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Hey there everyone! I'm new to WH40k, and have been dragged into the game by my friends. After reading about the armies and stuff I chose Orks as my race, and bought the new Ork vs Spacemarine box. My Question is, what units should I get to "bolster" my forces further? I want to make an 800 point 'ish army, and currently have 450. What I have is:
Ork warboss with powerclaw and bosspole
20 Ork Boys, 2 with Big Shootas
Now, I'm really not sure what units would complement my forces best, so I hope you can help me
Welcome to the Waaagh! There are quite a few threads with the info you're looking for if you search this forum. The basics are to get more boyz, either shoota or slugga boyz, the more the merrier. Each unit of boyz should include a Nob with Power Klaw and probably bosspole.
Other than that, it depends on what you're interested in as far as army type, models, and fluff/backstory behind the units. If you want some speed, trukks/wagons/warbikers/buggies are good. Pretty much all the ork units are good. Lootas are considered one of the best ork units by many, and they provide a lot of versatile firepower. The models are cool too.
Check out the other threads for beginners and let us know if you have any specific questions.
Finally, I'd recommend that you go with 1000 points- its a more common point limit.
I reckon a great addition would be another AoBR, especially if you can trade the Space Marines for more Orks, but if your price limit is a little lower, then another couple of boyz boxes is always a good choice.
If you were to get another AoBR, you'd have 2 units of 20 boyz, 6 deffkoptas (which'd make a nice biggish unit so they don't just run away, as is their wont if you go with a unit of 3), 2 Warbosses and 10 Nobs, all of which would probably get you to about 1000pts, which as Seanchadith says is a more common points limit to play with and therefore a better one to aim for.
However, it depends where you want to go with your Ork army. Do you want to go for speed? Buy a trukk, or a box of biker boyz. Do you want to go for a giant green tide? Buy another box of boyz, or a Battleforce. Want to go mekanized, with heaps of kanz and crazy contraptions? Buy a Deff Dread or some Killa Kanz.
Or, if you're like me, you'll want a bit of everything, and if that's the case then just buy what you think looks best! Although the Ork codex is a necessity, since it'll let you actually play with your Orks!
Anyway, welcome to LO, and I hope your WAAAGH! is long, bloody and fruitful!
Thank you very much guys =)
I don't think I'll be buying another AoBR box, simply because I'm kinda sick of painting boys right now Also, I don't know anyone who plays with marines so half the box would sit unused. I'll probably get more later, but right now I want something new to my army. I'll consider everything you've said =) Also, thanks for pointing out the search stuff, I'll get right to it
Btw, You said I should have a Nob with P-claw + bosspole in every Boyz squad. However, the Nobs in the AoBR set didn't really have that, seeing as all the units kinda had a set way you had to build them. What packs do I need to buy in order to get multiple of those, in order to 'mprove my Krumpin? Thanks
there is one Nob in every normal boyz box.. you could get a nob squad box.
bosspoles can easily be made by yourself.
and you could use Fantasy Battle Black Orks as nobs. though you do need to give ém some guns for them to be WYSIWYG.
First off, one squad of 20 Boyz is not really optimum, especially on foot. So id recommend either a Battlewagon (all 20 Boyz can fit inside and get krumpin quicker) or more boyz. I know painting AOBR Boyz can be a little tiresome but the regular box of Boyz are a little more Dynamic.
Secondly, I'd recommend a box of Nobs. Its an awesome kit with plenty of Powerklaws, Bosspoles and other Orky goodness.
Thanks for the quick replies =) I'm going to my local store today, and I think I'm gonna get either a boyz box, nob box or some lootas. I have some additional questions though:
When should I start thinking about adding special characters to my army, like Ghazghul and those guys?
Also, I dont really like the slugga + choppa combo the nobz from the AoBR box have, so would it be a good idea to convert them into big choppas?
They are fairly big already, I don't think anyone would argue with you if you said the Nobz had Big Choppas. That being said, the Nobz box has a lot of very large chainaxes and whatnot which you could use as big choppas, or if you want to go a bit further, you could snip off the top of the axe, put in another haft (say with a bit of a banner pole or something) then attach the axe head again. Or put on two normal choppas either side of the pole for a double-headed one.
Is it allowed to have a big choppa ASWELL as a slugga?
EDIT: Never mind, I read the rules again Thats cool!
Last edited by Kairae; November 1st, 2010 at 12:22.