Necron warriors- take a maximized 40+ amount or just go with the bare minimum of twenty? Back when the Necron codex first dropped foot armies where the bomb. Vehicles were deathtraps, LD 10 prevented a sweeping advance, and gauss was king. Mass warriors were a fearsome sight, but the game has changed, and the codex hasn’t…
Load up on warriors for lots of scoring points and to boost phase out and you have a relatively weak army with points being eaten up that should be spent on destroyers, immortals, scarabs, monoliths, etc. Max the points on those and go with twenty warriors and it is easy for your opponent to cripple your army in objective based missions.
I’ve played both sides of the game- massed warriors that I feed to any incoming units and then counter with destroyer fire and my destroyer lord on one side, to min warriors and fifteen destroyers plus immortals on the other side.
Of the two, I’ve found the minimized warrior option to be the better option- boosting my shooting and killing power with units that can actually do it. Often my warriors will play the reserves game, and a monolith portal to augment WBB rolls almost becomes mandatory. Of course tactically I also try to use the fact that I only have two warrior groups against my opponent hoping they will try and kill them for the win, allowing the rest of my army a little more space to breathe.
Sound off, what do you think is the way to go in the current meta-game? Mix or Max? How many warriors are you running and at what point level?