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[[File:Tyranid_Biovore.jpg|frame|A Tyranid Biovore firing Spore Mines]]
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[[File:Biovore.jpg|thumb|300px|A Tyranid '''Biovore'' preparing to fire]]
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]] biomorph called the '''Biovore''' is a powerful 'living artillery' weapon. Deep within its squat, lumpen form the Biovore nurtures a clutch of Spore Mines - living bombs that blanket the enemy in acids, poisons and pieces of chitin.
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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 is possessed of a rudimentary intelligence and detonates not on impact, but when it senses 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 creature that could neatralise the enemy's long-range weaponry, thus the birth of the Biovore. 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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==Sources==
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*''Codex Tyranids (5th Edition)'', p.48
 
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Biovore

A Tyranid 'Biovore preparing to fire

The Tyranid biomorph called the Biovore is a powerful 'living artillery' weapon. Deep within its squat, lumpen form the Biovore nurtures a clutch of Spore Mines - living bombs that blanket the enemy 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 is possessed of a rudimentary intelligence and detonates not on impact, but when it senses 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 creature that could neatralise the enemy's long-range weaponry, thus the birth of the Biovore. 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.

Sources

  • Codex Tyranids (5th Edition), p.48
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