These Feral Ork Madboyz seem like one of the best troops choice in the game. They have almost the same stats (Worse WS, better S) as Slugga Boyz and come in 2 pts cheaper.

Why is this? I realize they have two negatives- no big weapons for shooting and their obvious affliction, but it still does not seem that big of a thing to deal with. Twenty of them with shoots will score 10 hits and 5 wounds against most troops. Not too shabby for pre-CC attacks.

Oh, and let us not mention the 3+ roll to make them S5! (with a Pig Dok and 3 Styboyz).

So what do you think? Are they a Warbosses dream come true or a merely a haze of goodness on page, but less effective on the table?