The first of the Necron C'Tan's to get a New Necron Codex Review is the Nightbringer. This Necron God is an awesome model with a very spooky name. It is the type of model that should make your opponent quiver in their shoes when you place it on the table! But for 365 points, is he really that scary?
The normal point size when I first started playing 40k was 1,500 points, and it was always difficult to fit him into a list at that level. I did however give him a go in some fun only games, and although he was enjoyable to play with, he was just so slow moving to be worth the points unless you managed to position him in just the right place or more importantly, your enemy likes to come towards you!
In fifth edition he does get the added bonus of being able to run, and with a raise in point cost games as the norm of 1,750-2,000, could there be more room for him in my list? Probably yes, but at the moment I am preferring the Nightbringers golden brother, the Deceiver. More on the Deceiver in another post.
Obviously it goes without saying that in close combat the Nightbringer absolutely rocks, but what do we want for our hardest hitting Necron model in a New Codex?
A points cost drop goes without saying, but what about some form of godly teleportation? I would love to have Deep Strike on him, and if I was really greedy, I would want a 3+ invulnerable save! So what do you reckon of the Nightbringer in the New Codex? How will he change?