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Default Lootas Overrated!?!?

Now first just let me say that I am a long time ork player that is a deathskull ever since I first started playing the green skins. I use to love my lootas even in the last codex when everyone else said there was something better to take my orks with sniper rifles were the best unit I had.

However this codex I just can't seem to get lootas to work for me. On average my lootas account for either one glanced vehicle or maybe one or two dead marines. I have tried them in small squads, large squads, and even two squads of 10 but so far they have only served to give my opponent easy kill points with little in return.

So I want to know from fellow green skins and people that play against orks. Do you think lootas are that great or not as much of a concern and leave them at home. Because for me they just aren't performing, I am getting better returns from my stormboyz and burna boyz in the way of kills and terror from my opponent then my lootas ever have.

They have one more game this saturday and then I am retiring all 30 of them or converting them to burna boyz unless someone can point our something I am doing wrong.


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Well, it could be just bad luck... I dont know what else it could be... Maybe bad tactics?

If they dont works I would leave them on the table and wait for a new Codex...

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So much of their ability is random, so I dont really think other oppionions or ideas are relevant to be honest. For me they worry me terribly, they can get a crapton of shots, and blow up all my spiky marines
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Burna boys and storm boys are better choices from what I have seen. Burna boys do away with the poor BS skill and have power weapons to boot. Storm boys have the movement to cover a table in no time. Both do a good job in their perspective roles were lootas rely on a poor BS skill and a randomness that can be detracting from what could be a strong weapon/unit. Plus, the "heavy" (no move and fire) really is hard to deal with in an army that speed is usually the key to success.

Are they cool? Yes, I love the massive shoulder mounted guns on the models, they look very orky. Do they epitomize the orky way? Yes, very loud dakka is always orky. But they just don't seem to do as well as say a squad of burnas do.

Just my thoughts and past experience with orks.
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lootas are awsome against lightly armoured vehicles and lightly armoured troops. Take them mainly if you're fighting against Eldar, Hordes, Tau, basically non MEQ.

For me they performed very well (you should've seen my opponent's face when they destroyed his Vindicator with one salvo)! Last time he underestimates Orks with big gunz...


Then I started rolling 1s and 2s for their number of shots.


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Then I started rolling 1s and 2s for their number of shots.

Sounds like the numbers that I roll all the time...

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Sounds like the numbers that I roll all the time...
I'll let you in on a little secret *looks left and right*. Roll your pool of dice until you get fives or sixes, and then when you have to make a roll, 85% of the time you'll get above a 3. I don't think there's a scientific reason for this, but it works!


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They work for me unless the dice decide they dont like me... I think against some amries they can really hurt but their not always worth it. Burnas dont really work for me nore do storm boys but i havnt played in forever so im a little out of pratice. I like lootas but yes sometimes they can be a little hard to use.

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They are one of the only somewhat reliable anti-tank units Orks have. No they aren't over-rated and are certainly very useful if you want to run a balanced list and be able to deal with mech armies. Nothing likes 15-45 S7 shots banging into it's armor even at BS2.
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I thought it was Hits? =/ If not, I'm going to smash the nobber in who told me that managing to roll a 5, 5, 6 for the number of hits his 3 units did wiping out my Bike Command Squad.



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