So I have played orks since day one. I have around 1500 points. I have 3-4 units of boyz around 15-20 strong (proxy trucks) and such. But I whenever I play, I always just run and charge. Then get wooooped by my buds Eldar. Help!
May you please provide us with your commonly used army list(s) and tactics? Sounds to me like you play speed freaks though, so since he takes a lot of anti tank, maybe a footslogging list would work, due to all the models he must kill.
I only started to record army lists about 6 months ago, but I usually went for 2 bosses, one with eavy armor and a klaw and squig, the other with megaarmor, and squig. I used 1 battlewagon for boss and nobs, or for my tank bustas, but i have a footslogging force. I will be posting a list I made recently in the list section.
Well there's your problem!:grin: You're putting Battlewagons in a footslogging list. That's usually the first thing to get shot up, correct? That's because it's fast, and your opponent knows how deadly its payload is, so they target it first. Instead. I'd go with a tin kan list. 2 Big Meks with KFF as HQ, and 6-9 Killa Kans to "escort" your boyz (i.e. take bullets for them.)
Also, as morfangdakka mentioned :gimmefive:, my tactica does cover some revamps I'd recommend to your trukks and what you want your nobs/burnas carried around in (ie, not looted wagons.) Also, walkers do not belong in a mechanized list but often end up there. The battle is fought and won or lost before they ever get there.
I'd recommend as a basic change dropping the walkers, changing your looted wagons to battlewagons, and see how his skimmers like getting deff rolla'd. Filling out the lootas to 15 with extra points would be a good move too, as would trading your warboss for ghazghkull.
I played Eldar recently, won the initative and chose to set up and go first. Always try to get first move. Well, the orks got revenge for a previous loss, exacerbated by my opponent, Ryan, 'interpreting' the rules whereby my concentrated burnas did not kill one man in his unit but all wounds were taken on a difficult to kill character. He knows that he can't pull that one again. Besides, this time I didn't let him take any characters! My battlewagon had NO guns, yes that's right! It's only purpose was to transport 17 eavy boyz across the board and to distract the Eldar whilst my trucks drove up on his flank. The eavy boyz managed to disembark unscathed and dstroyed to Eldar units. The truck boyz diembarked at the start and changed places with the burna boyz with warboss and the tankbusta boyz. Tankbustas are a little expensive in points but the 11 rockets were good for stopping the Eldar floaty thingys, then the nob with the power claw could finish them off. In the meantime the big unit of 22 footsloggers was makinjg its run moves to catch up, but paused to fire two rokkits into the pesky flying thingy, destroying it. On reflection, I'd make the footsloggers shootaboyz to get some shots in before combat but keep the rokkits, as opposed to big shootas; the slugga armed foot orks didn't even get close enough this time. But troops in vehicle I'd tend to leave with the two weapons for the extra attacks. James
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