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11 October 2011

Making Necrons work at 500 points?

Nick speaking,

Coinciding with my recent 'How many points do you prefer to play' poll, I have been very much enjoying a few games at 500 points. Playing 500 points with the three standard missions on a 4'x4' table really makes for fun games. We use house rules of only three objectives in the Seize ground missions, and flankers are only allowed to come on the table there base size. So a flanking Genestealer would come on one inch and then be able to fleet and assault, just something that suites us on the smaller tables.

With a new Necron Codex looming ever closer (hopefully) I thought it would be nice, or should I say fun, to get the old Necrons out for a 500 point game! Ouch!! Two troops and a basic HQ comes to 460 points! So what to buy for the remaining 40 points? Well it's either 3x Scarabs or wargear for the Lord!

With two out of the three missions being objective based, hopefully 20x Warriors would be able to hold at least one objective, so how to contest the others, or at least one of them? Three Scarabs would do it, but I went with buying a Destroyer Lord for the Job, give him a Warscythe with the ten points left over. Having that toughness six lord would be critical in keeping him up, in hope that he actually got the chance to contest. Would love to have a foot Lord with Solar Pulse and Veil of Darkness, but there just isn't enough points!

This is how I got on...

Mission: Annhilation, Deployment: Dawn of War













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