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Old 06 Apr 2009, 05:59   #9 (permalink)
Tyndmyr
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Default Re: planning out a necron army

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Originally Posted by Sneezy Panda
im not a fan of characters what so ever, and the that many scarabs isnt what i am aiming for, i like warriors. i'm unsure if i want a destroyer lorf without any destroyers, although they are more towards shooting where as the lord is more CC.
The ability to take a heavy firepower without being instagibbed is nice. I like an invuln on him as well, and I find that combination to be quite handy. Power fists, lascannons, rockets, etc are all very nasty things for necrons to take, so mitigating as many of them as possible is always a plus. Also, it helps loads against models with power weapons, since your opponent invariably will want your lord dead, and a great deal of sgts run power weapons nowadays.

Even if you don't run him in CC, the increased toughness is handy, and the ability to hop halfway across the board definitely increases his support value. It's not a bad buy in...pretty much any list.

Sure, you could pathfinder/submunition a scarab unit to death, but when all is said and done, you've wasted most of your heavy firepower for the round flattening a single 120pt unit. Turn two, the other two scarab units hit the tau lines, and frankly, the tau can never fight their way out. Even farsight, kroot, etc are not going to be able to deal with a 30 wound fearless block. They now have giant gobs of combat blocking their LOS for their precious guns for the units not tied up(And multiple charges are great. A full unit of scarab covers a lot of ground).

This means that they can do nothing to stop the 9-10 monstrous creatures from hitting their lines with full retinues of further scarabs. Playing against tau, I literally end the game with as many models on the table as I started with.

A destroyer lord w warscythe is also the worst nightmare of a tau army. They can't instakill it, and even broadsides packing shield drones will rapidly fall to it.

Nah, tau aren't the problem. The only two lists that have ever given me trouble are a 'nid warrior/ripper list(strangely similar to mine. Very bloody), and an assault terminator/vindicator list. Both of those are very specific, and not something you'll see often.
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