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Made in ch
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Hello fellow fans of the DakkaDakka!

I'm a player who has never played a table top game before. I got into the hobby through some friends and started collecting an ork army. So far, assembling and painting the models was really fun but now we plan to give our armies a go at the table top.

The problem is, I have no idea how to build a "good" army list from the models I got so far, thats why I wanted to ask you guys for suggestions.

I have the following models at my disposal:

1 Warboss with Big Choppa
1 Weirdboy

1 Painboy
5 Nobz (mostly equiped with Melee weapons)

22 Boyz, two with Big Shootas

1 Trukk

1 Deff Dread

1 Deff Kopta

Because it is our first try at the game, we agreed on 500 points per army. I will be up against Sisters of Battle (incl. Saint Celestine), Tau and a Thousand Sons army.

I would be more than happy to hear your suggestions on what combination of troups I should be running. Any help is very much appreciated!

Thanks to all of you!
   
Made in de
Waaagh! Ork Warboss on Warbike






Well, that doesn't look too bad.

At 500 points you have to use a patrol detachment, so you have to bring your boyz and at least one HQ.
My suggestion would be:

HQ
- Use your warboss, and give him the 'eadwompa relic for an extra point of AP. Also make him your warlord with the brutal but kunnin' trait and upgrade him into da biggest boss for 1 CP. This should give him a real fighting chance against St. Celestine and any other hard targets you might face. Don't spend more points than necessary on shooting units.
- Pick either the weird boy or the pain boy. Personally, I'd take the weird boy as its has more synergy with the other units. Upgrade it to warphead to get warpatch an maniacal seizures as your powers for the most flexibility
- Bring the dread. I have no idea how you built it, but optimal load-out would be one klaw and getting any combination of KMB or saws for the other three army, depending on your preference. Make sure to upgrade it with a kustom job of your liking for 1 CP. All three options are decent.
- For the lack of any other options, bring your nobz. Deffskulls get a rule on all their infantry that is commonly referred to "objective secured" that helps them to contest or capture objectives. Use this to your advantage have them clear out units from your opponent's objectives
- Spend all remaining points on boyz. Keep them close to your weirdboy and your warboss to protect them, make casting powers easier and benefit from buffs and auras.

If you need any further help on what to do during the game or how certain things work, feel free to ask about that in the ork tactics thread: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/790345.page

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Made in ch
Fresh-Faced New User




Hello Jidmah!

Thank you very much for your help ! I see that I still need to learn alot about this game. Based on your suggestion, I came up with the following army list:

HQ:

Warboss with Headwoppa's Killchoppa & Kustom shoota and Attack Squig, Brutal but Kunning, Da biggest boss, Warlord -> 78 points
Weirdboy with Maniacal seizure and Warpath, Warphead -> 75 points

Elites:

1 Boss Nob with Choppa & Power Klaw
1 Nob with Kombi skorcha
1 Nob with Choppa & Power Stabba
2 Nobs with Big Choppa
->135 points in total

Troops:

1 Boss Nob with Choppa & Slugga
1 Ork Boy with Big Shoota
12 Ork Boys with Choppa & Slugga
-> 112 point in total

Heavy Support:

1 Deff Dread with Dread Klaw, Dread Saw and 2 KMBs, Sparkly Bitz Kustom Job
-> 100 points

Adds up to a point total of exactly 500 points

Again I really appreciate your help!

Just three questions: Could I cut the Nobz for more Boyz / or include a Painboy? Why did you select these powers for the Weirdboy and not something like da Krunch / da Jump?

And what would be your suggestion for future purchases to enlarge my little ork horde?

   
Made in de
Waaagh! Ork Warboss on Warbike






Gigstar wrote:
Just three questions: Could I cut the Nobz for more Boyz / or include a Painboy?

Well, you could, but in the end the game is won by holding objectives and a second unit will allow you to be in two places at once, while a painboy would be forced to run with the boyz. When increasing your army, I would not hold onto them, but keep in mind that a pain boy is rarely worth his points unless you manage to keep two or more units of boyz near him.

Why did you select these powers for the Weirdboy and not something like da Krunch / da Jump?

In my experience when playing on small boards, there are few good places to actually put down a unit with da jump. In addition, if you don't have a lot of targets to jump, as you can't jump away your character's body guards. Da Krunch might sound like an awesome power, but it fails to impress when used regularly, especially when you consider that your weird boyz can always cast smite. Feel free to give it a try yourself though, it's not completely horrible and you won't learn without getting a bloody nose here and there.
On the other hand, warpath works well on any of your units, including the boss and the dread, while seizures can neuter armies which try to get leverage out of expensive units which people struggle to beat at low point costs.

And what would be your suggestion for future purchases to enlarge my little ork horde?

Depends. Orks work well as mechanized force OR as infantry horde. The two styles never have and probably never will mix well, so you would have to decide which way you want to go first.
For mechanized orks you would dip into a Mad Max style army with lots of buggies and potentially some stompy robots, the horde force would lean towards boyz, Ghazghkull Thrakka (currently hard to buy).
If you are undecided, a few units like MANz, mek guns or burna bommers currently do well in any kind of army.

Earth is not flat
Vaccines work
We've been to the moon
Climate change is real
Chemtrails aren't a thing
Evolution is a fact
Orks are not a melee army
Stand up for science!
 
   
Made in ch
Fresh-Faced New User




Hello Jidmah!

Thank you very much for your help! Becaus of your suggestions and very useful suggestions I was able to crush both the Thousand Sons and the Sisters of Battle without much problems
   
Made in de
Waaagh! Ork Warboss on Warbike






Happy to hear, good job

Earth is not flat
Vaccines work
We've been to the moon
Climate change is real
Chemtrails aren't a thing
Evolution is a fact
Orks are not a melee army
Stand up for science!
 
   
Made in ch
Fresh-Faced New User




Hello again dear friends of the DakkaDakka,

I'm updating this list again as I am going into my second battle with my Deathskull orks. My friends and I are planning another game day, this time with 750 points on the table top. So once again I am asking for your support

I would like to keep the 500 points army as is and upgrade it with a mek gun equipped with a smasha gun and I also ordered a box of meganobz which should be arriving tomorrow. What kind of load-out would be best for the Meganobz in your opinion?

I still have the trukk, more boyz and a deff kopta to add to the list. It would be great if you could give me your opinions on how to make my 500 points into a fun-to-play and fun-to-play against 750 points list As last time, I will be up against sororitas, T'au and thousand sons.

Thanks to all of you guys for taking the time to give my your opinions on the matter
   
Made in us
Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Mega Nobz..Boss Nob with two kill saws Meganob two kill saws meganob two kill saws
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You should have parts leftover to convert a regular nob to a Big mek with kff or possibly a big mek in maga armor with kff ..if you add in a tad of plasticard

Build the Mek gun and use parts leftover from your trukk to make a second mek gun tractor (and a bit o plasticard) ( i am not a fan of the kmb or the bubble chuckka but the KMB can alwas be mounted on your deff dread if you like)

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