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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Necrons - What next?

Back in the mists of time (circa 2003) having just started working for Gee Dub, I was told that we all needed a 2000 point 40k army fully painted.  The reason for this is not clear, but it was some edict from an area manager.

The quickest army I could think of was Necrons (back in the day when they had boltgun metal spray paint). So a quick phone call to the lovely Mail Order trolls and a large box of Necrons was winging its way to the store.  They were duly constructed, painted basically and then stuck in a case and basically forgotten.

But with the release of the book last year (or was it 2011?) I've decided to awaken them like the proverbial necrontyr.

So this is what I have:
40 Warriors
10 Immortals
6 Heavy Destroyers
12(?) Destroyers
2 Monoliths
Lord
Lord with Destroyer Body
3 Wraiths
2 Tomb Spiders
Load of scarabs

There might be some more but I think that is it.

The question is, can I make a half competitive army out of this? I dont want a ball breaking tournament list, just something reasonably fluffy but not a walk over.

And, what do I need to get in as few purchases as possible to achieve this?




7 comments:

  1. Well you have a good selection to choose from. Personally I would look at getting a few Ghost Arks and some Barges. Ghost arks are a pain to take down and help the survivability of your warrior squads.
    Up to you of course

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    1. CHeers. I'm watching a couple on ebay - will snap them up if I can get the right price for them.

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  2. I havent played 6th, but I know the sythes are awesome as well. Probably just a case of adding a few of the new units to enhance what you have...

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    1. Scythes are the flyers? I've heard they are quite dirty!

      Problem is, there's so many new toys in the latest codex! I want to use my necrons but I don't want to spend too much to get them up & running. Will have to have a ponder.

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  3. If you go totally mental and want another two Monoliths, let me know ;)

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    1. For £10? Yes ;) As then I can do that weird Apoc formation with the force field etc.

      Keeling? Is that your author name then?

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  4. The Necron flyer is the easiest model I've assembled from GW. Finished in 20 mins and as to painting well I dont think that would be hard either. Now the Ghost Arks are abit more of a challenge.

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