aren't they competitive enough anymore? Just curious, as I've always liked the idea of a horde army.
 

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my Nid list uses 5 Tervigons....thats enought of a horde lsit i think.
 

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Horde armies are still now very competitive with Nids they have just changed slightly in that they can now get good cheap support from a few MC's and also be able to horde more due to tervigons!
 

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I think it's twofold, see: Most tyranid "horde" units (termagants, hormogaunts, gargoyles, and possibly genestealers) went down in price. Gaunts with flesshborers used to be 6 pts, now they're 5. Hormogaunts used to be 12, now they're 8 or 10 (upgrades are almost mandatory). Gargs are now 6 etc... However now our Monstrous Creatures are much more expensive (trygons fetch 200 points a pop!)

our only anti-tank comes from Monstrous Creatures as well. Add onto this that tyranids need synapse to function, and now that warriors went up in price and die quicker, you'll soon find yourself failing leadership tests and screwing up your plans. I looove tyranids, but if you want a HORDE army, go for Orks, if you want semi-horde semi-elite, go for Tyranids/Guard.

Good luck!
DH
 

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I would disagree with you about MC's being the only anti-tank.
Hive Guard and Zoanthropes are very effective anti-tank.

But i would have to agree that Orks do the horde better than Tyranids.
 

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Ah yes, zoans, I forgot! Hive guard are amazing too, but only on light vehicles. i've seen a squad of 3 wipe my 3 Killa Kanz in one round of firing!

The only problem with zoans is that they're somewhat unreliable, and you have to model a spore pod to transport them.
 
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