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I'm just getting into 40k, and for my birthday, my parenst got me a bunch of the new necrons, as well as the codex. I do not have them yet, but I was hoping someone on here could help me figure out what to do with what I'm getting. If this is the wrong place to post, or is against rules, I'm sorry. I didn't see anything about desparate plees for help in the army list rules thread .
What I will recieve is this:
Thanks again if you can help me!
make your immortals immortals, then get another box of immortals and then take what you have and paint and play with it.
edit: then when you've done that think of expanding
Last edited by Roboute Guilliman; November 8th, 2011 at 00:05.
Thanks for responding so fast! I just have one question... is that list competitive at all at this point level, or will it not work so well?
sorry but no, you have no heavy support so your destroyers would have to take heavy gauss cannons. but its pointless because they will be blown away by krak missiles and lascannons before they can do anything
I'm mostly going to be playing against swarmy nids.
then it'll probably be alright, but nothing amazing.
i would still make the immortals as immortals because you need the troops and their weapons and awesome! especially against swarmy nids.
for basic tactics, take put the lord with the immortals and give him phaeron, so they can move back and still shoot at the swarms approaching.
if you feel that you like the game then my next buy would be an annihilition barge, they are cheap armour thirteen, which bugs will find hard to deal with unless in CC, which you should be preventing as much as possible.
an example 500 pt list with your current modes would perhaps be
lord - phaeron
3 scarab bases (use for blocking)
and you've got ten points so add something to the lord.
hope that helps
If I was you, some heavy support would be an obvious next choice. I'd suggest one of the heavy tanks, either a monolith or doomsday ark. Both can instant death warriors and raveners, as well as blowing apart smaller swarms when required. The only real threat at range would be zoanthropes, so some praetorians may be useful for taking them out quickly, being jump infantry.
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if expanding into heavy's than a doomday ark would be your best bet against nids, having a high strength large blast weapon against a horde is a solid investment
being an old nid player i have learnt from experience that anything that causes a blast must be removed so keep these units well protected
just watch out for zoanthropes and hive guard, these will be your biggest ranged anti tank threat
I would split the warriors into 2 squads of 5 at that low point level especially against nids. This way you can split your fire or focus it as needed and if the nids get into cc hopefully it is only with 5 guys instead of 10. This also gives you 3 scoring units instead of 2 in objective games.
also i would take the anni barge over the doomsday. Yes the large temple of death sounds great but it scatters and can be very unpredictable. Where as the anni barge is heavy 4 with the ability to arch as well as totting a either tesla or gause cannon under neath. In higher point the games the doomsday becomes more viable, when there are targets for that scatter to land on and it is not eating up almost a fifth of your points.
i love the doomsday ark but that because i seem to role really well with scatter dice (either i will always hit or scatter onto another unit)