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Sorry this may seem stupid, but I am not clear on this.
Does the points for the war gear count against the army total points?
A 100 Necron lord gets to take 100 points of WG. If it takes 100 points does that make him cost 200?
The limiter (... can only spend y amount of points on wargear) is there just to keep a player from overstocking on everything and becoming unbalanced.
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If you had unlimited points to spend on wargear, imagine a space marine army where every character had an iron halo, adamantine mantle, master crafted weapons and bionics or if every tyrannid creature took every biomorph, it would get unbalanced really fast.
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Anything that costs points goes towards the army points total.
That's the point of points .
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Yeah but... we should get a discount on points for taking some gear like... the Chronometron or Solar Pulse. Instead of costing X amount... you get X amount more to spend cause your taking something nearly useless. :yes:
If it is useless, why would you take it?
As mentioned, they all have a use under certain circumstances. Its up to you to decide if its worth it.
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Virtually everything in wargear has different points costs, this is to keep the game "balanced" in the minds of the designers. Wargear that gives good bonuses such as terminator armor or a res orb has a higher cost because it gives more benefits to the player that uses them. Things that don't do alot or are very specific like frag grenades are cheap becuase they are very situationally specific.
If a player feels that a particular wargear item is not worth it, don't take it. The example of the Chronometron was used earlier, If your particular style of Necron play involves assaulting (lots of flayed ones or wraiths) or you are running into an assault happy army (nid swarm, khorne, etc), the Chronometron may assist you by allowing you to move further than you would normally. If your style of Necron play involves a lot of warriors gaussing stuff, then the Chronometron may have less value.
Its up to GW to figure out the cost, its up to you if you want to pay that cost based on what it may do for you.
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Guys, the chap is clearly new. he doesnt need all this confusion or intellectual hoy paloy, just an answer, play elsewhere on the boards please
wntrrvn I think you have your answer from the first response, but for clarity - yes:
your army is constrained by the force organisation chart and the codex, you also have a points total, you add up the points for al lyour units, their upgrades/wargear/weapons etc and that is the total points value of your army, if you are still a little confused, go look in the army list section, although posting idividual points is against the rules, you can see the total points for each unit, and these (should) add up to total points for the army
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please don't take this as a contradictory post but this is something that threw me when I first started out.
Sometimes the price of the Wargear is included into the original points cost of the model and sometimes it is not.
If the entry states "Options" and then "+ points" or "Options" and then go onto say may take equipment from the armoury then you will pay an extra fee for the wargear.
But other times the entry may state "Wargear" blah, blah, blah, in this case the wargear is already paid for in the original price of the model.
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