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Im looking at getting the assualt on black reach box set as a starting point for my imperial fists army. I would, as some point, like to collect an ork army as well so this seems ideal.
I presume the point of the box set is to have two armies which can play against each other? I did some quick math and it seems like the space marines come to 590 points, whereas the orks come to 450.
Am i missing some thing?, or is it meant to be unballanced?.
Surely if noobies bought this set the space marines given their higher point advantage should win most times. Thus, space marines would be favoured?
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Probably to get you to buy the codexes lol, but i think you could easily get more out of the orks points wise once you have the codex although you would still want more boyz so that you could have larger squads then 10.
At least in this set you get a dread and hq, in the Battle for MaCragge set you didn't even get hq's
It is true that the points are very unbalanced but the AoBR rules have you not using any of the special rules for any of the units included in the box so in reality it is very hard to judge how "even" it is.
In general the AoBR box is a great value and an excellent starting point for any ork or marine player. When it first came out a couple of buddies of mine bought two each then just swapped with each other so one ended up with all of the ork bits and the other all of the marine bits.
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Trust me when I tell you this, I'm sort of new to the game and figured the AoBR box set would be a great way to get back into the game. Me and my friend have played a few games, luckily for me she likes the orks lol. . but anyways, were about even in the amount of wins/losses. My dread usually gets blown to bits in the first turn, and then my termies normally kick arse. Those kopta's are a pain.
While the space marines may have more points overall generally terminators are saved for games that are higher than ~500 points and they come with none of the special weapons. The space marines are also at a disadvantage as the dread has a MM which i think is a great weapon but when up against the orks in the box there are only two things your shooting at the nobz or the Deffkoptas where as have an assault cannon would be much more beneficial against orks.
ahh, i just got the box,, i got some conversions to do (:
but it isn't all that unbalanced,, especially for noobs, considering the dreadnought has no attacks charecterisitc in the AoBR book, which i find quite humorous.
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Look this is all you need to know.
AoBR comes with 10 Tac Marines, Flamer + ML. 5 Termies Sgt w/ PS. Cpt w/ Bolter + PS. Dreadnought w/ Melta + CCW. tons of orks, 3 templates, 12 die, and a rule book.
It's only 60 USD. A single pack of 5 termies is 50 USD.
You figure this out. (Sure the models aren't that customizable, but you can get regular sets later)
This set IS THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK if you are just starting SM or 40k.
The terminators are very easy to convert to have the special weapons like HF/ assault cannon (not sure on the CML). For mine i just took the Assault cannon from the Dark Angels Veterans box and swaped it with a storm bolter on a AOBR Terminator