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Offline BeeCee

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How many Termagants per Tervigon do i need?
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:25:09 AM »
Hey guys,

 Assuming I don't want to resort to proxying termagants, how many on average should I count on per Tervigon for spawning goodness? i'm building my apocalypse tyranid swarm.

follow up question- who has a bunch of termagants to sell me cheap? :)
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Re: How many Termagants per Tervigon do i need?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 10:15:44 AM »
This is very hard to say...

I have just over 100 for my 5 tervigon army, and I don't run out between them getting killed and spawning more/not spawning anymore.

You WILL need a ton if you don't want to proxy.

The good news is that they are dirt cheap on ebay, and other mini- barter sites, or swapping/buying at your gaming club. My gaunts cost me about $60. My buddy BC James has a ton also from the same sources.

Painting is a different story...

Assembly line, tabletop quality just to get them out and looking good, and then from there over time, slowly, bring them up to the standards of the rest of your army. Painting 100+ gaunts to master level means you will never actually be playing with them...
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Re: How many Termagants per Tervigon do i need?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 11:35:14 AM »
Around 100 here as well.  You will go insane painting them.  My son plays Orks and I play 'nids as one of your armies.  I have no idea what we were thinking.
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Re: How many Termagants per Tervigon do i need?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 10:04:16 PM »
apocalypse you say? Well 100 seems about right. remember models tend to have a short lifespan on an apocalyptic table... so you will be able to recycle them quite often.
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Re: How many Termagants per Tervigon do i need?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 09:22:28 PM »
I think the mathhammer average is ~23 per tervigon. That said, you don't want to proxy, so you want to be above that for when you have good luck. I would go with 30-40 for the first Terv, and then another 20 for each Terv after the first. That should be pretty safe.