Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Just reading over the Codex now, there is no Detachment for the 'Crons like the Nemesis or Baal Strike Force but only the Decurion Detachment information which is a series of Formations that you can potentially take large groups of units in. It seems like the benefit for having a Decurion Detachment stacks with the benefits of the Formations you include as outlined at the back of the book (offering you dual RP bonuses for the Reclamation Legion, both army wide and Overlord specific), the catch is that the Decurion Detachment requires that for each Core choice you have to include 1-10 Auxiliary choices (ie. more models). You can however not choose to take a Decurion Detachment (and forgo the army-wide RP bonus) and just take the Formations as listed in the back of the book and still have a Battle Forged army as per the standard Formation rules in the BRB.
In short, the book has tons of Formations and if you take them as a Decurion Detachment instead of groups of Formations you get an extra bonus to your RP rolls army wide and your Living Metal ignores Crew Shaken/Stunned. It's cool to see such a vast expanse of special rules, but it totally pigeonholes people into buying more stuff to fill out potentially empty pockets of formation unit requirements unless they want to play without any army flavour and just stick to Combined Arms/Allied Detachments as per the BRB.
For example, if I don't buy Tomb Blades (which I never thought of or wanted in my army, really) I don't get to capitalize on fuck all for RP manipulation from Detachment rules. Furthermore, if I wanted to add only one unit selection of any type I would continue to keep those special rules at arms reach.
....I'm really not sure how I feel about it to be honest with you. Here's a TON of character to add in to your army but only if you can buy all the models GW thinks you should have to capitalize on them.
And they're not going to give you access to any consolation prize rules by giving you an actual alternative to the Combined Arms Detachment, just Formations. Seems pretty damn limiting for Necron players.
Last edited by ntaw; 02-01-15 at 03:23 PM.