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    Need help with starter necron list

    I've recently started Warhammer and choose to start with necrons, and got the start collecting box
    -Overlord
    - 12 warriors
    - 1 unit of scarabs
    - triarch stalker
    And i got a box of immortals

    But now I'm at a loss for what to get next. Is there anything anyone can recommend getting? Or an army list? Bearing in mind im aiming for an army around 1k points.

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    I'm not sure what kind of games you are playing, and thus what your goals are. If it were me thinking in a general purpose beginning way, I think that the Reclamation Legion on p. 62 of the codex is a pretty powerful formation to start out with. You are eight warriors and 3 tomb blades from being able to field this. Also, a ghost ark could be handy as well. It is often useful to be able to transport a squad as well as maybe have the capability to bring back some warriors, who failed their reanimation protocols.

    Down the road, you might take a look at the Canoptek Harvest Formation, since you already have some scarabs. I've found that having access to reanimation protocols, especially with wraiths, can be pretty good.

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    Second what Ann said. But the simplest force is another group of Warriors, two Ghost Arks, and a Canoptek Spyder. For small points games where you'll probably just be using a Combined Arms Detachment, it will help. Ghost Arks for mobility/better reanimation, a spyder for some spawning, and the Overlord because you need an HQ, and that's the only good one the Necrons have. RIP Crypteks.

    Or...just grab two groups of tomb blades instead of the Arks and watch people throw fits.

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    I'm mostly playing objective games. So would you say that getting the necron ark phalanx would be the best thing to get next? Since i'd get the warriors plus the ghost ark with it. Then finish the reclamation legion?

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    The ark phalanx is definitely a solid choice for a beginning game, but also go for the reclamation legion. That thing is nasty.

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    Apparently I don't need to put in my two cents, everything above is what I'd suggest. If you are losing a CAD, or have the units (and points) to grips the destroyer formation (though unlikely, damn the model count!) A good heavy hitting squad I think is a Destroyer Lord with a group of warscythe sheilding Lychguard.

    Tomb blades are good for grabbing objectives and a full unit of whip coil wraith will tear through most things get in melee (especially if they're part of the Canoptek Harvest).

    Also, welcome other necron player, it was getting lonely.

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