I brought Omega to my local Regionals this past weekend (small meta, 9 players). It's fairly similar to Grimbo's* a couple pages back but I substituted the Synapse unit for the new one, and 2 Regenerations for 2 Spore Chimneys. Some good the Spore Chimneys did me, because I never drew them... but holy **** the new Synapse unit is insanely good. It gives you access to a few abilies that Tyranids are seriously lacking like routing, but also just great value in triggering planets like Atrox.Ended up with 1 win 2 losses and a bye, didn't place anywhere special of course. But I felt really good because both of my losses were extremely close and 100% my fault from poor early deploy decisions.
First game was against Straken. Unfortunately for me all 5 starting planets had a Material icon, so the game was going to finish by planet 5. I like it when the game can go on a little bit longer, gives me more time to set up a warlord kill or at least infest enough planets to abuse my Warlord ability. I seem to recall a really bad deploy on the very first turn where I didn't deploy alongside a Venomthrope which was my only way to infest. It was a bit of an uphill battle after that, I was losing lots of command and only barely winning planets so he didn't just steamroll the first 3. I did manage to bloody Straken, but ended up losing the 5th planet, Preemptive Barrage is a tough thing to deal with as Tyranids. This Straken player ended up in 1st place.
Second game was against an Old One Eye player. He was going for the big heavy Elites, and I managed to get all of the cards I really needed to boost myself into a nice command lead. Venomthropes on 3 planets, winning command on them over and over. During a particularly bloody battle on planet 3 or 4 I bloodied Old One Eye in one hit, and then he bloodied me right back (forgot how strong Awakening Cavern is). I ended up winning the game through my Synapse unit parking his butt on the planet that lets me Rout units. Ended up routing a Ymgarl Genestealer with a Venom Cannon attached on the final planet, he would have used Awakening Cavern and hit all of my genestealer weenies for 2... and I had no shields left for the final battle. I felt really good about this win. This player ended up taking 2nd place.
Third game was against a Morn player. I don't remember a whole ton about this game, I hadn't seen any of Morns cards in action before and the player just completely wiped the floor with me. I did manage to bloody Morn, but I think I won a single command struggle all game and only infested 1 planet. It was really rough, and I got more tilted than I'd otherwise like to admit. Raiding Portal is really crazy with the +2 resource bonus modifier Kabalite unit! Wow.
Then I got a bye.
Overall it was a super fun tournament and got me pumped to play Conquest again. I'd love to stick with Tyranids, but overall there's just some things in the current meta I feel like I can't deal with.