Tyranid Barbed Hierodule

Barbed Hierodule

This is the Forge World Barbed Hierodule at Warhammer World.

The Hierodule is a type of Tyranid Bio-Titan, but stands smaller than its more massive cousin the Hierophant. This class of bioform is brought into action only against the most determined defences. Hierodules are immense creatures, towering over the battlefield and bristling with spines, claws, tendrils and apocalyptic bio-weapons.

Barbed Hierodule

The Barbed Hierodule (Uncus hierodule domitor), is a mutation of the Scythed Hierodule  it, has just two scythe-like claws but now has two massive Bio-cannons. The acidic symbiote creature was gone, and the Hierodule’s frontal chitinous armour plates had grown and thickened for extra protection.

Tyranid Barbed Hierodule

This beautifully painted Tyranid Barbed Hierodule was in the Forge World display cabinets back at GamesDay 2005.

I really do like this model and the paint job is excellent.


Here is it next to the huge Harridan, but even though it looks small here it still towers over normal sized Tyranids.

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