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Ok, so for some very strange reason, Necrons can ally Chaos Space Marines in 6th edition. I just happen to own both armies, what are the odds? Sadly, I have Word Bearers, and I can barely think of one plausible reason to have these two ally.

It's theoretically possible to have any race "trick" Nemesor Zahndrekh into thinking they're friendly since that crazy(awesome) old coot sees everything as Necrontyr. Zahndrekh's lords might object, and Vargard Obyron certainly would, but in the end Obyron is so loyal he'll go with whatever his master decides and end up killing any lords that object to the Nemesor's decree.

Do you think this would be enough to justify a Word Bearers/Necrons alliance?
Are any of you thinking of using two armies on the table top that would take a bit of shenanigans to justify fluff-wise?

Here's the chart of possible alliances from an official tournament a while ago, and a guy with the actual 6th rulebook has confirmed that it is the same chart as in 6th:

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inb4 people rage due to some of the possible alliances.

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I think all of the new alliances are plausable. Just look at the Blood Angels/Necron truce/temporary cessation of hostilities for inspiration.



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I think all of the new alliances are plausable. Just look at the Blood Angels/Necron truce/temporary cessation of hostilities for inspiration.
Yes, assuming insanity, anything is possible.

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I think all of the new alliances are plausable. Just look at the Blood Angels/Necron truce/temporary cessation of hostilities for inspiration.
Oh that piece of fluff-rape. Now anything's justified...

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Oh that piece of fluff-rape. Now anything's justified...
Honestly, I don't see the Necron/Blood Angel phenomenon as contradictory to the current lore at all.



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The new allies pisses me off. It makes no fucking sense. I think its a brilliant business scheme from GW, allowing people to field more than one army. That way, they buy more, at the cost of ridiculous allies.

Orks and daemons... really????
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A Necron / Chaos Alliance sounds something like "Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend" sort of thing. Which to be honest was what the Blood Angels / Necron truce was. I feel sorry for Ward since it probably wasn't intended to be a "Yeah man, I love robots" but rather "Hmm, maybe if we don't slaughter one another we may come out of this alive." kinda thing.

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Is the Necron BA crap in the new Necron codex then?

Orks and SMs..... you what??

The Orks would possibly fight with anyone just for the sake of fighting, I can just see a warboss being killed and all the boys looking around for the next biggest bad arse then a titan appears out of the smoke and clouds LOL

But why on terra would Crimson Fists fight alongside Orks? against a bigger enemy maybe.. so against chaos, but against the Tau, Eldar, other SMs. . . .
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Orks and daemons... really????
Why not? The new alliance system doesn't claim the Greenskins and the Daemonic hordes are suddenly comrades-in-arms. But Greenskins do commonly act as mercenaries, and as such have fought alongside Chaos hordes on numerous occasions. Or perhaps the Greenskins (or at least their command structure) have become corrupted, or perhaps they just happen to find themselves in the same theatre of war fighting against the same enemy, and intend to destroy each other after their mutual enemy is destroyed. Or perhaps the Greenskins are being manipulated by Tzeentchian daemons into the conflict. There are numerous reasons to justify a temporary "unholy alliance" (which I assume is the weakest form of alliance) between the factions.



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