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I will be playing against a sorta new (He has been playing for a month, give or take a week) necron player on Saturday who has been giving my friends headaches about, the rules of the game, how to play and the legality of their lists, etc. Apparently, the Necron player is using a fake, torrented, Necron codex, that added rules and other things (ie, new weapons, special rules,etc), so they asked me to help them out.
This is my list:
Company Command Squad-205
Colonel "Iron Hand" Straken
-Plasma gun x3
-Sniper Rifle x3
-Grenade Launcher x3
Scout Sentinel Squadron-100
Sentinel A and B
Armored Sentinel Squadron-135
Armored Sentinel 1
Armored Sentinel 2
-Heavy Bolter Sponsons
-Hull Mounted Multi Laser
-Multiple Rocket Pods x2
Leman Russ Battle Tank-185
-Hull Mounted Lascannon
-Heavy Bolter Sponsons
-Hull Mounted Heavy Bolter
-Earth Shaker Cannon
My first time using a veteran list and since my friends told me that just about anything can beat him, i decided to try out something new.
Not really much to say.
The game type is basically, we place 3 objectives on the map; one in our deployment zones and one in the middle.
Deployment will be a 12" deployment zone along the long table edges of a 6x4.
My plan is to have the squad with the mortar hunker down on my objective while everything except the Basalisk, LRBT and Valkyrie will move forward. The Basalisk and LRBT will stay back and shell him, while I outflank the valkyrie transporting the Demo charge carrying squad to clear off his objective or to take the middle one later on.
If just about anything can beat this friend of yours then your list probably will as it's not bad at all. Still I'll comment as I would if you just wanted comments and possibly improvements on the list in general
Strakan does have nice combat stats but you could see him as being too expensive, there I honestly don't know if he'd end up earning his points back or not. You should definatly get another special weapon to fill the henads of your remaining empty handed vet, probs another flamer, and I'm doubtful that the medi-pack is all that briliant. Also if your taking Strakan + flamers you need to give them a chimera or they won't survive.
65 points, tbh he's not worth it at all as he'll die in combat with necrons and his one shot pistol only wounds half the time with a 12" range.
Vet's are fun but I'm not sure that heavy bolters are grenade launchers are the best way to use their talents. Sniper's are certainly a waste of BS4, and you'll do much more damage with plasma guns. Your men would probably wreak much more havoc with a lascannon or missile launcher than heavy bolters. I generally don't like grenade launchers in general (that's personal, I'm not saying they're bad - just I don't like them) but I don't think you'll be downing many necrons with them. Same is true with the mortar (I'm not exactly sure what the mortar stats are cause I don't have my codex on my at this moment) Melta's are nice against necrons as it's no we'll be back unless theres a nearby monolith, which I think you'll have the good sense to pour all your AT fire into.
I can't really comment much on this (again cause I don't have my codex on me) but the lascannon's can help take out any monolith's your friend brings then start blasting infantry, they're cheap on scout sentinel's so why not? If the plasma cannon hits then it could do some damage to necrons but they still get their we'll be back, and the autocannon for the most part will just bounce off - firing two shots per turn for 6 turns will give you a 0.83 chance of killing a total of one necron who will stay dead.
The Russ is nice, don't know if you'll get that much use out of the heavy bolters but the battlecannon can wreak some havock with 2+ to kill and no we'll be back.
I think with the new 'dex the basilisk now has a minimium range of 36" which will probs be very limiting
still, with the list you've got you ought to be able to crush him if he is as bad as you claim, good luck whatever you choose.
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I was considering changing the Heavy Bolters and Mortars for Missile Launchers and Lascannons, but I know his list has no armor and his scariest dudes are his 3 Destroyers...
I figure either the Plasma guns will kill them or the number of shots will.
I was considering a Heavy Flamer in the CCS but, it is already expensive as it is, plus I love Straken, he is basically all my lists. I know that he is expensive but I have been having good results with him and I dont want to jynx myself so I will leave him there.
I dont know why a lot of people think Sly sucks. I mean, everytime I mention the dudes name, my firends shudder. I guess it depends on your luck, and the placement. I still think that for 65 pts the guy is a deal. You basically have a demo charge that can show up anywhere on the mao and is fired at a high BS value!
Thnx for the comments.