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The '''Annihilation Barge''' is, essentially, a massive gun mounted on a hover platform and are favoured [[Tarpit]] killers. Usually found in the lower levels of a [[Tomb World]], anyone  who SOMEHOW manages to avoid hungry, hungry Scarabs, massive Spyders, ghastly Wraiths or even the Necrons themselves will more than likely be facing the receiving end of the [[Tesla Destructors]]; an eldritch discharge of green lightning later and you'd be turned to dust...
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The '''Annihilation Barge''' is essentially a massive gun mounted on a hover platform that performs as a [[tarpit]] killer. Usually found in the lower levels of a [[Tomb World]], anyone  who SOMEHOW manages to avoid hungry, hungry Scarabs, massive Spyders, ghastly Wraiths or even the Necrons themselves will more than likely be facing the receiving end of the [[Tesla Destructors]]; one eldritch discharge of green lightning later and you'd be turned to dust...
  
 
According to the fluff, they were most often fielded by the Akannazad Dynasty [[Tomb World]] against the [[Orks]] of Charadon, tearing the armour from the Trukks and the Looted Wagons and incinerating their Boyz. They were also used in the [http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Orphean_War Orphean War] by the [[Maynarkh Dynasty]] against the [[Imperium of Man]].
 
According to the fluff, they were most often fielded by the Akannazad Dynasty [[Tomb World]] against the [[Orks]] of Charadon, tearing the armour from the Trukks and the Looted Wagons and incinerating their Boyz. They were also used in the [http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Orphean_War Orphean War] by the [[Maynarkh Dynasty]] against the [[Imperium of Man]].
  
Using the same Quantum Shielding panels and skimmer technology as the [[Doomsday Ark]]s, [[Ghost Ark]]s etc, they are extremely durable but due to their low speed are used defensively. Equipped with a (Twin-Linked) Tesla Destructor, they utilize the same 'Tesla' lightning as the Carbines and Cannons which can wreak havoc among infantry as their flesh is roasted and their blood boils (In the game, every roll To Hit of a 6 adds two addition hits); it can also devastate most, if not all, but the most heavily armoured vehicles such as Landraiders or Monoliths.  
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Using the same Quantum Shielding panels and skimmer technology as other Necron vehicles such as [[Doomsday Ark]]s and [[Ghost Ark]]s, Annihilation Barges are extremely durable but due to their low speed they are used defensively. The vehicle's primary weapon is a twin Tesla Destructor, which utilizes the same 'Tesla' lightning as the Tesla Carbines and Cannons. This weapon can wreak havoc amongst infantry as their flesh is roasted and their blood boils (in-game, every roll To Hit of a 6 adds two additional hits). For secondary weaponry the vehicle can mount either a Tesla Cannon or a Gauss Cannon.
  
Sadly for such a neat model, it isn't the most competitive. In 8th Edition, it struggled to perform next to [[Necron Immortal]] who could bring tesla to the field cheaper and in greater numbers. In 9th, it suffers from the fact that Tesla's nerfs and the fact it doesn't fit the meta (being low AP). For only 20pt more per model, you could get a really strong [[Canoptek Doomstalker]] with devastating anti-tank fire and very strong rules and synergies.
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Unfortunately, while the Tesla Destructor is terrifyingly effective against non-power-armor armies like Orks and Guard, it struggles against units with high armor saves. In 8th Edition, it is arguably a poor choice over [[Necron Immortal]]s who could bring tesla to the field cheaper and in greater numbers. In 9th, it continues to suffer from not having enough punch to be really competitive in a power-armor-heavy meta. For only 20pts more per model, you could get a really strong [[Canoptek Doomstalker]] with devastating anti-tank fire and very strong rules and synergies.
  
 
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[[Category: Warhammer 40,000]]

Latest revision as of 01:13, 9 May 2021

"Pew pew" doesn't even begin to describe it.

The Annihilation Barge is essentially a massive gun mounted on a hover platform that performs as a tarpit killer. Usually found in the lower levels of a Tomb World, anyone who SOMEHOW manages to avoid hungry, hungry Scarabs, massive Spyders, ghastly Wraiths or even the Necrons themselves will more than likely be facing the receiving end of the Tesla Destructors; one eldritch discharge of green lightning later and you'd be turned to dust...

According to the fluff, they were most often fielded by the Akannazad Dynasty Tomb World against the Orks of Charadon, tearing the armour from the Trukks and the Looted Wagons and incinerating their Boyz. They were also used in the Orphean War by the Maynarkh Dynasty against the Imperium of Man.

Using the same Quantum Shielding panels and skimmer technology as other Necron vehicles such as Doomsday Arks and Ghost Arks, Annihilation Barges are extremely durable but due to their low speed they are used defensively. The vehicle's primary weapon is a twin Tesla Destructor, which utilizes the same 'Tesla' lightning as the Tesla Carbines and Cannons. This weapon can wreak havoc amongst infantry as their flesh is roasted and their blood boils (in-game, every roll To Hit of a 6 adds two additional hits). For secondary weaponry the vehicle can mount either a Tesla Cannon or a Gauss Cannon.

Unfortunately, while the Tesla Destructor is terrifyingly effective against non-power-armor armies like Orks and Guard, it struggles against units with high armor saves. In 8th Edition, it is arguably a poor choice over Necron Immortals who could bring tesla to the field cheaper and in greater numbers. In 9th, it continues to suffer from not having enough punch to be really competitive in a power-armor-heavy meta. For only 20pts more per model, you could get a really strong Canoptek Doomstalker with devastating anti-tank fire and very strong rules and synergies.

Forces of the Necrons
Command: Cryptek (Chronomancer, Plasmancer, Psychomancer) - Lokhust Lord
Necron Lord - Necron Overlord - Phaeron - Skorpekh Lord
Troops: Cryptothralls - C'tan Shards - Deathmarks - Flayed Ones
Hexmark Destroyers - Immortals - Lychguards - Necron Warriors
Ophydian Destroyers - Pariahs - Royal Warden - Skorpekh Destroyers
Triarch Praetorians
Constructs: Canoptek Doomstalker - Canoptek Plasmacyte - Canoptek Reanimator
Canoptek Spyder - Canoptek Wraith - Crypt Stalker - Scarab
Seraptek Heavy Construct - Tomb Sentinel - Tomb Stalker
Triarchal Menhir
Vehicles: Annihilation Barge - Catacomb Command Barge - Dais of Dominion
Doomsday Ark - Ghost Ark - Monolith - Tesseract Ark - Triarch Stalker
Flyers: Canoptek Acanthrite - Doom Scythe - Lokhust Heavy Destroyer
Necron Destroyers - Night Scythe - Night Shroud
Structures: Convergence of Dominion - Necron Pylon - Sentry Pylon - Starstele
Super-Heavy
Vehicles:
Abattoir - Æonic Orb - Doomsday Monolith
Megalith - Obelisk - Tesseract Vault
Necron Fleets: Tomb Blades