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Old 08 Feb 2009, 11:33   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys... I've been contemplating orks for a long time now, but with the half term comming up i hope to be able to start.

SO i think the obvious is two big squads of boyz... Shootas or sluggas?

next would be eitehr a war boss or mech? what do you think?

after that i really have no idea... any help would be hot...
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 12:04   #2 (permalink)
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Warboss - This is a CC-Monster. If you're going CC, a Warboss is good then. Armed with a PK, he can knock anything off their feet or treads with his Strength 10 hit. Another reason you want to include a Warboss, is that you're also including a Nob Mob to be in your list. A Warboss + Nob Mob will fill the requirement for 1 HQ and 1 Troop. Quite handy when your Nobz happened to charge into an enemy unit with an objective or you just want 2 Troop Choice and you just want 'Ard Boyz as your 2nd Troop Choice.

Big Mek
- If you're going for Shooty Orkz or you want to start a Dread Mob or you want to do a KoS list, a Big Mek will fix your gubbinz. For Shooty Orks, he can be armed a SaG and be protected by a mob of Gretchins for taking hits for the Big Mek. For Dread Mob, you can take 1 Deff Dread for every Big Mek you got. So, taking 2 fills your compulsory troop choice. Then taking another Deff Dread and 2 mobs of 3 Killa Kans makes a really scary army. KoS list; equip your Big Mek with a Kustom Force Field and put him in a Trukk and keep all of your Trukks and other vehicles within 6" of the Trukk carrying the Big Mek with KFF, this gives your Trukks and other vehicles a 4+ Cover Save!

Ork Boyz - I say one of each. For Slugga Boyz, you want them to be in CC so I don't suggest taking any 'Heavy' Weapons as you want as many attacks you can pump out of them. Shoota Boyz are good when you need mowing down and Big Shootas compliments the Shootas very well. But as a must, get a Nob equipped with PK and Bosspole.

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Old 08 Feb 2009, 12:14   #3 (permalink)
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cheers.. i really don't know where i want to go with it yet. only that i want orks. First thing will be the codex though....

How big is a big mob? 10? 20?
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cheers.. i really don't know where i want to go with it yet. only that i want orks. First thing will be the codex though....
Good choice

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How big is a big mob? 10? 20?
Ppphhhhfffttt......30!
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 12:19   #5 (permalink)
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so thats 3 boxes of boyz... gotcha

and does a box of boyz come with both slugga and shoota?
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so thats 3 boxes of boyz... gotcha

and does a box of boyz come with both slugga and shoota?
Yeap
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 12:26   #7 (permalink)
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awsome.. can we combin each type in each squad?
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awsome.. can we combin each type in each squad?
Nah. It's either Shoota or Slugga Boyz which works fine anyway.
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 12:36   #9 (permalink)
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yeah that is fine.

I think i want a completly foot flogging green tide... Just boyz.. no armour...
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yeah that is fine.

I think i want a completly foot flogging green tide... Just boyz.. no armour...
6 mobs of 30 Ork Boyz only? Kinda boring :-\ I say at most 4 mobs of Ork Boyz then the rest can be Elite units like Nobz, Lootaz, Kommandoz etc
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