You know me. I don’t do big projects. Half the time I can barely make it to the end of a single miniature so the idea of a squad of five usually gives me the fear. So how is it then that I have painted myself a 2000 point Necron army? Well, I picked a method and I stuck with it. It’s simple, easy to follow, enjoyable to do and I really like the miniatures. If you’d told me when I picked up Indomitus that the first thing I’d paint would be the Necrons, I probably would have called you bonkers but that box was the catalyst.
So it’s essentially 95% of the Indomitus Necrons, a couple of croissants and a few minis that I just really like. It’s not meant to be “competitive” but I’ve played with them before and I can tell you that they are a lot of fun to use. I don’t have to worry about a psychic phase, everything has LD10 and they are nice and forgiving thanks to things like Living Metal and Reanimation Protocols. Anyway, before I waffle on too long, let’s take you through the army.
Three of the four from the Indomitus box (I’m saving the other dude for a fancy project later on). We’ve got your classic Overlord there with his big stick, then there’s floaty mortal wound dealing Not-A-Psyker, and Mr Murderbot 3000 with all the weapons. Each one offers their own fun aspect of play and I’m quite happy with the little distinctions here, including Mr Murderbot’s glowing red eyes.
I run this army as a battalion to get those sweet sweet command points maxed out, but I’ve also pretty much maxed out my elite options. I’ve got the Reanimator which, might do something useful? I’ve got the medium-sized Murderbots along with the Baby Murderbot that makes them better. I’ve got the Trashcan Vampires (I think I stole that line from Goonhammer btw) who hang around with the Not-A-Psyker, and then there’s the Grim Reaper’s Ghost who looks like a complete bastard when it comes to the rules. That’s a lot of elite things right there.
Two groups of 10 warriors and 5 immortals with Tesla guns. I know people say you should do bigger units but I’m not going to so there.
Ancient shuffling robot zombies can be surprisingly speedy it turns out and so I’ve got plenty of fast moving things in my army. Got the Floaty Ghost Bois as standard, and a nice little tarpit of six Murderbugs. And there are 5 Speedy Spear duders in there as well who are well good at smashing things up.
There’s the big Flying Croissant who is in there purely because I was never going to not have a gun that’s literally called a Death Ray in my army. And then there’s the Mini-Croissant who is there to get me to exactly 2000 points. I guess the big gun’ll be useful at some point.
So there you have it! 2000 points of Necrons painted with minimum effort (and described to you there with even less effort than that) in order to have some fun games. I’ve taken them for a spin before and they were really decent so looking forward to having another go very soon. Onwards!