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A 1500 point Ork army won Astronomicon and somebody posted the list on a local gaming forum.
THIS IS NOT AN ARMY LIST THREAD!!!!!
> HQ (2):
> Warboss on Bike, Claw, Cybork Body
> Big Mek with Force Field
> Elite (1):
> 11 Lootas
> Troops (4):
> 5 Nob Bikers. 2 claws, painboyz, bosspole and Waagh! banner, cybork
> bodies for all
> 3 x 30 Shoota Boyz, 3 Big Shootas, Nob with Claw and Pole
> Heavy (1):
> 3 Kannons
What I want to discuss is the use of very basic units that we often discuss here: Biker nobz, shootas on foot, Lootas, KFF, Kannon. I notice the absence of a Battlewagon, Kans and vehicles of any kind actually.
One unit of 11 lootas? I would've found a way to run 2 units of 9, but that's just me.
All in all, it's a very well balanced list. It's not lacking in any glaring way, and it's actually very similar to my horde army. The only difference is mine uses deffkoptas, more lootas, and more kannons, but the nob bikers are very powerful if used well. I wonder how he kept them alive. They tend to draw a lot of fire, especially if there aren't any other fast units. Did he hold them in reserve?
Thanks for sharing the list!
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I'm struck by how basic it appears....and the comp score was apparently very high. I guess that's because of the 1 elite and 1 heavy support. Still, that's over 100 models at 1500 points....definitely a lot of meat. And everything can shoot except the Big Mek - I haven't pointed it up, but I wonder if it would have been worth dropping a loota and putting a weapon on the Big Mek.
And thanks, Rabbit
Did the list win the all-around or Best General? Astronomi-con has a 200 point scoring system, where only 78 points are related to battlefield performance. This list might have performed pretty well, but looked awesome and the guy who was running it might be a great sport (the sportsmanship score is 60 points.)
One of the organizers wanted me to come along to the Dallas tournament in a month, but... fully painted armies only. I've got 20 boyz painted so far...
Fully painted only at the Dallas tourney? Somebody's in for a shock! My biggest problem is that standards in this area (Dallas) have dropped to the point where I am the 'bad guy' for wanted to play with painted troops!
The Ork player who used this list won first place in the whole tournament.
Didn't know you were in the area! I'd like to play with a painted army, but I don't want to slap a bunch of paint on guys and then have to go back and strip 'em when it's time to get them looking nice. I just wish I was less lazy when it came to getting 'em done, but I'm new enough at it that it takes a lot of time...
The list isn't very impressive to me and could be beaten by a lot of other armies easily. I'd have to see what he played against, the tables and probably what kind of luck he had. My guess is he's a good player and had some favorable match-ups but like I said, I'd need more info.
On comp and such, I'm not so interested.
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I don't think he won because of the list. The list itself seems pretty easily dealt with. He must be a good player.
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Mr_Wayne: "Some people believe that the World Eaters do not field any ranged weaponry. Those people often die at a distance."
Hah! The man wins one of the major tournaments in North America and it obviously doesn't mean his army list was any good because the 'internet guys' can beat it with virtual arguments!
That's what's most frustrating about L.O. - posters are quick to proclaim units ineffective when they know it's impossible to back it up. I doubt any of you have actually PLAYED with such units so you hardly can know.
His army's easy to deal with....brilliant observation.