They've snuck up on you ... Necron players have played some kind of 'keep it secret; keep it safe' disinformation campaign but now its time for the surprise buttsecks.
|(Don't worry, he'll warm it up first)|
The Douche Canoe is less willy-nilly now. Movement is only 12" for the sweep attack, so planning is really needed to maximize this effect. Like most things in 6th, there is a trade off; 18" boost. This allows you to get into a better position than previously allowed, giving 30" to line up a 2nd turn sweep.
Because the Canoe gets toned down, the wargear can get a little thinner on the Overlord. I've had perfectly fine success with a lord, Barge, and Scythe. No Mind Shackle Scarabs or Weave needed anymore. Chariot gives the lord a 2+ (power weapons only being ap3) and the chariot getting d6 st 6 slam attacks amount to not needing all the extra flash to make the lord work. Basically the lord just needs to be played smarter and cheaper. Its easy for him to get caught out there alone and if another character finds him to challenge, you'll be in a hard place and no matter what gear you have on him, he's going to die easily.
In elites, as OST had mentioned earlier, Deathmarks are showing their grit. Rapid fire sniper rifles really don't need too much bragging to understand while their awesome in 6th. However, these guys use an old trick that worked in 5th and works even better in 6th; Put the abyssal staff tek (or two if you really want death) with these guys in a Night Scythe and you have a squad that kills any one unit you want dead when they show up. The scythe can zoom 24" and pop the guys out 6" and lay down 2 ST 8, AP1 flame templates. And occasionally, if you're playing people like seerk, you can goad them into charging that unit with anything that might be left and eat some terrible overwatch...
This really is improved based on the flier upgrade to the scythe between editions and the FAQ that allows units joined to the crypteks to also wound on 2+. Some people on the web talk about haywire teks and that is cute, but the ability to come onto the board and eliminate any unit you want (bye death stars) is just dirty!
That's it for round 1. I'll keep it coming but if I go on in one post for too long, it'll turn into TL:DR. Enjoy those necrons while it's hip and underground and not power gaming and douchy. That's a limited time offer...