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Hey! I am a newcomer to TT and have narrowed my search to the new Orks and the Necrons. I chose these two because they don't seem to be as popular as the other armies ( I don't like jumping on such bandwagons). I have heard gripe about Necrons getting boring or stuff. But really is it that bad? A guy will only ever have a couple of lists in his life. Why do you play Necrons and what makes them fun for you? Any comparisons with the new Orks and your opinions are appreciated! I am aware of the shooty aspect of Necrons and the CC aspect of Orks but I am jsut in a jam between these 2 armies.
Thanks in advance!8Y
I like the fact the list is simple.
Makes me think about how to use my army.. as oppose to purely what I'll put in it.
I see, I completely understand your view. I am looking at Necrons carefully because of the fact that my theretical necron build seems much easier than my theoretical ork one. My ork one would involve 20 slugga boyz and 20 shootas in addition to 7 lootas and warboss etc. I personally find that just a week bit overwhelming as I am not sure if I have the skill to paint them good at all so far. Necrons, from what I hear are easy to paint? I was thinking more of a cliche silver/gold theme with black thrown in on the shoulder pads.
Enough of my rambling, opinions on what I said or the topic are appreciated!!
Necrons are forgiving to the starter both in terms of gameplay and modelling/painting.
The middle end player tends to wander away from necrons in his/her quest for excitment and bling.
But, expert 'cron players are scary, and don't have anything to prove with fancy lists and the like.
They are a very dynamic race, and their fluff/background is one of the best in 40K. They're also far from overpowered too, so victories gained with them will usually be due to superior tactics and excecution.
Last edited by Karmoon; January 14th, 2008 at 04:54.
I started Necrons because they were basically foisted upon me. (I was an inexperienced player and no one else in my local group played them.)
I became proficient with them and strayed to many different armies...but I always came back to the silvered legions. (Karmoon put it perfectly, in that regard.)
In playing other armies, I came to greatly appreciate the Necrons' resilience, their speed, their simplicity, their subtlety, and their tremendously cool fluff. If you want them to be fast, they can be the fastest army in the game. If you want them to be tough, they can be the toughest.
A Necron list can be tuned to do pretty much anything and a well-tuned list can completely change strategic direction in mid-game. Almost no other army can even come close to claiming that. (Even some Space Marine chapters cannot.)
The best part, if you stick with the Necrons for a few seasons and really begin to delve into the heart of a deceptively simple list, discovering the real power inherent to them, they are downright nasty.
WHFB: Dwarfs || WH40k: Imperial Fists, Necrons || WM/H: Trollbloods || BFG: Necrons
They were the new army when I started.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
I made my choice based on which models i liked the look of, and Crons instantly struch me as the coolest. Although i have to admit, the new range or Orky stuff does look pretty sweet.
Not sure what i can add to what has already been said about the army. Although from your original post it seeems your view is pretty much Crons-Shooty, Orks-Combat.
However a Combat based Cron army can be surprisingle effective. Take a look at the Codex if/when you get a chance. Units such as DEstroye Lords, Wraiths, Scrabs, Flayed Ones, Pariahs and the Ctan can form the basis of a very effective list.
Well i started necrons cos i am kind of undead maniac! (I also play vampire counts at warhammer) The fluff of both necrons and vampire counts excites me very very much. And as i had said to many of my friends the only space marine chapter that i would have been probably played is the Dark Angels and this cos i like their background. Backgrounds take very important place when u choosing an army.
So i suggest u playing necrons cos they have an awesome background and also they can be very flexible even if they dont seem to this from they codex. Believe me u will get very addicted to them
... Also, there's coming out with arny quotes everytime you kill or move something either.
Surely, the opponent can only take 'I'll be back' when you knock over a model so many times before going insane, and thus forfitting the match in your favour.
I think they're difficult to assemble sometimes, but painting them can be as easy or hard as you want them to be. A simple metallic base with ink washes yields a very "necrony" look with minimum effort.
Of course, like any army, more effort will look better. Now that I've built 1,000 points, I'm planning some "counts as" conversions, born out of a need to save money, but I think they'll wind up looking cool. I started as an "easy" army to build so I could play it while working on my "real" armies (marines for now), but I find it hard to resist going back and saying, "Hmm... what ELSE can I add, when I have a spare moment in between marine stuff?"
In other words, they LOOK simple and dull, but trust me. A few good games with them, and they get addictive. Very addictive.