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"Day of the Triffids" Tyranid proxy army idea...

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Hey all,

Was speaking to a mate the other day about Proxy armies and i came up with the idea of a Tyranids army but using plants as a replacement... the spirit/idea of it is based on the Book/tv series/movie "The Day of the Triffids". 

the story is (loosely for those to young etc tongue.png ) A meteor shower rains down on earth blah blah the next day due to the effects from the lights everyone is blinded except for our hero of the story who was recovering from eye surgery from a triffid encounter- triffids sorta spit a toxin at your face that blinds you if I recall correctly (he had bandages over his eyes the night of the shower) and all these plants are rising up and killing humans that come near them (blindly stumbling into them ohmy.png ...laugh.png )

 

Anyways that's the basis of the idea... these plants are kinda like nids that come to a planet and swarm it and take over....

 

I was wondering what lines of GW models ( I know they're wont be many at all...) could be used 

i was thinking sylvaneth type models and some 3rd party foliage (those new fish tank fluro plants everyone is using as basing materials nowadays come to mind, also GW terrain tree's etc...

 

I was going to use specific plant type models to represent specific Tyranid species like -

Dryads would be genestealers, tree lords would be trygons,Carnifexes or swarmlords etc … you get the idea..

asking for idea's that Tyranid players might have on certain units etc...

it's a funsies army that I might look into building way down the track.

 

Cheers, Mithril 


Edited by mithrilforge, 24 July 2020 - 02:30 AM.

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Nice idea, if I'm understanding right it's nothing to do with the nids fluff-wise, just using their rules?

I could see a peaceful Agri/Garden World somewhere in the Ultima Segmentum, a rare haven of calm amidst the war and misery of the Imperium. Then the Great Rift opens a handful of light years away (with a great display of lights in the sky ;) ) and the next morning the people wake up blind and the abundance of flora has been... twisted... by Chaos.
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Haha!! Brilliant idea!

Can’t shift the thought of Plants vs Zombies!

Do you have a mate with Death Guard?

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Hey guys,
@ Lysimachus- Hey thanks that’s a nice little bit of 40k fluff for it... warp tainted plants !!

@ Jud- yeah I got a nurgle mate... I hate nurgle ... worst army ever blech !!! Is plants vs zombies a video game ?! (Excuse my ignorance)

I really need to make a list of a good solid 9th Ed tyranid army and work backwards from there I think ?!...
I haven’t played Tyranid’s in many years... what would a a good solid 1500pt list (not cheesy though) Look like ??!?

Again guys thanks for the interest,
Cheers, Mithril

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There's a lot of cool images online of triffids. Admittedly I've never read the book, but I really should seeing as how I enjoyed Wyndham's other classic, The Midwich Cuckoos.

 

To help guide model choice, are you looking at GW only, or other model lines, or other random tree bits?

 

Found this:

 

https://www.hlbs-red...ffid_-DI70.html

 

I assume Triffids move slowly, being plant based? Might be that warriors are better suited, with 'deathspitters' being a pretty appropriate weapon. I cant see them bounding along like genestealers. 

 

Can I also suggest a giant Audrey II as a Haruspex? That would work seeing as Audrey II is now canon in the 40K universe, being featured in that catachan model. 


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This is a great idea! For some other planty monsters for inspiration, how about the Vervoids?

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Or FFXIII's Triffids?

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The orchid anti-air defenses in Picard perhaps?

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