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Necrons aren't AI, the Necrontyr used to be an organic species that were almost whiped out by the Old Ones. They discovered a great primal intelligence the size of stars and made humanoid statues out of living metal that they then managed to pull these entities into, these became the C'tan.
The Necrontyr were plagued by a cruel sun that made their lives miserable causing cancers and all kinds of illness, because of this they had a very short lifespan and started to hate and loathe all of life. With the C'tan they went back to war with the Old Ones and nearly won. The C'tan who now craved sacrifices in the millions realised that they were extinguishing life in the universe so they convinced the Necrontyr to be infused in living metal bodies and then sleep in tombs on lifeless worlds to awaken millions of years later when there was new life to harvest. This is how the Necrons were created.

They are not AI, they are exactly the same as the Core from Total Annihilation. Once living beings who have left their mortal flesh for metal immortality.
Yes yes I know the backstory.
I was under the impression though that Necron Lords were the ONLY Necrons to retain their individuality, the rest were just effectively Servitors. Or is it to a lesser degree than I thought, or was this just nonsense?
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From the new books it seems regular Necrons do have individuality of some sort, Flayed ones want to become flesh again which is why they cover themselves in skins. Destroyers lose themselves in augmentation trying to have as little necrontyrmanity in them as possible.
It will be interesting to see what they do with the fluff in the codex.
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It's Matt Ward. Expect absurdity, gratuitous Sister-murdering (Suddenly, there were eight different repetitions of Sanctuary 101, from Sanctuary 101 to 109), and the C'tan suddenly don't exist at all. Not just removed from games, they never existed. Also, Necron psykers.
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And now the TAU rumor thread has been hijacked by the Necron fluff monsters!
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And now the TAU rumor thread has been hijacked by the Necron fluff monsters!
Well im taking this to a completely diffrent erection i mean direction
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The plastic Pathfinder and Vespid rumour: can anyone remember where that came from?
It feels totally out of place atm....

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It is from warseer, that much I can remember. It was posted in jan or feb if I remember correctly. Didn't pay it much attention at the time, both because it doesn't really make sense and because I wasn't collecting Tau rumours at the time.

Who knows, maybe they will get a resin update? I could see that happening.
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I don't know about the Pathies and Vespid. I am hard pressed to believe anyone at GW are mentally challenged enough to think Vespid will sell without a rule rehash.

Their stat line is the single most schizophrenic thing in the game, the supposed Marine hunter equivalent of the Tau that costs 5 points more than an actual marine and will lose to any 10 man marine squad with bolters both in a gunfight and in CQC.

Either:

1) Plastic Vespid are a rubbish rumor, or will be released in the faaaaaar future, where the current codex release is rumored out.
2) The codex is actually coming out where the Pathfinders and Vespid are pegged.
3) GW have gone batshit insane and have finally lost their last speck of business planning credibility. Noone would spend QA money on releasing a full squad kit in plastic without rules that will move them. And when the actual codex is out, they'll be a lost memory to most "young people" with short attention spans.

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I don't know about the Pathies and Vespid. I am hard pressed to believe anyone at GW are mentally challenged enough to think Vespid will sell without a rule rehash....
Obviously someone was, uuh, mentally challenged enough to believe that plastic Possessed was a good idea with their awesome rules....

Then again it totally doesnt make sense without new rules, even when being mentally challenged...

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Then again it totally doesnt make sense without new rules, even when being mentally challenged...
Why not? It's still an amazing kit which is fantastic for kitbashing!
Seriously, not a single model in the CSM army doesn't look better with crazy Daemonic shit going on.
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