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I, like others, have a lot of converted fantasy models in my Ork army. One unit is my boar boyz, who I've added to over the years (they used to include lots of bigguns/bosses on boars) so I've got a bunch of them that are essentially either bosses or biggun boar boyz.
I used to use them as warbiker outriders (warbikers from Armageddon who had rules w/o the dakka guns). Now this option no longer exists.
So, what to do? These are some of my favored models (a couple of the savage boar boyz are literally the first models I ever got and I have sentimental value on them) and I'd like to keep using them.
Heres my plan- purchase the boar shaman model and have him join the group. Say that his wierd-boy powers create a magical cover save vs shooting. He also harnesses the powers of the boars' rage/ill tempers and converts that into an ethereal force that crushes the enemy (thus accounting for the lack of guns mounted on the boars). I'm thinking of this as like a stampede of warp-boars made of crackling green energy stampeding the enemy during the shooting phase.
Would this be cool with you guys? I've got a couple PKs converted on and this could add a lot of points to my army as an effective unit of biker nobz (I'm always looking to get bigger points for Apoc).
OR, any other ideas short of strapping a bunch of guns on my sentimental models?
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I'd just use them as Bikers. It'd be pretty easy to strap some large guns to the boar or the back of the riders, no complicated fluff needed with some kitbashing. It'd be cool, if it's in theme for your army. If you're rolling lots of Trukks, Battlewagons and than Boars....not as cool imo.
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Yeah I thought of strapping on some guns but after some experimenting and consideration I decided against it, partly because some of these were my first models (10+ years ago) and also because the guns look kind of strange and dumb coming off of the boars' asses. Also, I do have a pretty feral list- I have 6 fantasy chariots with rokkit boyz in them counting as rokkit buggies, lots of fantasy bits/models, and relatively few vehicles (only one converted super heavy that looks a lot like a squiggoth + one trukk), though I plan to pick up a couple battle wagons.
Anyone else have thoughts on this?
Warbikers, stormboyz, kommandos, or nobz would all be feasible. The warbikes would need guns, but any of the other options would work perfectly well with just the Ork on the boar (although stormboyz might be a stretch).
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If you want to keep this 'legal' then just proxy for bikes; but if your looking for house rules then they best approxinate to bikes without the twin-linked dakka which has got to save at least 8pts per model, they still get to use their sluggas' at range and I would think a pack of boar quite capable of kicking-up a dust screen.
This is what I'm going to suggest to my friends for my snakebitez project.
Use them as bikers and where the shoulders meet the spine at the back, plasticard some kind of ork armor that connects the guns.