Friday, October 21, 2011

Ork vehicles?

I post this in the form of a question because let's face the facts: ork vehicles are not very good.  The trukk isn't cheap enough any more (it was fine at 35pts vs a 50pt Rhino) but needs to be cheaper now that other transports are cheaper.  Not to mention just how fragile it is.  The battlewagon is just over priced as well, despite the AV14 front.  If it had more stock wargear for the 90pts, then sure but having a naked box for that price is hard to justify. The only vehicles that are any good are Kans.

Which is why I've been playing without vehicles for a long time.

In fact, I've only played 4 games with Ork vehicles in a year. In fact this battle report was the last time I even played Kans:

The other 3 games were at a tournament, that, to be honest, does not usually have the highest level of players. I figured I would have fun with triple battlewagons and took 2nd, losing by 1 point.

But I figured my painted Jet Battlewagon deserved some table time.

My list:

HQ: Warboss, PK, Cybork, Kombi-Skorcha
HQ: Mek, KFF, Cybork, Burna

Troop: 3 Meganobz, 2x Kombi-skorchas
Troop: 20 Boys, Shootas, 2x Rokkits, Nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 19 Boys, sluggas, Nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 19 Boys, slubbas, Nob w/PK&BP

Elite: 7 Lootas
Elite: 8 Lootas

I forgot my list so I had to right it out at game time. Usually I ran one unit of 12 Lootas but somehow came up points short so I added 3 lootas and split them up. Not sure if I like this configuration.  With 1 big unit, they can only hit 1 target but can take a whole lot more shooting.

In the tournament the meganobz didn't do anything.  Usually if their ride gets popped, they end up pinned and thus sitting ducks.  This game however they actually did something, killing a razorback and the dudes inside. Not bad. Of course a missed melta shot sure helped.

I know Adepticon 2nd place was battlewagon spam. Still not convinced of the viability of this army style.  It seems to me the basic strategy of this list is not rolling under a 4 for a turn...

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