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The [[Tyranid]] biomorph called the '''Biovore''' nurtures a clutch of Spore Mines inside its own body and launches them by a powerful muscle spasm. Each Spore Mine is bio-engineered as a specific piece of ammo.Biovores are the [[Tyranid|Tyranid's]] answer to enemy artillery. They fire deadly spore mines that drift around the battle field until they explode. they have also have the ability to change in to a Pyrovore. A Pyrovore's maw drips with corrosive acids that are powerful enough to reduce armour, flesh and bone to a gooey, smouldering mucous. When confronted by a foe the Pyrovore launches forth an incandescent fireball from its dorsal bio-weapon that reduces its victim to a pile of burning ash. the spore that is fired out of the cannon have different types of acid, explosion and poison.
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The [[Tyranid]] bioform called the '''Biovore''' (''Tyranicus patris-boletus'') is a powerful "living artillery" weapon for the Tyranid swarms. Deep within its squat, lumpen form, the Biovore nurtures a clutch of [[Spore Mines]] -- living bombs that clouds the battlefield and covers enemies in acids, poisons and pieces of chitin. A Biovore launches these mines from a dorsal aperture by means of a powerful muscle spasm. Even if the shot misses its target, the danger is far from over, for the Spore Mines are possessed of a rudimentary intelligence and detonate not on impact, but when they sense the proximity of a non-Tyranid lifeform. Fortunately, the Biovore's relative rarity amongst the Tyranid swarms is taken as a sign that the [[Hive Mind]] prefers to win its battles in bloody melee, but the truth is subtly different.
   
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Over time, as the [[Hive Fleet]]s pressed ever deeper into the [[galaxy]], their victories were much harder won as their enemies began to concentrate on destroying the swarm from great distance. In response, the pragmatic Hive Mind recognised the need for a bioform that could neutralise the enemy's long-range weaponry, thus leading to the birth of the Biovore. Imperial savants believe that the Hive Mind may have made use of [[Ork]]oid genetic material to create the Biovore. Thus this creature is not merely a powerful weapon in the Hive Mind's arsenal, it is living proof of the adaptive nature of the Tyranid menace.
   
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==Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus Record==
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| colspan="4" style="background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; background-clip: border-box; background-origin: padding-box; background-size: auto auto; text-align: center;"|'''Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus Record'''
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|-
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|'''Designation''':
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|Biovore
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|'''Common Title''':
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|Gunbeast
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|'''Species Name:'''
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|''Tyranicus patris-boletus''
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|'''Average Height:'''
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|2 metres
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|'''Average Weight:'''
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|2 tonnes
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'''First Encountered:'''
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|[[Ichar IV]] ([[Second Tyrannic War]])
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|'''Role:'''
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|Indirect fire support
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|'''Threat Evaluation:'''
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|Low
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|}
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==Sources==
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*''Codex: Tyranids ''(6th Edition) (Tablet), pp. 125-126
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*''Codex: Tyranids ''(5th Edition), pg. 48
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*''Codex: Tyranids'' (3rd Edition)
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*''Deathwatch: The Jericho Reach ''(RPG), pg. 184
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*''Imperial Armour Volume Four - The Anphelion Project''
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*[https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Tyranid-Biovore?_requestid=2946600 ''Games Workshop Online Store - Tyranid Biovore'']
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==Gallery==
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<gallery widths="200" position="center" spacing="small" captionalign="center">
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Tyranid_Biovore.jpg|A [[Tyranid]] Biovore and its [[Spore Mines]]
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</gallery>
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[[Category:Artillery]]
 
[[Category:Tyranid]]
 
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[[Category:Tyranid Units]]
 
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Latest revision as of 19:43, July 30, 2019

Biovore

A Tyranid Biovore prepares to fire its deadly payload of living ordnance

The Tyranid bioform called the Biovore (Tyranicus patris-boletus) is a powerful "living artillery" weapon for the Tyranid swarms. Deep within its squat, lumpen form, the Biovore nurtures a clutch of Spore Mines -- living bombs that clouds the battlefield and covers enemies in acids, poisons and pieces of chitin. A Biovore launches these mines from a dorsal aperture by means of a powerful muscle spasm. Even if the shot misses its target, the danger is far from over, for the Spore Mines are possessed of a rudimentary intelligence and detonate not on impact, but when they sense the proximity of a non-Tyranid lifeform. Fortunately, the Biovore's relative rarity amongst the Tyranid swarms is taken as a sign that the Hive Mind prefers to win its battles in bloody melee, but the truth is subtly different.

Over time, as the Hive Fleets pressed ever deeper into the galaxy, their victories were much harder won as their enemies began to concentrate on destroying the swarm from great distance. In response, the pragmatic Hive Mind recognised the need for a bioform that could neutralise the enemy's long-range weaponry, thus leading to the birth of the Biovore. Imperial savants believe that the Hive Mind may have made use of Orkoid genetic material to create the Biovore. Thus this creature is not merely a powerful weapon in the Hive Mind's arsenal, it is living proof of the adaptive nature of the Tyranid menace.

Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus RecordEdit

Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus Record
Designation: Biovore
Common Title: Gunbeast
Species Name: Tyranicus patris-boletus
Average Height: 2 metres
Average Weight: 2 tonnes

First Encountered:

Ichar IV (Second Tyrannic War)
Role: Indirect fire support
Threat Evaluation: Low

SourcesEdit

  • Codex: Tyranids (6th Edition) (Tablet), pp. 125-126
  • Codex: Tyranids (5th Edition), pg. 48
  • Codex: Tyranids (3rd Edition)
  • Deathwatch: The Jericho Reach (RPG), pg. 184
  • Imperial Armour Volume Four - The Anphelion Project
  • Games Workshop Online Store - Tyranid Biovore

GalleryEdit

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