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i'm new to 40k (i play fantasy and other skirmish games) and i've got some orks from the black reach set on their way. Being a complete noob to 40k i'm not sure how i should go about exanding these into a playable list but i have the oppourtunity to pick up another ork black reach half.
This would give me
6 defkoptas (too many for a list?)
Is that a good start? looking around i should be able to make 1k out of this if i convert some boyz into 'ard boyz but i have no idea if it would play well. What would you guys recommend? (i'd like to make this just cheap and playable to have something to join in 40k games with when no fantasy players show up at my local club!)
Oh wow, one of my favorite discussion topics!
Hell yeah, the AOBR orks are fantastic for starting an army!
You've got about 1000 points with two sets. You'll want to lead the two boyz mobs with a nob, by the way. Run with 5 Deffkoptas in one unit... and maybe a single one in another unit. They have rokkits which works great.
The Warboss model is fantastic just the way he is.
The very first thing you need to add is the Nobz box. This will give you some Powerklaws for your nobz, which you need very much to be effective.
Then you need to decide which way to go - shooty, mechanized, speed freaks or horde.
Mechanized: Killa Kans
Speek Freaks: Trukk for the Nobz and warboss
Horde: More boyz!
In any list, you will get great use out of a Big Mek with Kustom Force Field.
Also, you can look to drop the big shootas out of the boyz and just combine them into one 30 figure mob led by a Nob with powerklaw and bosspole. This is a powerful unit. Your next boyz mob can be shootas - put the big shootas in there.
Anyway, start with the Nobz box and maybe a trukk to put them in (because you want them stuck in FAST) then go from there.
i just have 3 words for this...TOTALLY WORTH IT! That's how I got started, split 2 boxes with my brother. As Cossack said, some PK nobz are a definite next buy. I'd also look into getting a big mek w/ kustom force field. It'll save some points instead of making 'ard boyz as the kff works as long as 1 of the models from the unit is within 6". With those points saved, you can get more fun stuff. Lootas are fun, and I think burna boyz are an unsung hero. If you're feeling cheap, the AOBR nobz are great for converting all kinds of fun and interesting things.
I started my new ork army with an AoBR plus some additional stuff. It's great, really cool for its price.
The only downside I can see is that the nobz are not ready to fight: they have no power klaw or bosspoles and some stances and heads are stupid. But as has been said before: take a Nobz box, rip some arms off and replace them with power klawz, zybork buzzsaw, big choppaz, sluggaz or anything. You can't go wrong with the Nobz box
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correct me if i'm wrong, but bosspoles just look like standards stuck to peoples backs? and powerklaws are just like fist weapons? I have some fantasy ogres with leftover ironfists that kinda look similar to some powerklaws in GW pics and i should be able to convert up some bosspoles onto models.
Last edited by Roehug; August 25th, 2009 at 11:52.
Key things for an Ork to remember in the heat of battle:
Always remember to pillage BEFORE you burn
When the pin is pulled, Mr. Stickbomb is not our friend
When in doubt empty the magazine.
And most importantly AIM towards the Enemy.
Ah, one of the two topics that Cossack and I agree on (the other one is 'favorite TV alien').
Yes, AoBR is a great way to start any Ork army. Everything in it is a bargain, compared to what you'd have to pay in order to get them retail.
You definitely want to have a nob, powerklaw, and bosspole in each unit of boyz, but I'd just use a few extra bits of plastic (or a part from a random toy) to represent the powerklaw. Generally, the more silly/scrappy it looks, the better.
I'd definitely get some sort of transport (like a trukk or battlewagon) for the nobz. They don't last long on foot. If you don't like that idea, you could also give the nobz a camo paint job and use them as kommandos instead.
The deffkoptas work best in units of 5, but with a little conversion, you could attach the propeller to the back instead of the top, and use them as gyro-bikes instead.
In any case, two sets of AoBR Orks is definitely the best way to start with the Orks. Good luck, and be sure to have fun with it!
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."
I think that's what he did.
Yes, You can convert the PK from bits or plasticard. And it is even not hard to do.
And yes, I will make my own bosspoles form a plastic stick and a sign on the top from plasticard. So if You are on low budget like me for example, You can convert. And it is very Orky to do so! (BigMek=Nob with a "device" on his back.)
I started with AoBR orks, and I went for kind of Speed freaks, as the set is lack of shoota boyz.