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Alright, with the help of you lot, my much esteemed collegues, I have found the general colour scheme I'd like to follow (cityfight camo). However, I'm now looking into clans with renewed interest. I mostly shrugged them off at first, deciding to go with me own mob, but blood axes and deathskulls are looking mighty attractive right now...
What I'm getting at is: how have people used those 2 lists in the past, and are they any good? I know there isn't much real variation from the regular codex, but I'm rather fond of looting so I want peoples opinions on these two clans.
Thanks in advance and sorry for my rambling.
Gargrimz Green Deff
W:10 D:4 L:5
Comes down to what you want as troop choices: do you want kommandos who will infiltrate or do you want lootas who will be taking lot of heavy weapons and trying their best in an orky way to hit something. I'm actually leaning towards trying out lootas myself, having the 0-1 removed from looted vehicles could be a lot of fun, and i just finished some ork mortars which turned out sweet!
I can't speak for bloodaxes at all as i've never really tried them. For deathskulls though i do find the idea of taking a Looted Russ and Looted Demolisher in the same army entertaining. Plus the option to take lootas as troops is great for people who want to attempt a heavy weapon army. Think about it 4 squads of orks with 4 rocket launchers/plasma cannons or the like a piece! Its insane, you'll probably blow most of your own stuff up but i think it would be incredibly entertaining. Your opponent is sweating the whole time hoping you don't hit, and every now and then you will and blow a beakie squad to pieces!
40K-Beakies(9-14-4),Guard(4-7-2),Orks(34-12-11). FANTASY-Dwarves(15-6-7),Beasts (14-14-1), Skaven (17-17-10) DoC (6-1-2). CYGNAR (28-15-1)
ummm, really leaning towards the lootas. I like the idea of guardsmen heavy support squad weapons in orky hands. That and devastators of course. ummm, interesting idea.
Gargrimz Green Deff
W:10 D:4 L:5
As an aside, when it comes to lootas see about bringing a Nob with three ammo runts along. It should help you avoid the 'Oops, sorry mate' rule for the misfires.
Also, avoid the marine weapons. Avoid avoid avoid. You're paying for the BS4; a fire support or anti-tank squad gets you about as much bang for your buck plus it's cheaper.
And now, back on topic!
Last edited by citybeatnik; February 26th, 2006 at 06:31.
"Some days you're the Mekboy building the kannon, the rest you're the grot being blown up by it."
- Quote attributed to Sorkrates, before his much mourned death due to ingestion of Hemsquig Juice.
"Dis iz my choppa, and herez me gun. Dat's for killin' and so'z dis one!"
- Bloodaxe Kommando Warchant
I'd personally lean toward Death Skulls... why? I'll tell you why...
-Loota's > Kommandos (not by much.. i personally dislike both, kommandos--albeit cool, are pretty terrible. Lootas can be good in certain situations, however any way you look at it, you are paying the same amount of points that other armies' pay for their weapons, but at a much lower ballistic skill and a base cost of a troop that is geared towards combat anyway!)
-Hoewever disappointing the core toops are for either clan, the other options death skulls get are what make them amazing! Death Skulls have the ability to take up to three looted vehicles with point costs 51 or more, or up to 9 that are 50 and under!
Actually.. my god... I have an ingenious idea! Its Mechanized Orks to the Max! Hear me out...
Take 2-3 Units of lootas, no special heavy weapons, just keep them basic combat set up, plug them in rhinos or other basic transports.
Use 2-3 Fast attack choices as trukk boy mobs
Than use 2-3 Heavy Support Choices as looted tanks!
It would be pure madness...
Obviously this is very vague, but I am positive you could find all sorts of amazing combos with that. Good luck.
Deathskullz all the way, kommandos are useful but you never need more than a single squad and with deathskullz you can take one still, plus you can put a mek with a kustom force field in it giving them a nice save and covering your advance a little bit.
Does it Hurt? How about now?
all right, I'll try again later with a bigger hammer.
Do what im doing, Take both! i painted all my lads in urban-camo and gave them blue paint! so they look good as deathskulls or as Blood Axes! then just make 2 skwads of lootas, and 2 skwads of kommandos! and voila! you have either army! fill out the rest of the choice with thing you want and you can effectively use them as either or!