Originally Posted by Over Two Meters Tall!
The implications here seem to be:
The Eldar were stronger than the Necrons at the end of the War in Heaven
The Eldar didn't shield their creators, the Old Ones, while they were killed off.
We don't really know much about the state of the eldar during this period, other than the fact that this is the time frame in which eldar culture and eldar gods were shaped. Presumably the Old Ones were the focus of the c'tan and necron forces, leaving most of their servant races (such as eldar and orks) off to the wayside. Before the rebellion, perhaps Szarekh simply didn't perceive them to be a threat, and reached his conclusions and decided upon his course afterwards.
That's just my guess, it could have one down any number of other ways.
In my mind they still do, because it doesn't make sense otherwise. The are masters of time and space, and beyond petty need of the warp.
I agree, I would like to see this back when they get their new book. Having them exist as a fractured empire was drawback enough to take the necrons off the Tyranid/Chaos level of galactic threat without that ridiculous weakness thrown into the mix.
It's absurd that a race with the power to overthrow, shatter and enslave their own gods would be reliant on such a fragile and limited means of transport.
As for the Silent king I would love to see him have a badass model and unique rules, make him better than even a kitted out overlord.
I agree, someone like this deserves a much better statline than the uniform stats almost all other necrons get. I wanna see a necron that can go toe to toe with the best of every faction on the table as well as in the fluff.