About Xenos and Proud

This is a small blog about my Warhammer 40,000 hobby. I will try to concentrate on the tactics behind the general game and my Xenos armies but there will be the odd post about random stuff.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Xenos and Proud is an 18 year old from Scotland who has been playing 40K for the last 4 years. He loves the 'under-dog' xenos armies, namely his Tyranid Gorgon splinter fleet, his Saim-Hann windrider host, his Tau Vleastean Hunter-cadre and the newest addition, the Shadowfax Corsairs. Although his tactics are mostly 'borrowed', his painting skills still 'developing' and his luck becoming evermore 'ridiculous' he continues to play, paint and roll in the hope that one day things will get better.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Fluff: Tyranid Ravener Senses

Second installment of my Friday Fluff series, this time about one of my favourite units in the Tyranid Codex, Raveners. Firstly here's the piece of fluff from the unit entry I am talking about:

'Though Raveners have a merest fraction of the Warrior's intellect, their auditory and visual senses are far superior. A Ravener's hearing and vision are sensitive to a broad range of vibrations and energy-bands. As a result, a Ravener can hear the smallest tremor on the surface and it can 'see' the energy-forms emitted by vox transmissions, sensor-stealth technology and even the emissions of teleport homers. So accurate are the Raveners senses that even a small brood can effectively seize upon an unguarded signal, instinctively tracking its point of origin and following the electromagnetic waves to its source. Thus does the technology of the Raveners enemies become their undoing.'

I smell prey.......
In my opinion this is very cool. Imagine some small scout squad in a thick jungle calling upon some Terminators with their teleport homer then suddenly getting pounced on by raging Raveners that tracked them down by the radiowaves. Imagine what it would look like being a Ravener.....

What's funny though is that they must have made this fluff then thought,'oh thats basically acute senses' so they gave the most close combat orientated unit in the codex apart from Genestealers Acute Senses? 


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