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I am thinking of starting an ork army, suggestions?
« on: September 14, 2002, 08:18:14 PM »
After making, in my opinion, a near invincible dark eldar (with harlequin detachment) kabal, I have joined my brother in helping him with his first army. We decided on orks and that we want an ork army with lots of bikes and buggies (simply because "red wunz do go fasta" plus a strong backing of troops to overwhelm the enemy. Anyone have suggestions and hints on tactics and such?
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Re:I am thinking of starting an ork army, suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2002, 11:20:52 PM »
Well it sounds like Speed Freeks, which in my opinon is very cool. This is what i'd do. Get a Warboss on a bike with a Nobz warbike squad. get 2 biker squads with Nobs, and fill the rest in with truck boys
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Re:I am thinking of starting an ork army, suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2002, 12:28:43 PM »
First off, have a look through both codex's (if you are doing Speed Freaks) and see what you like. A Warboss on a bike with accompanying Nobz would be oh so nice!! ;D.

For the kind of army your planning, I would go straight for the Ork Battle force, as it gives you 16 boyz ( more on these in a sec), a Wartrukk, Warbuggy, and FIVE - YES FIVE ork bikers!!!  ;D ;D ;D

With your 16 boyz, Split them up into 2 groups of 8 (Slugga and Choppa of course!), then just get a Nobz for each ( power claw) and a burna boy for each and get an extra trukk. 2 very deadly Trukk boyz mobs for your army!! The ork bikes can be made into just bikers ( pretty good in themselves) or you can use them as outriders which get an extra move at the start of the game and dont count against troops numbers etc for some missions!!! Grab a Warboss and just put him into one of the Trukk mobs for the moment until your ready to buy him a bodyguard and transport ( fairly high on the list to get)

Your Warbuggy and bikes can provide pretty good covering fire for your army though you will need some Tank Busta's pretty quick or a baslisk or big guns to deal with Armour!!!

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Re:I am thinking of starting an ork army, suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2002, 09:05:33 AM »
My son plays speed freeks and wins alot.  Here are some of his dirty ork trikks.  First give all vehicles red paint job, it adds 1 inch to your movement for free.  Second give every vehicle stikk bomb chuckkas, this allows your trukk and trakk and buggy to tank shock.  Next give every vehicle boostas, this gives you a D6 extra move.  One buggy should be designated the kamikazee; give this one no weapons but spiky bits instead and this buggy keeps tank shocking, and since it moved more than 6 inches can only be hit on a 6, all models that attack it and miss take a auto hit.  I have seen the kamikazee decimate whole squads of marines.  The tactic??? full speed charge, tank shock with all vehicles, They can all move 25 plus D6 inches, next turn dismount assault, shoot what your not assaulting.  Have two extra trukks because trukk boys fall back to trukks, not board edges, and if there are no trukks to fall back to, they are "crossfired"  I saw him totally decimate a nid army by turn two.  The only thing left of the nids was two biovores and the tyrant (but it had two wounds on it) I have never seen a nid player who didnt get to mass assault because the orks mass asaulted him.  It was great.  Put the warboss on a bike ang give him a power claw, make the other 5 bikes nobs.  The psco blast on assault which is basicly two turns of shooting and with waagh and power fist style weapons they will kill every thing.  I saw that bike squad in one game take out the baneblade, 4 leman russ's, and 4 chimmeras.  That squad in a different game took out the carnifex on the first turn, and assaulted the tyrant but rolled very low, the tyrant only killed one nob and was dead the next turn.  The orks wiped out the nids in three turns, (1700 point battle)  The tactic is stolen from the US Marnes and is called the "bum rush".   Have fun.
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Re:I am thinking of starting an ork army, suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2002, 09:19:23 PM »
Since when could you put a Warboss on a bike? I've never seen an option to which you could do this? Is it in a White Dwarf? If so what issue?
You can take regular Warbikes as a Troops choice too in a Speed Freeks list. I find that so awesome!
Against Space Marines I don't have any tactics, I have yet to find one that will beat them! (I have lost 10 times out of 10 against Dark Angels, Space Wolves and Blood Angels). They have whirlwinds and frag missiles for killin troops and Krak rockets and lascannons for everything else!
Against other armies though I would suggest numbers! I took on Eldar with about 50-60 troops (just troop choices too) and the assualt fighting was awesome. My Warboss hadn't even gotten there yet either! Of course there are many other tactics to choose from.
Finding cover for your Trukks is very important so get them at a hull down position or out of site position. Take burna boyz led by a mek because you can have up to 4 Burnas (Power weapons if you don't use them as Flamers) and if the mek has a Kustom force field your vehicle and boyz will benefit from a 5+ cover save.
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Re:I am thinking of starting an ork army, suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2002, 08:05:48 AM »
"It needs but one foe to breed a war. And even those who have not swords can still die upon them" (Lady Eowyn)
     We orks are not about being the hero; We orks are about being the mob.
                         
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Skeetergod: (adj) A crazy fascination for all things combustible mixed with an unhealty lust for red paint. see also Speed Freak

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Re:I am thinking of starting an ork army, suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2002, 12:36:18 AM »
I thank you greatly!  ;D
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