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  1. Necrons are under powered

    I am in some of the Facebook Necron threads and often hear that Necron's under powered. After the Beer and Pretzel Open I call Bull Shit on that. Playing in 8th edition is a change and there are some serious challenges for us. The main challenge is adjusting how we deal with vehicles / monstrous. We can no longer rely on large volumes Guass for those targets. We have 3 decent options in our index (H destroyers, DD arks and Stalkers). Plus the Pylon from forge world. Last edition those models didn't see a lot of play.I only used a single H destroyer from that list. Now models from that list are essential. In BPO I played 951 points of vehicle killers, and didn't feel like I brought vehicle overkill. Inn all three games we finished with my opponent still having vehicles on the board. I'm not saying my vehicles are weak. I love the DD ark and stalker. A large part of their value is their durability, and versatility. How we use the vehicles is also something people struggle with. The DD ark has three guns. Most people who complain about it only use it for it's big gun (I lost the one game where I only used mine for their big gun, won my other games where I used all 3 of it's guns). It's a tough vehicle that has some good short range guns, but is weaker if it moves. I like it front and centre where it will be focussed on but might get to use all of it's guns, or at the very least absorb damage for the rest of my army. I'm not sure that I'm happy with having to invest such a high % of my points into having anti vehicle weapons. In 7th we could be effective with mostly troops, maybe a canoptek harvest for wraiths and or a destroyer cult. Now I feel obligated to spend almost half my points on anti vehicle weapons. Leaving only half for my HQ's Infantry and Close Combat combined. Forcing me to use small troop counts. Necron's no longer have a cheap response to vehicles. Warriors, Immortals, Scarabs, are all nice units but no longer effective vs vehicles. I just sort of wish we still had an answer to vehicles on a smaller unit. O well we still have answer's, 4 of them. That's my perspective for trying to understand my army. I haven't played many games of 8th but from those games my Necrons felt balanced. Certainly not under powered. Perhaps those people complaining miss us being over powered, and in the past Necrons have been over powered from time to time. From my limited experience 8th feels more balanced.
  2. The Beer and Pretzels Open 2017

    They took a lot of pictures during the day. I'm just happy I had enough paint on my models not to by shy of the camera.
  3. The Beer and Pretzels Open 2017

    I. Planning to leave at 830 in the morning but stopping to pick up one person and for timmies. I'll be there well before 10 but not for 9.
  4. New Easy to Build Models

    I like playing the game more then modelling, and a product that gets me to the table top faster is something that interests me. My hands suck for fine motor skills. I have never been good at drawing and assembling some of the pieces is hard for me and gives me a head ache. I can't do wraith claws. It's 4 pieces, you need to bring 2 sides together, and have 2 other pieces between them when you bring them together. Physically I just can't do that. I love the idea of easier to build models.
  5. The Beer and Pretzels Open 2017

    Can I get a hand? I have bases for my vehicles but two have the previous stem broken off. I was hoping someone could bring a small drill to the tournament. Doug was suppose to help me on tuesday, but he forgot the stuff and told me he would do it on wednesday. On wednesday he told me thursday. On thursday he told me friday. Today he wasn't at the shop when I was there shortly after noon.
  6. The Beer and Pretzels Open 2017

    I might be able to give you a lift text 705 929 9959. I live near Costco.
  7. The Beer and Pretzels Open 2017

    I would also be looking to car pool. I live by Kingsway and falconbridge.
  8. Ch-ch-changes to Darkshard

    The community updates in war games are cluttered. It's like spam in my e-mail have to get past it to find the good stuff. Can it have its own tab separate from 40k? The only 2 threads I use are the 40k thread and the tournament thread. I don't like that extra clutter.
  9. Ch-ch-changes to Darkshard

    I liked when I could look at the first page, and see if there were new posts in my favourite threads. It didn't show if there were or were not new posts for tournaments.
  10. Gribblies are Fast!

    That seems pretty (sensored) awesome! I would like to play some Tyranids at the BPO.
  11. House Rule Strategems

    On occasion people use house rules. One we often used is to roll off on rules disputes. It's quick and keeps the game running even if you may miss out on something. I like this one. I'm wondering about the idea of house ruling custom stratagems. If you have a hard time balancing points would it be easy to sacrifice command points for army points? Re-rolling any die is pretty awesome, but I wonder if you could spend the point before something you really need to happen. Make it a little more powerful, but if it would have happened anyways you wasted your point. Take Aim, +1 to your to hit and to wound rolls. 1 point if it's for a single gun. 2 points for an entire squad or all the items guns. Charging, Close Combat, sphycic powers, theres a lot of times a single even could be very important. So spending command points to get a +1 to those would be beneficial, but I don't think unbalanced as there's a chance you would have had that result anyways, and now your out the command point. But one thing that would worry me with house rules is if they effect some armies more than others. Take the +1 to hit rolls..... with tesla it's 3 times as effective. +1 to would would double the power of snipers, something I hadn't thought of when I suggested it but could make it too powerful. Still I love the idea of sacrificing command points for extra army points. Personally I think a command point is far more valuable but if it makes making your army easier, then it could be worth it. As a Necron player I don't have as many options or upgrades available to balance my points out. It's also advantageous to bring max squad sizes so it makes it trickier to balance the points. Alternatively +1 command point for every 10 points your under might be interesting. Although I would be tempted to bring 1,900 points to a 2k point game then.
  12. The Beer and Pretzels Open 2017

    I'm still tweaking my list, but it always seems to end at 2001 points. I wish there was a stratagem that would allow you to trade a command point for a an extra army point. If I can figure my list out in time I'll print it out for the tourney. If not it will be hand written, either way I'll bring an extra copy. It's just one of those nice little things you can do for your opponent.
  13. I. Am not reading an. Instruction. Guide to format ING
  14. Nidvember is coming..

    I wonder how many "love letters" GW gets.
  15. Sticky fingers

    When shaving my CCB with a box cutter...... well you should fear my overlord because he has been bathed in blood! (may have bee a ghost ark or ccb, don't remember).
  16. INCOMING! Astra Militarum around the Corner!

    Some love for the guard. Don't forget they promised a small discount on those tanks to. A little bit cheaper, and a little bit better... we might see Guard start to place at tournaments. I liked charging Guard with my vehicles to prevent them from shooting effectively. If their tanks can take 2 shots at my vehicles, and over watch on a 5...... it might make my go to strategy vs guard less effective.
  17. 40K Tournament

    Just trying to figure when I will get home? Is it three matches? How long are they, over by 2?
  18. 40k League Lists

    I've been curious about Death Guard vs Necrons, seems like they might be the two most durable armies out there.
  19. Forge World

    I'd have no problems if local tournaments would allow forge world but I would promptly buy a pylon. Things primary gun has D6 shots with a minimum of 14 damage vs big stuff like knights (that's presuming you roll a 1 for damage). With str 16, and ap-5 and hitting on a 2+, I'm not aware of anything non-forge world that can compare. Hence why I am neutral on allowing forge world stuff. People might get upset when you have a 30 wound model that can delete one big vehicle per turn has a second gun great for smaller things, and gives an invul save bubble. On the Necron forums most people consider it an auto include in their armies.
  20. GW Next 3 Codexes!

    I like what Imperial guard have, and want to see them remain awesome. I want to see more awesome and less "well that goes back in the box".
  21. GW Next 3 Codexes!

    Do any Imperial guard have the discipline to face my Necrons?
  22. 40k Chapter Approved - Matched Play

    I like those rules, I think it's an improvement. Does this mean we will have to own 2 rule books?
  23. 40K Tournament

    Good to hear. I had already bought tesla immortals so I don't need to proxy them. I just wanted to know what the proxy limits were. Thank you.
  24. Games Workshop is Being Sued for $62.5M

    I see frustration with how their limited in their selling tactics, but on the flip side capping the online discount to 20% is totally reasonable to me. I mean selling online cheaper then other G.W. stores is sort of like infringing upon their turf. I mean who would support our local store if you could buy online for a 50% discount. 20% is reasonable, I still choose to support my local store over getting that discount. By capping the online discount G.W. protects stores from competing against each other so they can be successful and provide gamers with a place to game. Ultimately capping this discount doesn't just help G.W., it really helps the stores without an online presence. G.W. is getting the same $ from stores either way. (granted discounts online will cause people to avoid the G.W. online store).
  25. 40K Tournament

    How far does the proxy go? Can I pretend gauss immortals are Tesla immortals?
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