My Necrons are had their modelling update for 6th ed! Whoot! Not list-hammer or playtesting..They are done!
I say done... I still have to do the new Wraiths in detail and finish the detail on the Scythes..
But I was so pleased with myself for actually painting some stuff, I just had to throw it up!
Don't worry.. I'll still be discussing the current list I am trying out..
I really like the airbrushed purple fade.. I think it looks ace.. all the Barges are going to get the same treatment, away from their regal purple/gold trim scheme, although I am still keeping the gold..
Hope you guys like the Scythes..with the Wraiths done like this and the Barges, I think I will have an extremely good looking army...for once.. I may even get full soft scores at events! lol
These guys were an absolute blast to put together and paint up.
They are the simplest kits - made up of about a dozen parts - max!
Takes minutes each to cut out, trip and clip/glue together.. so good.
The change over between the Doom Scythe and the Night Scythe could not be simpler..
|Updated: Whole army inc Barges & Wraiths now airbrushed!|
But I'll try one out locally and do some, playtesting see what happens. See, I get that it'll make punking Paladins and Nob Bikerz. Nobz I can kill through weight of fire. Paladouches require serious firepower, which I think I have in my 6th ed Necron lists. I'm going to get some test games in vs Paladins over the next week or so, figure out some moves..
My Veil Immortals - still as strong in 6th, but the strength (currently) of Fliers means these guys are somewhat demoted. I still love them and their functionality..but I'll wait til later in 6th when all the hideous anti flier stuff comes out and invalidates my choices.. you know, when GW have made a butt load of money on selling fliers ..time to unleash the Flakk Missiles! ...and this Chaos Dragon thing..
In the meantime, I'm going to use them to bolster my scoring presence. Warriors are fine coming out of the fliers, mainly due to the strength/survivability of fliers.. plus Invasion Beams are sick.. anyway, IF stuff survives the arrival of the Scythes they can really wreck the Warriors. The Veil Immortals add backbone to the troops.
This is not to say that the Warriors are pants.
To me, they were still pap in 5th, even with the new book, although Ark's and even Scythe's made them a bit better.. but they still had the same issues.
They still do in 6th.
However, Scythe's are just tough to hit unless you have anti air, even if you do it is unlikely in the extreme that you have enough to gun down four. In addition, if you have anti air, what exactly do you think my target priority is? Granted, this usually means I only have 1 turn to have an impact on your anti air, but that can be enough to have some impact.
The Crypteks leading the Warriors in 6th are the Harbingers of the Storm (? I think) with the Voltaic Staff - a 12", S5, Assault 4 Haywire staff. The Haywire is critical for simple and effective removal of vehicles. In what I consider to be one of the toughest Necron armies out there, I am running 2 Haywire crypteks per Warrior squad. This provides utility through vehicle killing to weight of fire troop killing.
|Updated: Wraith's now airbrushed|
Anyway, I'm off to airbrush the barges and Wraiths.. it's gonna be a beautiful little army! This afternoon, I'm going to repaint my Deathwing army with Zenithal Airbrushed highlighting.. cool! I love airbrushes...