Tyranids

Tyranids

Tyranids were first described in Rogue Trader, the first edition of the Warhammer 40,000.[1] At that time they were not an emphasized race in the game, instead representing a limited number of occasionally encountered alien antagonists. Their physical appearance was not imposing or especially horrific: they were depicted as six limbed, relatively diminutive creatures (an appearance which would later be assigned to Tyranid termagants). In later iterations of Warhammer 40,000-related products (starting with the release of Advanced Space Crusade) the Tyranids were given a complete makeover and became a major race, popularized by a number of successful expansions. Unlike most Warhammer 40,000 races, the Tyranids do not have a direct Warhammer Fantasy Battle counterpart, but share a horde mentality with the Skaven and Lizardmen armies while bearing some resemblance to the latter through having somewhat reptilian features. This, along with the extensive use of larger, stronger creatures and primal defense mechanisms leads to the widely-drawn inference that the Tyranids are the closest Warhammer 40,000 counterpart to the Lizardmen.

Tyranids often form a fast-moving close-combat army that relies on overwhelming its enemies through waves and waves of mostly small but deadly creatures. They may also rely heavily on ranged combat, if different selections are made, or field an impressive but small array of monstrous titans rather than a typical swarm. Tyranid armies are therefore able to bring a varied threat to bear on their opponents.

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HIVE TYRANT / THE SWARMLORD

Commanders of the Tyranid swarm, Hive Tyrants are the enactors of the Hive Mind's will. Massively po..

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TYRANID BROODLORD

When Tyranids invade, the Broodlord leads his followers into battle, often appearing from sewers or ..

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TYRANID GARGOYLE BROOD

Gargoyles are often the first wave of a Tyranid swarm to be seen in battle. Thus a Tyranid attack is..

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TYRANID GENESTEALERS

Genestealers are legendarily ferocious close combat opponents, with lightning fast reflexes and dead..

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TYRANID HARPY

Harpies are monstrous bioforms that fly with a deftness and agility unattainable by even the most so..

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TYRANID HORMAGAUNT BROOD

The Hormagaunt is a highly specialised Tyranid bioform. Each Hormagaunt has four razor-sharp claws s..

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TYRANID TERMAGANT BROOD

Termagants are fast, agile and cunning creatures. In planetary invasions, Termagants scuttle forward..

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TYRANID TRYGON/MAWLOC

The Trygon is a colossal serpentine creature whose iron-hard carapace is proof against all but the h..

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TYRANID TYRANNOCYTE

Spat from the quivering orifices of hive ships in low orbit, the Tyrannocyte thunders through tortur..

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TYRANID TYRANNOFEX / TERVIGNON

The Tyrannofex has the armour and fortitude of a living battle fortress and its weaponry eclipses th..

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TYRANID VENOMTHROPES

The Venomthrope's whip-like tentacles drip with a multitude of alien poisons. Indeed, so potent are ..

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TYRANID WARRIORS

Tyranid Warriors are the most adaptable of all the Hive Mind’s bioforms. They are efficient killing ..

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