Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Denver, CO - but born and raised in Bristol UK
I think anything that has high individual point costs are quite cost-efficient in terms of dollars.
The problem with space wolves and so on is that they know the popularity and as such, they seem to charge a premium - $50 for 5 terminators is not cost effective, even though terminators are fairly pricey units. (look on Amazon though - those same space wolf terminators you want that are 50 retail are 37 on amazon, new in box)
Necrons have proven pretty cost effective, though how competitive you can be with them is unsure. Necron give you quite a few bonuses in the boxes.
A box of necron warriors for example have 12 figures AND 4 (if you do 3 scarabs a base) bases of scarabs. That's a solid deal and both units are pretty useful.
The annihilation barge is a great little heavy support weapon. If you use it that way, you get a "free" necron overlord.
So right there, you can pick up 2 10 man squads of warriors, 8 bases of scarabs, an overlord and an annihilation barge for 28x3 (off amazon) = $84
That's 620 pts if you give the overlord some standard upgrades.
You can get necron destroyers from Amazon for $17 if you want them btw.
Imotekh is dollar per point highly efficient - $18 for 225
Probably wanna pop for a ghost ark at least. (43 on amazon)
Doomsday ark? (43)
Probably want to pop for 2 elite units - lets say Deathmarks and lychgaurd. Or whatever... choice is yours but whatever you choose it's going to be 28 a piece. Assume you want a nightscythe for the deathmarks (even though the vehicle isn't likely to be out til new year) (56)
Necron Overlord with MSS, Resurrection orb
5x Deathmarks + Night Scythe
10x Warrior + Ghost Ark
(4 spare warriors)
8x Canoptek Scarabs
Total cost: $244 (+23?? for the night scythe when it releases)
Is it a great version of the list? Probably not the most competitive, but at an initial investment of $244 that seems like a pretty solid start.
On top of that, you could do some sneaky magnetizing on the annihilation barge and the ghost arks to make it so they can be command platforms or doomsday arks and really make some efficiencies.
Last edited by aranelthemithra; 11-18-11 at 07:00 PM.