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Old June 27th, 2011, 02:42 PM
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The Hive- Used or not?

Well, my first post. Sorry I had to start a thread with it...

Does anyone actually use the Hive? The only time I ever find myself using it is is massive two player games with hundreds of figures on both sides. Is there a way to justify taking up 160 points out of your army to use the Hive? What are the best strategies? Any help appreciated.

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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

Yes, pair it up with many of the cheap Marro units. Best choices are probably Stingers or Drones. Stingers have range to help with the hives range limitation and Drones need the extra survivability that the Hive offers them.

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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

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Yes, pair it up with many of the cheap Marro units. Best choices are probably Stingers or Drones. Stingers have range to help with the hives range limitation and Drones need the extra survivability that the Hive offers them.
I dont think an army of just the Hive and Stingers/Drones would have a chance... Especially Drones. But then again, read my sig.

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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

You can easily justify taking the hive by taking as many of your Marro commons as you can at once. In a 500 point game, you can fit:

Hive 160
Stingersx4 400
Drudgex2 500

There you get 18 marro figures and the other 6 spaces are taken by your hive. And because 500 points is a typical rule of thumb as a point guide, this army should do well. Keep the Stingers and Drudges in your Hive's range, and your picking up a maximum of 18 attacks per OM. That is huge.

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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

I've posted this elsewhere, but I'll repeat myself rather than try and find it.

As others have said, to get the most out of the Hive you want Marro commons that it can activate and rebirth. In particular, you want (at least) two units with different flavours to maximise the activation flexibility. Range and melee are the natural split. Stingers are one of the strongest units in the game, so they get the ranged slot. My pick for melee slot is Dividers. They are stronger than drones. You cannot rebirth them, but that's OK: make sure you lead with a Kamikaze stinger or two and you'll have plenty of Stingers to use with rebirth. So that gives an army that looks like:

Hive: 160
Stingers x2-4: 120-240
Dividers x2-4: 100-200
Total: 480-500pts, 24 hexes.

This is near the top of my list to take to a tournament next time there's a format that suits it.

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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

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...You cannot rebirth them, but that's OK: make sure you lead with a Kamikaze stinger or two and you'll have plenty of Stingers to use with rebirth...
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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

I've found that, in general, Stingers are the only unit that's really worth drafting the hive with. Stingers have a much larger threat range (12 clear sight + 5 range) as opposed to the drones that have just have a threat range of 12. The units you'd really *like* to rebirth are the units you're prohibited from bringing back (e.g., Marrden Hounds, Grok Riders).

In a close-quarters map the drones might do okay because when you hit the D20 you can really swarm. If it's a big map your supply lines are so long that your sad little rebirthed drones are strung out like a little line of ants to the Ant Bait

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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

This is good. We're just now getting additional Marro squads that we haven't had before (drones) that would make the hive really interesting to play.

We'll have to give it a try sooner rather than later.

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Re: The Hive- Used or not?

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Keep the Stingers and Drudges in your Hive's range, and your picking up a maximum of 18 attacks per OM. That is huge.
18 attacks per order marker?.....I think you are doing it wrong.

Or....I am too much of a simpleton and misundestood your point.

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