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A local gaming club I play in started an escalation tournament thing, next tuesday will be 500 point battles , and I'm trying to brain storm on the perfect army. minnimum is 1 troop choice, and you may not have any model with 3 or more wounds (so no c'tans or lords) also I rolled for territories and have an extra 190 points to work with so a grand total of 690 points.
I was thinking something simple, this is what I had in mind, although can someone give me an opinion on what they think is best? 2 squads of 10 warriors or 1 squad of 20? and heavy destroyers, evenly distributed or 2 single heavies and a squad of 3? (in my experience I like single heavies for targeting vehicles because they will probably pop most transports and light tanks and then use a squad of 3 for insta killing death company troops and whatnot) I'm a big heavy destroyer fan
my plan was to go in with:
20 Warriors 360
5 Heavy Destroyers 325
It will probably be space marines I'm fighting against so, I'm going with so much heavy support for their vehicles and to cut through their 3+ save. I thought about going in with 10 warriors, 2 squads (5&6) immortals, and 3 heavies, but considering it's probably space marines i'm up against, I factored the AP2 heavy gauss cannon as a main weapon in my arsenal. What do you guys think?
Do yourself a favor and get rid of the heavy destroyers. At 500 points the biggest thing you will run into will be a rhino or possibly a dreadnought. Use the points for immortals or destroyers if you want shooting. If you want some close combat then flayed ones are where it's at. Don't worry about negating saves of the marines, with your list you will only have the ability to kill 5 marines a turn with the heavy destroyers. With normal destroyers you get 3 times the shots that wound on a 2, even 3+ saves will fail to this ammount of firepower.
Basically It looks like your best bet is to use 5 destroyers instead of the heavies and put the rest of the points into more warriors or even a tomb spyder if there are enough.
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heavy destroyers would be a huge waste. overly expensive and can only kill 1 thing per turn. grab a squad of destroyers or a squad of immortals instead. if you have points left over i would say get some scarabs, or some flayed ones.
My thoughts exactly guys, not like Necron have a hard time getting rid of tanks anyway In low point games I think Necrons much better at CC than they are at shooting. I'm useing a CC list and I'm the King Pin right now Wraiths are REALLY good in 500 points, so are Tomb Spyders (and of course the infamous Flayed Ones).