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What’s the dullest army in 40k?
Which army in 40k seems the dullest to you?
For me it has to be Necron’s, the fluff is meh, the lack of troop
and heavy support choices seem a little to limited compared to
say ‘nids or marines. The models are pretty cool but the scope of conversions
puts me off. on the whole the army just lacks personality.
I think a couple of different heavy support & troop choices and a revamp of the
fluff could make them a lot more appealing.
I AM BOOMER!
I think necrons as well, but only due to the lack of troops options unimaginative lack of variation within the model range (with a couple of exceptions) I do like the idea behind them though, and there is a lot of potential there for them to be one of the more fascinating 40k races.
I would be interesting in converting a small Necron army as the cricketing robots from Hitchikers guide though...
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
I'm gonna have to go with Necrons too - they are just under-done! I really get the feeling that they were just churned out as kind of "skeleton warriors in space", without a great deal of thought going into them! Hopefully they'll get a major revamp in their next codex - which is supposed to be coming late next year.:happy:
Necrons are great. No other race have disco balls and DJ boxes inside their vehicles! And the afros! They're totally exciting!
Someone's gonna answer marines, which would be r-tarded and cause a flame war or something.
It's Necrons, there isn't any competition. They're supposed to be dull, that's the whole fluff. They're emotionless automatons serving the hunger-based will of uncaring star creatures who themselves are also nearly devoid of emotion. Hell the C'Tan don't even have "real" grand machinations, besides getting rid of their only threat (the warp). Otherwise they just like to eat stuff.
What's worse, their ultimate goal for the galaxy is to turn it into a plantation, old-school southern style if you will, with the Necrons as their slaves, and the races of the galaxy as their tobacco crop.
SAY HELLO TO THE AGRICULTURISTS OF DOOM!
If they get their way, they'll be sitting on the galactic front porch, Earth if you will, suckin' down the latest human of choice (Cuban, har har) while sippin' a fine Kentuckian.
Nids & Guard
GMail = MVBrandt
I disagree with Necrons having dull fluff. I think its well developed, and the air of mystery lends it personality. But as far as playing them...
The Necrons were my first army, so I became very tired of only having them to play. Throw in a little jealousy of other armies' wargear and other spiffy options, and I became pretty disenfranchised with them.
All in all, they're only dull when its the only army you have.
"It takes a vast amount of self control to be this dangerous."
---Ogvai Ogvai Helmshrot, Jarl of Tra, VI Legion Astartes
Well, as a Necron player, I have to weigh in here. I agree that certain units, such as the warrior troops units, lack some of the flash and scope of, say, the Space Marine tactical squads or an IG infantry platoon, but the army itself is only boring if you run six squads of troops and nothing else... which you could say about many 40k armies.
My list has two units of troops, a group of scarabs, five destroyers, a necron lord, immortals, and a monolith. As I push toward 2,000 points I expect to add, among other things, wraiths and a C'Tan. Dull? Not MY army!
As to conversions, it's true that the necrons need a little more imagination, but I've seen some remarkably different changes when all the player did was straighten them up so they weren't "hunched over C-3POs." I've also seen a scratch-built C'Tan that seems to appear to be both the Deceiver AND the Nightbringer. I think the player did it to save money (an all plastic model that can represent either C'Tan in the field), but it was VERY well done, nicely painted, and definitely NOT boring. A WD article a while back also offered a few interesting conversion possibilities. Let's not forget that many "counts as" armies use necron rules. There's somebody on LO who is using the 'cron rules to build an Admech variant army that is shaping up very nicely, and looks like fun to play with (or against).
It's also easy to bemoan the paint schemes as "dull" because a lot of beginners use a simple scheme (myself included), which does get repetitive. In that sense, the necron race is a victim of its own marketing (many players got into them because they are "fast and easy" to paint), but the codex shows a few examples of more complex paint jobs (I remember a destroyer lord with glossy red and chrome that was simply stunning) that would look great on an entire army, assuming you have the time and patience, which I don't.
By contrast, take the IG. Yes, there are many colorful options, but despite their potential as a race I've seen many 478236th Cadian armies made up entirely of two full (I'm talking six infantry units and command) infantry platoons and a minimalist HQ squad, all sporting (yawn) khaki uniforms and green carapace. And you think NECRONS are boring?
Bottom line: An army is only as dull as its players make it.
Necrons are not agricultarists!
Necrons are funk meisters of the 41 Millenia!
They exist to bring funk and glory back into the galaxy:
LOOK at their BRIGHT colours:
SEE their STYLISH hair:
Observe their variation:
Now I ask you, which other race is cool enough to have those other things on?
Necrons are one of the most exciting things ever. They make my bottom tremble.
I totally agree - but the Necrons don't do themselves any favours. There are some very interesting coversion possibilities and I also totally agree that an army is only as interesting as the player. But, and it is a big but, the Necrons just seem...beige!
I mean - you can't beat the look of panic on someones face when they realise that they're fighting my beefed up (but stupidly expensive) Guard army. And it's the same for me when I fight an army that's well put together and led. But with the Necrons, the most reaction anyone who draws them is "Oh, bugger - better get some cannonfodder for a meatshield...) They just don't spark the interest and exitement of the players that I know.
I do, however, fully concede that they will have some fans - it might just depend on where you are!
I'm just trying to inject a bit of humour and fun into an incredibly dull topic in itself.
Of course, I have fought many variations of Necron armies. I find it very interesting.
What is boring is Eldar.
Holofields with Harlequins in.
Oh wait.. sometimes the holofields have.. FIRE DRAGONS in them!
Or.. two JSJ Tau armies fighting against eachother. That's always fun to watch.