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from what i have seen posted here and in other forums it seems as though there are only 3 types of necron lists being considered.
Destruction Cryptek with Min/Maxed warrior squads &phaeron with ghost arcs support
why is this so?
Last edited by shadzinator; December 16th, 2011 at 01:48.
Probably because it is natural for people to gravitate towards what is obviously powerful first. The codex has not been out long enough for people to start experimenting yet. Give it some time and people will start to broaden their horizons and find the hidden gems in the codex. Right now, most people are concentrateing on the easy ones first.
Plus then here is this thing that several good lists that utilize Night Scythes or Stalkers are actively lacking models for their main tool...
Revenant Moon Necrons: (W/L/D) 0/1/0 (6th edition: 13/2/2)(5th edition: 14/6/4)(3rd edition Codex: 16/4/7)
XIX Legion: (W/L/D) 0/0/0 (5th edition: 14/12/2)(5th edition Codex: 4/3/0)
Black Legion: (W/L/D) 1/0/0 (6th edition: 2/3/0)
Something Wicked... Reikwald Beastmen: (W/L/D) 10/4/1
Give it more time and you'll probably just see one list. Crunching rules to optimize a list is something that we can usually generally agree upon, so it's pretty fair game for discussion. I mean, if it's THE BEST list, it should be able to hold up to scrutiny and be objectively the best in order to qualify for its position. But much like every other army's top notch list (razorback sw, purifier gk, vulkan sm, etc), you'll probably see it a lot more on the internet than you will on the tabletop.
Personally, being somewhat cut off from the physical part of our hobby (actually being able to play more than 2-3 times a year) I have been paying attention to the what's-what of the new 'Dex. Because of my limited interaction with the tabletop (since Vassal was the only way I could play with my common group from highschool who've all since moved) I haven't been able to get past figuring out what our strengths and weaknesses are, and begin experimenting with the in-betweens.
For many people I am sure it also has to do with budget. A Tesla themed army certainly looks fun for the casual tabletop, but when players already have the bulk of the good models, like Wraiths and Scarabs / Spyders, how many people are really going to want to spend $20-35 per model for Tomb Blades and Night Scythes when the kits finally do come out (just guessing here, but Tomb Blades are probably going to be overpriced) The path of least resistance is to convert a few models into Crypteks, add 1-2 Ghost Arks and a few Barges.
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A big reason for the lack of list types is because we are still missing an FAQ/Errata which limits options for people who aren't willing to argue rules during games.
I personally have no problem doing it so my lists are containing combos that are still in the shady area. Such as C'tan Writhing world scape + Tremorstave crypteks or Deathmarks + abbysal staff.
On top of that all the lists we make need to be able to counter the top lists already built. Like SW long fang spam, Bliod angel mech spam and IG mech lists. And all 3 of those lists are capable of it with proper construction and handling.
If your only playing friendly games then there is no reason as to why you can't run what ever you want. It's just most of us want to be successful in our games and that means making lists that we know work and gradually integration new ideas and concepts into them.