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Which 'Naut is Most Hot?

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Sorry for the cheesy title.

For Father's Day, my 16-month-old son got me a Gorka/Morkanaut (my wife swears she had nothing to do with it). I'm very excited, as I think the model is hella cool, and just the thing I need to help get my average ETL vow up this summer. But the question is, which one should I build it as?

From first read, I'm thinking the Morkanaut. 3d3 KMK shots are mean, plus the KFF on that large base is going to cover a massive area. On the other hand, the Gorkanaut has been seeing some high-level play, such as Ben Jurek's Freebooterz, and I've just heard anecdotally that the Gorka is the way to go.

I'm considering a list with 3 Battlewagons/Bonebreakas and 2 'nauts, presenting 80+ toughness 8 wounds, and greatly reducing how many models I have to move every game. I was originally going to go double Morka, but maybe one of each? The Dread WAAAGH! specialist detachment provides a stratagem to double fire, so having one of each 'naut would give me the flexibility to double fire the Gorka when facing hordes and the Morka when up against knights/heavy armor.

And what clan? My initial thought was Deffskullz, which for Morkanauts is excellent, but the Gorkanaut would benefit more from Bad Moonz. Alternatively, Blood Axes would make the 'nauts more survivable, though against most things that would be targeting them, it probably wouldn't matter vs. the KFF. Freebooterz is the single strongest for shooting, but it requires an activator, and that can be hard against some armies.


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I can not speak about ingame effectiveness, but you should consider the look of your army more in my opinion. One of each just looks better than two clones - and you have made some good points about why it would make ingame sense as well.



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Magnetize! Seriously, with some work and some magnets you won't ever have regrets!


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Bit late on this one, but ive been running a Gork/Mork combo with my Dread Waaagh lately with good results - usually cover both with the Morks KFF and hold down the battlefield center.

The double shoot strat is gold with them. Recommend an index Big Mek or two to hop out for repairs as they will draw all the AT fire tho.
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I've never tried a Morkanaut, but I love my Evil Suns Gorkanaut. I run him up the board alongside a Defkilla Wartrike and a few other buddies -- combine all that with a judicious Ramming Speed and first-turn hilarity ensues. 



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I've decided to go with a Gorkanaut for my first one, but I do plan on rounding it out with a Morkanaut later this Summer/early Autumn. I just can't wait to paint it!


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Fluff-wise you’ve gotta go for one of each, then you’ll have half your troops following one and the other half following the other!

 

 

EDIT: Remember to paint one red with green stripes and the other one green with red stripes!


Edited by Thunderforge, 12 July 2019 - 02:44 PM.

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I've decided to go with a Gorkanaut for my first one, but I do plan on rounding it out with a Morkanaut later this Summer/early Autumn. I just can't wait to paint it!


Nothing wrong with that choice, and you can always cover him with a Big Mek KFF (dont forget a oiler grot it can be life/death).

Btw regarding your earlier post - im eyeing up doing a maxed out T8 list too, Dread Waaagh and Speed Waaagh in unholy matrimony.

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Btw regarding your earlier post - im eyeing up doing a maxed out T8 list too, Dread Waaagh and Speed Waaagh in unholy matrimony.

 

 

Speaking of T8, a Deffkill Wartrike with 'Ard As Nails (Warlord trait) and Skargrim's Snazztrike (Kult of Speed relic) is great at riding shotgun with big killy chargers. An 8 wound character at T8 with 4+/5++ is pretty resilient.


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So I'm officially taking a break from my 179-model horde list. I'm not saying we're over, but we need to start seeing other people (or lists, in my case). In that regard, I'm kicking my hobby-ing into high gear to get that T8 list ready in the next two weeks. I'm still planning on doing one of each 'naut, though the Morka will be magnetized so I can switch to a Gorka in case that is just a superior option for tournaments. It'll still be painted like a Morkanaut, but I'll be able to switch out the chest and main guns.


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