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I need help building an army list for a 500 point bout I'm having soon, I just wanted to know what to use for an effective army against his.
2 10 man tactical squads, with a flamer and rocket launcher
All from the black reach box except the rhino
From what I have available, what would you use and do to beat this army?
40 slugga and choppa boyz
10 nobz with slugga and choppa
6 deff koptas
one deff dred
sorry if I postedthis in the wrong area :/ I'm bad with forums.
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In small games like this, just focus on taking plenty of Boyz. A Boss and 2 units of Boyz is a truly terrifying sight and there's no way he can possible kill them all. All you need are some PK Nobs in the boyz mobs (can be converted from the Black Reach Nobs) and you're all set.
If you can, a Deff Kopta or two can outflank and cause some trouble or go after his Rhino.
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It won't be that much fun if you design a squad to perfectly beat his. Besides, there really isn't much Orks can't beat at low point level just by sending a huge mob of boyz at.
Since he has mostly black reach, I'd do the same. Without having to convert anything, I'd run the 2 on-foot warbosses and 2 huge groups of boyz. Maybe fit a single deffkopta with the TL rokkits as those are not half bad against everything in his list. Or the deff dread, because those are fun!
This is not optimal, but should give you a good game against his not optimal marine loadout.
I'd add a trukk too if u can afford it, that way you can close with him faster and deny one of his squads a few rounds of shooting.
lol, he's using a Rhino in a 500-pt game? maybe i'm missing the effectiveness of a Rhino in low point games, but it seems like an erroneous choice for a 500 point army, since his best chance would be another missile launcher and flamer, which do pretty well against mobs IMHO.
however, the best way to beat any low point army really is to have a mob of boyz. a trukk would be a decent investment of points simply to engage him, but i don't think 12 sluggas are going to do wonderfully against marines without a nob and warboss.
deffcopters would be a waste of points in games like this, as would deff dreads... i've had multiple successful sweeping advances against deffcopters with marines, so unless you're willing to not assault or sacrifice them, i wouldn't use them, and deff dreads only take up points that you could be using for boyz.
orks are hard to beat in low point games, so i think you should find the marines less daunting than you'd think. good luck with that, hope you guys find it an enjoyable battle.
The best 500 point ork list, in my opinion, is this one (regardless of what army you're playing against):
Warboss w/powerklaw, 'eavy armor, cybork, bosspole 
29 Slugga boyz w/nob, powerklaw, bosspole 
28 Shoota boyz w/2 big shootas 
Put the warboss with the shoota boyz, to act as a replacement for a nob. Putting the warboss with the shoota boyz helps balance the power, so one unit isn't too overloaded.
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."
Indeed, they are now 35 points (just like our Trukks). I have been in various 500 point games... and most of the 'marines' players in my area almost always take a rhino (when i say almost always.. only 1 guy doesnt). 35 point 'tank shock' unit seems pretty good. Doesnt work on Orks because of Fearless.. but ive seen it cause problems with other armies.