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Ok, not really "new", but not that long either, I've been playing Tau for about four, five months now and I'm looking to try out the other end of the spectrum... Horde melee armies. I'm currently debating between tyranids and orks. Both sound super cool. So I would like for your people's divine knowledge on Orks and their pros and cons. I made a similar post in the nids section wondering the same thing.
Mr. Portta Potty Man
I dont know what all ork players are like but most i've met are more concerned with the fun end of the spectrum. if winning is everything to you then maybe orks arent for you until they update the codex.
Ok, that aside orks are all about the sluggas, get tons of them. they can reduce the save of high armor targets and just do well against everything else in melee. only thing they cant take out with enough of them is high toughness enemies or vehicles. for those you have either tankbustas or a squad or two of rocket buggies. trukkboyz i cant really think of an equivalent in tau, but probably most similar to a devilfish with pathfinders. mostly a distraction unless you're doing a kult of speed army. a lot of people really like extra things, but all you need is lots of sluggas and whatever you want to deal with harder targets.
If something here is wrong then please correct it or give your opinion on it, im not the best ork guy out there.
This about sums it up. FUN FUN FUN! Orks are a fun army. You should try Feral Orks too. Mad as you like. If you have the right attitude Orks are the best army in 40k. You won't win every battle you fight but in true Orky style your boyz can mob up and fight another day. If you want you could have 180 grotz for a mere 540pts. You can just swamp ememy units as they fail to put a dent in your numbers. You can take looted vehicles and weapons which can go wrong in Orky hands. In true Orky style you can convert all you models.Originally Posted by neoviper
You smile because I'm different........I laugh because you're all the same!
choppas, neoviper, not sluggas, choppas that reduce save. buuuut aside from that, same as everybody has been saying fun fun fun. in my opinoin orks seem a lot more fun to build too as other races all seem kinda cookie cutter, especially in the painting dept.
right, i was saying the name of the squad, not the weapon. sorry about that.
and yes you can convert just about anything you feel like. I myself am planning a wheelchair mek conversion, so they sky is the limit.
Another thing, you can take the loss of about anything you have, excepting looted vehicles. nothing is extremely high in points, except losing large numbers of things all at once. but even losing something like a battlewagon is no big deal, its not like its a landraider or anything.