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Need help Identifying MIniatures ( Battlefleet Gothic)

Post by ghryme » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:31 pm

Hi, I have a bunch of Tyranids for Battlefleet gothic I would like to get the values of and Identify for the purpose of trading. I just don't know enough about the game. Any help is appreciated :) I have multiples of everything pictured.

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Re: Need help Identifying MIniatures ( Battlefleet Gothic)

Post by psiekier » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:19 pm

Values I can't help you with; Tyranids aren't one of the fleets I ever wanted to own.

The big grabba model in the first picture is a Razorfiend, the Tyranid equivalent of a 6 hull point cruiser. The next two little guys are a Vanguard Drone and Escort Drone. They are 1 hull point escorts. The little fings on the sprues are Tyranid ordnance - living organisms that function like fighters, boarding torpedoes, and the like. You can find roolz and pictures for all these models in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada.

The last two pictures are a bit of a puzzle. I am fairly certain that they are meant to represent varieties of Kraken - large space-faring beasts which count as single hull point escorts carrying one weapon system - that are part of the Tyranid fleet. They are certainly not the classic Kraken models (Ramsmiter, Deathburner, etc.) from Space Fleet, GW's lame precursor to BFG, however.
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Re: Need help Identifying MIniatures ( Battlefleet Gothic)

Post by s_o_r_r_o_w » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:32 pm

I agree with Pete (except about Space Fleet being lame).

Are there post holes in those last two ships?
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Re: Need help Identifying MIniatures ( Battlefleet Gothic)

Post by psiekier » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:53 am

OK, officially, those last two fishy-lookin' ladz are "droneships". However, because they are escort-sized and sport but a single weapon system, they are well-suited to play the part of Kraken as described in Armada. By the time the Armada roolz wuz finalized, Specialist Games had produced the spiky-looking Prowler and Stalker drone models, so they kept the old "void-swimmer" drones on as reimagined Kraken from Space Fleet.

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Re: Need help Identifying MIniatures ( Battlefleet Gothic)

Post by psiekier » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:09 am

psiekier wrote:The little fings on the sprues are Tyranid ordnance - living organisms that function like fighters, boarding torpedoes, and the like.
Now that I'm looking at these pictures again and the catalog page for the old Hive Ship, it makes me wonder if these aren't bitz to the Hive Ship - the weapons options alluded to in the ad copy. Ordnance for other races like Imperials and Chaos came on "stems" that allowed you to mount them on the old plastic Epic bases, and these little metal sprues clearly lack them.

You don't happen to have the other parts for a Hive Ship in your bitz box, do you, OP? It looks like a big pickle.

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Re: Need help Identifying MIniatures ( Battlefleet Gothic)

Post by MagickalMemories » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:18 am

Looks like the Drone with pyroacid, but missing the lower "jaw."

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