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Hi, i am looking at starting orcs purely for fun and have no intrest in competive games, my overall goal i guess would be to 1500 points of orcs then 1500 points of goblins so i can then do a massive 3k game just for fun. This is the orc half still trying to work out if i want goblins.
Savage orc shaman, lvl 2 lucky shruken head 155
Savage orc big boss, armour of silvered steel 145
40 Savage orc Boyz, muscian, standard and xtra hand weapons 380
20 Black orcs (Da Immortulz) muscian and standard 260
10 Orc boar boyz shiled, muscian and standard 200
Now my one problem with this is I just dont feel happy with the boar boyz but i have only got 205 points spare which means either a giant, 4 stone/river trolls or 5 normal trolls. I know i could add a lot of goblin artillary (2 lobbas and a spear chucka to be exact) but i am sort of trying to keep out goblins for this half, that and I am not sure if i can actually afford all of this yet.
Any comments welcome!
I think the biggest problem you have with this list is the number of units total.
So far you've got three units; 2 are infantry and one of those is Frenzied. You will have a harder time getting those units into combat with things other than other big combat units.
I would try to fit in another unit of Boar Boyz as, even at five models, they are a potential wrecking ball that people will try to
a: Avoid, giving you the chance to indirectly control your opponents movement phase
b: Kill, giving your big combat blocks a chance to get closer and/or stuck in relatively unmolested
c: Ignore, giving you a nice flank/rear charge with guys hitting at S5 for that turn which turns out to a nice +2-3 CR before kills are taken into account.
Having that extra full on unit can really help but alternatively you can go for chariots, very similar to the Boar Boyz in what they can do for you but are more of a glass cannon type unit. Fire and Forget is how you play chariots (mostly)
*edit* I like the look of the list, a real Orc Horde feel to it. It should be fun to play and play against regardless
cheers for the reply, yeah i kinda guessed that getting to the fight might be a problem but as i said its just for fun really, in a way i am sort of hoping that 40 savage boyz with both the bsb and shaman is going to distract all the guns so grimgor and the immortalz plus the boar boyz can get to the fight. i really need the post the goblin list version as that is even funnier.
It certainly will draw a lot of attention that is for sure. I'm just worried that the attention garnered will be a measly 70 point skink skirmisher unit dancing around and drawing the frenzied Boyz away.
You can avoid that by having them stick close to Grimgors unit for the higher leadership (I know the boss's leadership plus re-roll wouldn't be too bad but you'd likely lose control of the unit to frenzy once a game or so if they are on their own). The problem with keeping them in Grimgors 12" Inspiring Presence bubble is that means you are restricting yourself to, approximately, one sixth of the table.
Just my fears that that one weakness can ruin an entire game for you.
Also, you should see MY goblin list, (3000 points, every unit is on a spider of some sort).
my 3k list combines this and 1.5k of goblins lend by skarsnik and grimgor