I posted this over at Reddit and someone suggested that I post it here as well, so here it is. Original: https://www.reddit.com/r/dawnofwar/comments/66w5zs/tyranids_done_as_a_dowiii_faction_fanmade/?st=j1tufu3t&sh=13009a83
In all of my excitement for the open beta I couldn’t help but think about future factions and one I would be very excited for are Tyranids, since I think this game’s scale is much better suited to them than DoWII’s. I started thinking about how it might look like, wrote a few things down, but it quickly turned into a massive post. Once done I figured I might as well post it somewhere. Nothing to lose, right?
They are hideous dino-xenomorph from Alien hybrids and we all love to hate them, probably the most alien faction in 40k. Whether you want to play them or just love to blast bugs to bits while praising the Emperor, everybody loves (to squash) the Nids! Imagine the army ant swarms that devour everything in their path leaving a trail of absolute death and destruction in their wake except on a galactic scale, and you’ve got the Nids. This is my lengthy attempt to shoehorn the Tyranids into DoWIII because I apparently had nothing better to do.
I’ve decided not to include actual number values, since I’d have no way to measure how balanced they are, but swarmy Tyranid creatures should naturally be less expensive than the other races units. Gaunt creatures should be dying… a lot. A heck of a lot. If thousands aren’t dying, the player is afk. They are interesting in that, besides the swarmy creatures, many of their units are single entity units. Feel free to google whatever specific unit or weapon you don't know, you'll get quick and easy results for each one.
BEWARE MASSIVE POST AHEAD OH MY GOD WHY DID I TYPE THIS I COULD HAVE DONE SO MUCH MORE WITH THIS TIME