So the Tyranid FAQ is out!! Here is a link just in case you missed it?. Of course we all know the reason this came out so quickly. Mr Doom! So it's official the Doom of Malan'tai's Spirit Leech does not work on units inside a vehicle. Good, debate over, OF COURSE IT DOES NOT! and that's how I always played it! For me the real interest is the Tyranid Mycetic Spore!!
When I first got hold of the current Nid Codex, the one thing that got me excited was that we had Drop Pods! Well sort of, they had a different name and were MC, but hey it was a Drop Pod right? With no GW model available the race was on to fill the gap, and I couldn't wait to field my 9 Mega Blok Plasma Hatcher Drop Pod list. Oh I was probably going to lose, especially in Annihilation, but boy was I going to have some fun! Now with the new updates it has become very clear that these Mycetic Spores are NOT Drop pods!
No IC can join a unit and arrive via the Pod? Why not! OK the Tyranid Prime is the only choice, but hey my Warriors like being led by a Tyranid Prime! And now we can not deploy the unit in the Pod normally and Deep Strike the Pod separately like the Marines can? Damn, another tactic down the drain!
Oh well, I guess that's why it's called a Mycetic Spore and not a Drop Pod! Still for a while there, I had DROP PODS in my list :-)