While costing more than two Mega-Armored Warbosses for a marginal increase in close combat ability although immunity to Instant Death is nice by all means , the real reason to take him is for his Prophet of the Waaagh ability. The ability to allow all your infantry units to count their Fleet Roll as 6" for a single turn is a potentially very powerful ability, if you can set your army up for the charges. Obviously, this works in some armies better than others; a Loota Gunline backed by Kans as the main defensive element, would have little use for the big Warboss, while for mechanized Orks, the additional threat range provided is priceless. Another exception is when he gets the charge, where he drowns his enemy in very high strength attacks that can rip open land raiders.
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Because you want to be a British football hooligan with a machine gun and you like spending your time beating people up while shouting at the top of your lungs. Between dirt-cheap, durable infantry, ease of acquiring Fearless, and exceptionally point-efficient anti-infantry shooting and melee, Orks are initially very forgiving of tactical errors.
However, the codex has aged bizarrely, with vehicles becoming less of a threat and newer rules phasing out old standards in the recent 6th Edition. But in all seriousness, these guys should be placing blades through brains in close combat.
The only army to be better than Orks at swamping enemies in dozens of models and hundreds of attacks are the Tyranids. Keep in mind that you will be playing a 4th edition army in a 6th edition game. You will not be steamrolling any tournaments. Then again, being a horde army with cheap troops has some major upsides in the current edition.
In a meta where cheap fliers are giving some people difficulties, orks can afford to not give a single fuck: Orks will have upwards of boyz on the table, fliers get to shoot boyz per turn at best, and if their flying circus even enters from reserves orks can throw tons of dice upward that even on a snap shot is mathematically guaranteed to hit something.
Coincidentally, orks are kings of taking and holding objectives, nobody likes trying to remove 30 angry shoota boyz from a ruin. In short you will be having boatloads of fun by burying your enemies in the best point-for-point troop choice in the game.
Be sure to bring a bucket full of dice. Additionally, you are just about tied with Chaos as the army that gets the most loving from Forgeworld and Apocalypse. Up yours, Tau. General Advice[ edit ] 6th Edition brings some real changes in, but the ones you should be most mindful of are Snap Firing, Overwatch, Night Fighting and Character abilities.
Snap Firing lets you fire under special conditions, and it makes you Ballistic Skill 1. Orks are BS2 naturally, and their guns account for that by upping the volume of shot, giving you an advantage to Snap Firing like no other army. Overwatch is a special kind of Snap Firing that lets you shoot at BS1 into oncoming enemies charging into assault with you. Again, you are Orks, and ought to be charging, but you also have that absurd shot-density that can end an assault before it begins. Half the games you play will now start out with Night Fighting in effect.
Yes please. Note of warning. And Night Fighting is useless against Dark Eldar. Make use of cover. Remember to bring your KFF and always remember to roll for night fighting when allowed. Finally, Characters, a term that was once only a clarification, now gives Squad Leaders and Independent Characters special abilities. Look Out, Sir! Also important is the rule that gives you characters the ability to, if they roll a six to hit, single out a model in the unit they are firing at to take the shot they fired.
This means that all Nobz which lead a mob! Mob Rule - Try to have as many Boys as possible in a squad with Mob Rule, since a mob substitutes the number of boys in it for their LD. Fearless - When a Mob is fearless that means that they cannot retreat, go to ground, or retreat from combat that cannot be won. However, they will not have to make any morale tests. So they cannot be pinned or retreat. Next round they will use Mob Rule to become fearless and press on.
Just make sure to search for cover when doing this, because your enemy will most certainly rip you a new one for fucking with the rules.
Bosspoles - If a squad can take a Bosspole take it, however Independent Characters do not need Bosspoles. The exception is if you group does not have access to one. Example, Warboss should have one if he groups with Mega-Nobs. Purpose - Figure out what the unit is supposed to do and when it should do it. Cover - Most Ork Boyz have piss poor armor saves, as such keep them near cover as much as possible.
Warlord Traits[ edit ] Prophet of the Waaagh! If the Warlord already has the Waaagh! Like a Thunderbolt! He costs a metric shitload, is immune to Instant Death and is a close combat monster on his Waaagh! Fun fact: with his sheer amount of power and beef, Ghazzy can take on almost every HQ in the game in a 1-on Take him when you absolutely positively need to kill anything or anyone in a challenge. Just be mindful of Mindshackle Scarabs and incredibly lucky rolls.
Or, give him a Nob guard to Look Out Sir! Prophet of the Waaagh! Ghazghkull can kill a Baneblade in one turn by himself without too much trouble. Mad Dok Grotsnik: Grotsnik is an interesting character. This said and done, he does have his other uses. The ability for any other Ork unit to take Cybork bodies is useful, and can do a lot to lengthen the lifespan of other Ork units; however, in practice this becomes mostly useful for upgrading Meganobz, on account of their normal inability to acquire Cybork Bodies, and the fixed price for the upgrade making it prohibitively expensive to upgrade regular Orks in this manner.
Otherwise same as a Weirdboy with Warphead. Added benefit is the random number of attacks. This is most likely a mistake, wait for Errata. They will cost warp charges and waste your turn.
Zogwort will never see the light of day now, except in that one time you think to yourself, "Why does no one field Zogwart anymore?
These drawbacks matter little, however, for he has four Strength 8 shots which can be fired after Turbo-boosting, providing an additional threat to enemy armor. Better still, he can choose who to allocate the wounds to on sixes, giving him a reason to fire into enemy squads with Heroes or whatnot to try to get Neo-style Instant Deaths. However, the main reason you wish to take this character is should you wish to field Warbikers as troops, meaning they no longer compete with other Fast Attack choices.
Taking him, of course, comes with the opportunity cost of having one less Kustom Forcefield, or Shokk Attack Gun in your army. For some, this is no big loss.
He has twin Big Shootas, a power klaw at normal initiative Space Marine no less! He also gets to take warbikers as troops, no surprise. This means he must be used as a close combat shock unit, and needs a warbiker or nob-biker retinue. His lack of an invulnerable save and Eternal Warrior makes him too risky for competitive play.
The poster boy of the entire IA volume, this dude is full of win. He is dirt cheap, first off. His entire statline is better than a Big Mek. This makes him a close combat monster against hordes and unarmored units. But, he lacks Cybork Body and Eternal Warrior, which means he dies to railguns very quickly. Put him in a transport with retinue to ensure his success. Oh wait, did I forget to mention he takes his Dreads with him?
Warboss: Any respectable Ork army should have one of these bad boys. Attacks at S10 AP2 are just way too good to pass up.
Just keep in mind that you will be attacking last, so remember that before you go running into a challenge only to be killed before you can rip him apart. If the Big Choppa had any sort of AP, it would be a fine alternative for the points.
But for now, take the Klaw. If you must, the kombi-skorcha has some potential to soften up the squad before the charge. Stick him with some Mega Armored Nobz in a Battlewagon and roll him up the board. An extra attack is always welcome, especially for a close combat monster like the Warboss. Always good to have just in case your other saves are negated, but the points can be better spent elsewhere. Bosspole - Inflicts a saveable wound to your unit to reroll a morale test.
Chances are that the reroll will be well worth it at LD 9. The Table is fun to use as well. AP2 and S 2D6. Rolling doubles can spell disaster, though it has an equal chance of removing your Big Mek as well as removing the target from play. You might want to keep him away from anything valuable because rolling double ones vaporizes him and d6" nearby, but if you want him in a unit suggest placing in a squad of Lootas because they both have similar ranges, though you might have to chose between shooting a tank or a squad of infantry.
You can also stick him in a group of gretchin for a cheap bullet shield that can also capture objectives. Kustom Force Field -Practically a required choice throughout 5th, the KFF has taken a nerf in 6th but is still totally viable. Fantastic for vehicles, as the cover save counts for all units. That means if one little ork out of a 30 man mob is within 6 inches of the KFF, all 30 get the save. Your opponent WILL cry about this, so be prepared.
The best place for him is in a vehicle, preferably a Battlewagon, surrounded by other vehicles. He also works very well footslogging with mobs and mobs of boyz. The only way this could even be an option is if you had your Mek zip around the field on his bike repairing vehicles, but he would be killed very quickly and be much more better off in a Trukk or Wagon.
The Big Mek belongs behind the scenes, not on the front lines charging into combat. Also, way too expensive.
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