Codex Orks (Warhammer 40,000)
About this deal
With the impending release of Codex: Orks , and a strong showing from the Kommandos in the new edition of Kill Team , we’ve been thinking of all the ways we can get the most out of our favourite green hooligans. We’ve been seeing plenty of Ork Kommandos ** thanks to the launch of Kill Team: Octarius last week, and they’re just as capable of tearing things up in Warhammer 40,000. Loota’s– their deffguns are now dakka 3/2 which means they always get at least 2 shots now instead of their unreliable D3 shots, plus with the more dakka stratagem they can count as being in short range.
If your WARLORD is a WARBOSS, then once per battle, in your Command phase, you can call a Waaagh!. To do so, that WARBOSS must be on the battlefield or embarked on a TRANSPORT that is on the battlefield. If your WARLORD is a SPEEDBOSS, then once per battle, in your Command phase, you can instead call a Speedwaaagh!. To do so, that SPEEDBOSS must be on the battlefield. If your WARLORD is GHAZGHKULL THRAKA, you can instead call a Great Waaagh!. To do so, GHAZGHKULL THRAKA must be on the battlefield or embarked on a TRANSPORT that is on the battlefield. Bad Moons are ostentatious show offs, whose predilection for the biggest, loudest and shiniest shootas is facilitated by the fact their teeth grow with such remarkable speed. With all manner of targeting arrays, underslung bomb launchas and bandoliers of additional munitions, Bad Moons can typically lay down a storm of dakka that eclipses the firepower of any other clan. Another thing I’d like to point out is that while the basic Ork body has gone up a point in toughness (not insignificant), their cost increase to 9 points for a standard boy really makes me feel traditional horde approach simply won’t reach the critical mass needed to deliver a win through overwhelming you opponent’s ability to kill you effectively. This coupled with 9 th edition’s natural tendency to favor armies made of multiple, small units (MSUs) really make me less than enthusiastic about the competitive viability of slamming six units of 30 boyz on the table and yelling WAAAGH! Large units simply don’t lend themselves to playing the mission well, because secondaries like Engage on All Fronts that require you to be wholly within a table quarter and action-based secondaries are so hard to achieve effectively. Also large units can be unwieldy and easily tied up, making it possible to stall them out.
When a charismatic Ork Warlord gathers enough Orks to their banner, their combined excitement incites a wild crusade of sector-swallowing violence called a Waaagh! Worlds burn, and ever more Orks are drawn in to join the fun. Clan Detachment : An ORKS Detachment in which every ORKS unit that is drawn from a clan is from the same clan, with the exception of Specialist Ladz.
Specialist Ladz:The following units can be included in an ORKS Detachment without preventing that Detachment from being a Clan Detachment. The changes to rules and missions for 9th edition have fundamentally changed the game and player priorities, putting an emphasis on holding objectives and durability. Meanwhile changes to morale, coherency, and combat have changed the way Orks have to think about their army and how it plays. The GoodOn the whole if you’re an Ork player and find this to be a bit of a nothingburger well, it kind of is. The Freebooterz getting un-nerfed is good, the kustom jobs showing up at their original point costs is bad, but neither matters all that much in the grand scheme of things.
When a Waaagh! or Speedwaaagh! is called, Stage 1 of that ability (listed below) comes into effect.
That might create a role for Warbikers, as they’re fast enough to keep up with your mobile characters and put some bodies and ground coverage down a bit cheaper than their bigger, Nob Biker brothers do. This also provides you with an option on an emergency burst of anti-infantry firepower against an enemy with numbers to match your own. These have seen play already in one of the first winning Ork lists of the edition, so expect to see people getting them out of storage and giving them a go.