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Ok so I just got in 4 full sprues of boyz to add to my horde. Looking for suggestions of what to turn them into. Currently my WAAGH consists of
MA boss with 3 MA nobz in a trukk
mek with shokk gun
12 slugga boyz, nob w/pk,bp in a trukk
2x 20 shoota boyz with 2 BS's and nob w/pk,bp
2x killa kan, 1 bs 1 rokkitt
7x kommando's nob w/pk,bp 2 burna's
So I'm thinking of making 12 into stormboyz, the amount of ground they cover is sick, plus I've never had much luck with my bikerz so I'm thinking they'd make a better FA option. With the leftover 8 I'd make 4 more loota's and 4 more kommando's to beef up those squad's numbers since they're both very low. Opinions?
Well you definately need more normal boyz. Currently you only fulfil the 2 compulsary troop choices, but in the new era of 5th Edition you need more to cap objectives. Your 1st thought should be towards that, maybe go with 12 more sluggas in a Trukk.
I agree that using the other 8 to beef up the Lootas and Kommandos is a great idea!
Though you may want to hold of on Stormboyz for the time being and make those 12 sluggas like I said above. I very rarely run Stormboyz in anything smaller than 18 (including nob). Sometimes I drop them down to a squad of 16, but try to never go below that. I just feel, for their points you need a bigger squad to assure they get into CC and do some damage.
Am I missing something? It looks like he has 4 troop choices: the meganobz with warboss, the trukk of boyz, and two units of footsloggers.
I don't think the time is right for stormboyz yet. In 4th edition, it would have been alright, but in 5th edition you can only claim objectives with troop choices, making normal troops the priority. I wouldn't make stormboyz yet, and when you do, I wouldn't use less than 15 in a unit. You'd be amazed how quickly they're shot down if they're not in close combat.
The unit in most need of more models is the lootas. 5 is not enough, and will almost certainly be wiped off the table on turn one or two. I'd add at least 5, and more wouldn't hurt.
The kommandos need more numbers, since you obviously intend them for close combat. I'd add at least 3, although 6-7 would be better.
The rest need to be turned into boyz. The most competitive thing you can do is probably take the 12 slugga boyz out of the trukk, and add 8 more sluggas to the group, along with a nob, powerklaw and bosspole. That will give you 3 units of footsloggers, which will help a lot. Trukks are nice, but a single trukk full of boyz probably won't last long. I'd keep using the meganobz, but you should hold them in reserve, to guarantee they'll have at least one full move towards the enemy.
If you like having the trukk full of boyz, then go ahead and keep using them, but in that case I'd use some of the new boyz as shootas, and use them to increase one of the units of 20 up to 30, or both up to 25. The more troops the better.
So to sum up, here's what I'd basically add:
5 to 8 Lootas
3 to 7 Kommandos
8 to 10 Boyz
Any combination is fine. I would definitely add at least the minimums (5 Lootas, 3 Kommandos, 8 boyz) and then decide what you want to do with the remaining 4 boyz left afterwards.
Last edited by mynameisgrax; August 1st, 2008 at 19:26. Reason: forgot one thing
Im going to agree with grax here. make the 12 stormboys, beef up the lootas with 5 more boyz there. then use the last 3 to beef up your kommandos. then, youd have 10 lootas, 10 kommandos, and some stormboys.
I have to say, your army could not have been set up any better for these 20 new boyz.
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Make them all into boys in my opinion. Get all your troops done then move on to filling out your lootas and kommandos. Then make up stormboys. If you make all 20 into slugga boys you can later add 4 and have a total of 3 trukk boys squads (minus 2 trukks) or 30 slugga boys and some spare klaw nobs if you feel like a nobs squad.
In fact make 19 slugga boys and klaw nob. Then if you decide you don't like the squad as is you can just add rokkit packs to get storm boys or add 10 to get 30 slugga boys. (as you will likely either dislike the squad size or just slugga boys in general)
Last edited by NovaJohn; August 2nd, 2008 at 10:26.
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys
You do have a definite point though. The more boyz, the better.