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i have an upcoming game against crons two warrior squads and 6-9 destroyers as well as immortals and a orb lord what i need to know is what guns are most effective against crons and what tactics works against them. is extremely heavy in necron models so i need to kill as many as possible. what sort of list works against them? i want to field a infantry spam perhaps with armoured support
Best advice I can give is try and split him up. If you can get stuff out of range of the orb it will be easier to keep down.
Also watch out for a VoD on the lord. He may use a flying circus tactic and teleport a lovely squad of immortals around the board reeking havoc. Not really sure what to do about this apart from make sure squads are covered, so even if he does destroy a unit you've got something near by to try and do a bit of damage with.
Obviously high strength weapons are useful, both to make it easier to kill him in the first place, and also make it so they can't get up if they're out of orb range.
Strength 8 weapons are good against necrons. Meltas and battle cannon will ignore their armour and stop the WBB roll. A resurection orb however means that AP3 is the main considderation as they will always have the WBB roll. In this case veterans with 3 plasmas are good, firing from chimeras.
Volume of fire can also work especially getting complete units to lie down. There will be no WBB if there are no similar models around.
Vendettas with SWS of 3 demo-charges can be fun. Plod around at range sniping destroyers with lascannon, then make attack runs on warrior concentrations lobbing 3 democharges to get multiple hits so they all lie down.
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Yeah, Demolishers are quite nice. Make sure to wittle down the unit the Lord is in. Because once that unit is very small you can start pumping Demolisher shells into it, and as soon as that Lord fails his WBB, they'll be yours ^^
Just be aware of the fact that if his Destroyers focus fire on any vehicle they will get around 2 Glancing hits, and a stranded Demolisher is a sad sight indeed .
And, what pts are you playing at? If you're at 1k and he has that few models he's more or less bound to have VoD.
But I suggest, as the others, to invest in some high S weaponry. All from LRBT to Lascannons, just as long as you negate them their normal WBB-roll you'll slowly wittle them down and have an easier time getting to the Lord.
Simply, once again, knock out the Lord and it'll probably be a bt easier.
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Yes, you do want demolishers for the destroyers and immortals and everything else. Good to intant-death the lord with...
What you could do is to make an assaulty army with straken and lots of furious charge guardsmen, preferably with flamers or grenade launchers. Necrons can't take CC in 5th ED...
As a cron player myself - get in close, bring a lot of PWeapons, and attack the units that the Lord is not in with high S, and insta-death so the WBB is useless. Concentrate fire onto the standard Warriors not near the Lord and then the Lord's unit to whittle down the numbers quickly. Assault the Warriors and Destroyers you can.
Crons are a fast and mobile army except for the Warriors. Most units can turbo boost into position and a Flying Circus will wreck havok on planned strategies. Wraiths are deadly in CC, so shoot them to pieces. Have your fire power watching your flanks but be able to direct fire into the center mass if able to.
Destroyers and their heavy cousins are the bane to vehicles with thier high manuverability and glancing hits... but by far worse are the scarb swarms armed with dirsruption fields. Ive chewed apart Tau Hammerheads, Ork Trukks, SM Predators and Rhinos, and even a Land Raider using a squad of scarab swarm bases. Template weapons will get rid of them.
Our low I means that we usually hit last in CC, we have a good save so a PW will negate it, dish out as many wounds in CC as possible to win the assult, we have a high L too, but enough wounds will whittle it down and we usually break and can easily be caught in a sweeping advance which has no WBB for the fallen models.
Keep in mind our Phase out too. Kill enough, not all, just enough to force a phase out and there's nothing the cron player can do about it.
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Your one and only hope against that list is ordnance. Use your men to screen your tanks and do everything you can to keep them from being shaken. If he's foolish enough to teleport his Lord and an Immortal squad near you then throw everything at that hated res orb, otherwise there isn't much to be done. Try to force a tie by fragging his Warriors first.
If the mission is kill points, you brought a 3V list or he has a Monolith in addition to those Immortals and Destroyers then do yourself a favor and forfeit. There's no point in fighting a hopeless battle.
You will never get into close combat with them and it wouldn't matter if you did. Don't bother with power weapons.
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I highly advise against infantry spam against Necrons. The amount of STR 5 and 6 AP4 shots they can put out from the Immortals and Destroyers is daunting. If he brings a squad of Immortals and 6-9 destroyers, he could wipe out an infantry platoon in one turn with them alone. If you do bring a good amount of infantry, you better hug cover with them like they were hugging their momma for the last time.
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Remember to focus your shooting on one squad at a time if at all possible. A Necron can't WBB if he doesn't have anything to replicate himself from, so if you knock them all down, they stay down.
Even though glancing hits aren't as good, they will still make your 'Russes not shoot. That is why I like the ranged firepower of a regular russ over a Demolisher any day vs. 'Crons.
To win, focus on phase out, one squad at a bloody time.
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