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Hey everybody, I've been wanting to get my Waaagh! on the road, and I'm looking for some advice from experienced Ork players on what to run with what i have available. I currently have a warboss w/ PK and Bosspole, 6-man nob squad, 3 warbikes w/nob (PK & bosspole), 51 boys including 2 nobz w/ the usual, 1 Trukk, kustom-made battlewagon of killkannon death, 3 deffkoptas and 5 lootas. I also have $220, and I need advice on what to get next for a horde army. I'm looking to eventually run four 30-man squads, supported by either one 20-man squad of stormboyz, or two 10-man squads. I also want to run Ghazghkull and a warphead weirdboy for HQ so i can get stuck in faster. Tankhunters maybe, also? I have $220 to go on, suggestions where to start? Thanks a lot!
P.S. what would you guys think about running one of the 30-man squads as 'ard boyz as a bodyguard for ghazghkull or my weirdboy?
Well, the first thing you should definitely do is either get another battlebox, or try and split another 'Assault on Black Reach' set with a marine playing friend. If you're up for it, getting 'both' might not be a bad idea.
Generally, this is what you really need to add to make an effective horde:
40-50 more boyz (shootas preferably, if they're on foot)
a nob with a powerklaw and bosspole for each unit of boyz
2 deffkoptas (I never use units smaller than 5)
2-3 more warbikes (ditto, and they need a nob, powerklaw, and bosspole)
Big Mek w/Kustom Force Field (you could just convert a boss into one if you like)
9+ Kommandos w/2 burnas (For a horde list, I'd consider using the nobz as kommandos)
Snikkrot (for the kommandos, and you can just convert a nob)
1-2 boxes of lootas (I'd use 2 units of 9 lootas, using meks w/big shootas if need be)
Finally, knock the killkannon off the battlewagon, or just use it as a kannon. In a horde list, you're much better off using it as a transport for 20 shoota boyz, to help claim distant objectives.
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."