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Ok here it is: I think I am ready to start playing 40K (specifically Orks). Based on a lot of the stuff that has been written (and the codex) I have put together this army and would welcome any comments / suggestions:
War Boss w/PK, Cyborg Body and Boss Pole
Big Mech w/Kff, PK
9 Nobs w/Stikkbombs, 3xPK, 6xBig Choppa, Hv armor
Trukk w/RPJ, Armor Plates, Ram, Boarding Plank
30 Boyz w/PK Nob, Choppa and Shoota, 3xBig Shoota
20 Boyz w/PK Nob, Choppa and Shoota, 3xBig Shoota
Deff Dread w/Armor Plates, 2xKustom Mega-Blaster
5 Deffkoptas w/Twin Rokkits, Buzzsaw
Right now my plan is to try and keep the Mech (with force field) close to the Dread and the 30 Boy unit, if terrain dictates I'll also try and keep the 20 boyz with in 6 inches.
I am not sure where I want to put the boss or if one trukk will be enough in a 1500 pt army. I really like the Deffkoptas and am tempted to get at least another set...if they work out as I play. Are 5xBuzzsaws too many?
Any comments would be appreciated. I'll try it out this weekend and adjust from there.
I think your list is fine. A painboy will help keep your nobz alive a bit longer. You'll get some negative feedback on the dred, but it's a cool model. I like it anyway.
Just a minor point out: You can only have one special weapon per ten Orkz, so in a unit of 20 your limit would be two Big Shootaz.
As for the list:
Dreds are cool, go with them if you like (And can afford themafter the price-hike!), but take CC weapons and run. If you want shooty, take Killa Kanz.
Split the Deffkoptas into smaller units so they won't all be wiped out at once.
Forget the Nobz with all the fancy stuff: Take Mega Nobz, or Lootaz. Just a more competetive unit, as Nobs aren't worth the points.
Five Buzzsawz are too much.
Maybe a Big Mek with Shokk attack gun? I'm not a fan of Warbosses.
Where's the Kommandoez? I'm a big fan. Slap some Burnaz on them and burn some noobs. Snikrot is always good for a laugh, and is intimidating as hell.
Another point: Always Shootaz. Repeat: Always Shootaz.
Last comment: Boyz before Toyz. Don't waste points on too many upgrades. Strip 'em down and get some more Shootaz Boyz (Look at all the points your sinkin' on the Nobz, and not a Trukk in sight!)
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Snotling Fondler spends too much time drinking squig juice. Your warboss and nobz are fine. Yes you need to drop a big shoota from the 20-figure mob. I wasn't sure I liked the dred armament you have, but honestly I'm not convinced either way on how to arm them. It is nice to have the option to shoot and kill something. Extra attacks are also nice!
1 Trukk is toast. That's a ton of points down the drain. Throw them on Bikes or go full mech. Grax covered this pretty well, Nobs need to be in transport, on bikes, or in mega armor.
Deff Dread is BS2, waste of a KMB. If you want KMBs, run Kanz, otherwise stick to skorchas and big shootas.
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This is what I love about Orks, the army is so versatile 2 players can have completely different playstyles and still win. I don't think SnotlingFodder and myself could disagree more on stuff
Though I do agree, if you go with Deff Dreds CC then out, put the KMBs on Kans!
I never split my Deffkoptas, if I do use them its a single unit of 5
I do use Nobz, though I also use MANz and Lootas.
True on Buzzsaws, at most 1, if that.
Big fan of Warbosses myself! I use all 3 varieties. Mega Armoured to join my MANz so they have a Bosspole. Regular when I use Nob Bikers and place him in a Trukk w/ some regular boyz for a 2nd unit with a huge punch. And the Biker Boss when I use regular Nobz and he joins my regular Bikes. Though the KFF and SAG Big Meks are great aswell!
Haven't seen the light of Kommandos yet, I like the in your face assault of the Stormboyz more
And not always Shootas, if they are in a Transport they get Choopas!
I do agree you need more Boyz. Also, if you are using Nobz in a Trukk it cannot be your only Trukk else it will be blown away 1st turn. Need atleast 2 other Trukks to provide some mobile cover for your Nobs Trukk
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