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Currently trying to decide what to use for a fire support or cover type unit for my boyz. I got to looking at the codex and was wondering:
could you give a warboss (or a nob) a big shoota and then kustom it with more dakka and shootier upgrades for a s6 a4 weapon?
i havent used them, but i think that shoota boyz, flash gitz, or big gunz w/ kannons or lobbaz would make very good support fire. also make sure you give "heavy" weapons to all of your ork squads even your sluggas.
about the big shootas bein customized, you can only customize shootas or sluggas unfortunately. so nope.
When you combine Speed and Power you get Lightning.
its really expensive (and not very worth it) to gear ork characters towards shooting as they all share the same BS of 2, must pay more for heavy weapons, and lose the ability to hold better close combat weapons. Orks can use looted vehicles (i.e. basilisks, leman russ', etc) as good fire support. I wouldn't recommend shoota boys as they just stink too much now, but the Flash Gitz are better shoota boys (they can have up to 5 special weapons in a unit and have a smaller unit minimum) so they make a good annoyance unit that can hide in cover while shooting up the enemy. Those are just some recommendations.
I use a looted leman russ, it has great firepower and tend to hit since Ordnance weapons are unaffected by Ballistic Skill. It is also a good fire magnet to keep enemy heavy weapon squads from shooting at your more fragile units.Originally Posted by trollzwei
Warhammer Fantasy: Warriors of Chaos, High Elves
Warhammer 40k: Eldar, Space Marines, Orks
thx for the suggestions may look at looted vees once I decide how much/well I use vees.
Nobz with rokkits or big shootas are great for shootaboyz mobs. If you're willing to field an expensive nob, a powerclaw and a big shoota makes him a monster, although you do loose one attack in close combat.
But other than that, big gunz are great. I've always been partial to Lobbas, S5 AP5 will kill guardsmen, guardians, dark eldar warriors and gaunts with easy, you can also dent rhinoes and thanks to the S5, you can also expect some kills against powerarmour.
I personally don't bother to equip nobz with shooty weapons, even in my shootaboyz mobz (they'll end up in CC anyway, can't resist )
I fill up my Heavy support choices with 3 killa kans, 1 looted Leman Russ (although basilisk or demolisher can be good too), and 3 gunz (type depending on my mood). It gives enough fire support to force the ennemy to bury their heads in the mud a bit.
Oh, and all my mobz have the max. heavy weapons allotments, so in 1500 pts I typically have 9 big shootas (including killa kans), 3 rokkit launchas, and 4 burnas (with skarboyz, S4..sweet) :lol:
you cant upgrade big shootas w/ dakka, blasta, shootier. If you want fire support you can take a basilisk, and a lootas squad w/ four plasma cannons or lascannons. if you miss, you miss, but if you hit...against spacemarines or some type of heavy infantry it is worth it. and if it overheats it hits the ork holding it AND a squad member