well this is simply amazing, i have been reading a lot about the tyranids and i find their Lore to be simply amazing, just mind blowing. your artwork shows thrilling information about the massive hive ships feeding habbits in a humbling and terrifying way. showing the size of the ship isnt easy and although that hive ship is too close to the surface its a really amazing artwork, i would like to use it as my wall paper thanks.
Are you taking credit for being able to printscreen from the game? Or did you seriously make this for them? You should probably specify that. It's kinda low to just snag stuff and not give proper credit.
Hive Fleet selects a star that is more likely to hold life, and uses Narwhal critters to pull themselves to the target system. As the fleet gets closer, the pulling effect causes natural disasters on planets in the target system to increase. Soon, the fleet is close enough that the Shadow of the Hive Mind covers it, preventing reinforcements from arriving by Warp.
The fleet establishes orbital supremacy, and begins sending down spores, to begin the environment converting into a Tyranid friendly one (warmer and lots of biomass), and sending down troops to kill and eat the locals. As more biomass is gathered, giant towers extend into orbit for the Ships to feed. They also drink the oceans, and inhale the atmosphere.
By the time help actually manages to arrive, the earth-like planet is a barren lifeless rock, and the ships have moved on. The ships have also taken the opportunity to spawn young, and the smaller ones grow a bit bigger.
According to the current fluff, that is.
This is different, where a Hive ship likely crashed (they are big), and grew these processing plants to convert the local biomass into stuff the ship needs to take off again.
Excellent. I like the Tyranids but I feel kinda bad for humanity in Warhammer 40K cuz everything else is kind of throwing themselves at humanity and humanity doesn't have much left. I think the Tyranids and the Tau, maybe Necrons have got the only potential to stay alive in the 40K universe.
Oh yeah, excellent work on the art you've done an great job in drawing the ruined landscape. I;m guessing that now the hive ship is absorbing the planet's atmosphere. How depressing. Great job!!
That is amazing, epic even! I can almost see the scene unfolding; the marines emerging from a thicket of spore chimneys, the gasses emitted rolling across the skyline. As the two reach a small clearing a section of the roiling fog recedes, unveiling the huge bio-ship, consuming the biomass of the planet via tendrils protruding from a host of digestion pools, stripping away the atmosphere layer by layer...