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I've been looking into O&G and found the bix Army Box (100 quid) is still available, and looking good. However, I am interested in whether the big box is more or less a complete force for say 1000 or 1500 point fairly competitive army, or whether it needs further investment. I would be happy with say a further 40 quid investment (for a 1500 or preferably 2000 point army), though obviously if I can avoid it then all the better.
For your convenience, here's the contents of the box:
2 Orc Heroes,
20 Orcs (can be assembled with spears or choppas, includes Champion, Standard Bearer and Musician)
40 Night Goblins (can be assembled with spears or bows, includes Champion, Standard Bearer and Musician)
10 Forest Goblin Spider Riders
Orc Boar Chariot
3 Night Goblin Fanatics
20 Black Orcs (including Champion, Standard Bearer and Musician)
To be honest thats a fairly solid force. On top of that I'd get:
Possibly more fanatics.
Thats putting you nicely at 2k points ish within your +£40 extras budget.
Then its up to yu as to exactly how you run it.
Not too bad, but tbh i've heard many experienced OnG players tell others to avoid using BlOrcs. Just as killable at range as the green ones, and quite a bit more pricey points wise.
Also, id advise Gobbo Chariots over the Orc one, but overall its not bad, you could always convert/proxy the BlOrcs and Chariot.
Geesh, that was swift. Thanks for the response guys! I'm seriously tempted.
I personally love BlOrcs, the non-animosity is v. useful and they are HARD. They are much more flexible than regular boyz too. I occasionally stick a great shaman in with them as they aren't gonna tke him outa the game for a turn with animosity.
The main thing about Black Orcs as far as im concerned is thier `armed to da teef rule`, just nice to be able to get out great weapons when you need them.
Are you sure that's right, I don't recall GW ever having a box with those contents. It was 38 Orks and 20 Night Goblins as far as I know. The description on the GW online store is completely contradictory, if you look at the picture it is not what the text describes =) I'm pretty sure the picture is right, since last time this came up, their listing on the web was an nonsensical mashup of the contents of the previous two editions army boxes!
Either way, it's a great buy, add shaman and go to victory!
That confusion is why i went for the £50 box instead. Plus i didnt need any more fanatics.
I went for the battalion, despite my reservations over spider riders, then bought 20 x BO's and a box of fanatics, but that was more to do with my cashflow than anything else.
(The black orcs are great - you want more than ten to make into bosses, and spare weapons get clipped swapped with your boyz for some variation)
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