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Hello everyone. This is my first post on this particular forum. I started 40k about a year ago with a Tyranid army. I have really started to get a feel for that army, and am having more success with the models that I own, and am well adapted to our new codex after a long period of readjustment. However, I have an itch to start a new army, and my inclination in towards Necrons. I love their fluff, and it seems reading through the codex (which I bought today!), they have the ability to put a pretty competitive force on the table and would be a fun army to play, especially in friendly gaming environment that I play in.
I have a couple of questions before I purchase anything. Basically I play games at the 1250-1850 level. What would be your suggestions for purchases leading towards that goal? I assume warriors and a lord are a great bet, as well as perhaps some destroyers.
What are your thoughts on the date and contents of a new necron codex? I started tyranids last August after learning the game playing my roomates CSM's and was pretty taken aback by some of the changes made, and would like to know if you all think it is wise to buy a bunch of models which may change/become irrelevant in the near future or if you think that most units will stay relevant. My thinking is that I will buy most of the force second hand so if units that I buy will change a lot or be useless, I will basically be out of luck.
Any thoughts will be much appreciated
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The new codex is rumored to come out early 2011. If anything's going to change from the original lineup, I'm sure it'll be the monolith, be it in rules or points and destroyer spam (the gun will probably be down graded a shot or something), but I'm sure all the models will remain in use. In short, I don't believe any of the stuff will become obsolete. As for acquiring the proper models for that game size, I would say 2x battle forces and then some ebay destroyers, a lord or 2, some immortals and a deceiver; OR you can just get a 3rd battleforce and convert some immortals and flayed ones, a lord and any heavy destroyers that you may want (with magnets). plus you can make wraiths out of necron warriors with some green stuff, a paper clip, and some plasticard. Battleforces are the way to go for the most part...or a Warrior Phalynx if you can find one. Oh, and don't forget a monolith or two!
With the rumored codex I've stopped my purchases towards my Necrons, mainly because there's too many rumors to know for certain which way it will go. Our core force will likely be fine and if you want to know my opinion for favorite models (1 Lord, Deceiver, 1 Monolith, 6-10 destroyers, and up to 30 warriors [at least]). Anything else is gravy. Be advised, with everything likely to change hopefully for the better nothing is certain. I'd probably shoot for a core (maybe even weak) 1k force and then by the time the codex comes out you can fill in the remaining 1k with the new book?
Currently our competitive force is pretty lacking in 2 main areas (tank busting and CC, 5th hit us hard).
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