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My friend wants badly to run a bad moons list heavy on battle wagons and flash gitz. Without getting into too much detail and making this an army list post, he plans on putting a units of 10 flash gitz with 4 big shootas in a battle wagon with 5 bolt on big shootas and 3 TL Big Shootas. Now we all know that thats alota Dakka! but is this convoluted version of mech tau as orks (as i see it) in a mobile shooty format going to work? i can definitely see the advantages but also, running three of those such battlewagons, however, deadly, is putting alot of his eggs in one basket. i told him to add a few mobs of shoota boyz slogging down the middle with a grot horde or a few force fields but he has limited boyz and limited cash so this is his way of doing a shooty list. can you help him out? what is the ideal set up for bad moons in this format? He needs tips, i'll pass them on to him, thanks he has 64 boyz, one battle wagon, 2 wartrukks, 5 warbikes, a warboss, a slaver, 2 burnaboyz i think...and 2 wartrakks/buggies, i can't remember what else. Build him an army worthy of Mordor.
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It's a dakkwagon, plain and simple. I wouldn't use it as the base of an army, however- it makes an excellent fire support unit, and I mean excellent, but is relatively vulnerable and very expensive.
It'd be great, shooty and dead manouverable, but i would offer one piece of advice. Take rokkits instead of shootas for the mobs cos you'll need something to take care of tanks and the like, plus anything to negate a marines save is indespensable.
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all right, I'll try again later with a bigger hammer.
I play the dakka wagon as the basis of my badmoons. I use 1 dakka wagon with the flash gitz and 1 rokkit with a zzap wagon that's naked inside. To be completely honest you have to be willing to play for fun with Badmoons when your playing a shooty list. My overall record is below and its honest, all games are 1500 pts plus. The battle wagons are too easy to pop, but i think that Badmoons are a blast to play. I would strongly recommend a 30 ork strong unit of slugga's going down the middle or right at the opponent to distract. I don't do it, but with mekfield it will last longer then normal boys.
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