Well, I stopped by the FLGS and grabbed the Necron codex, poorer over it for about an hour with SeerK among others and have to say that the overall impression I got from it was pretty impressive on several levels ...
First, the codex ruleswise is pretty cool in the fact that it has so many new options. Both the selection of wargear and units grew exponentially. The core troops only include warriors and immortals, but the rest of the book contains flyers (one with a death ray and tesla weapons and one with tesla and a capacity for 15 models), walkers, (a stalker with a two shot multi Melta and heavy flamer wither essentially AV13 and living metal), and scarabs that eat armor saves.
I know some folks judged the anti tank as light and when compared to two meltaguns a squad, it is. Then consider that there are ways of filling s8 ap2 into your squad or even the HQs having s10 ap1 arrows! That also doesn't take into account the walkers or the entropic attacks weeded out into several fast units.
I think I will be pretty exited to see the combinations of crytek and lord led squads with abilities and the synergies some units naturally have together.
Now, moving on, I will admit I didn't get far into the fluff, but I really do like the write ups in most of the unit entries, though Ward maintains his flair for the ridiculous with arrows that can pierce the heart of a mountain and such ... I also like the fact that the crons have their own personalities now and the C'Tan have taken a back seat and even that the lords don't all get along.
Finally, the models, while pretty legit have a few duds in my eyes and those would be the two character lords. They both look static and even a little awkward. The overlord is cool, though earily reminds me of War Machine. I do like the new plastic kits, but I think the necrons should have gotten the stalker and the flyer in the first wave.
Now, I will wait for the Necrons to awaken locally and see how the Death Wing and My Chaos Marines fair against them.
How about you? Have you read it? Let's hear your thoughts.