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After collecting Space Marines, Chaos, and Tyranids, i am considering starting a 4th army.
I still have a few more things to buy for my Tyranids, but i want to hold off them for now until the new codex is released, and im thinking about starting an Ork army.
I have VERY little knowledge of the greenskin race. Never used them or played against them.
Had a bit of a read of the codex though and i am liking both the swarm style of play, and the fluff.
The army will be more of a friendly army to play with/against, and not really fussed if i win or lose.
I want the Ork player to have fun throwing mass troops across the board in a crazed frenzy, and i want the other player to have fun watching them drop like flies.
Anyway, the main question i had was regarding the Boyz.
I need lots of them. Im thinking 120 for a start.
What are the Black Reach ones like?
Do they come with shootas or just sluggas and choppers?
What is reccomended out of shootas or sluggas and choppers?
Does it make much of a difference?
What else do they come with?
Are there any differences between the boxed Boyz and the Black Reach Boyz?
Ive been looking on ebay, and can get the black reach models for about a dollar each.
Will make a fairly cheap army to have a bit of fun with friends.
Would it be possible to convert the black reach models to shootas?
If you have the bitz, a sharp razor and patience: yes. In fact, you'll have to rip one arm off,glue the shoota in and you're done
Ork Latin Lover since 1980
Convert all the AoBR Orks into shootas? Not without extra bits, like from an Imperial Guard set or the like. The nice thing about Orks is you can use guns and vehicles from any army, since Orks primarily scavenge their equipment.
You can, however, convert half the AoBR Orks into shoota boyz without any extra bits. Just do what I did when I started the Orks:
Divide the boyz into two groups. Use a pair of GW clippers (the best 'official' product they sell) to snip the guns off half of the boyz hands. Now take the other half of the boyz and snip their axes/swords off. Then simply glue the snipped off guns onto the Orks still holding guns, and glue the axes/swords to the hands of the orks still holding axes/swords.
There, you have dual-pistol wielding shoota boyz, and double axe/sword weilding slugga boyz. I've never had anyone complain about the setup. If anyone gives you any grief about the slugga boyz needing pistols, just glue a pouch or backpack to them, and say the pistols are in there. ^_^
What if i cut all the sluggas off the models, and replace them with bolters?
So they are all armed with a choppa/bolter.
That way they can be used counting as a choppa/slugga, or else used as a shoota with the choppa as "decoration".
Would it be ok? Or would it look stupid?
They'd still look kind of like sluggas, so you might have trouble telling them apart from slugga/choppa Orks. Also, shoota boyz don't have choppas. They just have shootas.
Bolters work great as shootas, but you have to cut off their close combat weapons or else they'll still look like slugga/choppa boyz.
Just bought myself 180 boyz, 18 with BS, and a warboss with PK.
Now just need a few PK nobz and maybe some lootas or defkoptas or something.
Might scratch-build myself a few truks for fun too.