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Orks... Why choose them? I know they do well at CC, but get murdered in anything else. Don't mean to dampen your spirits, just wondering. Might make an Ork army. The cons are easy to see. Any pros?
Sheer numbers... 10-30 sized squads are nothing to laugh at.
Those are the three I see stright away.
Rork: In the dark future of the 41st millennium there is only friendship.
Fenrir: and magic.
Kaiser-: My Little Chaos Marine, Friendship is Heresy?
True... But even their 'good' units kind of have big flaws... That mega armor or whatever it's called... I dunno... Seems kinda iffy on survival ratings... I'm sure they rip things to shreds in CC, but they get gunned down pretty easily...
You also but in distraction units like, Killa Kans, Dreadnoughts, Buggies, Bikes and Looted Tanks.
Anything that takes fire away from your boyz or gives them a save is a blessing.
Yes they get shot up on the way in, but generally they have more numbers than even Nids.
They get to shoot on the way in, sure they are not very good at it but they have lots of guns.
There are ways to avoid getting shot to pieces. I myslef am going to use a large number of killa kans as a sort of shield. Don't klnow how well it will work, but I figure a large armoed walker can provide just as good shileding as a grot mob.
First! I'd wait for the new release. Maybe get some models to paint for fun here and there, but then make your list when the new release comes. Buy the big box then. And hopefully we'll have the super heavies from the Apocalypse release too, and you could get a Gargant
Hasn't the new codex been delayed a bit longer though?
Orks are great lotz of da boyz!! Red paint!! Fun painting and modeling
4 A each on a charge O great fun Killa kans
Despite how easily they seem to get gunned down, I have seen them(mine) survive some fierce firefights.
Against some especially shooty armies, like the Tau, you'll lose a few dozen boys.
But it takes some ridiculous fighters in close combat to take down the Orks.
With the right upgrades, you can survive just about anything. The Orks' strength does not lie in close combat, but in their bizzare and strangely balanced wargear options. If you understand the codex, there's enough wargear and tactics to take down even the toughest army.
They do have terrible BS, but that can easily be counteracted with the Kustom Jobs upgrades for the weapons.
Hope that helped.
I shall use all of my armies to their fullest power.
My Angels are a sword to cut my own path.
My Orks are a hammer to crush my enemies.
Fear me, for I shall rule this Galaxy by my own Hand.