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I recently bought black reach, and then added to it with a killa kan mob and a truck. However, being new to orks, I would like some advice on what next to add. (I am happy with the warboss for now, so no hq suggestions please.) I also know that at some point I will definitely need more boys, but for now a want an interesting unit(s) that will complement my current force well.
Last edited by bliss-giver; November 13th, 2010 at 12:59.
well it depends on what you want for army.
footslogging? Kan wall? or a hybrid?
there is another thread of someone else asking a question similiar to yours, it might be a good idea to read it through
I personal like a footslogging/Trukk rushing one so here are my 5p:
-8 Burna's in a Trukk. They wreak Havoc! they can shove templates all over the place, or use their burna's as power weapons in assault if they haven't fired during the shooting phase.
-8 Kommandos+Snikrot. They way to use them differs from person to person,and I can't give you a "best way to use"tactic so I suggest to browse the forum yourself, there should be enough thread about him right here. But almost everybody agrees that they rock! and Snikrot is a beautiful model.
-Lootas for some long range fire support. they have the same BS as normal Orks, but lots and lots of Dakka so who cares you're going to miss 75%, you fire 30 shots so that's still enough that does hit.
There is a "Rule" thats been written on here a great many times and that is = Boyz before toys. You will definately have to pick up more boyz at some point. However i do have some suggestions.
1. In order to get the most out of the few boyz you have you'll have to get them into combat as soon as possible. If I were you Id get a Battlewagon. Then you could stick the Warboss and Nobz in the Trukk and then ALL your Boyz in a Battlewagon.
2. I'll second what DyingDutchie said and go with Snikrot and some Kommandos. They can be rather fun. I wouldnt Buy the Kommandos box though, Id rather use the Boyz box as a base and then kitbash. And Snikrot IS a beautiful model.
about making your own Kommandos:
boy a warhammer fantasy battle Ork regiment set.
It wil give you alot of bits, and some pretty cool knife arms. Plus they look a bit different then your regular boyz, but not too much.
use the big shoota with the barrel snipt off for the larger part as sluggas. and there you go: cheap Kommandos with spare stuff
Question about the Burnas in a Trukk... unless I'm misreading the Codex, Burha Boyz can't actually take a Trukk as a dedicated transport. Do you just give them someone else's Trukk? The list I built had a Looted Wagon for Burna Boyz transport for exactly this reason. >_>
you can take it as a Dedicated Transport for your boys but use it for your burna's.
I'm not 100% sure how it works but if I'm correct it works like this:
you buy the Trukk for your boyz and deploy them in it, on your first turn you shove the boyz out of it and the burna's in.
But wait for someone else to correct me if needed before making conclusions
Or just deploy the Trukk empty, either way. But then you're stuck with a squad of only 12 Boyz that are footslogging, which is way too few for a footslog Boyz squad, imo. I'll stick with the Looted Wagon for my Burna Boyz. It's more armored, isn't Ramshackle, and I can mount a Skorcha on it for even more template goodness. Not Fast, but that's a reasonable sacrifice.
That's how I field my Burnas, in a looted wagon that is. They aren't there to deal with stuff that needs to be taken care of quickly (for example long range artillery or anything that can lob templates around), that's my Trukk Boyz' job. The burnas are there to hurtle around putting a ridiculous amount of template death onto anything that isn't either a vehicle or immune to fire. They then do burnouts in the parking lot and leave.
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