Monday, November 3, 2014

Another new Tyranid Monstrous Creature- The Tyrannocyte (A TYRANID TRANSPORT)

Saw this leaked image floating around: THE TYRANNOCYTE
Reading the page it has the following:
75 points
WS 2 or 3, BS 3, S 5, T 5, W 6,  I 3, A 3, Ld 8, Sv 4+
Unit Type: Monstrous Creature
Unit Composition: 1 Tyrannocyte
Weapons & Biomorphs: 5 Deathspitters
Special Rules: Deepstrike, Fearless, Instinctive Fire
Drifting Death: Tyrannocytes cannot run or charge. They can consolidate, but may not make a sweeping advance
Transport Spore: A Tyrannocyte does not use up a slot on the Force Org Chart. It can carry a single unit with the Tyranid Faction and has a transport capacity of 20- Monstrous Creatures count as 20 for the purposes of transport capacity. Declare which unit is being carried during deployment.
A Tyrannocyte always enters play using the deep strike rules. If when a Tyrannocyte Deep Strikes it scatters on top of impassible terrain or another model friend or foe, reduce the scatter distance by the minimum required to avoid the obstacle.
Once a Tyrannocyte DS, a unit carried in it must disembark. Place the unit so that every model is w/in 6" of the Tyrannocyte and (Unreadable) are withing 1" of an enemy or withing impassible terrrain.  Any model that cannot be placed  is removed as a casualty. A unit cannot move or charge in the same turn it disembarks, but can run or shoot. No unit can embark in the Tyrannocyte for the rest of the game.

May replace all 5 deathspitters with the following
-5 Barbed Stranglers -25pts
-5 Venom Cannons- 25pts

SO It is really just a Tyranid Drop Pod/Whirlwind drop pod combo. For 75 points, it is pretty resilient and not very weak IMO. Especially since this is a really REALLY easy way to wrack up line breaker and other maelstrom points.

Another thing to notice is the Hive Fleet Leviathan paint scheme... perfect for the Shield of Baal: Leviathan release.

Like look like Multiple Zoanthropes pasted onto a Zerg overlord with a crown in the shape of Suaron's tower to me. Not saying that is bad, just what it first appears as.