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ok big blast. cost etc. i have a looted wagon in my army. only for the template. i was considering replacing with a battle wagon because we get a template and some transport. i lost the SAG just didnt work for me. what is you guys use.
Honestly, none of the Ork's ordnance weapons are completely reliable. I only use them for fun. The SAG is a very fun, yet incredibly random weapon. It might wipe out an entire enemy unit, or it might fling the big mek head first into a Carnifex, you never know. I usually attach him to a unit of grotts, to give him a buffer of wounds, so he doesn't die quickly, but in any case, he's usually just for fun. To answer your question, he's great anti-infantry, because the weapon is AP2. It's not the best against armor, but nothing in the ork army really is.
I'm not crazy about the battlewagon's kill kannon. It's expensive, and only strength 7. You're better off using lootas, as their shots don't scatter, and they'll hit at least as many models as the kill kannon would.
The looted wagon is the best choice, but it still isn't great. They're relatively easy to destroy if left out in the open, and may randomly charge forward when you want to be shooting. I usually keep them hidden from enemy view, and use them to attack diagonally at charging enemies, as a counter-attack. They're not as bad when obscured by a kustom force field, but in any case, they often don't last long.
In competitive settings, I skip ordnance altogether, and just use lootas instead. They're great against infantry and light armor. For tough tanks, the best weapons are powerklaws. The orks don't really have good tank hunting at a distance.
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."
I like using tankbustas, mainly because of releasing bomb squigs then running off, tankbustas are really fun, but get shot to bits, and when I say get shot to bitz, I mean SHOT TO BITZ.
Red ones goes faster - it's true :)Ork Freebooter Crusaders!3/0/1
Battlewagon, but forget about blast template weapons, give it big shootas and fill it full of boyz. With a nob. With a power klaw. (Or lots of nobs with power klaws!) Rush it forward, empty the boyz into your opponent and smash everything in assault distance. 19 boyz and a nob are going to do lots more damage than a six inch diameter blast template.
The looted wagon is the best template for your points, but it's more of a paper tiger than an actual damage dealer - sometimes it blows stuff up, mostly it just draws fire - the others may be fun, but are too expensive and/or random to be considered good.
Two's to kill. Ahh, sweet sweet music.