I figured this is a good place for my to keep my thoughts about all my tabletop adventures. I will will keep thoughts about lists, pics of completed models and WIP, and maybe even some slimmed down battle reports.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Ork Buggy Sneak Peak
The fine folks over at Warhammer Community have given us a preview of the new ork buggies coming out. I thought I would give my first
impressions of each here and open the discussion.
off we got to see a stratagem for our vehicles.For a command point we get to give one unit -1 to hit during the
shooting phase.This will be handy for a
mob of bikers or battlewagon full of some heavy hitters to get across the
board.I can see using this in a lot of
we have the Speedwaaaaaagh rule. That picks up where the warboss waaaaaghhhh
rule left off.This allows vehicles and
bikers to charge after advancing.This
will help the walkers get to where they want to go before getting shot to
that we have each of the buggies.
think I will use the Megatrakk Scrapjet.With a BS of 5+ I am not sure the rokkits will hit enough to do
anything.And in combat,I am not sure it will put out enough damage
to stay alive.I could be totally wrong
but for now I think this is my lowest priority buggy.
on the list is the Boomdakka Snazzwagon.I like the amount ofshots this
buggy has.With 9 shots from the mek speshal
and the burna bottles they can do some damage. They also have their own cloud
giving them a -1 already to hit a unit of these might be able to get -2 to hit
to boost across the field and into the enemy to die gloriously and
explode.It sound fun. I am hoping I don't have to put that poor little grot on the front.
Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy looks
decent.I am looking forward to the
heavy squid launcher to take advantage of the grot gunner and the higher
output.I like the versatility of the
different shots.It has the -3 AP bitey
squig for those 2+ guys out there.The
others have more shots but less AP so can be used to clear some chaff.Lastly you can drop a mine to deliver some mortal wound goodness.While it is not game breaking it will give
you some board control options.
four burna exhaust, the Kustom Boosta-blasta, looks to be a mob killer.The rivet kannon sound ok but with ork
shooting it sounds a bit lack luster compared to what we have seen on the other
last of the buggies that they talked about is the Shokkjump Dragsta. This is the new
ork sniper.With a grot gunner and
targeting squig you get it down to a 3+ to hit.With two shots you should at least hit once. It hits with a S8 shot with -3 AP and D6 damage. I feel the
orks might have a decent shot and killing some heavier targets maybe not knights but monsters and light vehicles.
conclusion, I know I will want at least one of each but if push comes to shove I would take a few Dragstas and Snazzwagons.I am sad that the dragsta is in the Speed Freeks box set. This means I will end up probably getting a few sets.At least this will give me a nice mob of bikerboys.
All these buggies should keep me busy painting well into the new year.I think I might focus on the orks for a while
and see how I can do with my own little WWAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHH!!!!