FTN Episode 213 – 8th Edition Tyranid Codex Review – Part 1

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GW is firing away with another Codex.  This time Tyranids are getting some love.  We run down the first part of the book and like what we see.  In the middle of the show we have an interview with the amazing author Guy Haley!!


Codex Tyranids has a lot of subtlety and synergy to it.  The big bugs buff the little bugs, got it!  That’s concept number 1 but then things get a lot more subtle.  Like all codexes in this edition you have to factor in the Strategems, Hive World attributes and the benefits of all the various detachments.

Genestealers get some love in this book with a totally new deployment mechanic that punishes aggressive opponents.   I like this.  It allows you to sort of get inside your opponents head and potentially force them to make early game mistakes.

The Broodlord is brutal, like he should be.  Old One Eye gets a point increase but he also creeps a little bit in power.   We go over this on the show.

In the middle of this episode Chris and Paul sit down with Guy Haley.  He was real fun to talk with and we hope you en enjoy it.

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