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I'm starting my Ork army and I'm working on the basics. No matter what army I'll field, I'll need boyz, lots and lots of boyz.
I'm fairly sure I'll use 2 platoons of about 20 slugga boyz (16 boyz, 3 'eavy weapon boyz, and 1 nob) as my army core (and of course, a warboss).
I have one slugga boy platoon made, and I ordered 2 more Ork Boyz boxes today.
My question is...
Should I make both new boxes Slugga boyz (for a total of 48 sluggaz), or should I consider making one box Shoota Boyz (32 sluggaz, 16 shootaz). I've heard mixed opinions about Shoota boyz. Some people say they are good support, good fodder, good to stick your Warboss in, etc. Others I talk to say they wouldn't dare let those blind bastards into their army.
Personaly I dont bother with them. they still have two attacks each, three on a charge if you dont fire into the unit. But no choppas, very useful against nids, space marines, and necrons. The only thing you really keeping them as you orignaly planned is what I do. What are you going to take as your hq?
well there is no definit answer, although i'll say...
seeing how its kinda hard for mobility of footslog now and days... hth isn't making it much into the enemy anymore........
depends how you interpret that...
more mass to ensure more hth?
or less mass since your hth not gunna make it anyway?
anywho two squads of shoota boys, seems as a nice fire support as is already.
i say just get more slugga boys, although pack some hand converted big shootas into the shoota squad.
if you want shooting in an ork army you need to go all out with them that means numbers and i mean big numbers. atlest 90 shootas will b e needed for damage add in big shootas. Or you can use teh bad moon clan and have 6 5 ork squads with 4 BS and the 5th ork is a nob with a BS.
I myself would make them all Slugga Boyz.
While I've heard some very good arguments about the effective of the Slugga Boy, CC is the meat of the Ork game, and 3 extra (WS4) attacks each from a CC charge and a pistol shot beforehand will always be better than an extra shot from a shoota.
I wouldn't go with shoota boyz as I have never used them. I'd rather build them into burna boyz, tank busta boyz, skar, ard or any of the "special" boyz before using shootaz.
I agree with forecast, shoota boyz even in numbers arent as effective, plus shootas are only 24 inches. Dont forget they have a bs of 2. I always take skarboyz their fun, burna units for me are a must with a mekboy and custom force field.
I think making a batch of Hard Boyz might be a good idea
When I started out, I didn't even think of putting the shootas out. Later I got a free box of boyz and put a mob together. Granted, they are very limited when on the attack, but I really find them usefull for holding bunkers or defending objectives. Also, you would only want to use them against armies that would actually die from shoota fire. I play against necrons a lot, and the shootas take the bench for those fights
Even if you dont fire they still have 2 attacks each. Thats a lot of attacks if you can get 15 or so in. You can turn them into flash gitz and really make shooting funny for orks when you pull up and kill space marines in a fire fight 6 inches away at ap of 1Originally Posted by BigNate82