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I've recently decided to collect and ork army and wondering if i could get some advice from some veteran players such as yourselves. I was thinking of buying the warboss,then two units of sluggs. Would this be ok as a starter army?
nah just get a ton of grotz haha jk
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Warboss and 2 Slugga Mobs would be a good base for your army.
Just depends on how you want to play the greenskins.
Theres a fair bit of info for new players, be sure to read the klan list variations here: http://uk.games-workshop.com/orks/
If you want a bit of variety in your boys, i'd suggest buy the 40k box set as well as the fantasy box set of boyz. If you run out of sluggas, you can always chop down shootaz.
I find slugga boyz to be a must. Shoota boyz are worthless. Even though they have more shots because of rapid fire rules they will be outshot by almost every army. You have a good base, but don't forget to get a nob for your slugga boyz. My nobs (usually with power claws but even with choppas and sluggas) usually kill as many guys as the boyz themselves (especially against toughness 4). Get rokkits and other assault weapons for the units and they will be very good. Then go on to bigger and better things... and more boyz...
Thats the most common start. Plus, those basic boys can be easilly converted into almost any other unit.
The single thing my usual opponent hates the most about my orks is the burna. I suggest you look into it
Shoota boyz *have* some use in larger armies, depending on the scenario, but I don't recommend them for a starter. Go all slugga.
The thing with Orks is, they go all out, whether it's shootin' or stompin'. Orks don't bother to aim, they just like the noise of big guns--so if you want effective shooting, get something with lots of shots. Flash Gitz are expensive but are a nice departure from the norm.
The NORM is a bunch of orks in your face trying to punch your lights out and hack all your limbs off. So it is very fluffy to have most of your boyz armed for a good scrum. Crude but effective.
Later look at big gunz, Kanz n Dreadz, and a few buggies/bikes/traks because you'll need some speed and heavy hitting power to complement the mobs.
Just do me a favor. Don't use any looted vehicles. If you just HAVE to field Imperial ordinance, then play IMPERIAL GUARD, not Orkz! Propa Orkses don't use 'Oomie stuff, only those naff Blood Axes and Death Skulls clans use dere kit. Get your own mekboy, Waaagh-boss!
Itz the whole fluff behind da boyz that makes them use da Weedy 'uime vehicles. I have a Lemanruss and I love ti to death. Plus its uber fun to convert it to be looted looking.
Weeelll I would agree with you, except we have no tanks of our own.Originally Posted by Grotstompa
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It is an expensive army to field but it will stomp all if built right. Warbikes are poo (except Boss bike with nob bikerz). Get truck boyz, lots and lots of turck boyz. If you are willing to drop a couple pay checks into it all buggy armies are also awesome (drive-by flaming excitement :cool: ).
Keep in mind this is an expensive way to play, but so much fun. If you don't want to drop to much into orks, don't bother.