The Necrons will soon be getting a reboot. Many people complain that the rules are overly complex and no unit does what it is supposed to. The army is very resilient but lacks a lot of common wargear and support units. Although there are several different types of warriors, the elite or fast versions are often not worth the cost.
Here is the Battleforce box:
28 Necron Warriors
3 Necron Destroyers
7 Scarab Swarms
The box is $105, or you can spend $130 for fewer models.
There is no easier army to paint.
- HQ choices are limited. The C'Tan can be devastating, but they are quite expensive. The normal Lord can be given some nice equipment as well as a Destroyer Body for a little more flexibility.
- Destroyers can offer a lot of shooting coupled with high speed. They can cause your opponent lots of problems, especially in great numbers
- The Monolith is a very tough tank with good shooting and also the ability to transport units around the board.
- More Necrons. You must always be aware of the danger of phaseout. Have enough Necron warriors with you to survive the battle, even if it means keeping an entire unit hidden and out of sight of the enemy.
While you may be able to pick up a very cheap army, you may want to wait a few months. The new army book is supposed to be changing things radically, so your current army may be worthless in the new edition. If someone does give you an army, however, don't forget to make those "we'll be back" rolls and duck all the power swords out there!