Tuesday, December 06, 2011
So I'm wondering what is in store for Necrons when their FAQ is finally released by GW. On the one hand the codex was written by Mat Ward and I kind of find it hard to believe that he'd let one of his own books be on the receiving end of the typical GW treatment for the 5th edition xenos races. On the other hand we have seen just what GW has done to neuter other xenos armies such as Tyranids. It's up in the air but I'm a little optimistic that they will be kind.
Here is a partial Imperialist wish list for some of the nerfs they want inflicted on Necrons:
Canoptek Scarabs & Spyders
— Entropic Strike does not take affect until the initiative step of the scarabs
— Scarab swarm can never be larger than the maximum size you can purchase (i.e., less than or equal to 10 bases)
— Restriction on the scarab conga line when spyders spawn more scarabs (e.g., a newly spawned scarab base can't be placed more than 2" from the swarm to which it is attached)
— Initiative modifiers work versus whip coils (e.g., a Grey Knight with a Nemesis Force Halberd strikes at I3 when in base contact with a Wraith armed with a whip coil)
— Wraiths are reduced to I1 when launching an assault through difficult and|or dangerous terrain)
Most of these would be a change to the existing rules for the new Necron codex - kind of sad if you ask me. I've put up a poll asking you what you think will happen with the FAQ. Let us know what you think.