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Old 27 Feb 2010, 15:43   #1 (permalink)
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1st things 1st, this isn't what you'll think when you read the title.
My Ork army (see link in the sidebar for more info) contains both a unit of 6 nobz (2 pks, 3 bcs, waaagh banner, painboy, cyborks, eavy armour) and a unit of 6 meganobz (3 kombi-skorchas).
Both units have their own trukk and the nobz go with my warboss. Now, here's the thing...

It has only just occurred to me that the warboss (who goes with the nobz) can turn 1 of these units into a troops choice, which sounds a very good idea as it doesn't cost anything extra and means these two hardy units can take objectives if my boyz are unable to.
The question is, which unit?
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 17:06   #2 (permalink)
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I would easily recommend your regular Nobz.
They're much faster as you don't have to worry about the slow and purposeful rule, and with your painboy and HA/cybork upgrades, they'll be able to weather a lot more in the way of pain.
This also lets you be more cavalier with your MANZ, as you can now throw them into damnation without worrying about that whole silly contesting deal.

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Old 27 Feb 2010, 18:05   #3 (permalink)
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As already said Nobz with painboy is great, i usually chuck in my Warboss into this group as well and it works very well
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 18:19   #4 (permalink)
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Nobs all the way for me. They killed me a Daemon Prince with ease and not have to worry about point sink. :P

However,I would like to see if people field them effectively, everyone tend to think of them as Termies and just run around gutting people, or is that what they should do?

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Old 28 Feb 2010, 05:03   #5 (permalink)
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It depends on your roles, and how you gear up your nobs. Either way, you can use your troops in 2 roles.

1 - Sit back and Shooty - WHere you move to an objective and sit on it, using the nob's/meganob's increased accuracy guns (TL Shootas) to pick off enemies. Of course they probably would have to be in CC to get to that objective, then just sit them there, attracting fire. Now i think about it its a pretty silly role :P might work though.

2 - Rush forward and claim - Just claim the objective your opponents holding in their deployment zone, and kill everything in your wake. Nobz are faster, meaning they can travel a larger distance in the game, so further away objectives are well within reach.

3 - A third strategy i just thought of - Dawn of War. Starting 10 meganobs in the middle of a board is a HUGE advantage. They are already halfway to the enemy.

Basically remember whichever you choose, the other one cant start in DOW and cant claim objectives. It depends on your style of play, again.

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Old 28 Feb 2010, 14:30   #6 (permalink)
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Lord Zambia, you've fallen into the trap of reading the title but not the all-important first post. I'm not asking which to have as I've already got both. I'm asking which should make use of the warboss's special rule turning a unit of nobz/meganobz into troops from elites.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 16:39   #7 (permalink)
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Lord Zambia, you've fallen into the trap of reading the title but not the all-important first post. I'm not asking which to have as I've already got both. I'm asking which should make use of the warboss's special rule turning a unit of nobz/meganobz into troops from elites.
Then I would say mega nobz as they are the more survivable of the two in a way although, then again that will depend on the size of the squad and what else you field as they can't have inv. or a FNP so in a way I have just negated my first arguement and am now inclined to say fully tooled out normal nobs. unching_computer: (damn you for allowing me to argue against myself)

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Any way if you can decipher my meaning you will see my opinion.

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Old 28 Feb 2010, 21:20   #8 (permalink)
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Lord Zambia, you've fallen into the trap of reading the title but not the all-important first post. I'm not asking which to have as I've already got both. I'm asking which should make use of the warboss's special rule turning a unit of nobz/meganobz into troops from elites.
You could take 2 warbosses :P

Anyway, i edited my previous post...it should help you now anyway now that its on topic :P

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4 lightening claws LMAO. wouldn't the inquisition get involved?
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Originally Posted by Jedibean
Killing terminators with flamers is like trying to stop a charging elephant with a fly swatter.
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Originally Posted by Genmotty
if your not going to change your ammo between battles then you deserve to be giving people rashes.
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Originally Posted by Tetrino
Ah, that's a shame. It's kind of funny, because I'd imagine that running headfirst into a force field would pretty much ruin your initiative.
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Originally Posted by Fire at Will
Why not take over France? You could do it with a pistol, which in doing would make you the most armed man in the country.
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Old 01 Mar 2010, 11:54   #9 (permalink)
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No, if you look I've already got an army list, it already has a unit of nobz and a unit of meganobz (wargear for both units in 1st post and in army list section to left <<&lt

So, should I just take Bigtoofs suggestion of using the nobz?
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Old 01 Mar 2010, 12:03   #10 (permalink)
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With regards to your lists, you are overpricing your trukks. they are 35 points base, and reinforced rams are 5 points. That makes 40. I would reccomend fully to put a few gretchin on there for the other 5 points you've already spent to stop immobolizing results from ruining your day.

Otherwise, nobz are faster and possibly the better troops, but chop and change. Try something different, and you will make up your own mind

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Originally Posted by jhontauel
4 lightening claws LMAO. wouldn't the inquisition get involved?
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Originally Posted by Jedibean
Killing terminators with flamers is like trying to stop a charging elephant with a fly swatter.
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Originally Posted by Genmotty
if your not going to change your ammo between battles then you deserve to be giving people rashes.
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Originally Posted by Tetrino
Ah, that's a shame. It's kind of funny, because I'd imagine that running headfirst into a force field would pretty much ruin your initiative.
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Originally Posted by Fire at Will
Why not take over France? You could do it with a pistol, which in doing would make you the most armed man in the country.
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