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Hello dear padawans, i have an upcomming match vs a bunch of orcs. It will more or less be 1000 points. I really need some advice since i havnt played vs orcs yet.
Wondering about using SSC+2 priests and alot of footmen with bow or Weapon and sheild. but im kinda new to TK so please give me advice what tactic to use and what figures i should use..
You must take a general and hirophant plus your guys are expensive.... and you're fighting a horde.
TK are at a disadvantage in low points games and hordes are at an advantage.
I think this is a tough matchup for you, mate.
Orcs have relatively low Ld so the catapult with skulls of foe is probably a good choice.
Otherwise it depends on your preferred style and what he plays.
Total reliance on shooting is a bad idea as it just won't stop a horde.
Once you get to know the army, the 'disadvantage at under 2K' most TK players often whinge about is minimal (no offense aon14). As a beginner though, you may struggle a bit more, but that doesnt mean you cant paste them. You just need a little luck , oh, and learn to guess ranges VERY well, spend some time practising.
As for the list, SSC with SotF is a must. Backed by 2 priests (and a prince early on, before he moves to join his CC unit later on) Make the most of your magic.
You want a Scorp, and ideally a second one or some carrion (3 should do, 5 if you want to try flee killing) Use these guys to hit the rears of units, or aim for warmachines. 1st turn charge with Carrion is easy enough to do (long mages and/or warmachines only), spring a surprise Hjar from your Hiero.
Chariots, just a basic unit of 3. Fast and agile, these can protect your exposed flank pretty well, just try not to charge the enemy head on.
By the way, i forgot to mention above, if you have a hill, base around it (SC on top) if not, use refused flank. If you can do both, great!
As for skellies, i always use bowmen, but guys with HW and S may be more your thing. A unit of 10 archers may be handy though, taking just one guy from an enemy unit can often deny them a rank bonus (and maybe outnumbering too)
Good luck dude!