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Im new to warhammer 40k, and i was wondering if the necrons or the nids are better in your views, just give me ur opinion.
It depends on the kind of army you want to play. It's pointless to try to rate either as better or worse in such a general sense.
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My friend collects necrons and something that i've found is that they have very little variety compared to nids. Necrons are probbaly a good starters army, as they're easy to paint and not overally difficult to use, as well as having some nasty units. Nids will take a little longer to play well, but are also very effective killing machines. If you put the time and effort into painting nids, they can look very nice, but also look good as a swarm when painted to a reasonable standard.
ANother deciding factor is how many models do you want to paint? Sure, it can vary with nids, but generally ypu're going to have to paint around twice as many models for nids then necrons.
ALso, what style of play do you want? Do you want a legion of hard to kill metal dudes who have a shooty based list, or an swarm of numberless aliens that rip the enemy apart? Having said that, nids can be a vey elite force as well and can pack quite a bit of shootingness.
Anyway, the choice is yours. It all comes down to you and what you prefer. Happy hunting
if you still can't choose:
read some fluff, always gets the creative juices flowing.
which movie do you like better? alien or the terminator?
which models do you like better? you will spend more time modeling and painting than playing, and it is really hard to paint and put together some thing you think is fugly. on the other side of the coin, if you really love the models and your paint scheme the time moves very quickly as you finnish them up
If you want shooting go necrons, if you want CC go Nids.
You can't really compare the 2 armies as they are the direct opposite of each other.
Necrons are very easy to play with and very forgiving but the have only a small amount of variation in their list.
Nids are hard to play with, also somewhat harder to paint but the amount of variation in their list is simply staggering.
what makes teh nids so much harder than the necrons?
To rely on synapse, this is both a greatd advantage and a disdavantage, as long as our forces are beeing kept within synapse range all goes well, however more experienced players will try to kill your asap to denie us this vital item.
That beeing said we do have more than ample options to provide us with synapse.
Also with necrons you have the reliance of a good save and teh WBB rule, Nids don't have anything like that but we sure makeup for that fact with sheer numbers.
In a 1500pts game you can easily have well over 100 models and still have some heavy hitters.
Nids get better the bigger the games is, at a 1000pts game we aren't that good at all but above 1500 and 2000pts we begin to shown them our teethe and if you play even larger battles then the Nids provide you with a wealth of choices to tackle any problem they might encounter.
I am also new to the game. Also, like you, for my first army I was deciding between the Tyranids and the Necron. I was leaning Necron to start but after looking at their models and reading about them I decided that I wanted more options so I went with the Tyranid. I'm glad I did for several reasons.
For one I like the variety. If I get bored with one playing style, I can alter the army list for different styles. They can be shooty or CC. They can have many different tactics. I believe that this is what the others mean when they say it makes the nids harder to play. There are so many options and different strategies that it takes some experience to know what will work with a particular army setup and what won't work. That said, I've won every game so far (only three but still...) which was me by my lonesome against two more experienced players. Just for informational purposes, the three games were:
2000 point cleanse
400 point combat patrol
2000 point seek and destroy (I think)
Now, this is not to say that the Nids are more powerful than any other army, just that I had alot of good luck and they were using innefective tactics and weapons agaisnt my tactics and army type. I have no doubt that will change as they adapt to me.
Another thing I personally like more about the Nids are the models. I really like the look of the new Nids. In contrast, although I like the looks of the Necron alot, I find they have little variation. They pretty much all look the same to me, there are only a few different types. This is a personal call though and you have to decide stuff for yourself.
The last thing is the painting. The Necron seem much easier to paint and that is one thing I don't like about the Nids. I am not an experienced painter. In fact it is safe to say that I have never painted a model before. Add to that the fact that I have over 100 models to paint and I'm not really looking forward to it. I mean, it will be a good passtime, but I don't have much confidence that I will do a very good job. I will try my best though, especially on the larger models (Hive Tyrant, Carnifexes, Biovores etc.). I plan on using the gaunts as practice and I won't mind much if they don't turn out perfect.
Another thing to consider is who you'll generally be playing against. I got into the game because my brother and one of my friends started playing. My friend plays Imperial Guard and my brother decided to go with the Space Marines so I wanted a non-imperial army. Some would say this doesn't matter and really it doesn't I guess, but still, I wanted the battles to be epic and make sense and have variety. If you're making a tournament army of course this doesn't really apply.
Sorry this is so long but I was recently in the exact position as you and thought I could offer some apt advice. The short answer is that it's entirely up to you what you choose. It depends on what you like and what you are looking to do. I just thought I'd offer some things for you to consider.
thx guys, im probobly gonna go nids
if ur charging ur nids against a tau army, or a necron army, at a low point battle, whats a good way to get to them?
Last edited by Caluin; December 23rd, 2005 at 18:35. Reason: Please don't double post. Use the orange button to edit your posts in the future.
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Stay out of LoS for as long as possible and in cover as much as possible. Then charge, the nids move fast!