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Hello, Im new to Warhammer Fantasy and starting to build an all Goblin army with the exemption of a Orc Warboss. My question is how should I configure him that would best benefit my army. Should I go Black Orc? Should he be on a Boar or foot? Should he have a Shield and what Weapons and Magic items? I just picked up the plastic Warboss kit that allows for several choices in builds.
Below is a list what I have bought so you can get a Idea of my army as it is so far, but I'm obviously not done buying models.
1 Orc Warboss Box
40 Night Goblins (2 Boxes of 20 Unassembled)
40 Night Goblins with Spears with command (Skull Pass)
40 Night Goblins with Bows with command (Skull Pass)
10 Spider Riders With Command (Skull Pass)
6 Night Goblin Fanatics
1 Rock Lobber
1 Doom Diver
5 Squig Hoppers
1 team Squig Herders (Planning on getting 3 to 4 more teams)
Last edited by robperk; January 26th, 2011 at 12:23.
Well, presumably you're including him for Leadership, or so that your BSB is less likely to die. In both cases, Black Orcs are a wise decision, they're all-around better than the other two options, and have the ability to quell animosity in the unit they are in. If you're going to use him as a BSB, having him be a Black Orc is less important, but still handy in case you roll badly for animosity and need to get a crucial charge off with the unit he is in. Using an Orc as a battle standard bearer also gives you access to Mork's Spirit Totem, one of the best standards if you want awesome magic defense. This combined with the Staff of Sneaky Stealin' will mean that most of the time you'll have equal to or more dispel dice than your opponent will have power dice. Always a good thing!
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I agree with Chatawax, a Black Orc may be perfect for an army like yours, where it wont hurt if the general starts smacking goblins around for failing animosity. Keeping your big unit free of that also gives a nice place for your Shamans to be, having cover inside that large unit and allways able to cast. (animosity can really hurt your magicphase if it hits your vital Shamans).
I would say do not put him on a boar just yet. The general is really important for his Leadership. Inside the goblin units he gets a look out sir roll IF he's on foot. Without LoSir he's a major target for cannonballs and other templates. An extra armoursave wont save him against a bullet the size of his own head.
I like the list. can't ever have enough squigs :p
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Last edited by robperk; January 26th, 2011 at 16:58.
best thing you can equip your lord with is amulet of protectyness and shagas screaming sword. I usually end up having 7-8 strength 7-8 attacks depending on the number of enemy characters. Vaery powerful character in challenges. Also, in a challenge, its awesoem to see the look on your opponents face when you tell him he has the same armor and ward save as his general. And if its a dwarf or chaos character, they usually have a 1 or 2+ armor save and a 4+ ward save. Even if he is fighting against a unit, like knights or some other tough and heavily armored models. If you dont want to use that, then i would say heavy armor, the enchanted shield and the dragon helm for armor, and shagas sword for a weapon. Or for armor you can use heavy armor, shield, and the tricksters helm. Any combo is good, but shagas sword is just awesome.
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