That is what the IA implies.
Scraping an entire legion worth of weapons seems very un-spartain to me. Now wether or not IH still adhire to such ideals is beyond me, perhaps they do scrap obsolete technology like tech freaks tend to do.
For the sake of making the rules acceptable to other players, I would say we stick with the profiles of the Necron weapons as much as is possible. The only thing I would see adding (based on the IA) would be a pistol weapon (12" range, Pistol1 - other stats as flayer and blaster).
So are we giving IH the pure-uncut Necron dex weapons, reflecting they have mastered the technology, or are we going for an earlier period of Marine/Necro tech. still being adapted to legion tactics?
Here is a possible Troops selection:
|Iron Hands Sergeant||4||4||4||4||1||4||2||10||3+|
|Iron Hands Marine||4||4||4||4||1||4||1||9||3+|
|Unit Composition||Unit Type||Wargear||Special Rules|
- May include up to fifteen additional Iron Hands Marines......................+20 points per model.
- One Iron Hands Marine may replace his Gauss Flayer with a Gauss Blaster..............+5 pnts.
- If the squad numbers 10 or more, one Iron Hands Marine may replace his Gauss Flayer with
a Gauss Blaster for +5 pnts, a Gauss Cannon for +w pnts or a Heavy Gauss Cannon for +x pnts.
- The Iron Hands Sergeant may take a Warscythe for +z points.
(The Sergeant might be allowed other options - like the pistol mentioned above - but I would limit those options to only a few)
This is patterned somewhat after the the basic Chaos Space Marine Troops organization which we can assume better reflects what it was like around the time of the Heresy. Points are for reference and are "ballpark" where noted. We could change the names of the Necron weapons (as I think we should) to reflect that it is adapted technology - but don't alter the profiles. So we could call them Gauss Rifle (instead of Gauss Flayer), Gauss Gun (instead of Gauss Blaster) and something completely different for the Warscythe type weapon.
Edited by bannus, 13 December 2010 - 07:31 PM.