I tend to think that Orks are currently sucking hind tit. I play mostly Gaurd against gaurd player. The KFF drop to a 5+ really is telling in a first rank second rank secenario.
A 6+ armor save is basically worthless vs arty.
KFF has always been 5+. It got better
, as now standard cover is 5+, which means you're essentially in standard cover without moving through Difficult Terrain.
Dakka Jets fall out of the sky vs Valkryies and Vendettas.
Yeah, they do. Vendettas are really good. The trick is to go second so your Flyer comes in afterwards at which point you can play with movement arcs. Vendettas being really good is a problem with Imperial Guard and for everybody, not a problem with Orks.
Lootas are just okay vs flyers really they do get there own coversave so its a wash vs gaurd.
Only if the Evade, which significantly reduces their efficiency.
Old Zoggy who I dearly love I dont take anymore.
But on the upside, he sucked last edition too, so it's a wash.
The only indirect arty we have is lobbas. Which I think are the best mortars in the game but we have no big brother for them to serve large pie plates.
Errr... yeah. You try to out-Guard Guard, and you lose. Nor will you beat Dark Eldar at mobility and ranged torrent, or Necrons at survivability. Orks aren't an artillery army, so don't play them as such.
Choppa boys now are not near as good.
No. Assault is not as strong as shooting
, which means Slugga Boyz are worse in comparison
to Shoota Boyz. Boys got even better with the removal of No Retreat! and the ability to deal with vehicles in combat.
And Thraka... Thraka waaagh has been well and truely nerfed.
Yeah, pending an FAQ, but when a new edition is announced, some builds become worse and some become better. Orks weren't too badly affected, but the fact that some units will change for better or worse is inescapable.
It seems to me that GW is really doing its best to nerf orks to hades and gone.
Play Sisters of Battle. Or Dark Angels. Or Chaos Space Marines. Or Tyranids. GW aren't even exerting themselves with Ork nerfs.