Good news, I passed my PhD and am now a Dr!
However, more importantly, I have also been doing some BFG modelling which is the reason you are all visiting. Some of you, if you follow me on Twitter (which you totally should do @NovRain3946), will know that I recently bought myself some models to build a BFG Tyranid fleet. With this addition I now have a fleet for every race in BFG – Imperials x3 (Gothic, Bakka, Bastion), Chaos x 2 (Regular and Beserker), Eldar x 2, Tau, Demi-urge, Orks, Tyranids, Necrons, Dark Eldar, Rogue Traders, Ad-mech, Inquisition, and Space Marines.
Anyway apart from boasting, the reason for this post is to let you know I have been doing some work on the models I bought. I had previously had a stab at building a Nid fleet from 40k bits but was unhappy with the result and although Winter’s Bio-Forge is very nice the range is limited and a little pricey for me. Instead I bought a whole host of models from the Ground Zero Games Phalon range and planned to combine them with 40k bits to produce a slightly different style of Nid fleet.
In the fleet list I have written up I have gone for two Hive Ships, which are pretty important. One is the bog-standard LB Hive, but the other is a rather odd beast that I am hoping to experiment with. Currently I have it as a Hive Ship with Ld9, Prow Pyro-Acid, Thorax Pyro-Acid, 3 x P/S Pyro-Acid, Tenacity, Solar Vanes, Dorsal Vents which comes to 395pts. This means it carries alot of firepower and is faster and more manoeuvrable than would be expected – hopefully serving as a useful distraction!
This is the FT813, and I expected it to be slightly larger than it is. Still with the addition of some wide spreading 40k bits I think it still comes out bigger than the Imperial ship. Another slight issue is how small the soon to be featured cruiser models are.
Thanks for reading!