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hey i dont know if this should be in the fluff section but does any one now how many necrons there are.i was wondering if necrons can really take on the imperiam since there alot of humans(in the trillions i think)
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It's Never exactly stated, however each tombworld seems to have several Million Necrons on it. In sheer numerical strength though, they are no match for the Imperium body for body, on the other hand one necron warrior is worth hundreds of humans, if not more than that, and their technology places them in a position to outmaneuver and decimate Imperial forces wholesale.
Consider on the tabletop, it takes about 10 lasguns rapid-firing to drop ONE Necron (and it will get WBB after), but one Necron rapid firing will, on average, kill a guardsmen. And that Necron ships can travel across the galaxy in a matter of hours, with no risk of being ripped apart in the warp. Also necron ships are far tougher than imperial ships, with stronger weapon systems, almost undetectable stealth generators and the aformentioned speed and maneuverability.
If all of the Necron Tombs awoke and came out at full strenght, and decided they wanted to destroy the Imperium, they very likely could. It helps that, if the Void Dragon awoke, all imperial technology would basically turn on it's creators. However even without this, in a straight up fight, I think the Necrons would likely win, they are able to take a planet in around 1-3 days from human hands. (like the story in the 5ed book)
Fluff wise it sounds good...but as 5th edition stands, I think Necrons would get their tailpipes handed to them. I'm getting nailed left and right since 5th edition. Although, I JUST got the Deceiver, so we'll see how that changes my 2k games.
"There is only do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
well the necrons would never wish to destroy the imperium. why because the imperium has a high birth rate so that means a greater harvest.
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The reason the Necrons went in to "hibernation" was so that they didn't over eat their food supply
Also, consider Pariahs. They are humans that have been necronised, because they had the antipsycher Pariah gene. It seems the Pariah gene is likely to have been implanted by the C'Tan into the human species, so who knows how deep the infiltration goes? And remember the story about the Adeptus Mechanicus in the Codex. If the Adeptus Mechanicus is really C'Tan-controlled, humanity is screwed.
Necron Army Building Maxima: Beware of Phase Out
Here is my take on the Necrons' view of the different races, see my Necron C'Tan themed armies post for more details on the human stuff.
Imperium: Source of Pariahs, high population and birth rate, many are not psykers, widespread, probably not a threat but keeps the Void Dragon dormant.
Orks: Plentiful, widespread and keeps the other races tied up in war so that they are easily harvested.
Chaos: Worshipers of irritating upstarts, many psykers, nuisances
(Dark) Eldar: Ancient enemies, most are psykers, few in number and low birth rate, not a good source of harvest
Tau: None are psykers, there is a decent amount of them, and they are a new source of the harvest.
Tyranids: Plentiful and organic, but they feed on other sources of harvest and are psychically linked.
So good harvests are Imperium, Orks, Tau, Tyranids
Bad harvests, Chaos and Eldar
Dark Lord of the 'Crons
Orks are psychic actually, just not warp connected, and were created to fight the Necrons. Though they ARE a rapidly reproducing force. It's a bit of a toss up. I feel Humans and Tau would be the best subjects for slavery.
Either way. Like most "evil" races, Necrons are set up to basically be a doomsday button if they ever fulfill their plans.
I have to agree, just convince the Tau it's for the greater good to serve the C'Tan...if your whole civilization is going to be annihilated versus slavery and providing sacrifices at a measured rate...you tend to think about you're priorities.
For the humans, we've already got a foot in the door and it's only a matter of time until the humans live under C'Tan rule.
I included Orks because while they are psychic, they reproduce like mold, are plentiful and serve as a staple crop, plentiful and tasty.
Dark Lord of the 'Crons