Victualler - Yaleing
Imperial Designation: Victualler
Common Name: Gravy Train
Species Name: Tryanicus Rescario
Victuallers have a vital function in terrestrial tyranid forces should the consumption of the prey planet prove difficult. As we well know the hive fleet prefers prey planets that provide little resistance. But should the local forces hold the tyranids at bay the tyranid ground forces will need resupply. Most tyranids that soldiers face on the battlefield have a very simplistic digestive system. (This is incredibly robust and accounts for a large part of the resiliency of smaller tyranids.) But while enough to keep the battlefield tyranids supplied with all the energy they need, it is deeply inefficient. So the victualler will absorb some of the slurry in digestion pools and pre digest it to create a vitamin and energy rich food source for other tyranids.
This allows more biomass to be kept for the hive ships, or in a worst case scenario, to allow a small enclave of tyranids to continue the fight when cut of from other forces and ready food supplies.
Owner: Joel VanDerMeulen
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