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I'm just about to start collecting Necrons and my friend is collecting tyranids. This brings us to my question can Necrons and Tyranids be allies? I mean if I ever wanted to do doubles with my mate is it a possibilty for him to use his tyranids and me my Necrons?
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Not officially no, but in freindly games it shouldn't really matter, then again some tournaments will allow anyone to ally with anyone.
In freindlies if anyone says you can't slap them and tell to stop being so pickey
The wording in Outsider's post isn't the best..
Technically, officially, whatever, the answer is yes. You can play however you want.
If you're trying to be fluffy, then it's a big no, which is what I think Outsider was trying to get at.
The only reasons I could think of not being able to ally are when you're doing a "fluff" battle, such as a campaign, or if you were restricted by the people organising the tournament/whatever. Not very likely, though. So you're good to go.
necrons are hard to chewbeing metal skeletons and all. Nids dont like em much
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I'd disagree.Originally Posted by The_Outsider
Necrons and 'nids are perfect for each other, in that neither of them can ally (fluff-wise) with anybody else.
Tyranids are driven by wanting to eat everybody. They do this, indiscriminately. Which is the only race they can' eat? Which is the race made out of metal? Necrons.
Necrons are driven by the C'tan's lust for souls to eat. They kill all sentients to harvest their souls. But which is the only race without souls? Which race is made up entirely of animals? Tyranids.
They wouldn't work together, as such, but they wouldn't kill each other normally. They would tolerate each other. If necrons and tyranids happened to turn up on the same planet at the same time, then this could be the basis of an allied battle.
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I was about to reply to this post when i saw that Tunisia answered it exactly the same way i would have. I totally agree, necrons and nids make good fluff allies and great strategic allies as well. nids go cc and crons stand back and shoot. IMO its a win win situation.
Sure, they might not be enemies but they're in direct competition for their primary food source which definitely doesn't make them friends. Throughout nature when two predatorial creatures share a common hunting ground they will fight until only one is left. Sure 'nids and 'crons may not kill each other to eat each other but they will definitely kill each other to eat the rest.
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I see it like this: Necron and Nids running around (not together) then they see some space marines. I think they kill the marines first then maybe they fight each other, but that doesnâ€™t really matter.
They just happen to see the space marines at (almost) the same time.
Way shod necrons kill nids if there is other units around, same goes for nids way kill necron if there is food around?
I think you guys missed the point of Tunisia's post. the crons are hunting for souls, they dont actually eat the physical bodies. while the nids just want the body, they dont even know what a soul is (they dont even have one). which means the crons would ignore the nids and the nids would ignore them back. sure, they may not have a written formal alliance, but they could fight along side each other without a problem. they would prolly coexist better than two different space marine chapters fighting together.
That's what I was thinking it makes perfect sense for them to be allies. The 'crons eat the souls, whilst the 'nids eat the body. And as Daroc said, "It's a win-win situation for them."