I played a 2K game against another club member on Monday night. I was using my Tyranids and Mike was using his Dark Eldar. The mission was 'bases' with pitched battle setup, terrain was light and spread evenly over the board. I got first turn, things were going well until the end of my movement when I DIDN'T cast FNP on my Swarmlord and Tyrant Guard, a few shots, no combat etc - Mikes turn 1, due to the amount of poison, re-roll weapons his Dark Eldar had, my Swarmlord died, horribly, he then took out some of my Hive Guard so my shooting ability was hampered. My turn 2 started and the Doom appeared in his spore pod of awesomeness. I then then went on to single handedly turn around what was a sure fire loss to me to a well deserved draw. At the end of turn 6 (when he finally died) the Doom had at least 80 shots fired at him, survived 2 lots of combat, he did have a lot of wounds taken off him but he kept on regaining them and turned the game around for me.
so the point of my post is this
How awesome is the Doom for 90 points? to the other Tyranid players out there, do you take him and if not, why? to the non Tyranid players, is it a broken unit?
all comments welcome