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Im considering doing 1500 points of Orks and im positive that i want an army entirely of Slugga Boyz led by a Warboss with Nob retinue. Each Slugga boy unit would be led by a Nob with a Power Claw. Altogether i'd have 6 units of 20 Slugga boyz(including the Nob) and the Warboss retinue. Would this have any chance of working or is it doomed before it even starts?
That's certainly a lot of Boyz. Though, I would definately invest in a Big Mek w/ KFF and a mob or two of Grotz for mobile cover, this way more Boyz get into the fight. Also, some Trukk Boyz can provide some added speed, especially if you mount Da Boss and his Nobz (plus KFF Mekboy) in a Trukk too.
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With the advent of the super shooty armies, putting your warboss in a retinue will always get them shot to pieces. If you are going to slog it, don't waste points on a retinue....it is over 200 points for 5 basic nobs that probably won't make combat. If you want to slog it, go all the way. Swarm them heck out of them. I take 93 models in 1000 points and 135 in 1500. My warboss is basic 82 point dude. I take tons of rikkits, 4 kans, and a mob of grots.
You could drop a squad of orks and give your guys cover with a looted vechicle. It always gets rid of a couple assult cannons by making the oppent go with lasscannons. Plus if you go with the basilisk it changes the game completly forcing your oppent to think twice and just plain scare em.