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How to destroy Necrons (without a WWB roll or killing them all!)
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 09:23   #1 (permalink)
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my fav way of killing a necron is with broadsides, because i have found that if you instant kill a necron they dont get there wwb roll! isnt that great! but im not sure if thats against the rule, is it? but any how if i try to kill a necron army il just shoot at them with broadsides (and other stuff as extra) till they faseout >, but i think this only works if you are playing low points (less models till faseout) and in all out battle.
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 10:17   #2 (permalink)
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thats where you are so hideuously wrong my young padwan learner. this rule(wich i often take advantage of) can be use all the time,i have the codex and ive checked(my lil bro collects necrons).
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 13:21   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums!

Broadsides do work well at killing individual Necrons, but you have to take quite a few of them to do enough damage. Broadsides are a good deal more expensive than Necron Warriors, after all, and a single Broadside will struggle to make its points back when used in an anti-infantry role.
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 13:44   #4 (permalink)
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Plasma guns and ion cannons my friend.

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Old 29 Jan 2006, 15:47   #5 (permalink)
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against necrons i say pour tons of fire into them most of the time that keeps them down for a little more than a bit
 
Old 29 Jan 2006, 16:58   #6 (permalink)
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Necrons... that most troublesome of foes. We have two weapons that really just pwn them. Railguns kill Monoliths, and instakill Necron Lords and such. Tomb Spiders also need to meet Ms. Hot Railgun.

Ion Cannons are fully capable of wiping out a destroyer squadron. Yip-yip!

Pulse fire sucks at killing Necrons. You need to wipe out the squad so they don't get the WBB role. So couple the pulses with some HELIOS action and Rail-Rifle toting Pathfinders.
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 18:28   #7 (permalink)
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and new vespids for Mop up ;D
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 19:10   #8 (permalink)
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The ion cannon is the only reliable weapon to use. Plasma is too short-ranged so there is a good chance your expensive suits would get flayed.
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Old 29 Jan 2006, 19:19   #9 (permalink)
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Ion, as said, is the best currently available. Plasma... the range isn't a problem, so much as the volume of fire. A full squad will provide you with 2 dead necrons a turn... and at higher expense than an ion cannon. It takes 18 pulse shots to put one necron to sleep statistically.

Basically, the only real way for most armies to kill necrons is to own them in combat, something which is easy for everyone else. Kroot can do it, but you MUST outnumber the necrons at least 3:1.

Necrons are the worst army in the game for mechanized Tau to face. You have sacrificed shooting power for mobility, which will not help you. You need every scrap of power to succeed in the shooting phase, which is generally underpowered compared to the assault phase. On top of that all, your useless vehicles will die to just about any stray gauss beam.
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Tau outrange necrons by quite alot
 
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