In this very quick post, I review the Tyranid Psychophage for Warhammer 40K.
Right now, you this miniature comes only in the current Tyranid Combat Patrol and 40K Starter Sets. Like the Tyranid Prime model I recently reviewed, You won’t find this in the Introductory 40K Starter Set, but it is in the Regular Starter Set and the Ultimate Starter Set.
I happened to get my copy of this miniature from the Leviathan boxed set (which is a fantastic value if you can still find it).
Now, let’s take a closer look starting with the Sprue.
The Psychophage Sprue
This beast comes on a single sprue. I actually built it first from all the minis in my Levithan boxed set because it looked so easy and straight forward to build. That assumption was correct. It goes together so easily.
Look at that sprue.
It clips off of the plastic frame quickly and is an extremely fast miniature to build.
The Tyranid Psychophage – In Game
This beast in the Tyranid arsenal is both a Monster and a Harvester. This means that it can take advantage of the stratagems in the Assimilation Swarm and Crush Stampede Detachment rules.
So what does this model do? It has a good number of wounds along with a half decent saving through, high toughness and Feel No Pain. This means it may have some staying power, at least on paper. It gets bonuses in melee versus units below starting strength. That bonus gets even better if the unit is below half strength.
It also provides an aura were Tyranids near it get a 6+ feel no pain ability. That is a nice little bonus.
In terms of offensive capability, it has a ranged torrent weapon that ignores cover and a melee attack too. The melee attack has okay statistics, but nothing overly impressive. That said, it does have Anti-Psyker and Devastating Wounds on those melee attacks. That is not bad at all! Especially if you get near a Librarian or other Psyker on the battlefield.
Wrapping it up…
Today’s review is a short one, but a fun one. The Psychophage itself is specialized monster looking to consume enemies through its betentacled maw and psychoclastic torrent attack. It is a monster sized miniature that can act a bit like a tank type of unit.
If you want one, you can currently find this miniature in the newest 40K Starter Sets, Levithan and the current Tyranid Combat Patrol boxed set.
You can easily find these at your favourite gaming store, on the Warhammer Store, or pretty much anywhere else that sells Warhammer 40K.
Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!