As someone who has been out the game a while, I need a bit of explanation. I am assuming she was a Special Character who isn't supported in a new Codex (much like the Doom of Malantai)?
That's probably it. I'm pretty sure the Tyranid Drop Pod is out. So I guess the grey Knight with Ghostly soldiers, that Veteran Sergent form the Imperial Guard and the Ork psyker with the snakes who could turn people into squigs are all gone.
So did GW give an alternate use for the pods since they removed them or are people just fucked?
It's not the first time GW have done something like that and I bet it's not going to be the last.
You are 100% correct they are spent a lot of good money for nothing, and GW wonder why people leave to play other games. Then they put up the prices to cover their loss, then more leave.
GW never made models for the Tyranid drop pods (mycetic spores), every model made was made by someone else.
Apparently GW couldn't claim the rights to making a model till they actually made it. So some company made a model for the spore, declared rights and prevented GW from doing it.
So GW decided to remove the model from the rules entirely. Not an unreasonable/evil decision to me.
GW isn't the only jerk on the model scene.
I think she is inquisitor Valeria( judging by her equipment and the other character and units presented (that are absent from the board game))
And she's holding a tesseract dedalus offered by Trazyn the infinite.
It's a item that attracts someone until he's "teleported" and then imprisonned in it.
It would seem she didn't have the wits after all.
Well i supose this asks for some unBEARable joke...... not the time for it thou.... bear must be inside the stone...... like grandmaster mordrak and his ghost knights......... ^-^
Mordrak, Valeria, Marbo, Zagstruck, Doom of Malantai and Mycetic Spore.
All characters removed due to Chapterhouse, and sadly enough as a Tyranid player losing the entire play style of deepstriking pods hurt waaay more than any gimmicky characters getting the Axe. Tyranids players whine too much..
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