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I find it weird that slugga, flash-gitz and shoota boyz all have the same ballistic skill while one of the three units is disigned to shoot at things? witha ballistic skill of five the shoota boys have a better chance of assaulting than shooting at their enemy. Do you think GW is gonna change this in the new codex?
No, I don't find it weird, nor do I think GW will change it. Slugga boyz and shoota boyz are the same orks: The only difference is the weapons they carry. Same goes for flash gitz. So they should all have the same characteristics. Shoota boyz are very useful in CC as well; they only thing they lack is the extra attack and the choppa bonuses, neither of which is that critical when you're up against soft targets like IG or eldar guardians.
Aside from that point, the orks list is actually very well-balanced; large mobs of shoota boyz makes up for their crummy BS skill.
he's absolutly right. 2 orks are as affective in the shooting phase as 1 space marine and they cost almost the same number of points.
There is no problem with the Ork shooting, however I've never worked it out as being as effective as a space marines for only 1 point more. Anyway my only critiscism with the Orks is their lack of armour. My only suggestion would be to allow them to have mekboys with kustom force fields in the unit (I know some of the new clans can do this) for a 5+ cover save or perhaps have a unit upgrade being to have a 5+ save for +1/+2 pts per model representing that some Orks can get their hands on some good gear.
k check it out. a marine hits four out of six times. an ork hits two out of six times. since you can have about two orks for one marine you hit about as often as a marine because of the extra shots. Get it?
Well Ska make some konversions and put on some more armor on those Orkz...
well i guess.. yea it makes sense with the points and all. but howbout flash gitz? with the upgrades they almost cost as much as a marine.
i do agree with the armour. my orks tend to get shot up fairly quickly. yea they should be able to get meks with force feilds on the squads.