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I have also posted this in the Tau forum but i have noticed that a lot of Necron players also play Tau, im personally a Tau and Necron player myself.
This topic is really to see how many of you like me there are and whether we can find out why.
I guess Necron and Tau are both quite shooty armies, in that they dont have many really powefull close combat unit which may relate to players seing them as a style they like to play.
They are the extremely different fluff wise however, Necrons are very old and want to kill everything, Tau are young and want to unite everything. Necrons = pesesmist (sp?) Tau = optemist (sp?).
I will post more reasons when i get time and think of some.
What do you guys think?
I think its more because of style of play than fluffwise....
Both are shooty armies and both have less flexibility than other armies in thier unit choices...
I chose necrons originally because they looked cool, their rules are awesome, they were extremely easy to paint and i didnt have to worry about choosing all different types of weapons and living with those decisions. It was just an easier army to get my head around at first.
Then i went to Tau because i love shooty armies, they were just as easy to paint and had some really cool guns.
I never choose an army based on fluff, what they look like is usually the biggest factor, then their rules and the difficulty of painting.
Funny you should mention :shifty:
I play Necrons and Tau Lootaz. That is to say, Orks with a strong theme of stealing Tau stuff ^_^ The reason I don't play Necrons and Tau is because they are too alike, and the Tau style of play bothered me. Necrons have strengths other than shooting, and can contrary to popular belief) hold their own in CC if need be. Tau shoot first, shoot later, shoot some more, and run away if they have to get their hands dirty. That is if running away doesn't cause them to blow up :shifty:
Sadly, though, most of the Tau models look really ace. I bought a crapload of them before I realized their play style was not for me. After that I picked up Necrons, and have loved everything about them except the rather monotonous models (yay alliteration!). That, and it sounded like fun to be the one doing the assaulting, so I picked up some Orks. Thumbing though the Ork 'dex, I discovered that Orkses love to loot things... Finally, a use of all my extra Tau crap that doesn't play how I like! :w00t:
Sorry, couldn't resist:
In regards to your post, they very much represent the good, clean fresh side of technology and the sinister side of technology.
I must say though, I absolutely love the necron fluff and they will be my third army but i seem to have little/no interest in the Tau.
They have cool models, but they'd be low on my list of forces that i would look to collect.
Cool thread though
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
I have been playing 1200 point games lately prepping for a campaign that my friends and I are about to start. I play Necrons and we have a Tau player. I have run entirely CC minus 20 warriors for the FoC. Nightbringer, FOs, Wraiths and Scarabs... and dominated the Tau player with ease. If I didn't have to take the 20 warriors, I would be taking more FOs and Scarabs.I guess Necron and Tau are both quite shooty armies, in that they dont have many really powefull close combat unit which may relate to players seing them as a style they like to play.
i love the necrons because they have their hands in most races fluff and i live for fluffy armyÂ´s
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Necrons = the oldest, cool fluff
tau = the youngest, great fluff
I like to think there is a fluff link further down the track for the two.
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Well I like both necrons and tau as I have both codexs though I'm not sure how soon if ever I will get either army. Though if I do get a fourth or third army I have no idea which one I would choose as I like the fluff of each one. Both have awsome models (I love the undead thus necrons and I really like anime and the tau models are just kick ass IMO). So it really sucks though necrons are by far the cheaper of the two right now though tau can be pretty fun too .
Oh well I guess I'll see how I feel after collecting my IG/WH force but that might be in a long time from now :cry: .
Is it me or does any other necron player get annoyed when they see people saying "Necrons eat souls". How is that even possible as souls are part of the warp and necrons want nothing to do with it? Eh probaly me just me being picky.
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Tau will be my next army, because I have a killer idea for a paint scheme, mostly because I love their fluff and I love the way the army looks.