| | Have orks lost their fun side?
I recently went to a local tournament. We played 2 1250 point games and 2 1750 point games. I have been going to this tournament for several years and its always a good laugh. That is until this year, when things were not as much fun as normal. Dont get me wrong, I had a good time, just not a great time. Why?
Well its probably that I faced 3 Ork armies, and 1 Eldar army.
The Eldar force was a 3 prism tank army and I was 'skimmered' to destruction. I accept this as a fault with V4 verses the Eldar codexs, and see this being resolved in the V5 rules. It was a good game, but I just lost too much early on.
But orks on the other hand. They were not a fun army to face. Dont get me wrong I like hord armies, but only one of the armies I faced had any vehicals at all, and these were killer kans, because they were so cheap. I didnt see any of the units you would consider characterful. Squigg attack gun or whatever its called, none. Zapp guns, none. Artillery pieces manned by grots? There was 1, but only because he had some points spare. I faced over 100 models in each game, and most of these had more firepower than an equivelant guard army. And most of this firepower comes from assault weapons.
Are orks fun to play against? Is there any reason to allow orks such ridiculous ammounts of balistic weapons? Why have they allowed lootas and tank hunters to take such a stupid amount of high powered weapons that no other army could field? I mean how many other armies can have a squad with at least 15 autocannon shots in?
I know people will say, its because it a V5 army, but I dont see anything in V5 making this army less powerful, and I cant see many people taking anything but orks if they want to win at GT's in the next years.
This is not a rant, more an opening for a debate about orkyness and if it may push the balance of the game towards hords and hords of greenskins.
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