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During March I watched a good film named 300 and after watching the scene with the Persian army storming down the coast the idea of having a 40k army featuring an endless number of close quarter troops has stuck in the back my mind.
I thought of doing such a list with Chaos but they lacked the numbers I wanted, Guard were out the question. So it had to be Orks!
But I’m new to Orks so I’d like to know how I should go about creating an army with as many close quarter orks as possible while making sure that the army is still competitive and effective enough to take to the GT."So howz sud I go aboot makin me Waaagh?"
for an effective horde army, your going to need some firepower to take out vehicles. That being Lootas, Tankbustas, or Buggies with rokkit launchas. A True horde army might be effective against some other armies, but without Anti-tank, there going to get slaughtered by more mobile, vehicle heavy armies such as Mech eldar, and Tau FoF. Your also going to need something to screen most of the Boyz, so i suggest Units of kanz for cheap support.
I think it can be done! Several Squads of 20 to 30 Boyz along with 2 to 3 Rokkits per squad and a Nob with PK gives some decent Anti Tank. Then for Cover you get 2 Big Meks with KFFs. Remember the new KFF needs just 1 model in a unit to be within 6" of the Mek and the entire unit gets the Cover Save. And making a few of those squads (if not all) Shoota boyz allows you to take down some enemy troops on your charge across the field.
Now for some added fun to the Horde you could toss in some of the following:
A Squad or 2 of Tankbustas - Gives you that extra Anti Tank and since Rokkits are Assault weapons they can trudge along with the rest of the Horde.
A Squad of Nobz and/or Mega Nobz - There isn't much that can match them in CC, though they are expensive.
A Squad of Burna Boyz - 15 of them equates to 45 power weapon attacks on the charge!
You could forgoe 1 of the Big Meks for a Wierd Boy. A bit unpredicatable, but gives you the chance for extra Waaaghs, Deep strikes or a Strength 10, melta, auto hit shot.
Hope that helps!
Monkey's Killer Kan WiP (Updated 4/29)