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I play a balanced horde-ish ork list (can be seen on the rosters page). I'm working it in an escalation league, starting at 500 points. My 500 point list consists of the big mek, boys in a trukk, shoota boyz on foot, and a unit of gretchin. I know another ork player is playing a bike force. Wazdakka and two units of boys on bikes, total of 8 models.
I'm wondering though is what's the best way to beat a bike list with other orks? Both at this level and as we go up in points? I haven't had any trouble with other forces yet, but I'm just curious what insight can be given about this sort of opponent.
Do you mean any Bikes, or the Nob Bikes with a Painboy and extra fun wound allocation loopholes? Any guns will work on regular Bikers, especially Skorchas.
As for the Nob Bikers, well guns won't help you playing as Orks. They're to tough, you'll have to assault them and drop them with PKs. Skorchas or LARGE numbers of wounds can soften them a bit, but unless you have big time firepower, go Ork to Ork.
i agree with the prince of excess but some killa kanz or a dreadnought would be a good idea, however i have had problems with nob bikers before and they can go through an entire army if you are not careful. Other wise deal with them with some big mobs or charge them.
I'd only charge them with Kanz if I had multiple units. Make the Nobs pick a unit to do damage to, like charge them with 1 Kan and 1 mob. That way something gets away unscathed. Of course if you HAD to stop them, yeah just charge them with whatever and casualties be damned!
Dakka dakka dakka!
That's how you beat nob bikers. Don't expect to tar pit them, they can destroy a full 30 boy mob in a single round of combat. The best shooting to use are rokkits/kannons/kmbs/sags since they cause instant death, but lootas and skorchas (not burnas) aren't bad either.
Another way that works are meganobz. First drop a lot of skorchas on them to soften them up, then charge in. The regular enemy nob attacks will mostly bounce off the mega armor, and you'll have a lot more powerklaw attacks when initiative 1 comes around.
easy. lots of burna boys, and skorchas.
ignore the bikers cover save? = burnt, toasted bikers.
also, why dont you try to swarm him? 10 bikers against 30+ boyz? good luck to them..
Burnas won't work as well because the Bikers get a 4+ save and have T5, so casualties are low. Skorachas do the trick though, yes.
hmm... i am unfamiliar with the new codex,.
maybe i should buy one..
Yup, the bikers have a 4+ armor save and a 4+ cover save. Skorchas ignore both, but burnas only ignore the cover. This is why meganobz with combi-skorchas get to fight, and burna boyz get to stay in the display case.