Mustering for the Fate of Konor: Our Armies

The muster period for the Fate of Konor is underway, with the campaign starting fully in a few short weeks. This is your time to rally your armies and get ready for war – over the next few weeks, we’re going to be following how we are at Warhammer Community are getting ready for the campaign.

Adam Hall is a veteran Warhammer 40,000 player and a member of our team at Warhammer Community. Over the years, he’s collected a huge range of armies, sticking to just one rule – no humans! With the Fate of Konor Campaign nearly upon us, Adam is excited to pursue his own agendas with his Necron army, hindering the Imperium or Chaos as it suits him – we caught up to talk about how he’s reawakening his tomb world for the muster:

Adam: Well, it’s a new army, but an old race, ancient even. Possibly the oldest. Anyway, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Necrontyr, ever since they first appeared. Something about hulking, skeletal revenants, wordlessly striding forwards or phasing in and out of reality really appeals to my dark side. I’ve also always loved the Necron characters, who have particularly rich backstories.

When Games Workshop announced the new edition of Warhammer 40,000 was coming, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to begin my own force of Necrons and start to re-take the galaxy from all the petulant young races currently squatting in our rightful domain!

Unusually for me (normally a matched play fanatic, especially for Warhammer Age of Sigmar), I didn’t even bother waiting to look at new rules or read up on previews of the Necrons in the new edition. I just went to the store and picked up the stuff I liked the look of most – that’s still a thing right?

I started my army with the Start Collecting! boxed set, giving me everything I needed to field a Patrol Detachment. Featuring an Overlord (HQ), Warriors (Troops), Scarabs (Fast Attack) and a Triarch Stalker (Heavy Support). I had the building blocks of my army form just one box. I added in some Canoptek Wraiths, Immortals and Triarch Praetorians to round them out, leaving me with a nice little force at around 50 power or 900 points.

I’m not ashamed to admit that my painting isn’t the best, but I pride myself on only fielding painted models when going to battle and tend to get things battle-ready pretty quickly. My secret is finding a simple colour scheme, keeping to a small number of colours across the army and making sure the bases compliment the overall scheme.

The Citadel Base Sprays are great for getting armies painted quickly. After a black primer, the whole army was sprayed Leadbelcher, followed by a Runefang Silver drybrush all over. After a wash of Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade, the bulk of the army was done, and fast.

Adding in some green, red, and gold as my only other colours, I had a great table-top standard army in just a couple of weeks, spending just an hour or so a night getting them done. It’s amazing how much you can achieve with what seems like just a little bit of time.

The bases were done using our basing paints, the mud and Agrellan Earth shared space on the bases, finished with a light drybrush and black edges. So they blend nicely on most industrial or wasteland style battlefields.

I’ve played a handful of games so far, and as a force, it’s a lot of fun to play – taking a variety of units means the army is flexible and interesting to use. The Warriors and Immortals form a tough firebase while the Wraiths fly off and disrupt my enemy’s elite units. The Triarch Stalker is surprisingly resilient and the Praetorians, when used right, are deadly.

My next step is going to be building the force up to 2000 points for larger matched play games. So far, I’ve found a lot of success with Warriors so I’ll definitely be adding some more to my army – after that, who knows?

I know I won’t be able to contribute my wins in the campaign directly to the establishment of rightful Necron supremacy but I’ll be able to at least upset the balance of the Imperium and Chaos factions, both of whom are obviously laying false claim to the galaxy. I’ll be sure to take any chance I get to seek out and crush any loyalist or traitor forces, I’ll make sure to bring the full might of my Necrons to bear and crush those young pups. I’m particularly looking forward to messing with the Imperial agenda, as they seem to have set up shop on more planets than Chaos across the galaxy, and – not sure if I mentioned this already – but all those planets belong to me.

With a few weeks to go, now is a great time to get started, whether you’re a veteran Warhammer 40,000 player or you’ve not yet started your journey in the Dark Millennium. Why not get your army in fighting shape with one of our Start Collecting! sets?

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