Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Tyranids - Mycetic Spores

Morning again Comrades.

Having decided to finally take the plunge and start a Tyranid army for 2013 I decided I would try a few things out, one being a heavy emphasis on Mycetic Spores in my list.

Currently my Nid collection is as follows:
  • 3 Warriors
  • 1 Fex
  • 16 Gaunts
  • 16 Hormagants
  • 8 Stealers
  • 4 or 5 Ripper Swarms
  • 10 Gargoyles
So the hope was that with the addition of a HQ later down the line, I could have some of the units drop down in Spores and cause havoc.

Problem is, there's no Mycetic Spore models and I planned on using a ton of them.

A lot of people have used the Mega Bloks "plasma hatcher" eggs, but they seem to be getting more and more expensive and harder to find, because people want them for the same reason.

I found a few auctions on Ebay however of other Mega Bloks eggs and managed to win an auction for a job lot of them for £5 + P&P. These showed up a ccouple of weeks ago, but I forgot to do a post mentioning them.

So here's what I got, I think there was about 14 or 15 in there in a few different designs.

And then a size comparison next to a Space Marine drop pod, of which it's supposed to be a similar size. When you account for the size of the fins, the larger eggs on the right are pretty much the same size and footprint and also look a lot more suitable for holding 20 infantry or a massive Carnifex.

The smaller Spore on the left could be used for Zoanthropes or Warriors later down the line to differentiate them.

There's also a few other types of "iron" looking eggs that have metal plate sections on the egg, so I would have to find a way of removing them or making it look all Bio-looking chitin or something before I can use them

So that's that... I've got about 15 of them so plenty to use for a fledgling Nid army, it's  just a shame that with the changes in 6th edition I can no longer do an all-Spore Tyranid army. The plan may be to keep a firebase at the back with a Tyrannofex, Tervigon and some other bits whilst everything else Spores forwards.

All for a fiver. 15 of them for the cost of 1/4 of a single Drop Pod.

Goodbye for now folks!


  1. SHould have charged a finders few lol

  2. Awesome bargain, I've two myself that were I think £2.99 from Poundstretcher, although I use my Scratchbuilt one mainly. Going 'nids you may want to make use of my wound markers. Particularly useful for Tervigons, Trygons and the wound sucking Doom of Malan'tai:

    My tournament matches from the recent interclub tournament will be on my blog in a few weeks too.