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After finished painting my warriors of chaos nurgle army for the past 5 months,I have bought so much for my ork army and I would like everyone opinions on what do next, Heres my list of current modals.
1 Big mek
21 Nobz, 1 mad dok
6 Mega armoured nobz
50 Shoota boyz
22 Slugga Boyz
2 Possible trukk conversions
6 Deth koptas
5 Tank bustas, 2 bomb squigs
2 Deff dreads
1 Looted warwagon
3 Big gunz, 9 Grotz
1 Spare 4th edition warboss
5-10 Spare black Orcs(whfb)
Totaling to 224 models
I have found out from all the crap i have in my room i found 52 Spare ork boyz…..were do I begin? I would like some help from all the fellow orky players on what to create these spare boyz in to. I have plans to expand my army again with, 6 nob bikers, 4 trukks, 2 battlewagons and Some killakanz someday.
Cheers any opinions and Advice would be exetremely welcome, As i am going no where right now with army if i cant decide what to do.
You have 224 models yet only 72 of them are Boyz. More troops can never hurt.
Thanks Pierced you dare devil you .
Hmm, i kinda agree with you 70 boyz isnt that much. So if i went to make them all boyz would give me a nice 120. I was thinking 20 more shoota boyz and 20 Ard'boyz leaving 10 so make them slugga boyz so that will fill my 4 trukks up, What do you's think?.
No killa kanz? (or did i miss them?)
Kanz are worth their weight in gold - with a BS of 3 they are one of the few orky units that has a decent chance of hitting anything they shoot with.
Secondly they are more survivable than a dreadnought - you can't lose the squad to a single lucky shot. Also when assigning glances and pens they are treated equally - so if you're hit with 2 pens and 2 glances on a squadron of 3 kans you can assign 1 pen, 1 glance, 1 glance and then put the pen back on the one that already has a pen assigned to it.
Thirdly they ignore some of the damage results (vehicle squadron rules).
I've also found them to be great 'speedbumps' - against tough melee units. Tactically they've made the difference between winning and losing for me multiple times.
I think you missed my comment at the bottom, i am planning of getting some killa kanz. I was thinking of converting my own from plastic, It will save me a good bit of cash.
Any other opinions on my spare ork boyz? My list i useally run is a balanced horde. I am still rooting on doing 20 ard boyz and 30 shoota boyz.
For the spare boyz make them into slugga boyz. Ork mobs are great in close combat so go ahead and give them that +1 attack from the slugga and choppa. Did you put a boomgun on the looted wagon?
Slugga Boyz are definitely better as Trukk boys because they are indeed somewhat limited when on foot. Shoota Boyz, on the other hand, offer much more versatility in their ability to fulfil a number of different roles.
'Ard Slugga Boyz in a Battle Wagon would be effective. Twenty of them rolling forward in an AV14 vehicle, waiting to bundle out will be a very powerful first wave to your attack. They will also be able to stick around longer too, thanks to their armour. This unit would also be good for making assaults on distant objectives that you might not otherwise reach.
So to conclude, I'd say yes, Shoota Boyz and 'Ard Boyz would not be a bad idea. Shoota Boyz are the better of the troops options but I feel Sluggas would operate better as an initial assault unit.
P.S: Sorry for the previously inadequate post.
Last edited by Pierced53; June 18th, 2009 at 16:29.