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I have been collecting Orks for a while now and i was thinking of adding a special character to my army to put it up to just over 2000 points. I have two questions.
1) which do you think is the best one to get for a reasonable balanced force.
2)Am I right in thinking that, if i take Ghazzghull then all of my ork boys will be able to move ( on average ) 27.5 inches in two turns.
This would be done by moving 6 in turn one move and average of 3.5 inches on the run. Then in the second turn use his waaagh to move 6 in the movement, run 6 and assault 6
6+3.5+6+6+6 = 27.5
Ghaz is an awesome special character in a battle wagon or footslog list.
1. I love Ghaz and Old Zogwart in terms of special chars... Zogwart for random fun (plus he can squigify an IC about 45% of the time). Ghaz for competitive. I play Orks for fun though, personal opinion.
2. Your math is correct.
I would have to see your army to decide who would be the best fit. It may be a special char, or it may just be KFF big meks, or a warboss, or a group of kommandos with snikrot... etc etc etc
Post what you have so far in either the list section or PM me with it, and I will take a look
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The best special characters in the Ork army are Ghazghkull, Snikkrot, and Kaptin Badrukk.
Old Zogwort and Mad Doc are fun and powerful, but they both cost a bit more than they're worth. Ditto for Wazzdakka, but he can work bike lists.
Zagstrukk is just terrible. I've never seen him do anything besides get his entire unit killed. Deepstriking in stormboyz is a bad idea to begin with, and Zagstrukk keeps you from taking a nob with a powerklaw.
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."
Thanks for the feedback already guys. As you said i am going to post my army list , so here goes.
warboss - power claw (black reach)
big mek - SAG
5 x nobz - no upgrades (black reach)
7 x lootaz ( pure deffgunz)
8 x burn boyz - 1 kustom mega blasta
5 x tankbustas - 1 nob - 1 tankhammer
5 x kommandos with nob and pk or snikrot
70 x boyz 3 x pK's
10 gretchin, runtherd
2 x trukks
3 x deffkoptas rokkits (black reach)
1 x warbuggy rokkits
5 x warbikers - nob - PK
3 x killa kanz - rokkit - skorcha - grotzooka
1 x looted wagon - skorcha
Thats basically all. I'm not sure who the special character would take the place of as if i take out the warboss then I can't use nobz as troops (ghazghull the obvious exception).
Also I know that there isn't a model for wazzdakka yet but wot about the other characters? Which ones have models?
Finally I actually have the pieces for 6 warbikers but I knew that if I pick Wazzdakka then i would need his pieces to make him.
Thanks i advance for any further advice.
Ghazghkull is very competitive to take, since he gives your army a uge boost on top of his great stats.
Snikrot is awesome, I usually use him in a 10 man Kommando squad with 2 burnas.
Old Zog can potentially be great, but being his power can only target ICs this means you essentially have to go HQ hunting. Also some HQs such as Daemon Princes and Hive Tyrants are not ICs so you cannot squiggify them. He has the capability to be good in cc, but without an invulnerable or really any form of a save he wont last long. When I use him I just use a weirdboy model, but 99% of the time I just use a regular weirdboy.
Wazdakka's lack of an invulnerable save makes him less than useful UNLESS you want a bike army. Otherwise a warboss on warbike is cheaper and much more effective.
Mad Dok is awesome I think, being able to give meganobz invulnerable saves is great, and he is only 40pts more than a normal kitted warboss, and considering those 40pts give you the ability to add cyborks to units that desperately need it AND he gives a full unit feel no pain makes him worth it. His rage rule isnt of much concern I think, since he is S9 on the charge and can kill whatever he is forced to charge.
Badrukk has the 'cool' factor, but fielding him means you have to field flash GITs. Also a good statline gun isnt that great when you cant hit what your shooting at.
Zagstrukk is absolute garbage, I'll leave him at that.
It looks like you play footslogging, Ghaz is a great addition to that stick him in a trukk with a few nobz and let them have it.
Disclaimer: the above comments are based out of a competitive look.. I play orks for fun, so most of the time I could care less how good the character is, as long as the fluff is good and you like the model, go for whatever you like.
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