Today the Warhammer community has previewed a few stratagems for us from the new codex. These are nice and make me eager to see the rest of the bunch.
This stratagem is good for genestealers, lictors, toxicrenes or venomthropes. If they kill a character you can spend a command point(CP) to get D3 points back. It will be a nice bonus. The worst would be just getting your CP back while the best would be getting 2 CP.
For this Stratagem to work you need 3 groups of zoanathropes with at least 3 models in each all within 6" of one of the units. They get to choose a spot 18" on the field and every unit within 3" suffers 3d3 mortal wounds on a 4+. Units of 10 or more are hit on a 3+ and characters are hit on a 5+. While this is powerful it takes a lot of planning and zoanathropes to pull this off. I would think your opponent might want to focus the zoanathropes down target so you couldn't do this. Seeing that I don't have even half of those models, I doubt I will ever do this.
This Stratagem makes one of your Tyranid monsters shooting attacks more deadly. This ups the damage of its attacks by one for the shooting phase. Since it is for the phase, gun beasts like the exocrine and tyranofex get the bonus on both volleys of shots. That makes these guys meaner on the field.
The Deepest Shadow
The last one makes the enemy pay for killing models from a unit in the fight phase. For each model lost, roll a die and on a 6 the enemy that inflicted the final wound suffers a mortal wound. It is like giving out a mini death throws to a unit. Let that unit of death company wade into your gaunts. This should help out those bugs to enact some revenge or their killers. With tervigon support, you might be able to bring them back to fight some more as well.
*edit removing the last paragragh Dang it GW proofread before you post*
Tomorrow they said they were going to talk about the units themselves. I am eager to see what they spotlight!
Questions? Comments? Nom nom noms?