Welcome to Librarium Online!
Hello, new to the site. But yeah... here is my question: What would be the best army troops, and elites to use in a 500 points match against orks? My friend always makes me play low numbered matches because he knows I suck at making small armies with so many units to choose from. Here is what I used last time.
16 Hormagaunts w/ Toxin sacs (128 points)
4 Warriors with bonesword and lashwhip (1 barbed strangler) (190 points)
1 Tyranid Prime with x2 Boneswords, regen, adrenal gland (110 points)
14 Termagaunts w/ fleshborers (70 points)
(total 498 points)
He uses 'Ard boyz, boyz, nobs with powerclaws a mech, lootas, and a looted wagon.
I have lots of tyranids from the hive tyrant, carnifex and trygon to the rippers and gaunts... So any pointers at all will be appreciated.
Hello and welcome
Ill just crack straight in with it.
Lash and bonesword is useless on warriors when fighting orks - there are no useful orks with I4 anyway, so you already strike first! I would simply take rending claws, toxin sacs and a deathspitter on each. Same points but a vastly superior setup against orks.
The tyranid prime is okay, but could be improved. He absolutely destroys nobz with the 3d6 leadership test or die and with LD7, nobz mobz get hit very hard by not having the numbers to boost their leadership via the mob rule. I would switch adrenal glands for toxin sacs though, better against nobz and HQ's.
The termaguants are useless though, so drop those and bump the hormaguants to 20 strong.
Also you might want to check how legal his list is, because on its own 10 ard boyz with PK nob, 10 boyz with PK nob and 10 lootas still comes to 380 points. The Wagon comes to 500 and that still doesn't have an HQ, or any vehicles for that mech. If your opponent is running all that at once, he's a massive cheat.
Your friendly neighbourhood gargantuan creature
Thanks very much for the help. And I will check on his list there.
Also, should I just leave the Barbed Strangler then, and just go full Deathspitter? And should I give my prime a Deathspitter as well to avoid the awkward "Just standing here until someone assaults my shooty pals"?
Ummm... where's the anti-tank? One HG is all you need really at this points level, and it'll be enough to destroy that Looted Wagon. Heirodule is spot on with his advice. Perhaps use the points from the Termagant brood to purchase him.
Also I came up against a list very similar to that but the game size was 750 points. You really do need to verify his list, or he may be having 50% more force than he should. Unless he's a very honest guy (who's made a very silly mistake), do not make any excuses for frauds. No one likes playing with a cheat, and if he is cheating he's taking this game way too seriously.
EDIT: You could also take his cheating as a compliment i.e. it's the only way he can beat you!
Last edited by Warlord Vrrmik; January 31st, 2012 at 09:36.
Well, I did beat him in a 1000 point army when I had a Tervigon... so... I am pretty happy about that if he did cheat.