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I'm getting back into the hobby, been toying between Orks and CSM, but I chose Orks, for their attitude.
The Nob models really please my eye and I'd like to stick a unit on foot to my 500/750 point army list. It's mostly footslogging, so how should I equip my Nobs? Going up against almost every 40k army except DE and Sisters.
They are killy, expensive and fragile (when not krumping with their CC awesomeness). Whatever they equip they are going to need a transport, even in footsloggin' horde lists, or they will be picked apart as a primary target.
If that won't please you, you can always convert them and use the as kommandos
Ork Latin Lover since 1980
On foot, Mega Armor seems popular, otherwise they're ripe for flaming. Nobz are better as Sarges or in a Battlewagon really.
Never use nobz on foot. Not in any circumstance. They're far too easy to kill. Meganobz last longer, but can't really get anywhere. I always give the meganobz a trukk at least, just to get them at least halfway up the board. They can make it on foot as long as you get them relatively close to the enemy, but will get nowhere if they're on foot in your own deployment zone.
In a footslogger list, I think nob bikers work the best out of the nobz, since they can resist anti-armor fire far better than a single trukk or battlewagon can. With vehicles, regardless of what army you're using, you either want to field as many as possible, or next to none at all (monoliths, land raiders, and eldar skimmers with holo-fields excluded, since they're tough enough to survive just about anything).
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."
Don't mean to hijack threat but this is related i guess, If your putting nobz in a trukk how many would you guys throw in? What about a warboss with powerklaw and 5 or 6 nobz with another powerklaw and bosspole?
I would never put that unit in a Trukk, only a Battlewagon. Trukks are not good for precious cargo, Battlewagons (especially with the right upgrades and a Mek) are very reliable. Nobz and Warbosses seem to work better in a Speed Freakz list, I like Meks better for foot sloggers.
But throw in as many PKs as you can get, always.
On foot? A transport is absolutely mandatory! Better yet, give em bikes!
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How would you guys configure the Battlewagon then?
Deff Rolla, Armor Plates, Grot Riggers and 1 Big Shoota. Set-up stolen from Grax but it really is so effective for it's points. Multiple S10 hits per unit you run over, gun to absorb weapon destroyed, can always move and can repair itself. Awesome.
Why didn't I think about that? Sounds very, very tempting.
So, 5 or 6 nobs with a Painboy and as much klaws as possible. How about the Character, or do they need one? I think I like the Warboss more.