New Necron Canoptek Wraiths

Friday, May 11, 2012


Luckily, I didn't glue those Immortal heads to the Puppet's War wraith bodies. Now that GW has finally released their Necron 2nd wave, which includes new Wraith models, we can see that the original Puppet's War wraith heads more closely match the new official GW model. So it looks like I'll be going with the original heads as well as adding a few legs to the torso section to get them to match as closely as possible. Overall, they aren't far off to begin with.

As I was painting the old metal GW Wraith the other night, the top broke off from the base section. Instead of taking the time to pin right then and there, I used the incident as an excuse to run out and pick up one of the new Wraith boxes. I'm pretty impressed with the new sculpts. After trying out 4 Wraiths in my game the other night, I knew I wanted to max out at least one squad of these close combat nightmares. I also picked up a Lychguard/Praetorian box to finish up my Royal Court members. I have some fun conversions planned for these guys.

Other than that, it looks like my Necron force is good to go. Once everything is built and painted, I can easily field a 2k - 2500pt army which is pleanty for me. I didn't expect the new Necrons to keep my attention as much as they have, but it's a solid book, as most of you already know. I'm looking forward to trying them out at higher points levels and seeing how they stack up against my Bike army. Depending on how things go over the next month or so of playtesting, that will determine which army I take to Nova this year, as well as if 6th edition drops and becomes the standard for the Open GT. Speaking of which, I know a lot of rumors are floating around out there regarding 6th and how much it will ruin the game... first of all, rumors are rumors, just wait till you get the actual book in hand to decide if you'll walk or not. Keep an open mind. Second, you're not fooling anyone; you'll still play the game. If you're invested in the hobby and GW keeps producing the best models on the market, not much more needs to be said. If you hate the new rules so much (whenever they actually come out) just keep playing 5th. I still see people who love the old narrative aspects and play 2nd edition. Once you own the book you own the rules; make up house rules or your own missions if you prefer. It's still a game and you should have fun with it. Personally, I'm excited to see what the next edition will bring.

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