Want to Play Tyranids in Age of Sigmar?

 

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Admit it – You’ve always wanted to see the Hivefleets wreck face in the Age of Sigmar. Thanks to one gaming fanatic – you can!

Source: Josh Wilson (Give him a big thank you for the effort)

Try out these rules fan made Tyranid rules for Age of Sigmar that were just posted up on facebook to share with the world! Josh Wilson REALLY REALLY likes Tyranids, and Age of Sigmar. So now not have both he thought…

Here’s a few to get you going:

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Now grab all the rest of the “warscrolls” from the Tyranids battletome-codex back on the Spikeybits Facebook page:

Tyranids: Battletome Codex

Everyone give it up for Josh for brightening our sleepy weekend.

We NEED to see pics of people playing Tyranids vs AoS Armies! 🙂

 

  • Anti-Gravity

    Void ‘Gaurd’ armed with ‘insanely power limbs’. Sweeeeeet.

  • JP

    That looks pretty solid. Wilson clearly has a firm grasp of game mechanics and knows what balance is.

  • A.P.

    looks really well done, have no idea what it all means but looks nice.

  • Hmm…Anyone got a color scheme in mind for the Cosmic Horrors? And what main forces would have a ‘rivalry’ with them?

    • standardleft

      I quite like the thought of the Dwarfs digging them up.

      A hive left undisturbed for millennia is unleashed. Dwarfs battling horrors in endless tunnel worlds.

      • Mr.Gold

        you sure they are not “demons of the ancient world”…? (Cough… Balrog…Cough).

        • standardleft

          Yeah, I mean you might as well keep ripping of Tolkein, Its what GW is based on.

          • georgelabour

            Because Tolkien invented elves, orcs, evil entities out to corrupt souls, and adventures….

            Oh and rings, he also invented rings!

          • standardleft

            Because Fish have LEGS!??

          • Madwizard

            Tolkien did in fact invent both elves and orcs.

          • SIA

            Orcs maybe but there were mythologies about elf like beings in Norse mythology. They were just very different

          • georgelabour

            While there is a case to be made for the word orc it is evident that he most certainly did not invent the word elves, nor elf.

            Indeed the term orc and elf can be traced back to Tolkien’s favorite ancient epic, beowulf which was one of his many inspirations for writing his own made up setting full of ‘silly’ made up words.

            He did come up with the term Eldar though. Also hobbit and halfling.

          • euansmith

            I found Beowulf to be a lot funnier than LotR; and mercifully, shorter too.

          • georgelabour

            Bah. you just prefer CGI Angelina Jolie to shield surfing Orlando Bloom.

          • euansmith

            You can’t beat Ray Winston’s authentic Anglo-Saxon delivery in that film, “Oi, Grendel, yew slaaaag, yer goin’ darn, an’ no mistake!”

      • Tyris
      • I also seen the Skaven battling these but likely their ‘main rival’ would be the Seraphon…Space Aztec Lizards vs Space Bug-Lizards!

  • knightsanguis

    Haha, nice. The funny thing is the rules would work really well for some 40k units, so while I’d be firmly against GW replacing the main 40k game with AoS-styled rules, I’d certainly be up for a spin-off game that includes this sort of rules set.

  • Stan

    Wish the guys at dakka would have finished the AoS rules they were writing for all the 40k factions.

    AoS 40k would be a great way to spend time with your kids (or non-gamers) when they are too young (or sensible) for regular 40k.

    • Ira Clements

      I would like it as an alternative to pouring all the math and keeping track of numerous special rules brain drain that comes with playing 40k these days.

      • ZeeLobby

        But doesn’t every AoS unit have several special rules anyway? That aren’t even tied to universal rules? I dunno. The way I’ve always seen it is, yes, the AoS rules are simple and.short.But you add the multiple rules for each unit, and it’s a lot more to take into account.

        • Ira Clements

          Yeah but for AoS they tend to all be explained with each unit profile. With 40k I just get a list of special rules refrenced either in a codex or the rulebook that leads to lots of page flipping when I forget what they all do.

          • ZeeLobby

            True. I guess personally learning what fear is, and then seeing that 3 of your units have it, is easier than knowing what “Ungodly Terror of Terrificness” is and how that differs from my ghouls “Extremely Terrifying Terror”. A healthy mix of both is probably best.

        • Brettila

          Yes, the hardest part of AoS is not forgetting the 350 specific rules your units have.

    • Betrayal @ Calth rules may be a good idea to start with.

  • Drpx

    Those rules don’t feel very AoS though. Better add something like, “dump a jar of live roaches down your opponent’s shirt to reroll all to wounds” to that.

    • Frank Krifka

      how about, “complain endlessly about rules that you can easily ignore, for a game you don’t play” and get +1 inch to your neckbeard?

      • petrow84

        1″? That is soo imbalanced, there should be a FAQ soon, that nerfs that, or I quit from the beginning of thinking of trying that, and go back playing WHFB 9,276!

  • OolonColluphid

    Wonder how OP a Dakkafex would be. The lack of vehicles in Age of Scrubmar will have 40k walk over non MC units.

    • Andrew Thomas

      Brace yourself for Deathspitters of rapidly diminishing effectiveness.

    • Azhrarn

      I don’t think it would be too bad actually, AoS has a lot of large monsters, almost all of them melee, but they’d chew through a relatively weak CC Dakkafex quite quickly.

  • Andrew Thomas

    Impressive entries marred by bad typos. Could be the 40k we need, even if it isn’t exactly the one we want yet.

  • euansmith

    I can’t but help think that Age of Emprar would be a great laugh. These sheets are look really cool.

  • Troy Dean

    Totally on par with most ‘hilarious’ fan productions, there.

  • So…No color scheme idea found for AoS Nids?

    • euansmith

      They just need to look gibbous, Cyclopean, eldritch, squamous, gambrel and extra-Euclidean… so, a sort of greeny-brown.

      • Robert Houghton

        With rugrose highlights.

  • Westdraygon

    You made me want to start nids.

    YOU MADE ME WANT TO START NIDS.

    Seriously. Great job on this. And the descriptions really give a sense of cosmic horror. This guy is top notch.

  • Dan Wilson

    Awesome… I’ve just got a tyrannocist to start my Lovecraftian Cthulhu ‘nids.

  • minowaman

    Finally people can use their Tyranids against Orks!…and Space Marines!😉

  • Hmm…Won’t the Nids/Cosmic Horrors be divided into further subfactions?

  • Commissar Molotov

    Probably was edited after he posted, Becky.

  • Moose

    unless its wiping out the univerrse and removing this abortion of a game…

  • Satyan Patel

    Well this makes for an interesting concept. Now to find an opponent or another excuse to buy more minis and just buy the starter set. 😉

  • gordon ashacker

    Tyranids have been in AoS for a while now. They’ve already eaten the Tomb Kings, the Bretonnians, the Empire’s Cavalry and Artillery, lots of Elves and the whole of the Old World, not to mention 8th edition WFB, complete with all of the army books……

  • Will_Incarnate

    They are still there. Look at the hive guard.

  • Dave Linx

    more poo and crap Idea from GW

    • Troy Dean

      Reading is fundamental.

    • Uh…This is not from GW, this is a fan-made idea

      • Dave Linx

        WoW!! really I can’t see the difference. Now I know what kind of people GW employs

  • Ironside_Online

    Game over, man. Game over.

  • It’s not a typo, it’s so that he owns the IP. 😉

  • Ah! He even put Genestealer cults in Azyrheim (see citation of the prophet of domination)

  • Westdraygon

    I can see these guys coming from the same place the Seraphon came from. And they descend from the sky into places like the realm of life and start striping the place to nothing.

    And everyone is terrified at this new cosmic horror that seemingly can’t be stopped and destroys everything in its path…

    … except Chaos Daemons, who take one look at them and go “AH JAYSUS THEY’RE OVER HERE TOO.”