I've started an Imperial Guard army, with... almost one platoon done
But it will be great one day! Anyhow, I'm starting with 40 Guardsmen, Company Command Squad and two Platoon Commands (I have the Codex and know it fairly well rules-wise). My most common opponents are Orks, Eldar, Tau, soon-to-be Blood Angels, but more common than all of them are falcoso's foot/hybrid Necrons, soon to be the proud owners of a Doom Scythe.
Now, I've got a sweet spot for Leman Russ tanks, don't really mind what variant but the Vanquisher and Exterminator are probably the least likely to find a place in my lists and the Battle Tank and Demolisher are favoured, I like Hellhounds and the Devil Dog, Vendettae/Valkyries (but only the one, I'm not blessed with hoards of cash), and of course the wonderful Manticores, but I'm not really one for Chimerae.
Now, my question is, which are the best 'counter-Necron' units I could take without biasing my list too much to be ineffective against Eldar, Orks and BA? Obviously Manticores look promising, denying FnP on BA and killing hordes of Orks, but taking three deprives me of Leman Russ goodness. I don't want to go the other way and take too many Leman Russ and not have enough points for cool stuff in the list.
Is a Hydra worth converting (from a Quad-Gun and Manticore) to deal with what'll probably be only a single Flyer per army? It's cheap at 75pts, but since I'm starting small it's more the Heavy Support slot cost that bites, not the points.
Starting at 1000pts, ideally, but suggestions for escalating up to 1500 and 2k points are welcomed