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Which one of these do you think is the most effective, Warbuggies, Wartrakks or Scorchas. I'm kind of leaning towards the scorchas, which seem to be powerful enough to wound some tougher adversaries but still can wipe out Tyranids. Warbuggies with Twin-Linked Rokkits sounds pretty good, but only in squads of 3. Wartrakks, well are basicly buggies that can go through tougher terrain
All the units you've listed are warbuggies. There's some confusion because of the last codex and the way the models are packaged, but they're all the same unit, just with different options.
Any of the warbuggies can take wartrakks, but I'm not sure if they're worth it for rokkit buggies. I'd possibly give them to skorcha buggies though, to help them get near troops hiding inside terrain, otherwise they might get destroyed trying to get there.
As for weapons, rokkits and skorchas are both viable choices. Big shootas are better used with regular Orks, since they're cheap, and have a lot of shots (so poor aim doesn't matter nearly as much). I tend to prefer the rokkits simply because it's easier to get skorchas in the list other ways. Also, if you give a combi-skorcha or burna to a regular Ork, it has the same chance of hitting as the buggy. If you give a rokkit to a regular Ork, it has 'half' the chance of hitting as the buggy.
Unless you really felt you needed more anti-infantry in the list, I'd go with the rokkit buggies. Still, skorcha buggies are definitely viable, and an interesting alternative to warbikes and stormboyz.
Last edited by mynameisgrax; July 25th, 2009 at 14:23.
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My only problem with scorchas is that you have to get so close to use them. So, if you don't kill everything you are going to get assaulted next turn by something. And that is never a good thing for AV10. I guess if you moved over 6" every turn to ensure that they needed a 6 to hit you might be okay, but anything less might be suicide.
I just use two groups of three rokkit buggies.
My current army has a unit of 2 twin linked rokkit buggies and a unit of 2 skorcha buggies.
If I had to choose between the 2, I would take skorchas ... 1. it makes lascannons afraid and shoot at a 40 point model before it gets too close instead of shooting at juicier targets, 2. BS 2 means nothing to them, and 3. according to page 49 of the Orks Codex, Skorchas reroll dangerous Terrain checks just like Wartrakks, which makes Wartrakks next to worthless in my eyes.