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This thread contains various strategies and tactics, as well as questions about how to defeat this army with that, and the like.
-- Jon W. Kroeger (email@example.com), September 07, 1997
Witch tactic have i do to win the Orks?
-- Oriol Turmo (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 07, 1997.
To win against orks bring lotsa sustained fire weapons (heavy bolters do nicely) and big blast weapons.
-- chris (Henrym@mail.yesic.com), October 09, 1997.
-- anonymously answered, October 15, 1997
To beat the Orks, you have to be able to understand their strengths and basic weaknesses. They move forward in a big wave, but if you can break the forward elements, you shouldn't have too much trouble with the rest. Move and fight only portions of the Ork army, don't try to take them on in a one to one basis as you'll be outgunned easily. Avoid being the target of their overwhelming support weapons. Pulsa rockets are way too effective so don't think you can stand your Dreadnought around an absorb fire. The bikes should be shot up as soon as possible as their auto cannons will make swiss cheese out of your best troops. A lot od sustained fire weapons are a good idea, but basic troopers getting good kills will be more effective in the long run(fewer jams).
-- anonymously answered, November 19, 1997
Hahaha!!!! You'll never beat the Orks!! well, atleast no more than 50% of the time...Actually, an Ork army in the hands of a relatively new player wont be hard to beat at first...but watch out in the future...
-- Dave Pietras (email@example.com), April 02, 1998.
ELDAR RULE THE WORLD AND YOU WON'T BEAT EM' HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
-- TIM (DICKYS@ONE.NET.AU), April 04, 1998.
You can nev'a beat Us Orks, Humies are too weak and the Panzie Eldar Could never take mY Vaster Mov'n Calvary. We will never loze to any other Race, we be to strong. If we don't win It because Me Mechanics Are suffering from Squid brain Attacks.
-- Grog The Fastest Evil Sunz Warlord in the Galaxy (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 1998.
hahaha! nice one! you sad gits couldn't beat the empire if you all joined together you are nothing but a bunch of squig eaters! hohoho christmas is early this year! now bugger off!
-- eberneser scrouge (bludreddk@aol. com), June 07, 1998.
All armies can be beaten. It is a matter of exploiting their weaknesses. Orks have strength in numbers. They rely on massive salvoes of heavy weapons and immense charges of grunts supported by some hard models like dreadnoughts or warbosses. The key is to divide and conquer. Deploy along a large front and split them up. cover key assault routes. However, it is a good idea to find a way to deal with the support weapons, dreadnoughts and shockattack guns, because if they actually work, they'll put a Kansas-size hole in your army.
-- Catalyst (email@example.com), July 07, 1998.
ORKS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you hummies cant beat uz wez way too stong for youz.
-- Gratzta (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 16, 1998.
My Swarms will beat Orc's nine times out of ten mostly because of the orcs lack of Leadership.Aura of Torment is particularly useful against Orcs,I.G.,and Eldar.Swarm grunts are superior to most other armies grunts, which allow me to absorb orc wave style attacks.The only time i lose is on the Tyranid Attack mission which in my opinion sucks and is generally the most difficult tyranid mission against any army.
-- Tyrant Prime (Tyrant@aol.com), October 14, 1998.
I always beat ork armies... i dont know what you guys are talking about......
-- (email@example.com), October 14, 1998.
Are Orks those greenskinned fellows?
-- Dark Reapa (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 23, 1998.
Orks never lose. If we win we win. If we die we get burped into another body to fight more. If we run away we can always come back and give it another go. BUT WE NEVER LOSE.
-- Nazdreg Great Ork Warlord (Noneofyourbusiness@noway.com), November 07, 1998.
All you gots to do to kill dem orks is take a chaos army with Kharn, I once killed 30 orks in one turn with Kharn. CHAOS shall always reign supreme, we're taking your own troops right from under your nose (cults, etc.) and you'll never stop chaos! BWHAAAAAAAHAAAHAHAHAHAHA,.. ahem, sorry.
-- B.J. Honeycutt (email@example.com), December 14, 1998.
Thats just lame cause using special characters is stupid.
30 orks i bet....
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 15, 1998.
My friend used to use an ork army, but I beat his @$$ so much he dicided to become a Dwarf Slayer. Beware, for I am the greatest Pokemon trainer who ever lived!!!!
-- Lord Byron (Paco102207@aol.com), February 06, 1999.
I play that same ork guy that paco does, and even I never lost to him, AND I PLAY HIGH ELVES MAN ( oh shut-up, the good army's were already taken, but I'm Dark Eldar in 40K ). And No one will ever beat me, for I have collected all 7 Dragon Balls!!! Muhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah, Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA(Cough, Gasp)HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
-- You shall call me "Master" (Otherguyme@aol.com), February 06, 1999.
Orks are without doubt one of the most poular armies in 40K for new players. These new players see their ramshackle, unorthodox appearance, and think thye look like a simple, fun army to use. They're not. With infighting, unreliable weaponry, lowlleadership and poor BS scores, it takes a master gamer to get the most out of them. When they do, the are the most unstoppable army in the game - but playing orks needs commitment, dedication and carefulk tactical thinking. Hand - to - hand, boyz will be ripped apart by most everyone save Imperials. It's best to concentrate all your mobs fire on one particular target ; in large games, it's not uncommon to roll a hundred dice or more at an enemy squad - against Traitor or Imperial Marines, sometimes causing no wounds ! It can be quite sickening however watching your entire army turn and flee, leaving a single hormagaunt in possesion of the vital table quartyer.
-- Patricko Vase (email@example.com), February 07, 1999.
I HAVE PLAYED ORKS FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS AND HAVE ABOUT 8000 POINTS WHAT THE ORKS LACK IN FIREPOWER UNDER THE NEW RULES THEY MAKE UP IN HAND TO HAND COMBAT WELL THAT`S WHAT THE BOOK TELLS YOU THATS C**P THE ORKS HAVE A REDUCED BS BUT ARE STILL GOOD THIS WEEK 24/2/99 I USED 5 BIKES TO WIPE OUT A UNIT OF 10 TRAITOR MARINES THE PSYCO BLASTERS THEY HAVE ARE DEADLY IF YOU USE 2-3 FAST ATTACK UNITS OF BIKES 1 TO ENCIRCLE THE ENAMY POSITION THEN YOU USE THE 1-2 OTHER UNITS TO BREACK THEM AND THEY ARE DESTROYED IN THE CROSSFIRE NOT EVERYONE HAS 15 BIKES BUT YOU COULD USE 5 DEATHCOPTERS FROM GORKAMORKA I HAVE TO GO I CAN HERE MY MASTERS CALLING COMING MASTERS MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
-- MAX (SARATOGA22@HOTMAIL.COM), February 26, 1999.
What Orks are? Perhaps they are that green jam my Ultramarines always walk on?
-- Alberto (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 25, 1999.
our... selvess... analysissss... grensskinsss; many like ourselvess... but... ssoft.. weak.. ssslow.. fearfull.. sseperate.. unlinked.... hive mindlesss... geness are inferior... ssmell bad.. tasste bad.. thinkss bad... not like ourselvess... no mind....
sscare them with clawss... teeth... blood... burnings... have greater nodess bear tentacle sstranglersss... have lesser nodes bear fear sspreadersss... torment them with our screeching thoughtsss.... bear the brunt of their force in our lesser broodlingsss... dissrupt them with airborn broodlingssss... fear/break the little greens & shred the bigger greens with broodling sstealerssectss....
-- David Andredii (email@example.com), May 13, 1999.
I Agree ELDAR RULE ANF THEY ARE COMPLETELY INVINCIBLE SO JUST @$#% OFF
-- Liam Scanlon (LScano@hotmail.com), July 06, 1999.
Now listen here, you alien loving scum (barring space marines) I'll have you know that my mechanized regiment commander happens to EAT tyranid mush everyday, with ork blood to the side!!! My tank crews scrape ork arse off the battlefield after a glorious victory and use that ork arse as an axle lubricant for my bone crushing inperial guard tanks! and don't think you damned tyranid lovers can get away with it. we shove genestealers down our morter barrels and POUND THE C@#P out of any stupid earth munching alien to get in the way!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA(pops a cough lollie inside his mouth) HAHAHAHA!!!! My storm trooper's Mothers would spank the living C@#P out of you damned aliens, SO WATCH OUT!!!!!!! Oh yeah by the way,i know your secrets of secretly submiting into dancing for the annual G&L mardi gras. My vindicare assasins will be on top of buildings, eating popcorn and hosing you, while enjoying the entertainment. - your dear loving commander, Dennis Mahony
-- Dennis mahony (Lscano@hotmail.com), July 06, 1999.
YOU WILL ALL BE ASSIMILATED BY THE DECENDANTS OF THE NECRONTYR. WE WILL DESTROY ALL YOU LAME ASS FLESH'ERS.
-- Peter Fuckin Pecker (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2000.