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I found this on ‘whine&bitchseer’ today,
I don’t know how true this is so take it as you will.- BoomerNecron Codex/More emphasis on multi-tiered Lords?
MoonlightSonata - 18-08-2008, 18:42
Earlier on I got a phonecall from my friend, who had just come off the phone from Games Workshop. He told me the conversation with the GW employee got around to Necrons when my friend mentioned that the C'Tan were totally missing from the 5th Edition rulebook.
Apparently, according to the GW Employee, they were left out because they intend to remove them from the next incarnation of the Necron codex and instead include them as an apocalypse datasheet, costing around 1500pts each. The rationale for this is probably obvious to a lot of people on warseer as its been said for as long as the Necron Codex has existed that the C'Tan shouldn't be represented on the TT or weren't represented appropriately considering that they are gods yet can be popped by a lucky force weapon or turned into a squig etc. Coincidentally, this ties up with the rumour posted by Sekhmet on the C'Tan Support Group forum that the C'Tan would be given the Forgeworld treatment not too long from now and would be the size of Eldar Revenant Titans.
The employee, being a Necron player himself, said that he was interested in the direction Necrons were going. He also mentioned that Necron Lords are much more important now and that there are special character Lords. There are even two of these special Lords in the Apocalypse Reloaded book; The Herald Of the Storm (from Medusa V) and The Herald Of Awakening. Finally, he also mentioned that there would be options or even models to represent the varying tiers of Lords, from Bronze up to Platinum, Platinum perhaps being near C'Tan in power or status.
Personally, If this turns out to be true I'll be quite annoyed because, for one thing, I wanted to see The Outsider and secondly, the C'Tan are very important to Necron army lists for dispelling tough characters and monstrous creatures. Hopefully we'll get something else to balance out the loss of the C'Tan.
I AM BOOMER!
Typical.....boost the pretty boys and screw with their toughest enemies....that really is a stupid idea. Yeah, so C'Tan are kinda vulnerable (but can be nasty) in their current form, that doesn't mean you make them Apoc only units. Have they done the same for the Greater Daemons? because they're pretty damned powerful in the fluff too. Not quite Gods, but far superior to the average Marine, let alone guardsman.
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My first reaction was damn it-Im thinking about a Necron force and part of the appeal was the C'tan. After thinking about it though it kinda makes sense-a Star God in regular battles always seemed a little strange to me. If it is true I suppose it will depend on what the Necrons get in exchange.
That doesn't make sense... The 2 C'tan characters in the Necron codex aren't exactly Gods... they're just part of their essence trapped within a necrodermis shell. I'm going to say that rumor is Bravo Sierra.
I think this can only really be a fluff dispute- I'm sure Necrons will get something to replace the C'Tans, probably those Platinum-level Necron Lords that were mentioned.
And keeping the Star Gods to 1500pt, titan-esque models seems somehow more.. fitting, than letting them only display a fraction of their power by being trapped in a Necrodermis.
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Yeah, on second thought it would be really cool... I'd be willing to give up C'tan for a few new Lord models. But then again if C'tan models are restricted to massive scale games, how frequently would we be able to use those bad larrys? Most people only play games up to 2000pts
I think the idea is that the current C'Tan models would be relegated to being about Epic-scale... If I understand the OP correctly, it's suggested that FW will make Titan-sized C'Tan for Apoc games.
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC
The other thread on the forum 'thread' (Necron Codex Rumor) says that we'll be keeping the current models/stats/rules for the C'tan as they currently are but they just won't be regarded as being the actual C'Tan, they are special high level necron lords taking on the aspect/form of their respective C'Tan, more or less like they do in Dawn of War where the lord turns into a C'tan for a bit.
So we're not loosing the current C'Tan as such, we're just going to get bigger apocalypse equivalent. It will certainly be odd having a massive C'tan and a littler version of it as well on the same battlefield.
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