Rest In Pieces beautiful pregnant Parasite.[Open in new window]
My real hope is that the Spore, Doom, Parasite and Ymgarls are released as FW kits (or upgrade kits - a new resin head and accessories, for example) alongside rules.
As it stands I'm still extremely put-off by the new book. I'm not saying it's bad competitively - I don't care much about that. It just seems to be pretty bland with the loss of those four really unique and fun units, on top of all the other concerns. I'm usually really pro-GW and even enjoyed the last book, with some exceptions, because of all the fun weird things in it. I hate coming across as part of the whiny crowd this time around.
EDIT: I don't like impotent whineposting, so after posting here I had this idea. Posted it in the rumors thread, but here it is again.
I don't want to harass anybody, but it might not hurt to politely express an interest in some Tyranid Dataslates to replace our lost characters and units on the GW Digital Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/GamesWorkshopDigitalEditions
The staff running it seem very friendly and have said many times they're receptive to hearing what fans want to see. If enough people articulate their desire to see rules for the Mycetic Spores, Doom, Parasite and Ymgarl Stealers, it might at least start a discussion within the digital team.
Similarly, Forge World has a Facebook page. It doesn't seem impossible to think that they could easily make a Mycetic Spore or resin upgrade kits to represent a Parasite, Doom or brood of Ymgarls. Along with the new models would come rules, which would allow us to play the converted models that many of us spent so much time and money on.https://www.facebook.com/ForgeWorldUK
The key is to have lots of people do it, but have them do it in a polite and persuasive manner - especially if they include pictures of well-converted and painted models from the dropped units, since the people running the page often comment on nicely-painted minis. Just an idea - if done well it certainly won't make anything worse!
I'm going to share this on Warseer and Dakka as well. I think having Forge World and the Digital Editions page hear from even 5-10 people in the days after the Codex release would make an impact. It's all we can do at this point!