Video Battle Report: Necron Phalanx vs. Mechanized Marines 2000pts

This turned out to be one of the most fun games I have played in a long time! I just had to preface this with that statement.

Anyway, I wanted to try out the studio Necron army we’ve been working on https://www.frontlinegaming.org/2011/11/17/well-be-back-reviving-an-old-necron-army-part-3/ (and it is for sale, if anyone is interested) and I thought it would be cool to try out the old school Necron Phalanx with Ghost Ark support.

The plan was to use Overlords with big Bricks of Warriors plus a Crpytek to keep nasty assault units away using Harbingers of Transmogrification. The Overlord would use Phaeron to allow the big bricks of Warriors to move and shoot, and give them some punch in HtH.

The Ghost Arks would support the Warriors and the faster elements of the list (Annihilation Barge, Destroyers) would be used for mobile fire support and objective snatching.

Brother Captain Poncho’s list was built to represent a typical, balanced Space Marine list that would be similar to what you’d see in a pick-up game.

The game turned out to be crazy and fun, and I have to say, the more I play Necrons the more I like them. The codex is just good fun with lots of depth and tricks to pull out.

Here are the lists:

The Necron list is short points because I added up the Crypteks wrong the first go around.

Necrons

HQ

Overlord Phaeron, Orb, Shifter, Warscythe 1 195

Cryptek Trans, Crucible, Tremor 1 55

Overlord Phaeron, Orb, Shifter, Warscythe 1 195

Cryptek Trans, Crucible, Tremor 1 55

Troops

Warriors 20 260

Ghost Arc 1 115

Warriors 20 260

Ghost Arc 1 115

Warriors 5 65

Elites

Fast Attack

Destroyers 5 200

Destroyers 5 200

Destroyers Heavy Destroyers 3 180

Heavy Support

Annihilation Barge 1 90

Totals 65 1985

Space Marines

HQ

Captain Relic Blade 1 130

Command Sqaud M.Gun x 4, Razorback 6 195

Librarian Null Zone, Gate 1 100

Troops

Scouts Fist 10 165

Tactical Squad Fist, Flamer, M.Launcher, Rhino 11 230

Tactical Squad Fist, Flamer, M.Launcher, Rhino 11 230

Elites

Dreadnought L.Cannon, H.Flamer 1 145

Assualt Termies L.Claws x 5 5 200

Land Raider Crusader M.Melta, X-Arm 1 275

Fast Attack

Typhoon 1 90

Tornado 1 90

Heavy Support

Devastator Squad M.Launcher x 4 5 150

Totals 54 2000

Necron Phalanx, ready for battle.

A brick of warriors!

Brick #2

Ghost Arks

The Emperor's Finest!

Captain and Libby

Devastators and Tactical Marines

Lightening Claw Terminators

Command Squad

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4 Responses to “Video Battle Report: Necron Phalanx vs. Mechanized Marines 2000pts”

  1. Pride November 19, 2011 1:50 pm
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    Awesome batrep guys, well done!

    Congrats to the Crons; I believe the official term for pulling a victory out of your ass on the last turn is “Fritz’d”?

  2. Reecius
    Reecius November 19, 2011 8:13 pm
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    Haha, yeah, it was a great game! Good fun the whole way through, even when I was getting my butt handed to me. Seeing these last turn come backs is one of the things I love about 40K. That slight unpredictability really makes it fun.

  3. Rantimus November 20, 2011 3:05 pm
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    Loving the longer reports, you see the fun happening. Loving the new Necs, looking sick as well, both armies look the business. Looking forward to seeing more!!

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 20, 2011 5:48 pm
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      Thanks! Glad you’re enjoying them.