PROJEKT NEWBIE

This page is for any player who is wholly new to Orks and needs some advice on how to construct a competitive list from models available from Games Workshop stores.

The following models are available from any well stocked GW store:

WARBOSS IN MEGA ARMOUR (may have Big Horns, Bosspole, Boosta, Stikkbomm Chukka, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts).
WARBOSS WITH ATTACK SQUIG, SLUGGA AND SHOOTA-SCORCHA (may have Big Horns, 'Eavy Armour, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Bosspole).
WARBOSS WITH CHOPPA AND KUSTOM SHOOTA/BIG SHOOTA (may have 'Eavy Armour, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Bosspole).
NOB IN MEGA ARMOUR (may have Boosta, Stikkbomm Chukka, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Kustom Shoota and/or Kombi-Shoota).
NOB WITH POWER CLAW AND SLUGGA (may have 'Eavy Armour, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Bosspole).
NOB WITH CHOPPA AND SLUGGA (may have 'Eavy Armour, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Bosspole).
NOB WITH CHOPPA AND KUSTOM SHOOTA/BIG SHOOTA (may have 'Eavy Armour, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Bosspole).
NOB WITH WAAARGH BANNA AND SLUGGA (may have 'Eavy Armour, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Bosspole).
MEK WITH CHOPPA AND SLUGGA (may have Tools, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Oilers).
MEK WITH BURNA AND SLUGGA (may have Tools, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Oilers).
DOK WITH CHOPPA AND SLUGGA (may have Tools, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Orderlies).
DOK WITH POWER KLAW AND SLUGGA (may have Tools, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Orderlies, Cybork Body, Bionik Arm, Bionik Bonce).

PAINBOSS WITH POWER KLAW AND SLUGGA (may have Tools, Attack Squigs, Ammo Runts, Orderlies, Cybork Body, Bionik Arm, Bionik Bonce).

STORMBOYZ NOB WITH CHOPPA AND SLUGGA (may have Eavy Armour).
STORMBOYZ WITH CHOPPA AND SLUGGA (may have Stikkbomz).

ARDBOYZ WITH CHOPPA AND SLUGGA OR SHOOTA (may have Stikkbomz).

SLUGGA BOYZ WITH CHOPPA AND SLUGGA.

SHOOTA BOYZ WITH SHOOTA.

TANKBUSTA BOYZ WITH CHOPPA, SLUGGA AND BOMBZ.

BURNA BOYZ (either in their own unit or added to Ard Boyz, Sluggas or Shootas).

SLAVA WITH GRABBA STIKK AND SLUGGA (may have Squig Hound).
GROTS.

HEAVY WEAPON BOYZ BOYZ (1 each of Rokkit and Big Shoota added to Ard Boyz, Sluggas or Shootas, Rokkits may join Tankbustas).

WARBIKES WITH TWIN BIG SHOOTAS (no Nob).

WARTRAKK WITH TWIN BIG SHOOTAS.

WARTRAKK WITH SCORCHA.

TRUKK WITH BIG SHOOTA.

BIG GUNZ (with 2 Grot crew each).

KILLER KANS (Scorcha, Rokkit or Big Shoota, may be given a Searchlight).

DREADNOUGHT (with two of the following three guns: Scorcha, Rokkit or Big Shoota. No gun may be used twice, may be given a Stikkbomm Chukka).

LOOTED VEHICLE.

Using these ingredients various Ork Players were asked to design a competitive and easy to use Ork list that a new player would be able to put together and use without spending too much money or time on the army. Here are some of the 1000pt armies that were suggested:

GARRICK'S GREENSKINS.

HQ

Warboss with choppa and shoota (64pts).
Painboss with power klaw, slugga and Doc's toolz (52pts).

TROOPS

16 Slugga boyz with 2 burnaz, 13 slugga/choppaz (201pts).
+ Nob with Power klaw and slugga.

16 Slugga boyz with 2 burnaz, 13 slugga/choppaz (201pts).
+ Nob with Power klaw and slugga.

ELITES

8 'Ardboyz with choppaz/sluggaz (152pts).
+ Nob with power klaw, slugga and bosspole.

FAST ATTACK

3 Warbikes with twin-linked big shootaz (90pts).

HEAVY SUPPORT

3 Zzap gunz and 6 grot crew (105pts).
+ Slaver with slugga and squighound.

3 Killer Kanz (135pts).

Total Points: 1000

SWOOP'S FAST FOOTSLOGGERS.

HQ

Warboss with choppa and shoota (64pts).

TROOPS

18 Slugga boyz with slugga/choppaz (162pts).

18 Slugga boyz with slugga/choppaz (162pts).

FAST ATTACK

8 Trukk Boys with choppaz/sluggaz (163pts).
+ Nob with power klaw and slugga.
Trukk with Big Shoota and Grot Riggers.

9 Trukk Boys with choppaz/sluggaz (175pts).
+ Nob with power klaw, slugga and big horns.
Trukk with Big Shoota and Grot Riggers.

HEAVY SUPPORT

2 Killer Kanz (90pts).

1 Killer Kan (45pts).

Looted Leman Russ with hull Heavy Bolter (140pts).

Total Points: 1001

COURTESY GROT'S ADVICE.

The shopping list and army list below is "bare bones". This creates a nice Ork list that can be competitive for the true new player without drowning them in a thousand and one special rules or oddities. As the player becomes more familiar with their greenskins, some of the wargear and vehicle options will become available to them.

ITEM #1: Battleforce.
Includes 16 Boyz, 5 Bikes, 1 Buggy (Skorcha or KMB) & 1 Trukk.
ITEM #2: Space Ork Boyz box (x3).
Includes 48 Boyz.
ITEM #3: Ork Warboss Model.
ITEM #4: Nobz (x3) & Special Weapons Blisters.
Includes 3 Nobz, 2 Burnas, 2 Big Shootas & 2 Rokkitz.
ARMY LIST

HQ

Warboss with Big Shoota & Choppa (72pts)
Total: 72pts

TROOPS

21 Slugga Boyz (189) with Nob (11). 2 Burnas (12)
Total: 213pts

21 Slugga Boyz (189) with Nob (11). 2 Rokkitz (10)
Total: 210pts

20 Shoota Boyz (160). 2 Big Shootas (16)
Total: 176pts

FAST ATTACK

5 Bikeboyz (150)
Total: 150pts

1 Warbuggy with Skorcha (38)
Total: 38pts

10 Trukkboyz (90) with Nob (11). Trukk (30) armed with Big Shoota (8).
Total: 139pts

TOTAL: 998pts

Now this isn't the most competitive list out there, but the Ork player will enjoy some success with it against fair opponents. You would not take this to a tournament and expect to sweep the floor with everyone present. However, this is, in my opinion, a wonderful base for any Ork army. The player is armed with a decent core force of boyz (66) from which any larger army could be based.

More importantly, this is an affordable army. According to the GW online store, this comes out to: $313 Canadian or $247 US. Better still, this is a very easy army to put together and paint. There are no conversions and no large vehicles. All of the metals are quite well known for being very easy to put together.

From this point, the new player could easily be encouraged to start expanding the list. Some easy points would be:

Nob Retinue + Wartrukk.
Specialist Unit (Ard Boy, Burna Boy or Tankbustas).
Dreadnought or Killer Kanz.
Big Gun Mob.
Looted Vehicle.

These units all cost about the same as any one squad in the above list allowing for easy substitution. If they don't care for the Shoota Boyz, it could easily be swapped for an Ard Boy mob, for example. It gives the player some choice and an easy transition to slowly build a fantastic force.



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