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The Nameless Dynasty

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Behold, an ancient awakening evil. Buried beneath the sands of their long dead, undisturbed and barren tomb worlds, an army almost as old as the stars themselves, by comparison to lesser races, has lain in waiting. Noticed neither by imperial merchant fleets, or the probing tendrils of the Mechanicus, undetected by the seers of the Eldar, and ignored by the exploratory drones of the T'au, a dynasty amongst the oldest and most gifted of the inscrutable Necrontyr has hibernated.

Such an incomprehensible gulf has passed since this enclave committed itself to centuries untold of dreamless sleep, that even if their inhospitable, arid worlds were to be scrutinised by meddling outsiders, all traces of their civilisation would have been scoured away by the ravages of time. Even the power reserves fuelling the vast tomb labyrinths have dwindled over this vast and silent span; millennia have passed with all but the most vital of life support subsystems remaining active. Such was the Phaeron's last will, a chilling order given to the handful of chosen cryptek, before his own interment- "Let all become dust. We do not wake until the stars alone remain. All other priorities expendable."

And so the years consumed everything that had made the Necrontyr what they were. The metal shells they had committed their consciousness to endured; but the memory banks, one by one, were deactivated. The archival vaults containing artefacts and tomes of ancient knowledge were powered down, allowed to decay and corrode. The Phaeron's will was carried out, but the cost was unimaginable. As the last precious energy reserves ran dry, the emergency awakening protocols brought the dynasty and it's members to life once more- But they emerged into an empty world, bereft of self identity, with only their gleaming metallic bodies and the glyphs upon their carapace to stir a distant, elusive memory of who and what they once were.
 

The Nameless Dynasty

 

Warriors

 

Immortals

 

Lychguard

 

Lord


TL;DR- My Necrons are oldcrons with a regal Egyptian vibe. None of the new fluff matters here- These guys don't remember anything, they only have hatred of the living, and they're gonna flay the face off your skull.

When I got back into the hobby a year or two back, I originally intended to re-use all my old Necrons. I had a pretty decent army back in the day. Alas, to my horror, it turns out my parents threw it all in the trash... So I had no choice but to rebuild them, even greater than their former glory msn-wink.gif Conveniently, this was also a super cheap army to collect- I started out with a Forgebane set, snagged a few duplicate sprues from eBay, and then pretty just much added in two Start Collecting boxes, and hey presto. It's not exactly a top tier army, but it's a damn fine NECRON army!

I still have a few things I'm working on adding to the army. The most notable units missing from this dynasty's previous incarnation are Destroyers, Pariahs, and finally, the Nightbringer himself. Pariahs are an unfortunate loss- But for now, I'm basically pretending that's what the Lychguard are. The Barges are obviously new, and I didn't like them at first, but they've grown on me I guess. And I figure they'll look pretty good floating up behind a raft of Destroyers...

Hope you all enjoy some classic 'crons, anyway. Cheers!

 


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I for one am ready for more oldCron vibes and the colour scheme looks great. Do you plan on writing more background as the collection progresses? I'd be curious to read how you work in the Nightbringer.


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Can't not comment on a oldcron army. Great job, hope to read more progress as well

 

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Ad Victoriam

 

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Looking great! What colors go into the shoulders?
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I for one am ready for more oldCron vibes and the colour scheme looks great. Do you plan on writing more background as the collection progresses? I'd be curious to read how you work in the Nightbringer.

 

I might do, although once I have those last few models I don't think I'll be expanding for a while. Maybe if I have money to burn a monolith or two would look real nice on the shelf... Working in the Nightbringer is gonna be a fun opportunity to think outside the box. People have always criticised oldcron lore because it's "boring" and hard to fluff out, but that's exactly where I see the appeal.

 

Looking great! What colors go into the shoulders?

 

As I recall it's Kantor Blue, a dark blue ink I don't know the name of (I got it in one of those starter sets, I like having a variety of colours on hand without buying individual pots I'll never use all of) and then just 50/50 blue/white for the highlight.

 

I'd be lying if I didn't say one reason I love Necrons is that they look great even with a super simple, low effort paint job. It's nice to relax with if I don't feel like expending the mental energy my other army takes.


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Yes! Another Oldcron army. :) I also ignore the new fluff, necrons will always be the race that just wants to exterminate them all.

 

I have a lot of metal raiders and immortals (and destroyers!) but I've picked up a few plastic wraiths for cheap lately. Guess that since they are no longer the flavour of the week, people are ditching them. I dont care, I'll build them up and paint them. Boltgunmetal FTW! :D

 

Welcome back to the hobby.


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