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Hi what is good against necrons in general not a specific army list but in general?
Broadsides are definetely our best thing against them.
I simply cannot beat a necron player that knows what he's doing. In otherwords, skimmers don't work like they do against other armies. The more static you are, the better you'll do. However, the trouble is making a list and not tailoring it.
The best thing you can do is find a chunk of terrain, and jump back and forth shooting at them with stealths and crisis suits and then hiding behind the terrain.
Go for the heavy destroyers first if the necron player lets you, otherwise next targets are the destroyers. Wait for the wraiths to get closer before you worry about them. A unit of 3 wraiths go down pretty well if you concentrate enough fire on them.
The major problem people have is forgetting that you target everything at one unit, then move onto the next. Don't forget that. Killing 3 destroyers can mean they're not getting back up.
what army are you tau? other wise id say get termis and deep strike behind his lord and assualt him give them ferious charge and lighting claws ull get with a 5 man squad 20 4+ hits with a 3+ to wound and uy get to reroll all failed wounds ^_^
If ur tau like im thinking you are from the above posters comment id go with lots of broad sides and just nock him out of the water
I fight necrons a lot. Often I lose, but not always. They are a pretty nasty bunch.
Jump-shoot-jump as much as possible. Terrain is your best friend.
Broadsides are effective, as is the Hammerhead (rail gun). If they necrons bring on a monolith, you HAVE to have some s10 weopons or you are done for.
Seeker missiles are also nice, if you can keep your vehicles alive. I always try to fire all the seekers off early in the game, just in case. Make sure you have some back-up marketlights on your shas'uis though so if all your pathfinders evaporate you can still use the seekers.
For most of the troops though, you can knock them down easily with regular fire warriors or crisis suit arms. The trick is to knock ALL of them down so they can't get back up. Concentrate ALL fire, even if it seems like you are *wasting* high power shots on some regular necrons. It's worth it to eliminate a squad.
Remember to establish at the begining of the game the phase-out threshold for the necrons. What is the minimum number they have to have ON THE BOARD to keep from disappearing? Keep count. If they are unlucky with their deep strike rolls (meaning all their troops don't come on in the first couple rounds) you may be able to acheive fase-out without actually killing all the necrons you thought you'd have to. But you won't know unless you count.
Watch out for the lord to teleport a bunch of troops into your lines. If you can kill him, do. Heavy destroyers, destroyers, and wraiths also must be killed. Don't forget that wraiths can go through walls, you can't hide from them. C'tan isn't so bad if he's far away but do try not to let him get close.
Gingerfish....um....you realize you are in the Tau forum? Right? Please, give me some hope back in SM players and say you knew that.
Stay static and be ready to clear out when a Lord teleports into you or a Monolith DS's. The question is whether to go for "the big ones" first or take out the little guys first to force phase out. Taking out the Destroyers, Lord, an dother "big" units makes it alot safer cleaning up the other units, but there's nothing more satisfying then mowing down all the warriors with massed firepower and forcing your opponant's most expensive units to phase out.
Record as of 26 December for my Static Tau Cadre.
10 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw.
Last game: Victory over Necron in a 600 point "kill em all" that lasted til turn 10 ending with a phase out.
my advice is to just shoot at anything that isnt the night bringer, tomb spider, and scarab.
first go for the warriors, then eliets,then fast attack, by then we(the necrons) have reached the 25% phase out point
Hmm, im having alot morre luck with my friends necrons. the trick is definetly destroyers. Railguns eat em for breakfast, with no WBB. You will probably need an ethereal, as you will take caualties (AP4 EVRYTHINGS!!! GAAHH!!!)
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use weapons with high ap or high strength, they dont get the WWB roll. dont use tanks they get knocked out really easily!
Still get WBB, even if no armour saves. Only things we have that can insta kill is fusion blaster (ahhh!!! rapid fire) so not that and railguns, and three, maybe four shots a turn, so only good against small squads, so mass little fire is probably better...
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mowing down all warriors usually gets you pretty close to phase-out; they are truly the backbone of each necron army. All of their units are quite expensive (in comparison, ofcourse). This means you can bring out more stuff than your opponent.
As said, mass fire on the warriors, and let your broadsides take care of any destroyers, lords, or monoliths.
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