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Hello

How does it look now with Orks and shooting lists or orks and big model lists ?

It does not have to be super competitive but it should also not be auto loose.

I have not invested in an army for quite some time now and i am still very interested in an ork shooting or an ork bigmodel list, or even better, both combined in the same lists. Unfortunately painting tons of infantry models is not realistic for me, I will loose the interest in painting before I am done.

All help and suggestions are very welcome.

Thanks.

Kind regards

Kim

 



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Hi Kim, a quick reply here as well.  I've going to oversimplify things a bit to address the large model count issue.

 

I'm working on this myself, haven't field tested yet, but ran it across a tourney player who uses horde tactics.  Also observing/hearing what's happening at least in my local meta, which is pretty competitive (because/despite they are very "flavour of the month" netlist-oriented, not the best way to play, but it tends to weed things out).

 

To take care of the shooty elements 1st, yeah, many Ork lists incorporate Mek Gunz (usually Smasha Guns) and Dakkajets now.  Thus some shooty seems to always be relevant, I reckon many lists invest maybe 1/3 of their points in that area.  So that's definitely tied to your interests, and happily easy to paint up!

 

Then that leaves the melee component, which is what I think you're concerned about because traditionally it means huge hordes.  There seems to be 2 popular ways to go now.  Either a Green Tide horde (huge mass or Orkz under the protection of a Mekboy Kustom Force Field) or Battlewagon Transported (which is the preferred Vehicle of choice now over all others it seems).

 

I think you'd be more interested in the Battlewagon method (to avoid painting up a huge Green Tide).  You take Battlewagons with Deff Rollas, an upgrade that gives them a huge bonus to close combat.  Fill it up with whatever you want to paint, the standard is Boyz, but honestly I think Meganobz or other options are just as good depending on the enemy and what you're willing to paint.  I like to leave space for a Mekboy with a Kustom Force Field which will protect the Battlewagon.

 

Thus, I think a Battlewagon approach might be a realistic way to achieve what you want to do, you're still Orky without having to paint a huge horde.  It's like at least a valid alternative to a Green Tide.  The Battlewagon approach can further be enhanced by a new Specialist Detachment, Blitz Brigade, in the recent Vigilis book.

 

Not sure if this is what the rest of our Boyz on B&C are seeing, but I noticed suddenly people buying Battlewagons.  I'm kinda doing a quick conversion on one of mine before I further commit, but I'm definitely building a Blitz Brigade or 2, as it might be one of the playstyles Orks can do that no one else can, and is also fun as a project.


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Thanks a lot for the reply:)

I will begin with building a killteam, and then hopefully motivation is still there to continue.

And I like the battlewaggon, I think it is a great model.

Thanks again.

Kind regards

Kim



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I think a stompy list with ‘nauts and wagons full of boyz would work. You’ll certainly want a core of Orks on foot to capture objectives and the like, but looking at what’s in the book, the big stuff can do the damage. The Bonebreaker battlewagon looks pretty scary, and from my so far limited experience, the Gorkanaut is super stompy.
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I was considering the following list:

 

Battalion 1

Big Mek w/ Shokk Attack Gun

Big Mek w/ Kustom Force Field

 

10 Grotz

10 Grotz

10 Grotz

 

6 Killa Kans - Rokkitz/Klaws

1 Deff Dread - 2 Big Shootas/Klaws

1 Morkanaut - Kustom Force Field

 

 

Battalion 2

Big Mek w/ Shokk Attack Gun

Big Mek w/ Kustom Force Field

 

10 Grotz

10 Grotz

10 Grotz

 

6 Killa Kans - Rokkitz/Klaws

2 Deff Dreads - 2 Big Shootas/Klaws

1 Morkanaut - Kustom Force Field

 

 

 

Figured I'd roll the new Dread Mob detachment. Features a combination of weedy horde and klanking walkers. Everything important should be shielded well enough...thoughts?


Edited by Seahawk, 11 January 2019 - 01:58 AM.

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As someone with no 8th ed battle experience but a person that owns a Dread Mob I say go for it! It's a fun modelling project and a strong army theme is very satisfying to collect. As I said, I can't add anything to it's performance on the tabletop yet though.



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Ive been running a Dread Mob detachment since the Vigilus book was released. Its really good - firing a Morkanaut / Gorkanaut twice is a strong strategem.

Deff Dreads teleporting is great too




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