A few weeks ago I posted my thoughts on Necrons and how the new codex was changing my army!
Well I have played another game this week with a slightly different army list, to see if it improved the game play.
Thanks to some feedback I have been looking at Triarch Stalkers, these could really change my army in the future. At 150 points I will probably swap out a unit of destroyers as so far these have been very disappointing! I am currently looking in building a stalker, so if anyone has any ideas on suitable models let me know!
The main change that I made to my army for this latest game was to add a royal court. This allowed me to include 3 Crypteks and split them to lead small units of warriors. I choose to give them Eldritch lances which I planned to use to keep enemy tanks at bay whilst the unit could advance up the battlefield. This tactic I liked as I want to keep my army a primarily on foot and make steady progress toward the enemy. Had I had some better dice rolls I think I should have been able to prevent the Wave Serpent from firing as I advanced. I also choose to run two lords, one on foot and one on destroyer body!
I kept a unit of Destroyers, but they may not be in the list much longer - I lost the whole unit in one round of shooting after they had claimed only one model - not exactly making their points back!!!
The other change was to include a unit of Immortals armed with Tesla Carbines as these are assault weapons with can give extra hits! Combined with a lord this unit proved very successful at short range! I thinks that they would have performed even better if I had not forgotten to move them on the third turn, meaning I could not assault the Eldar Pathfinders!!!! A rookie mistake that could have cost the game!
All in all however a much better performance, the game resulted in a draw, although I did help that by a stray shot from my Monolith taking out an entire unit of warriors! I also completely under estimated to effectiveness of a unit of Howling Banshees - being an Eldar player I should have known better!
Gary of Team Gambit