New Necron Codex? Well yes, one day we will get one and I am still holding out for sometime in 2011. Necrons were my first army and when I started playing them, around the time that 3rd edition was coming to an end, and Chapter Approved had the experimental assault rules published, they were great fun to play with.
Of course time has passed and now we are on 5th edition and the Necrons have a few problems. So what is going to be in store for them when they eventually get a new Codex? Judging from the current direction GW are going, with more models, lower point costs and bigger gribblies on the table, they should get a most welcome boost? Hey, even the Necron Pylon might become a Heavy Support choice?
With a New Codex somewhere on the horizon, I thought it would be nice to have a series of posts looking at each Necron unit and give my views on what I would like to see in the future. So what would it take to bring them up to a similar standard to when the first Codex came out? In this first post, I will take a look at the Necron Warrior.
At eighteen points a model and a minimum unit size of ten, The Necron Warrior has been hit pretty bad by the 5th edition assault rules! With only one attack each they will hardly ever win an assault and with the Leadership reduction rules for losing an assault, they are always going to run! Even worse, with Initiative two, they are always going to be wiped out by the sweeping advance, and of course that means the downed Warriors who would normally get there WWB roll also get wiped out!!
In addition, Warriors and all Necrons that shoot with Gauss Weapons have lost the benefits of the Gauss Weapon special rule, but I will cover that in a separate post.
So what do we want for the Warriors in the new Codex? Well I say a few points less would be nice per model, and something to make them last longer in the assault! Maybe fearless? but no, I think they would be better of with the Stubborn special rule? I have heard rumours of Toughness five Warriors, of two Wounded Warriors, but I think just a minor tweak would do the job depending on the synergy of the rest of the army?
So what do you think the Necron Warrior needs in the new Codex?