Bugs! Update: Tervibug with Magus

I've been working on tomorrow's Bell article, which deals with my Adepticon Daemons army, so this is just a quick Bugs! update.

I may have mentioned, but there was a method to my madness.  The Tervibug was (pulled from a shaken bag of bits and glue) designed to accommodate a Magus.  The whole model is my updated version of the Genestealer's original fluff, where they infest a planet and implant the residents... and before too long Daddy's bouncing baby boy is a Hybrid!  Give it a few generations and you've got a Magus running the Cult...

...and of course, he'll send one of his kids to ITT Tech to learn how to build Limousines.  The Magus wants to ride in style!

I won't go into it - either you're familiar with the fluff or you aren't - but the point is my Tervibug doesn't poop out Termites, he sends out a signal to all the Hybrids to show up and throw down!

All those are on the workbench now.

The list?  Who's asking about the army list - I can't see you in the back there?!

I have some ideas.  The Tyranids have some major design flaws.  I don't disagree with Evil Homer and Farseer Tim who believe a Horde option is the optimal design build... the problem I have is Hordes don't win tournaments.

Hordes can be hard to beat but they have a hard time winning.  That's a generalization, but there's truth there.  If your army can't consistently finish games, you're going to have a hard time beating four players in a row.

My thoughts on my Bugs! is to combat that with a (perhaps) suboptimal but aggressive build where I play to my strengths.  I'm not there yet, but currently it involves numerous Genestealers infiltrating onto the board.

That's been done, but I have some tricks in mind...


Porky said...

It's an unusual take, but I see it. Blending the old and new seems a good thing, for the best of all worlds.

Dave G _ Nplusplus said...

Looks great. I always like the cult idea.

And to be honest, there's nothing like the fear of genestealers reserve flanking to ruin a strategy. If you can't trust your flanks, it forces you to bunch up in the center - maybe play to that? flanking and templates. If they don't bunch up, then your stealers are within charge range as soon as they come in from reserve.

Don't play nids, but my buddy does, and this was always my fear.

Fritz said...

Yo! Been loving the Tyranids stuff- makes at least two people playing them in tournaments.

Need any more hybrid genestealers? I've got about six or so left over and not going to be used. Need to be stripped, but other then that good to go.

Brent said...


I would love to get my hands on them, and I'd give them a loving home!


HurricaneGirl said...

But I deserve them more!!

Jonathan said...

Loving seeing this theme being done. Any idea how you're going to paint them yet? Or just working on building for now?

SinSynn said...

well whatever you do...I'm sure it'll be amusing!
Tyranids can't be hugged or groped though- too spikey.

Not for nuthin' Brent, but why do the 'verification words' on this site...oddly appropriate?
Today I got 'vathra.' What IS that? Some sorta evil Hindu diety?

And the other day I got 'whiner.'
How do you DO THAT?
This is what I'm sayin'....stop pullin' yer weird hodoo-voodo on the internets, man...

SinSynn said...

I forgot the word 'seem' prior to 'oddly appropriate.'
Your fault.

Stop it, dude...yer freakin' me out...

Brent said...

Sin: you know you can set those, right?

I did that all for you, you know...

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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