I've been playing Tyranids a LONG time, and by a long time I mean since the mid 90's, back when the 2nd edition codex first reared it's head! I can still remember that purple binding! I've been in love with the Great Devourer since it first began its consumption of the universe. But like all great relationships, time brings change. New editions means new rules and new models. So what's a hobbyist to do with all those old pewter hive tyrants, zoanthropes, and hormagaunts? Why, keeping playing with them, of course!
The narrow stances of this figure manes it can fit onto a 40mm base comfortably. The arm sockets are larger enough to accommodate the bites from the current tyranid monstrous creature line. So that gives you a choice in my book, . . . you can either choose to count this bad boy as a retro hive tyrant (or swarmlord) or count it as a prime. Since a 40mm base IS the base the model came with, then it's perfectly legal strickly speaking to do so.
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