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Old 15 Dec 2009, 10:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stepping into the madness

So I had this idea. I've always had fun playing Warhammer 40,000 with my Space Marines, Imperial Guard, and (more importantly) my Tau.

But from the outside looking in, Orks just seem amazingly hilarious to play. I've been thinking about getting a small Ork army for awhile, but I'd like to get some advice as an aspiring beginner into this wild world of Ork. Any suggestions, comments?
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Old 15 Dec 2009, 11:24   #2 (permalink)
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Well my first suggestions would be the codex and assault on black reach.
Assault of black reach gives you all the basics to start playing as it's the best way to start a new army.
Look through the codex. The first thing to do is work out what style you want to play; green tide, kult of speed, mek army or just a few things from here or there.
In almost all cases, the first thing you need is a huge number of boyz to act as the mainstay. They are the core of most, if not all, ork armies.
Then look through and find, not only things that you think would do well eg Nob bikers, but also things which you find fun and self-destructive eg Shokk attack gun. These toyz can fail spectacularly but when they work they are devastating.

So basically
1) Codex + Black reach
2) Pick a playing style
3) Boyz
4) Toyz
5) Have fun
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Old 16 Dec 2009, 11:26   #3 (permalink)
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Buy 100 orks. Get a Kustom force field mek, get warboss. In that order. Then you can use the remaining points to add some sparta to the mix.
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Old 16 Dec 2009, 11:37   #4 (permalink)
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Well, after you have got the minimum requirements covered, if your looking for the fun factor, go for the units that have randomness in their rules.

So the following spring to mind.
Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun
Weirdboyz
Trukks
Tankbustas with Bomb Squigs
Stormboyz
Gretchin (just because the very concept is amusing)
Zzap Gun Batteries
Looted wagons

All of them can add an element of pure chance that will keep you smiling all game, and you opponent as well more than likely ;D
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These are all excellent suggestions! I'll definately pick up the beginner set then and start experimenting! Thank you!
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