Welcome to Librarium Online!
Long time 40k player here, looking into BFG for like the umpteenth time.
I just had a few questions about Orks in particular.
How does the Ork fleet play? Is it competitive?
One of ==My== favorite parts of playing Orks is the modelling, would it be feasible to scratch build an Ork fleet from 40k bits and some garden variety rocks?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Well, the first thing to say is that all fleets in BFG are competitive.
The Ork fleet tends to play like you'd expect from the Orks - it's heavily orientated towards close range firepower, overwhelming numbers, ramming and boarding actions. The Orks tend to have quite alot of powerful close range guns, but you'll find yourself rolling dice to determine how many you can fire. Which is another big thing about the Orks in BFG - they're very random. You can never quite tell exactly what your ships are going to do - which is why it's generally best to just get in amongst the enemy fleet as quickly as you can, so you can start ramming, boarding and blasting away.
As to the modeling, there is big scope for conversion, but I would suggest combining BFG bitz with the rocks, as I personally find that 40k bits look a bit out of proportion.
If you have any more specific questions, ask away and I'll do my best to answer!
Thanks for that, I had figured Orks would be, well Orky in BFG.
For now I'm looking to get around 500 points to start with. I was thinking 1 of each Kroozer and some Onslaughts and Ram ships to fill out the points. I figure the Terror has plenty of ordnance while the Kill Krooza puts out the dakka, so the Onslaughts and Rams just bum rush the enemy and hit 'em hard. Would that be a good idea, or should I go for more escorts and take 1 tricked out Kroozer?
All I have to fight for now is ==My== brother's bugs, so any tips against them would be handy as well.
I'm going to warn you here. The orks are probably the worst fleet in BFG, it will take a lot more skill to get the most out of them. Against certain armies, winning will be extremely difficult.