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Old 07 Oct 2007, 05:47   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a game coming up against Speed Freek Orks, and I'm wanting some pointers. Because of his ability to get across the board in 1-2 turns, stationary Tau are out of the question, I feel. But at the same time, I'm a little weary of playing pure Mech because of his three Truks with Zzapguns.
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 06:29   #2 (permalink)
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Kroot will help, infiltrate them in a straight line acrosse the board so orks will assult them or your kroot can kill some orks!!! Also suits with tl-Missile Pods will help alot (forgot the name of the suit sorry)
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 06:49   #3 (permalink)
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Kroot will help, infiltrate them in a straight line across the board so orks will assult them or your kroot can kill some orks!!! Also suits with tl-Missile Pods will help alot (forgot the name of the suit sorry)
They are Deathrain suits that you're forgetting. Definitely the best kind of suit to take against Orks.

With the Trucks (or whatever the ork spelling is?) out of the way, sniper drone squads and Railheads can take care of everything else. Take Fusion Piranhas if your that worried about them getting over. Stealth's and FW's can take care of everything else with shooting.

Get those Trucks though.
Oh, and the bikes will be annoying if they do that fog/smokescreen thing. They're pretty high on the to-kill list too.
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 07:26   #4 (permalink)
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They are Deathrain suits that you're forgetting. Definitely the best kind of suit to take against Orks.
Agreed. Deathrain suits are extremely useful for popping light transports, among a great number of other uses.

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Take Fusion Piranhas if your that worried about them getting over. Stealth's and FW's can take care of everything else with shooting.
Good idea. However, I wouldn't go all fusion against orks. Keep a Burst cannon or two in there somewhere to help mop up the green tide once you've taken away their trukks. Plus, a burst piranha is still perfectly capable of damaging av10 with its 5 shots. Oh, and don't forget the targetting arrays!
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Its 1500 points. I'm pretty sure he'll bring 4 trukks full of Orks, a bike-mounted HQ & Retinue, 3 more Trukks with Zapguns, and some groundpounder tank (new to 40k, don't know the names of everything).

Knowing his playstyle, if I go purely stationary he'll likely ignore infiltrating Kroot and charge straight into my firing squads. Still, even my Kroot have a chance of busting his lightly armored vehicles.

Chances are I'll field a hybrid list. A couple infiltrating Kroot squads, a couple stationary firing lines, a Pathfinder squad, possibly a couple of smaller Fish of Fury teams. 1-2 Railheads, and a Deathrain team fortified with a Fireknife Shas'el. If I have the room, Piranhas and/or Stealthsuits will make an appearance.
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 08:38   #6 (permalink)
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i always beat them with hammerheads with sms, works wonders as you don't need to see them so if the trucks hiding you can shoot it and blast something else with your railgun or ion cannon
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 13:24   #7 (permalink)
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take as many deathrains as possible, and kill the zzap guns first. Once he can't shoot back, you've as good as won. The bikes can hurt, but a 5 save really isn't that much.

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oh watch out for the outriders, as they can turbo boost from their scout move..
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 15:08   #9 (permalink)
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Against Speed Freeks, Trukks first. If you make him break, he runs toward the nearest trukk and gets inside, you may end up helping him get inside and assault you. the order should be along these lines.

Zzap guns
Trukks
Bikes
The tank(unless it's a Leman Russ)

You may want to ask the Ork Board though, I've only fought them in tournaments, so I couldn't tell you how to tailor your list.

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