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Stats Included With the New Necron Overlord


This looks new, or at least I had not seen it before with the last clampacks I have bought. Stats and modelling instructions? Definitely an interesting twist and the direction that a lot of miniature companies seem to be going.


This pic was sent in by a reader.
Just wanted to give you the heads up, I've managed to get my Necron overload early and inside the clampack are the basic stats! As fa as I know this is the first time this has happened?




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  1. Would real stat cards be viable option for GW games?

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    1. The new limited edition necrons codex came with actual datacards for the codex entries. Though it would be more expense for GW there's no reason these sort of things couldn't be included with kits.

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    2. The lited edition dark Eldar also had physical data sheets, they arnt as small as a card A5 iirc

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    3. They're just the unit entries pages printed on the same size page of card stock

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    4. I made stat cards for my Sisters of Battle, since I was tending to take the same units a lot. If you lay the card out right and use a card protector so you can write on it like you would for Warmachine, it can be quite helpful.

      This card doesn't have the rules or wargear on it so it's of limited use, but it might at least save having to look stats up in the Codex mid-game.

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    5. did the same as Majere613
      very useful indeed

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    7. Taurox and Taurox primes had the stat lines but nothing for options if I recall.

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    8. When GW falls so far that they get bought out by FFG, WoTC, or some other, slightly more profitable company, then yes, we'll probably get the fully-statted cards and rules inserts.

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    9. When GW falls so far that they get bought out by FFG, WoTC, or some other, slightly more profitable company, then yes, we'll probably get the fully-statted cards and rules inserts.

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  2. Venomthrope/Zoantropes as well as the tyrannocyte had those state cards too. But I do think this is a recent trend.

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    1. recent trend on a 2nd edition thing. it's actually older than most people have played the game...though it is a new reiteration of that trend. [i'm 70% on how those cards looked in 2nd, and am 80% on them being a bit different]

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  3. I hope the new Harlequin kits include stat cards. It would just make me feel like I'm getting more for my money.

    Way back in 1997 GW did this with the first release of the Eldar Falcon and it was great to not have to go buy the latest White Dwarf just to use the model in games.

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    1. Actually Its better to buy the cheaper WD before you wast youre money on a model.
      And what good are partial rules?
      You need weapon statlines to play.

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    2. Another negative comment by seb12.. what else is new

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    3. You pointing it out..... Oh wait lol

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    4. You criticising...oh wait lol

      Ah...er...I think I just fell into my own trap. It's Friday, who cares? :D

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    5. I actually like that "useless" quick reference.


      It's also a good stop gap fore the codex is out.
      (Then again, I have seen nothing is good enough for Seb12. Not even the free to download rules ;-)


      I love to see magic sized reverence cards for units though.

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    6. Wait, Seb12 are you saying that it would be cheaper to buy the WD to get the rules for a model you aren't going to buy? Surely you would just not get anything for the cheaper option? If you want a cheaper option why play warhammer? Or buy anything else for that matter? Why live?

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    7. 1. why not dislike everything?
      2. why not complain at the drop of a hat?
      3. why not contradict yourself time after time?

      *insert mandatory Spanner into gears quote here*

      no less is more, more is less,

      if you believe something is good it's likely a delusion. if you think it's bad it's 100% truth


      /sarcasm

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  4. Well, the new dwarfs for fantasy had stats and equipment listed. So at least a year I think.

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  5. This is definitely new for the clam packs, at least.

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  6. Kind of useless without equipment and options though. Nice touch and all, but surely it won't really affect much?

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  7. didn't they have the basic stats listed on their old website for free?

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    1. Yeah they used to have them on the website. I remember browsing as a wishful kid who couldn't afford anything wondering what all the numbers meant. The 6th edition rulebook had all the statlines in the back too

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    2. think they stopped doing that in the rulebook because it would often get outdated by the next codex

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  8. didn't they have the basic stats listed on their old website for free?

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  9. Since the Stats from the mini Rules disappeared, this make sence.

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  10. Ive bought alot of clampacks and i find it hard to remember ones without instructions. But the stat line is definitely new.

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    1. Yeh still unopened ive got the Eldar Farseer and fantasy Nurgle Chaos Lord and Goblin Shaman. All have instructions but no stat line.

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  11. Back in early editions, (2nd anyway) many vehicles had datacards on the assembly instructions.
    Even further back in the day WFB regiments of reknown had their stats on the box.

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    1. It was even better in 2nd edition though because it wasn't just the stats. The vehicle damage tables and all point values were included too.

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    2. ^ Eldar dex and Ultramanz had color cards....i cannot remember if other ones did. [i think they did, but not certain]

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  12. Maybe a first for the clampack, but the instructions for boxed kits have had stat lines for a year or so. Kinda a waste of ink without the full unit entry, though.

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  13. Its not new. Gutrot and the skaven blisters had them and Im pretty sure the BA librarian does too, thats as far back as my memory on it goes.

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  14. Blood Angels tactical squad have their stat line on the instructions too.

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  15. sweet more mono posed models.

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    1. You mean like how every character ever made by GW except for a handful have been? Why do people act like GW is ripping them off with this. Honestly the multi pose character boxed models always look a lot less interesting then the mono poses ones to me. Sculpting it with one pose allows them to give it a personality, which I think is better in a character model anyway.

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    2. "sweet more mono posed models." ... that can be converted in any number of ways with bitz from other models. Yes, very sweet indeed.

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    3. Well, I personally like the multi-pose models better than the mono-pose ones.

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    4. Mono posed HQ/character models are fine. How many Overlords are you really going to build and paint, and then USE? I bought the SM Commander kit way back in the day, built ONE Captain model out of it, and never bought another of the same kit. Who cares if it was a multi-pose kit, I only ever built one! The kit only came with one set of legs, one torso setup, and one backpack. Heads and arms were swappable on a limited basis, but overall, the kit was largely uninspired.
      I have the AoBR "monopose" Captain, the two limited edition Web Store Captains, the new clamshell Librarian, and the Reclusiam Chaplain. All "monopose" models that look spectacular. I'll never buy or build another because there's no reason to do so.

      I think your argument should be more "oh great, another model with limited weapon options". That could be valid. Some folks don't like the "monopose" Marine HQ models because they only come with one weapon option. I might not buy the clamshell Librarian if I plan to run my Librarian with an axe more often than a staff. This Overlord model can only ever have his scythe and orb. If you want a Staff of Light and a Chronometron, you have to look elsewhere. That's a legit complaint.

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    5. +1 TheRhino. I only need one Haemonculus, so I'm fine with the (utterly gorgeous) monopose one. Weapon options would be nice but there's this new thing called "converting" =P

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    6. when you do need/want more then one then multi is the way to go. while converting single pose is nice i prefer multi. you can use those bits on more models than that single pose can. not to mention you need some multi to convert that single pose.
      if you didn't have any [kinda odd but roll with it] bits from multi's you are stuck with 2 or more of the same model [while you personally don't need more, others would likely need more based on their hobby/budget]

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    7. assume little timmy just bought his first space marines, he doesn't know what to buy, he ignorantly buys x3 characters, two are the same, one is say a libby, two mono pose other characters, in timmy's case he now has a problem. he wanted to build them different to the art supplied with it. he cannot. now change that to x3 multi's.....no issue with changing how timmy wants.

      if your a veteran an have multiple hundreds of space marines [like me] then of course you'd have all the models and not have an issue with converting and would buy XYZ as per normal.

      to people just starting the hobby.....more bits is better than less. though they will start [hypothetically based on my figure supplied above] with x3 models, would it be better having 3 unique models that further inspire the little timmy's of the hobby to buy more, or is it better to not give the timmy's that inspiration and let them fizzle with the hobby.....surely it's the latter right.....

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  16. Pft. You guys need to reach back further. I've got models from the early 1990s with the rules printed on the boxes, especially the 4th edition Warhammer models. I think there might have been some in Rogue Trader, too. Back then, they knew that people bought figures for the games. Seems they're admitting that to themselves again, even if publicly they'll still claim the games only exist to give us something to do with the models we'd "totally buy even if there wasn't a game." At least it's one step back in the right direction. But it'll definitely mean they have to make decent rules for models in order to sell them.

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    1. Did my own research...he's on a 40mm from the product description. But as a bit of trivia, the "How to Paint a Necron Warrior" video on the GW YouTube channel has Duncan Rhodes painting a Warrior on a 30mm base instead of the normal 25mm. You can tell when he holds the model up, because its feet aren't hanging off the edges like they do for the 25mm bases.

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