Unleashing cosmic power and unyielding might, a triplet of Necron Overlords accompanies the release of the 10th Edition Necrons Codex – Imotekh the Stormlord, Orikan the Diviner, and the Overlord with Translocation Shroud. In this review, we delve into the new kits and cover all assembly options and details.

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Necrons Imotekh the Stormlord, Orikan the Diviner, Overlord with Translocation Shroud review & unboxing
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The new Necrons Codex and releases will be available for preorder starting Saturday, November 25, 2023, and go on sale not one but two weeks after (which means a preorder window of two weeks).

Necrons Imotekh the Stormlord review

Imotekh the Stormlord was the original big bad baddie of the Necrons before Szarekh, the Silent King, appeared. He has been put on the sideline for a while, but now it’s time for him to emerge from Finecast hell (the old model had a lot of casting issues) and awaken in glorious plastic.

Necrons Imotekh the Stormlord sprue review
Necrons Imotekh the Stormlord sprue

The new model closely follows the pose and design of its predecessor. The most significant addition is a tactical rock to bestow Imotekh more presence. The box includes a small sprue, a 40mm base, and assembly instructions. The model does not offer any build options or optional bitz. It is monopose, but I don’t find that to be a significant issue for a special character.

Necrons Orkan the Diviner review

Orikan the Diviner strongly resembles the previous model at first glance. However, the redesigned plastic version features improved proportions and subtle differences, such as the shape of the headgear and additional details on his staff. Nevertheless, Orikan appears somewhat unbalanced and right-leaning, in my opinion.

Necrons Orikan the Diviner sprue review
Necrons Orikan the Diviner sprue

Like Imotekh, Orikan also comes in a small box with a small sprue, a 40mm base, and assembly instructions. The model is monopose with no additional bits or build options.

Necron Overlord with Translocation Shroud

Of all three new Necron models, the new Overlord with Translocation Shroud is perhaps the most eye-catching. The semi-materialized form and the digital energy spiral enveloping the model are quite cool in design.

Necrons Overlord with Translocation Shroud sprue review
Necrons Overlord with Translocation Shroud sprue

The model is also packed in a small box, but the sprue is smaller and has a Clampack size. Additionally, a 40mm base and assembly instructions are included. Unfortunately, there are no build options or extra bits for this model, much like the other ones. An alternative head option would have been nice.


In terms of price, Imotekh and Orikan are priced at £27.50 / 35 € / $45, while the Necron Overlord with Translocation Shroud is priced at £24 / 31.50 € / $38. This represents a somewhat sneaky price increase, as the Necron character models from the last wave were priced at £22.50 and £25. Whether it’s worth it for you is something you’ll have to decide for yourself, but personally, I’m glad to see a few more Finecast models being replaced.

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Imotekh the Stormlord
Orikan the Diviner
Overlord with Translocation Shroud

Final Verdict

The Necrons, as the starter set faction for the 9th Edition, are fortunate to receive not just the typical "Codex plus a single new model" release but are getting three new models. Primarily, these are careful revisions of their Finecast predecessors, all coming without build options or additional bits. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for modernized Destroyers.