Well, for the first time in a long time I've become interested in a bog-standard GW army upon their release. Usually I'm bored to tears by the 'main stream' armies that I see see the light of day, but, try as I might, and the retconning of the fluff notwithstanding, I am strangely drawn to the new Necrons: look, feel, minis, everything!
Well, our member Rob has already started a Necron force, so in the realm of 28mm I was SOL (I really don't like playing another force that a member in the group has already, because above and beyond it all, what I crave is variety!). However, being a fan (if not the most regular player) of Epic:Armageddon, I frequent the TacCom forums to aid in development of my main army, Squats, or just to see what's up in the world of 6mm 40k.
After a few months of perusing the TacCom Necron forum, I kept noticing that there were these certain models I'd see on a regular basis: beautiful renditions of the 40k 28mm iconic minis like the Pylon, Monolith and Tomb Spiders/Canoptekh Spyders. After some... hunting... I figured out who the sculptor was, exchanged some emails, and started slowly/not-so-slowly acquiring a force of Necrons in glorious epic scale! Below are a few pics of my burgeoning force.
These full army shots give a good sense of the level of skill and detailed in these proxy models. I've got, so far, 5 Monoliths, 2 Pylons, 2 Obelisks (creations for epic by the community), 12 Spyders, 12 Destroyers, and a few stands of Scarabs.
Close up of the 'infantry' I have so far:
Obelisk. Nice and shooty:
Closing shot of the awesomeness:
Now, observant readers (i.e. ANYBODY) will notice that I'm missing one small component to my army: masses of infantry! Fear not, though, for I've discovered a company and game called Exodus Wars, wherein lies a faction called the Edenites, who just happen to be dead-ringer proxies for Necrons: Lords, Warriors, Immortals and Pariahs. Of these troop types I have enough figures on the way from FRP games to compliment my extant forces, and push me up to 3000 points!
I've been mildly harassing the converter/sculptor into lending his hand to some of the new units, with an emphasis on the Command Barge, and the 2 Arks. On top of that, we still have the Tomb Stalker, Scythes (2 different aircraft), Triarch Stalkers, etc. to look at incorporating into a future Necron army outside of the Epic:Raiders list.