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Hey everyone, I was wondering if the Zagstruk/Stormboyz combination works. Some people swear by it while others claim they're a total waste of points. I've already bought 10 stormboyz, so it would kind of be a waste if I didn't use them. :( Help would be much appreciated.
 

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Hello there,

Stormboyz aren't totally bad in a way. They are good in rushing unexpectedly towards enemy shooters, or pounce unto advancing units to block them from your lootas or other precious units. Most people don't like them cause they are difficult to use, requires a lot of finesse to position them in cover and timing to pounce on the enemy.

Most people think they are bad because rushing with them is totally suicide, and the Stormboyz get less bang for the buck after the Run rule is implemented in 5th Ed. People will rather use more regular boyz to run towards the enemy.

Zagstrukk is like a "hit or miss" thingy about his deepstrike and his charging Power Klaw, somewhat similar like the Wierdboy/Warphead, Flash Gitz, Zzap Gunz, etc. In short, they are all too random and inconsistant. Plus they take up valuable Fast Attack slot, and there are more Fast Attack Ork units which are cheaper, less random and equally as dangerous, such as TL Rokkit Deffkoptas or Buggies/Trakks. Bikers are also tougher than the Stormboyz due to their natural cover save, increased toughness, and bigger dakkagun.

But if played in a friendly, non-competitive environtment, Stormboys are good. Zagstrukk and the new models look too. :)
 

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Stormboyz are pretty much Slugga boyz that get into shooting range much faster. They have no increased survivability or a METAL BAWKS to hide in, so they suffer accordingly.

Zagstrukk is a good way to make them totally useless though. Deep Striking is random and getting in charge range is a big risk. What's worse, Zaggy himself only gets to use his PK in 1 round of combat.
 

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ok im sick of this bull about stormboyz. I use a squad of 15 with zagstruk, and i use them in my comp army. You just need to know how to use them and when. deep strike them next to a weak unit that is mean to tie up a big unit then smack them down while your big unit goes around to kill the meaner shit behind. Hell i use the most random occurance ist ever which uses a SAG, Wierdboy Warphead, Zapp Gun Batteries, and then my Stormboyz. I BEAT NILLA MARINES WITH OUT A PROBLEM. I SMACKED THE ELDAR. I ATE THE TAU (who cant), I BROKE THE IG's LASGUNS OFF IN THEIR OWN ASS, I WARGGGHED THE SPACE WOLVES TO HELL, And then got eaten by nids for the simple reason there were 200 of them with 6 tervigons and a hive tyrant...... HOWEVER i got the tyrant to run like a bitch and 4 of the tervigons to shit out a their internal organs LOL
 
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