March 23, 2015
The Necrons are Coming!
They were my first 40K army. I didn't get excited about any of the other armies. I liked the Blood Angel fluff and even bought some Marines to stat with, but the models left me bored. Then the box set of Necrons came out and I saw an army of Terminators and I knew I just had to play them!
Back then it was tough to buy Warhammer stuff. I managed to scrape together to $200 or $250 the box set cost. I eventually added a Nightbringer model to the mix. Back then the suggested 40k game size was 1500 points. The only way I could get close to that was everything in the box and Nightbringer. Back then Nightbringer ran roughshod over everything. However, time away from the game saw them packed away. When I got back into it I tried other things, most notably finding the Minotaurs chapter of Space Marines which got me interested in Marines.
I always meant to get back to my Necrons when I started playing again in 6th edition. Even picked up an Annihilation Barge after getting the 5th edition codex. Picked up some Destroyers when the 3 pack first came out along with some Heavy Destroyer and Destroyer Lord conversion packs. I just never quite got back into them. Then the new book dropped. I loved the unique force org it had. Not even for the special rules, which of course a lot of people are griping about (those that face Necrons. Necron players are happy). I liked the fluff of them having their own set up. I could see GW giving other armies a similar treatment. Current rumors say Tau and Space Marines may be getting renewed codices before long, so there may be something to that.
So anyway, I dug out my old minis and got to work on doing something with them.
The other paints go on the Rustoleum just as well as any other primer I have used. It's also a plus that it's one coat rather than prime then base coat with the Tamiya.