In this post I want to have a look at the Necron Flayed Ones and what could be in store for them in the future. To start with it has to be said that painting wise, the Flayed One model is such a relief for a Necron collector. There is nothing better than skin and blood after painting sixty silver Warriors! If you are planning on starting a Necron army then please, please do not paint the flayed Ones first!
Flayed Ones have had a lot of rumours about them, and the main one being that they will be a troop choice in the new Codex! This is probably the most believable rumour. After all, what troop choices do we have at the moment? Just one! The very undynamic Necron Warrior.
Why would Flayed Ones make a good Troops choice? Well If the stats of them stay the same and they keep the Infiltrate special rule, then there is your answer! A half decent assault unit that have the option to Flank, Infiltrate or Deep Strike, and can also take objectives!
So what else do we want from them? Well, whenever I look at taking them I always want to have the Disruption Field upgrade, but at three points a model that starts to get expensive. I would like to have the model come complete with Disruption Fields for the points, or a lower base cost per model to compensate for the Codex creep.
Of course if they do become a troops choice, that will leave a gap in the elites choice! Maybe there could be two Flayed Ones options and the elite version could have some extra abilities just like in the Nid Codex where you have Genestealers as Troops and Ymgarl Genestealers as Elites?
So what do you think will happen to the Flayed One?