Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
So, I was thinking about how sweet it would be to have a grot army, and how much trouble many armies have dealing with just masses and masses of guys; so I came up with an Idea for an army which I think may be workable (at least it would completely thrash some armies...)
GROT COMMANDER (aka. warboss)
power claw, choppa
Da Boyz (gretchin mob)
(grot) slaver w/ power claw slugga
*6 (5 more mobs of the above)
= 714 pts
dakka dakka (big gunz mob)
3 lobbas with 3 extra crew
TOTAL = 999 pts
So a couple of reasons why i think this army would be amazingly cool
1) cmon... AN ARMY OF GROTS!! HOW FREAKIN AWESOME IS THAT!
2) grots are hella cheap in ebay, this army would run under 100$ I think (if any of you start outbidding me on ebay gretchin I'm gonna kill you...)
3) You get to model grot slavers and a grot warlord AND give them power claws...
Now for the tactical reasons why this would be good
1) Your opponent would have nothing worthwhile to shoot... He can't target slavers... Your lobbas are behind cover... So he gets to blaze down your grots with his lascannons...
2) Once in combat your slavers would be able to wreak havoc, and it would take FOREVER to kill enough grots to get to the slavers (plus you would always outnumber your enemy like 4-1 in combat)
3) You would get to roll a ton of dice... sooner or later something would have to die
4) Most battles aren't about killing the enemy, they're about securing the objective, how could you not secure the objective with this many models....
I think that this army would be completely amazing, however I posted this list looking for feedback. I would rather not get "THIS ARMY SUCKS YOU ARE AN IDIOT," but would prefer constructive criticism. That's not to say you can't point out major flaws in the army, but please explain the flaw instead of just saying the list sucks.
Now the idea is to play this against balanced normal armies... I recognize that an armoured company would take this list to town. But for each armoured company list I play there will probably be a lascannon happy spacemarine army that I can wipe the floor with.
I recognize that I have pretty much no anti-tank weapons in my army, but all anti-tank weapons are worthwhile targets and my idea with this army is to provide my opponent with nothing worthwhile to shoot (hence the lobbas instead of kannons). I was considering giving my slavers tank buster bombs... But I would have to take out more grots for that, and am not sure how effective they would be.
Please give me feedback! Once I make this army I will be sure to have fantastic battle reports with digital photos!
Friggen sweet dude! That armywould pwn at tournies due to how many marine players are out there. Then if im not mistaken lobbas cause pinning so that could take some heat off you, especially if bad scattering causes multiple units to be pinned.
Also getting to brag to an guy that he lost to an army of grots would be hilarious.
Only real problem i see is how much bloody money this would cost, especially for only 1000pts
Anywho, its great, and good luck
2000pts Orks 4-2-1
2000pts Orks 4-2-1
I think your only problem would be if a grot mob failed a Ld test from casualties. The entire lot would hide, leaving the powerclaw armed slaver stood out in the open on his own. Give each slaver a couple squighounds to re-roll failed tests. I use WH Fantasy squigs for mine.
I would switch the lobbas to zaap gunz. That way you can actually kill tanks. Making this list actually viable. To expand I would suggest some looted vechicles, with a ton of grot riggerz. You could also make like mini killa kanz, with hoards of grotz hanging on... Wow... I whanna steal this idea, lol.
Necron 2000 14/1/13
How come everybody else on this forum has 400 wins to 2 loses? I smell cheese.... and beef... sandwich!
What was Rogal Dorn doing when the Sanguinius and the Emporer got killed???
Woohoooo I killed the treeman!!! :)
I killed the Glade riders too!!!! :)
you could use knoblars and paint them green
thats how i've done my grots
you could take 9 killa kans with rokit launchas
ud lose some grots but...
as long as you have 150+ of them ull never notice
sadly i think it would have its little green ass handed to it alot
but imagain the look in someone like me's face
i set up and eldar force of 22 and i have to fight 193
over 8:1 it would be soo great
Has to be said - that is one totally bad-ass army!
It would be hella fun to play it. Lasguns...killing on 3's...
It's not every day that happens...
Dude, you know what u could do!??!?!??!!? you could use killa kans as dreads! you'd save money, and they fit (size wise) the army!
Well...i think it's a good idea
I imagine squighounds being essential to this army. Get them for all of your slavers. Also, you may want to invest in some kannons instead of all lobbas, just so you can punch through a couple tanks now and then.
You can definitely put in a looted tank or 3 killa kans and have them modelled to be grotty. Buggies/trakks could be designed to look like grot pilots and so on. I think I commented in a topic very similarly to this a ways back and I actually came up with a pretty competitive list.
"...a swarm of mechanised locusts sweeping over the land, stripping it bare of resources, bringing death and destruction to anything that stands in its path. Emperor preserve us against the predations of these so-called Orkish cults of speed!" - Cardinal Nomura at the Conclave of Hessen