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I do like the gitfindas. They are funny. The guns themselves look cool but I am worried that there is only one way to make them so instead of 10 unique models you get 2 sets of 5. Not bad but not the greatest.
I hear a lot of people saying that there will be a lot of extra bits with this kit. I am not so sure. Maybe a couple of extra heads (pirate vs non pirate) a bunch of banners to "Customize" their looks and maybe a few and switches. I think they will give you the bits for 5 guns. It is not like a loota kit where you also get burna boys and a mek. The kit is just Flash gits. And that is all you get for $53. Ouch.
As for the rules at 22 pts you can get 5 for 110 pts. This is 18 boys plus change. this is 15 shots vs 36 shots. Yes you will have a varible ap and str 5 so it might even out. at 24"in smart players will avoid you and I never count on getting a good roll when it is needed. Always going to get a 4 when I need a 3.
For 110 point you can also get 7 lootas that has 1-3 shots per guy. again I will roll a 1 when I want a 6 but at least this time I can usually sit back and hide while my range reaches out and touches the bad guys. If we do a full squad 10 vs 15 the loota are 5 points more. there we have 30 vs 15/30/45 shots where the lootas can shoot twice as far. Just find some nice terrain or bring a defense line and plug away.
So in the end I don't think I will get any of these kits. They are more expensive cost wise than I want to spend for 5 ork models. Maybe if I wanted some wraithguard or Terminators. They are more expensive point wise to field compared to some ork poys or lootas.
Looking at the price I could get 2 boxes of lootas (8 boys and 2 meks) for the same Dollar amount. I Then could make 8 burnas if I had some boy bodies ( I still see these cheap on ebay from the black reach set. Like 10 for $5 cheap.) This is a much better investment and the models have a better chance of seeing the field.
Let me know if I am way off base here...
Questions? Comments? Dakka dakka dakkas?