Road to BAO: Triple Mawloc, Quad Flyrant – Tyranid List #3

After Nayden won the LVO using 3 Mawlocs, I jumped on the bandwagon and started using 3 in some of my lists as well. Unfortunately, they haven’t performed quite so well for me. In 5 games at the Broadside Bash, they did amazing in games that I was already winning. They were hitting, wiping out whole Marine squads, and causing mayhem left and right… however as fate would have it I was already winning those games, and probably would have won regardless of what the Mawlocs did. In games where I REALLY needed them to hit, they would scatter. 5 games is a small sample size, but I was unimpressed.

However, what Mawlocs do is force my opponent to play differently. There’s always a chance that they COULD hit and do some nice damage. Opponents have to consider that.

4xFlying Hive Tyrants with Devourers/ Egrubs

5×1 Mucolids

1xMalanthrope

4×1 Lictors

3xMawlocs

1x Void Shield Generator

The Hive Tyrants do most of the damage output in this list, targeting AA threats first, followed by things that can kill Mawlocs easily / claim objectives.

IMG_0792.JPG

The Malanthrope and Void Shield Generator protect the Hive Tyrants from shooting for the first turn, and claim objectives in my deployment zone.

IMG_0791.JPG

Lictors go for Maelstrom points and land near objectives, looking to claim them later in the game.

IMG_0788.JPG

Mawlocs act as general harassment unit in a worst case scenario. In a best case scenario, they are consistently hitting their target and removing models left and right!

IMG_0787.JPG

What do you think about this list? Would your army of choice have a hard time dealing with it?

Also – remember to comment here and like Hivemind40k on Facebook for your chance to win a FREE Zoanthrope!!!

About Nick C

Hive Mind