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I myself am a bug player, and didn't know if this should go on the Tyranid board or this one, but considering my question I decided there is more fluff for the Necrons.
I am not asking for help on how to defeat Necrons, I've done it before. What I was wondering is how, fluff wise, would bugs and Necrons ever fight each other? To my knowledge, Necron tomb worlds are desolate rocks, much like what Tyranids leave in their wake. So Tyranids wouldn't even sense life on these planets and wouldn't attack, they would just pass them up. Now I know Necrons want every living thing killed, and bugs are living, but how would they attack Tyranid hive fleets?
Any input would be appreciated, I'm very curious on the matter.
A) Tyranids do avoid Necron Tomb worlds, it's in our Codex. Plain pictures and Imperial documents noting anomalies in Hive Fleet behavior around certain "dead" worlds.
The Necrons do have space fleets. We can encounter you wherever, whenever.
C) Not all Tomb Worlds are desolote. Some tombs are buried so deep their inhabitants are unaware of the Necron threat lurking below them...fools.
D) As stated, you are food for our Gods. You will be cooked and served.
E) Tyranids destroying the more emotional races, our Gods love the taste of emotions, would piss us off. We're comin' for ya.
So ya, feel free to justify a Cron/Nid fight. Totally feasible.
Not that you'll win!
(This was done in "jest" don't think I'm raggin' on your army.
Nids, Crons, and Tau are the best 40K armies IMO.)
I do say that Tyranids would never initiate the fight. Necrons aren't organic, so even if Tyranids did find Necrons, they'd pass them over completely unless the Necrons attacked the Tyranids, in which case they'd probably fight back. Okay, probably doesn't work there. WOULD fight back. Necrons would definately pick a fight with 'nids, though, because of D) and E) in the above post.
It's not that nids would fight 'crons, but that the 'crons will fight the nids.
Look at it like this:
The Necrons are trying to "farm" the imperium. They allow humans to thrive and then harvest sentients to feed their C'tan masters.
The Tyranids are a giant swarm of Locusts that are eating everything in the galaxy.
Farmers vs. Locusts. Where's the fulff problem?
Wake. Rise. Destroy. Conquer.
We have done so once. We will do so again.
Arandmoor makes a very good point. while the locusts dont necessarily care whose crop they are eating the farmers do. The necrons would be very upset to see their precious harvest eaten by a swarm of locusts. On the contrary however, 'crons and nids would make very good allies. think about, 'crons fire from a distance while nids engage in cc. And their fluff could also fit together too, 'crons and nids work together to advance and feed both their races. My opnion may be jaded somewhat due to the fact that I play both 'crons and nids, and I always look for ways for my armies to be allies as my opponents usually play SM and IG who are naturally allied.Originally Posted by Arandmoor
well the locust farmer comparison works great.Just 2 of the destroyers fighting for the big prize:the imperium to consume or suck out its soul.
And the c'tans are only interested is the souls and the tyranids are in for the biomass.
one side of me likes the idea and the other half really dislikes it.
i always thought the c'tan would be woken up by an abundance of life - and with hive fleets you get that...
on a different note the deciever could be at one of his (many) machinations to usurp the imperium (or whatever), then when a hive fleet crops up you have a not very happy c'tan with some of his plans (and planets) being threatened.
the c'tan have that human personality people always seem to ignore in lieu of the facelessness of the necrons. what if the nightbringer just REALLY wants to kill something that isnt a human for once, after all, he IS a psychopath AND a god... so why not eh?
Apathy is its own reward...
If you are a nercon player reading this use lighting field and gaze of flame, one of my friends is a nid player and he hates it when I use this because his guants end up killing themselves half of the time (strength 3 hit vs T3)
Last edited by Raider615; July 22nd, 2005 at 17:29.
Originally Posted by Raider615
Someone didn't read the post
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Yes, I agree that they could fight, from what you guys mentioned above.
The farmer and locust comparison is great though, couldn't think of anything better.