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Codex Necrons Rules Deep Dive

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Mar 25 2018

Come see what relics, stratagems, and warlord traits are entombed within Codex: Necrons.

The Necron Codex is our hands, and we’re going through the codex and unearthing relics and rules that have been buried for countless millennia. Good thing we brought along some bags of sand to try and replace these glowing green idols–here’s hoping we get through without a boulder coming to crush us.

I really like this Codex. It feels real good to build a list using it–and even better to build a Warlord with it. This codex finally feels like they’ve nailed it with the whole “you can use traits and relics to customize your warlord” abilities. Previously, it seemed like there were one or two you’d pick consistently–but it genuinely feels like there are multiple good options to mess around with. Want to build a heavy-hitting close combat warlord? You can… want to build a Warlord that can go off stalking after characters? You got it buddy.

There’s something for you whether you’re building a Cryptek/Overlord/Destroyer Lord, and if you really want to go crazy with it, there’s always the Catacomb Command Barge. All that doesn’t even touch the stratagems, which are also solid. This Codex is definitely one of the better ones GW has released. It does a lot for the army and makes it feel like there’s options to mess around with–not just in terms of HQ choices, but playstyles as well. All in all, we recommend this book. You can check out our Deep Dive into units if you want to learn more about how those have changed (including what powers the C’Tan now wield).

In the meantime, we’ll have more on this book all next week: we’re featuring it on our Twitch Channel so pop on by to see it in action. We’ve got a gorgeous Necron Army with enough crescents to start our own coffee shop–so come check it out. Or preorder the codex below.

Codex Necrons

For sixty million years the Necrons have slumbered, their tomb worlds filled with dormant armies and inactive war machines. Now they are awakening as if from half-remembered nightmares, and the galaxy shudders at their return. From vast crypt-fortresses, burnished legions emerge into the dying light of the 41st Millennium, a steel sea rippling beneath the crackling energy discharge of esoteric battle engines. Swarming metal Scarabs, talon-limbed horrors and spectral assassins accompany them, their alien minds focused on a single purpose – to reclaim the stars.


Are you ready for the return of the Ancient Evil!?

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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