Saturday, October 15, 2011
Where Do You Stand on Codex: Necrons?
Alright, so we have already seen the pics by now and everyone is gearing up for what looks like an epic release. I am sure current Necron players are doing a special happy dance, but what about the rest of us? What do we think about several of the factors that will play into this release ...
Question 1: Do these new models look cool enough that you will buy them OR are you waiting for the rules (neither is also an option)?
My opinion: Honestly, I don't care about the rules, if the models suck, I'm just not buying an army. These seem cool, but I am just not a Necron guy, so they don't really sing to me, even though the models do. I may take up a special commission just to paint a few.
Question 2: Will this xenos race have the tools needed to compete in a world of Uber Power Armor Vehicle Spam Madness or are they doomed to mediocrity from the start?
This is a fairly good question for any of us who have bought into an army and then had the rules smack us on the dingle (Thorpe's Chaos, Cruddance's Nids, Jervis's Dark Angels). Right now, what little rumors we have are contradicting each other ... I really don't know what to make of it.
Question 3: Is GW's new policy on rumor control actually counter productive?
This is something I question because for the last few years, I have gotten ramped up an excited for the next big release due to the rumor mill, even if it is an army I don't play and no matter how much salt was needed to swallow those rumors. Let's face it, rumors build hype and hype is exciting, even if that's all there is. Personally, I just feel like there hasn't been too much excitement 40k-wise lately and maybe a rumor or two could lighten things up?
What new Necron unit are you the most excited to see (or even which one do you never want to see)?
Personally, I am excited to see the vehicles as I am really just curious about how they are going to work. I am also really interested in the actual codex because I want to see how the fluff has been reworked as it seems there has been some extensive changes to the lore we know about the crons already. Hopefully, Ward didn't throw in some kind of Necrofist or some other nonsense!
That's all I have for now, as always, we value thoughtful comments and opinions. Be on the look out for some extensive fantasy posting and maybe even some news about a Bad Moon rising over Lansing, MI soon!