With the event only three weeks away and with the opportunity to play with and against Necrons at Caledonian Uprising and the Invitational I have resubmitted a slightly different list. I am still steering clear of the Wraith/Command barge combo that seems so popular and I think my list will be fun..but not that good.
Essentially I have two big blocks of troops that I can add zany powers to if I attach the right Cryptek and with a resurrection orb in each they should be pretty resilient. The main problem is that anything that assaults necrons will probably win and cause a leadership check that will catch 400 points of robots and kill them all. I am hoping that with Vargard’s teleport ability, the Monoliths teleport ability, and the Phaeron I can keep out of the way – at least for a while. However i will eventually get caught and that is where the Harbingers of the Storm kick in. With two in an assaulted unit they deliver 2D6 S8 AP5 hits on any assaulting unit. Combine this with Nemesor’s counter charge ability and Vargard’s compulsory pile-in and I have half a chance of hanging around. If I survive the real bonus is in my turn when Vargard can teleport the whole unit somewhere safe! I’ve never tried it yet but it’s worth doing just to see the expression on your opponents face!
Two small troop choices with a Cryptek armed with an Eldritch lance gives me some flanking fire and the Storm Lord keeps me in the dark as long as he can while his lightning does its thing. One little trick I learned from Rob Sims was to use the Chronometron with a teleporting unit and re roll one of the scatter D6’s if you dont like it, it’s only a small thing but it can make the difference between a mishap and an ideal placement. (Rob you are a gaming giant)
I did well with the Necrons at the Invitational sneaking in at fourth place but I now realise that the Necrons only won two games! (The army swap helped be when I played against them, and beat them both times) So two wins out of eight does not auger well!
Resubmissionv1 Here’s the new list. Laugh all you want, I WILL make it work!