Warhammer 40K: Tyranids - Boarding Patrol

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Like the questing tendrils of some impossibly vast monster, the Tyranid hive fleets push deeper into the galaxy with every passing day. For every swarm destroyed by desperate defenders, another three drift into the light of beleaguered stars, ready to do battle. The Tyranids cannot be bought off, reasoned with, or put to flight – only fought or fled from. Against their seemingly inexhaustible numbers and endless hunger, even the thick hulls of voidborne craft cannot offer true safety from the Hive Mind.

Boarding Patrol: Tyranids provides a balanced force of hungry Tyranids infantry, perfectly suited to ripping apart foes or firing grotesque bio-weapons in games of Warhammer 40,000 – especially in the dense and deadly Boarding Action missions detailed in the Arks of Omen series – and will save you money compared to buying the kits individually.

Guide the assault with a cunning Broodlord, able to tear apart any foe foolish enough to get close. He's supported by six versatile Tyranid Warriors, split into two groups of three and spawned with a variety of ranged and closed combat weaponry. Anything unlucky enough to survive their assault will be hunted down by a unit of Genestealers, who can be armed with either rending claws or scything talons – both perfect weapons for the confines of a space hulk.

Rules for playing Boarding Action games of Warhammer 40,000 can be found in the Arks of Omen: Abaddon supplement.

This set includes the following:

  • 1x Broodlord
  • 6x Tyranid Warriors
  • 8x Genestealers

This box can be used to assemble a variety of units – the recommended build for Boarding Action games is a Broodlord, five Genestealers, and two three-model units of Tyranid Warriors.

All models are supplied with their appropriate bases. These miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly – we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Colour paints.

Games Workshop have two broad methods for painting their models. Both are entirely viable options, though have significant differences in the paints required (detailed below). You can find all of the required paints in the 'recommended paint' section below, whather you simply want to get it out onto the tabletop ASAP (i.e. 'Battle Ready'), or want to take your time and make it a masterpiece (i.e. 'Parade Ready'):

1. Classic Method - uses acrylic paints to build layers of colour and depth. Usually topped off with a shade paint to really make the shadows pop. Probably the most beginner friendly method as mistakes are often easy to fix.

2. Contast Method - uses ink-like contrast painsts which sink into recesses, providing depth in highlights and shadows with a single layer of paint. It can take some practise to get this method to look great, but it's highly satisfying when it does work. Less forgiving when mistakes happen, though arguably the quicker method of the two options.s