Warning there are 8 Flyrants in this battle report!
So round 5 I walk to the table to play a major blogger about tyranids Jim Yeh aka Jy2 on dakka. Jim does a lot to help tyranid players out there. And Ive needled him a bit recently for pushing 5 tyrants as being the most competitive Tyranid list, and forgetting about my list =-). So this was the opportunity for us to go head to head for Tyranid supremacy.
Jim had 5 Flyrants
3 solo lictors
2 units of rippers
Void Shield generator
I won the roll and made jim go first. He had a smattering of mediocre powers, something like 3 or 4 horrors. But also 4 warp lances and some paroxysms. I rolled psyscream on all 3 of my flyrants and had to hold in my glee. I had reroll reserves as my warlord trait.
Jim deployed all his flyrants along with his malanthrope. I deployed all my flyrants and put a lictor inside the bastion, and a spore mine unit in my deepest corner. The lictor was there to see if I could draw Jim into a trap. 3 screams gave me a huge advantage in the battle... even one scream could turn the tide but 3!
Turn 1 Jim moved all the flyrants up behind the ruin while still in void shield range. I then flew my flyrants off the board.
I move two tyrant guard onto the board at bottom. Mawloc precision kills his mucolid. Lictors move down from ruin and assault and kill rippers on left. Ony flyrant flies up board and screams for no damage on his and then instead of running off the board stays to shoot... doing no damage, bad gamble. Other flyrant... who only has one wound left lands and attaches to tyrant guard and screams to kill his wounded flyrant. Shoots snap shots at his warlord doing nothing.
My turn 5 Im going for points, need that warlord. I vector him for one wound since he is on the ground and then scream... but fail to cast, and fail to kill him with last gun. I have a commanding objective advantage and so burrow my mawlocs to wait for a possible turn 6. But the game ends. I win primary and seconday and have linebreaker, for 8 points. Solid victory but starts nagging on my mind that Im leaving points on the board in a race to the finals.