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    New To Necrons

    I literally just started Necrons today. I bought a battle force and was given 8 extra warriors and 2 extra scarabs. I also bought a Necron lord on foot. So that brings me to a total of 3 destroyers, 28 warriors, 7 scarabs, and one lord.

    I will purchase a codex soon.

    Anyway… I really need any tips at all of a good solid Necron army. What should a basic list include? How should I build on that?

    What are some must have models for Necrons? I am interested in more warriors and some immortals.

    Besides that, what else would I need? How should I equip my lord and what should my starting 1000 points roughly look like? What about bigger lists?

    Anyway, any help is appreciated and thank you for your time.



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    Basically you cant go wrong with warriors, immortals and destroyers. I would stay away from the more specialised units such as flayed ones, pariahs and wraiths until you gain a bit more experience, and i would stay away from heavy destroyers and tomb spyders all together. Those 2 do have their uses but only in larger lists i wreckon. A monolith would be a good starting point when looking at 1500pts +, until then jsut warriors, destroyers and immortals will work wonders for you. Once you gain confidence, throw in wraiths and flayed ones as you see fit

    As for your lord, the most common setup is a Veil of Darkness and a Ressurection Orb and sticking him with a unit of immortals. This is commonly called 'the flying circurs'. I you want to laern more about that, do a search on the forums. Basically the immortals are 24" Assault 2 with a really powerful gun, and the VoD lets the lord and his unit (the immortals) deep strike anywhere on the field each turn. You can cause alot of hurt with that unit combo so thats why most people use it.

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    That sounds preety solid. I like it a lot. Repped.


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    It's true, you can't really go wrong with warriors. We're lucky in that the battleforce really is a great start to an army. And to answer your question- I'd consider even getting a second. That's loads of warriors (if you think it's too many remember it's easy to convert them to cool looking Flayed Ones or, with slightly more difficulty, Immortals), a healthy supply of destroyers and a big swarm of swarms.

    The lord is essential and I'd think about buying a destroyer lord pretty early on, simply so you have a variety of wargear for your lord on foot. If you really don't want a destroyer lord then get one, use the bits to convert a second lord on foot and then build a destroyer with the plastic bits.

    Apart from that it depends on the staying power of your wallet. If you think you can face a bit of a spend then immortals are great but individually pretty pricey. If you want to hold off for a bit then a couple of Wraiths make a cheaper (points and cash) unit that gives you a wider tactical variety.

    Good luck and welcome to the legions.
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    If worse comes to worse just ask someone around here for help in the Necrons forums. Take the time to read Necron Tacticas like Niterabbits (I think that's how you spell his/her name) or my Tactica that is written below this thread. Personally I think my Tactica is better but that's just me of course.... Welcome aboard to the Necrons.

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    Remember too-although many will tell you to avoid CC like the plague (And for the most part, they are right) remember that Necrons have fairly good staying power in CC. Think of Necrons as overweight and out-of-shape SMs, and you'd have it.

    In other words, CC is not something you want, but it's a far cry from the woes of Tau troops in CC.

    As for models, like said above, Immortals/Destroyers are good, and so are warriors. Scarabs are great once you have an idea of what to do with them, and they come "free" with Warrior box sets. Don't let the C'tan's statlines seduce you, either. They may be monsters, but they are EXPENSIVE!

    Welcome to the legions, too.
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    Firstly, let me congratulate you on choosing the Necs as your army of choice

    I started with two squads of warriors and a lord - I then purchased two battle boxes, this gave me my full six troop choices, and two squads of destroyers.

    For Christmas I plan on getting a monolith, some immortals and some flayed ones, just to add variety to the proceedings.

    They make a great starter army in my opinion, and I've had more success than failure with them. My usual opponents play Marines. With the exception of a better initiative, we stand toe to toe with them, not a bad feat.

    Build your army over time, and get used to playing with what you have, that way, it's more fun to add new stuff as you go along, also, like some of the guys here have mentioned, drop by the forums regularly, loads of the members are top guys and really helpful to boot.

    Enjoy your army, mate, and go conquer the universe in the name of the C'Tan!!

    Take it easy
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    Monoliths are great to have, although are huge and take a lot of time painting, they look fantastic when finished. Warriors are the best thing to have plenty of. When you've got a small army that works for you done, definately look at getting either The Deceiver or The Nightbringer.

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    necrons, um what more can i say then, either you will be an unstopable force marching acrossed the bored, never loseing step and never losing men... but the most effective stratagys are fast Surgical strikes that destroy armies in the drop of a dye... and can go wrong in less the one shot or a bad scater.

    trust be you will be in for some one sided game play :yes:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluealien 47 View Post
    necrons, um what more can i say then, either you will be an unstopable force marching acrossed the bored, never loseing step and never losing men... but the most effective stratagys are fast Surgical strikes that destroy armies in the drop of a dye... and can go wrong in less the one shot or a bad scater.

    trust be you will be in for some one sided game play :yes:
    Right, that really was an example of a near unreadable statement, I gave up after what, the 2nd line. Please type in english :sleep: Oh, and I have to disagree about necron being unstoppable or losing, simply because they don't have any overly powerful units such as DP's(Daemonprinces) or Death Company etc.

    Sofar, pretty much everything that I would say has been covered, but I could extend a hand in the army list area if your struggling there, I could even draw up a basic army list for you :rolleyes:

    Anyway, glad to see more necron players.

    - Deathz
    Last edited by silentdeathz; November 26th, 2006 at 19:02.

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