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Okay, I'm building my 1,000 pt necron army and I have a friend who has space marines (and apparently some model with a 2+ save), and thinks he will absolutely destroy me...
I need a 1,000 pt Necron build that destroys space marines, and feel free to include any amount of any model (I'll buy what I don't have), so long as it works!
just fyi, i currently have:
24 necron warriors
6 scarab swarms
1 Necron Lord
ForumJayz was recently having trouble vs Marines, but once you get the hang of playing them you should be fine.
Cant find his thread right now but if i do ill link it.
Id recommend a Destroyer Lord with 3 Wraiths, and also some Scarabs are a must, great for killing and tying down marine units respectively. I dont think a Lord on Foot will be too amazing, hence the Dbody suggested.
Take those 3 Destroyers you have, and add a 4th if possible. 5 May be a bit expensive, though if you dont have any Immortals it may be quite possible.
Minimise on Cron Warriors, jut 2 units of 10 will do.
Jayz found a Lith to be incredible. Deepstrike it, but try to tie up or kill Lascannons, tanks etc asap.
Heavy Des are not worth it for just dealing with 2+ saves. Just concentrate Destroyer fire.
Flayed ones, a small unit is always nice for Infiltrating.
Last edited by Phoenix; March 5th, 2008 at 23:36.
Destroyer lord with a res orb, phase shifter and warscythe along with 3 wraiths is a must. This unit performs well against most marine units and can handle terminators(who have 2+ saves). The monolith is a great investment as well.
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KK, so basically I need to buy a destroyer lord and 3 wraiths...
Also, sabe, that quote in your sig is amazing XD
Well all ok but the point is what kind of space marines u will play? Ultra? Blood Angels? Dark Angels? Black Templars? Depends the chapter of space marines u will play. If u play against Ultra or Dark angels the roster that u have been suggested is fine. But if u play with blood angels or black templars then u need more shooty army.
And also this with the 2+ armor save as far as i know hev only the terminators. So if ur friend wants to put many of these better for u as u will have few models to deal with.
Just one more thing to mention look out for the termies assault cannon. I made the fatal mistake of trying to tie up a terminator squad with my scarabs and took heavy losses. Next time I took a destroyerlord with a warsythe and a unit of wraiths and charged, thus taking out his unit of termies in a single turn!8Y
Oh just curious and sorry maybe not appropiate place for asking this question, but how many assault cannons can a termie squad field at once?
Erm.. 2 i believe. *checks*
Edit: yes, 2.
Yuck! thats nasty I believe my opponent been fielding three when I've played him. I'll have to correct him next time. Thanks Phoenix!
From my experience I have a easy time taking out space marines. However Necrons really do poorly against terminators, we only have a handful of effective ways to take them out.
The first way is to give you lord a warscythe or a staff of light will be fine.. however it is quite insane to assault your lord against terminators since they're returning attacks will most likely whipe out the sqaud your lord is in and instant death the lord.
Volume of fire from immortals and destroyers seems like a massive amount of wasted shots for 0-2 deaths per 20 gauss shots.
A c'tan is the most effective way.... I'd recomend the deciever (I think he's all round better than the nightbringer) he will ignore ALL of they're saves and be able to jump after they make return attacks. However its quite risky to take a chance of loosing a XXX point model. Overall I'd actually say not to try and kill the terminators and just charge a large unit of scarabs into them (who knows you might kill a few) and concentrate your fire power on where it will really hurt him I.E. non skimmer tanks go down in a flash agaisnt necrons , and those pesky devistator and tactical sqauds.