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Rogue Trader's Stance on Hive Fleet Reproduction

I have a copy of the rogue trader rulebook here, and it's structure on the Hivefleet is a bit different than the structure in the 4th edition codex, particularly to the importance of Hive Tyrants. The Hive tyrant page notes this, but I think it's important enough to be noted on the main page. Pikez33 05:00, 27 October 2008 (CET)


How many Tyranic wars has there been? I have heard something about 3 and i believe also that the first encounter is also being referred to as the first tyranic war

I'm not sure how many Tyrannic Wars there have been, but there are at least two: the First was the Battle for Macragge, and the Second was Ichar IV (in 997.M41). Apparently, during that time, Espandor (in Ultramar) was destroyed, so I'll have to change that in the Ultramar article. If there is a third Tyrannic War, I'm not sure what it would be (maybe the war in Warriors of Ultramar?) --Avenging Dentist 23:46, 23 Jun 2005 (CEST)

I think probably only two tyrranic wars, but there have been at least three major hive fleets enter Imperial space, Behemoth, Kraken and Leviathan. Also, Hive Fleet Perseus drifted into and then out of human space.--Jonru 00:04, 14 Sep 2005 (CEST)

There have been three two over the Macragge system and Ichar IV. there have been only 4 confirmed hive fleets, but plenty of splinter fleets have covered the galaxy.



The structure of the Tyranid German wiki site is as follows. I think this is a good template for us. Thoughts?

1 Origin and background
2 The swarm
2.1 Species of the Tyranid
2.2 Swarm consciousness
2.3 Synapse creatures
2.4 Swarm fleets
3 Military procedure
3.1 Investigation
3.2 Attack
3.3 Absorption
4 Technology
5 Other articles
6 Web links

--Jonru 20:56, 30 January 2006 (CET)


what about a section on special characters (ie. old one eye and red terror)?

--Ripper 21:27, 18 August 2006 (CEST)

has anyone heard of a malefactor it's an old model i don't know much other than it worked as an APC and wasn't vary popular

Yes i've heard of it, it exists in the german wiki at: [1]. It might not work as it links through Google translate but it is there.--Jonru 20:09, 18 September 2006 (CEST)

Does the sentance 'Tyran had been destroyed by the alien menace it had watched for for so long' not seem slightly incorrect, would it not be better to rephrase it so there isnt the 'for for' bit of it? It's gramatically correct but I agree, a bit on the silly side. I'll try and re-write it.--Jonru 20:45, 7 January 2007 (CET)

Actually I take that back. 1 i can't think of any way to change it and two it does make sense, just required you to use your brain--Jonru 20:54, 7 January 2007 (CET)


Some suggestions

The german translations are bad (swarm instead of hive). I wrote some work at the Wikipedia version, and then divided up the different individual species by their genus (i.e. the Warrior, the Gaunt, and the Genestealer, and then made a page for Titans). If no one minds too much, I would like to take a crack at this. :) SanchiTachi 19:40, 31 May 2007 (CEST)

I think the Lexicanum is such a small project that any help anywhere is valuable. We have so few regular contributors that we can't really set up projects as there are too few of us, something which Wikipedia has no problem with I suspect :P Anything you can do is great, thanks --Jonru 20:59, 31 May 2007 (CEST)``
There were actually less people at Wikipedia. Most of this stuff is research that I wrote for my own gaming reference which was easy to refer to later. The Wikipedia pages are updated with about 80 hours worth of straight wikifying my research and putting it up. I was originally going to design a better version of Xenology but I realized that it probably wouldn't be the effort. I also live near the Glen Burnie headquarters so I can get all sorts of fun stuff. SanchiTachi 03:19, 1 June 2007 (CEST)

There was 3 majer hive feets. Other hive feets have been pussed into the back ground

Are all the Fleets based on myth creatures? --WUTZ A HIVE? 22:24, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, most have names of creatures from mythology, some don't. See also List of Hive Fleets --DetlefK 12:08, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Hive Fleet movement

what about tyranid's way of interstellar travel, which is without any doubt faster than light? are any articles or sources that define this?

Yea, the 5th ed codex has information on how they do this. It's through the use of a Narvhal bio-ship. I just wrote the article on it. -- Icaterus 07:54, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Consuming a "thousand galaxies" statement

Can anyone verify this statement's citation (citation footnote 3)? It seems rather strange, especially since the 5th edition codex is deliberately ambigious as to what the Tyranids were up to before they came to our galaxy -- Harriticus

Just checked and the info is in that issue, the exact text is "Such has been the fate of a thousands of galaxies, of millions of intelligent species, since time immemorial". However this is the same article that says that the squigs were created by the Tyranids (though it fails to mention how squigs then managed to become a key element of the entire Ork eco-system across the whole galaxy in the space of a couple of hundred years.) The article also includes other ret-conned beasties like Zoats, so I have no idea whether any of the info in this article would be considered current canon or not. Thelemur 21:13, 7 December 2011 (CET)
I see, thanks for that. That is a bit of a pickle because there's nothing against using very old canon to my knowledge and lots of articles do it. An "origins" section of the article stating that information as well as the current Codex's statement that they could be running from an even worse race and it's unclear how long they've been consuming worlds might work. --Harriticus
Had a look at the 2nd + 3rd edition codexes, and they dont seem have any background info before Behemoth, so no help there. Old canon materials are usually kept in unless they are contradicted my later sources (or sometimes marked as being of unknown canon status if the seem to be outdated, but aren't specifically contradicted).

I dont have any Tyranid codexes after the 3rd edition, so I have no idea what more up to date books say. If you want to make an origins section I'd be happy to type up the relevant bits from WD 145 here, or scan them and upload them as temporary files if that would help. Thelemur 01:28, 8 December 2011 (CET)