Tyranids Flashback: Hierodule Lords of War Review

By James Rodriguez | November 1st, 2017 | Categories: 40k Flashback, Tyranids, Warhammer 40k


About thirteen years ago, or so, Forge World produced a new class of Tyranids called Hierodules. Come check out this 40k flashback on these epic bugs.

They used to be know as Gargantuan Creatures but today they are now “Lords of War”. Either way they’re big, they’re bad, and most importantly they’re hungry.


The current rules for the Barbed and Scythed Hierodules can be found in the new Imperial Armour – Index: Xenos book (formerly the Apocalypse book), and we’re probably see an update with the upcoming Tyranid releases next month.

With the upcoming codex release, now would be a great time to start expanding your Tyranid army. Head on over to Forge World and yourself up one of these Hierodules.


The Scythed Hierodule has more parts as well as its own base to lock into. The head come in two pieces, the upper and lower jaw, with an insane amount of detail added. Each arm comes separately as well, with some arms locking into the base for added stability on the front side of the hierodule.

A complete multi-part resin model measuring over 22cm/10 inches in length. Armed with four massive Scything Talons and an Acid Spray. Rules can be found in Imperial Armour – Index: Xenos.


The Barbed Hierodule has two giant scything talons and biocannons. The detail added into the guns, including ribbing and stretched flesh as well as battle damage, are fantastic with a very high quality sculpt. The jaw is a separate piece, as well as the weaponry. He comes with his own base to lock into as well. These are resin, so be sure to wash thoroughly prior to working with them!

barbed hierodule

A complete multi-part resin model. Armed with two massive Scything Talons and two huge Barbed Stranglers. The rules for the Barbed Hierodule can be found in Imperial Armour – Index: Xenos.

These are resin kits, so be sure to wash thoroughly prior to working with them! Hit play to checkout these guys up close below!

About the Author: James Rodriguez

I'm a huge fan of anything tabletop. I play strictly Chaos in Warhammer, and Imperial in anything Star Wars. I spent 8 years in the military. Now I'm happy to be a civilian working with a great group of people. "We are all tyrants. Do not fool yourself. We were bred for nothing else." -Mortarion
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