Alright a quick update.
Originally I actually planned the first dual battalion list around the Gene Forged Might Strat and Incursors infiltrating. So the idea being for 1 CP, an Incursor on a roll of every 6 gets 2 bonus hits (3 hits total) that all auto wound. It may not sound that great, but in turn 3, that's at -1 AP and doing 2 Damage a piece, if I charge.
I also planned around the idea of "Encircling" my Repulsor with Kahn, 3 Aggressors, and my Primaris Chief Apothecary and then using "Debarkation" to get them out after they "Encircled".
Guess what? In both cases I completely forgot to play either strat! (I did infiltrate the Repulsor but neglected to get out until T3. Not too bright and I forgot Gene Forged Might all game.)
The reality is I did realize about 1/3 into the game I had botched my deployment badly, and that this would be a very complicated army to learn to play properly, especially since I am relying on massed infantry to do heavy lifting. The army, as I made it, requires careful planning with overlapping fields of support aura's and careful stratagem planning with proper support Psychic Powers.... really important stuff.
Since my list was a bit of a dog's breakfast, and I'm still working on my favourite 'white/damaged' recipe, I don't have a single pic to show you but hopefully I'll have something... anything finished shortly!
Long story short I thought after 1 turn the game was over. I went first, deployed poorly in some areas, screwed up my character support and faced a Necron army full of Invulns. Now with only one Phobos Librarian and being forced to stick to the WHite Scars powers (they area all or nothing) that meant it would displace my over all list strategy by trying to take a base power to remove the invluns off of Wraiths, and/or his big Lychguard squad.
I made some bad moves as I said, and the firs turns were so bad I have to admit for a minute I thought this was a huge mistake. I mean moving THIS far away from primarily shooty marines to an assault based, largely infantry base list seemed like insanity.
I took a lot of hits, and could only score 1 point in each of my first two turns! My opponent was up to 8 already (we played Maelstom). It wasn't the cards... it's never the cards since CA19... I just screwed up.
Again I admit my learning curve wasn't up to the task against a super resilient army as Necrons, and they had really decent Assault elements on top of all that exploding shooting and reanimation!
At turn 3 it started to turn. I was in big trouble. As insane as this is going to seem by turn 5 I had somehow taken the lead, and my opponent conceded. We talked out Turn 6 and with only a squad of Destroyers left, he had been in danger of a complete tabling.
I'll just summarize High/Low points:
+ The Captain on Bike with hammer and Master of Snares was good. Not great, but good.
+ The Chaplain with Jump Pack and Master of Litanies (took the White Scars Litany and Hate or whatever it's called for re rolls in CC.) WITH the Biker Hammer Captain was amazing.
+ At one point I rolled my captain deep into his lines, the Chaplain followed. Being able to advance/assault was huge. But I had a damaged Redemptor with me and some Intercessors. The stupid Immortals actually killed my first assaulting Scout squad in overwatch! I took 18 hits in overwatch from exploding 6's at -1 AP!!!! Still the Chappy, Captain on Bike and Redemptor all made it. The Bike Captain killed 4 Wraiths Flat out with his hammer thanks to all the rerolls!
+ Here's me screwing myself: I then told my opponent to interrupt. He wasn't going to at all... I told him if he didn't then my damaged Redemptor would probably kill the rest of his Wraiths or the Chaplain would. But I told him if he interrupted with his last two Wraiths and poured ALL of his attacks into the Chaplain, he would effectively handicap my assault abilities in the game for those characters severely. So he does just that, kills the chappy, now my Redemptor (damaged) can't hit the side of a barn, and fails to wound at all and is taken out. WOW... why do I do this to myself?
+ I got to use Master of Snares two times. Once I failed, even with a CP re roll. That sucked. But I kept the Wraiths in with the Biker Captain, which was killed anyway... in such a demoralizing way: Somehow my Captain with two wound left, saved all attacks on his storm shield from his C"tan empowered.. or whatever it's called. Then I kill the C'tan with a hammer to the face! Then the C'tan explodes, doing 2 mortal wounds to my Captain killing him! lol
+ Incursors... kind of a mixed bag. You desperately want them to make close combat against this type of enemy... but advancing them robs them of all their shooting. Ouch. But in CC... Wow did I clean house on basic infantry targets.
+ Phobos Libby was huge. Charging those bare Incursors into massed infantry with exploding 6's while canceling overwatch kept me in the game as far as I"m concerned!
+ Khan.... KHAAAAAAAAAN! What a screw up I had. I Encircle the Repulsor, finally I have some firepower here... next turn (turn 3 because I forget my Debarkation Strat!) the whole crew of Chief Apothecary, 3 Aggressors and Khan get out..... I notice he has this uber Necron Destroyer Lord with a relic pointy stick.... I have some fun here... Khan tells the bird to go peck the eye out of the Destroyer lord and the bird does just that for one mortal wound! I laughed... it seemed comical... until.... Fast forward next turn, Destroyer Lord (with fly) hops over my Aggressors, assaults the Khan, uses his Relic stick (always wounds on a 2+ and the first wound GOES through any saves you have!). Here I think I'm clever so I play Transhuman Physiology! Still the Destroyer Lord wounds on every strike, I fail 3 Halo saves, and die right there. Worst use of a special character ever? Maybe. That was my fault. I forgot what that relic Desto Lord could do.
Overall the game was fun. Those super shooty floaty tanks the Necrons have were scary, and I could not hurt them with my paltry shooting but the ability to assault them down with Incursors shocked me. This may have also won me the game.
I ended up winning by 2-3 points and we were both very surprised at the outcome of that game.