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Guest Commentary: A Thousand Points of Light
Introduction <> Suggested army lists for new players

A Thousand Points of Light: Orks by Patrick Eibel
Nothing beats the sheer brutality of a horde of Orks. To field as many models as possible, I have sacrificed mobility. Again, the following list is a suggested starting point for a well-balanced army. It's meant for brand new players or for players looking to start a new army. This list is not meant to be a "killer" list for winning tournaments or trouncing people at the local gaming shop. Rather, it is a foundation that players can build upon as they desire.

Ork WarbossOrk Boyz
Above: Orks--because any other army would be weedy

What To Buy
3 Mega-armored Orks w/ appropriate weapons (see below)
$27.00
£15
3 Boxes of Ork Boyz
$75.00
£45
2 Nobz (1 shooty, 1 assault)
$14.00
£8
3 Burna Boy blister packs
$27.00
£12
2 Big Shoota blister packs
$18.00
£8
2 Tankbusta Boy blister packs
$18.00
 £8
2 Killer Kans
$40.00
£20
Total
$219.00
£116

All prices are from the Games Workshop website and may vary. Prices do not include taxes and are meant only as a guide.

1000 point list
Use the Tankbusta Boyz for Kommandos (unless you happen to have some of the out-of-print miniatures from the 2nd Edition days) along with the “assault” Nob (slugga/choppa) and one of the Big Shoota Boyz. The other three big shootas will join the “shooty” Nob (the one with the really big gun) and 1 box of Boyz to form the Shoota Boy Mob. The Warboss can join any mob, or float between mobs as needed. The Killer Kans may be armed with big shootas or skorchas for the same points, so feel free to swap (although I would not recommend skorchas with such a slow army). 
 

Warboss w/ mega-armor, shoota has more dakka
 94 pts
Kommandos:
Nob w/ 'eavy armor, slugga
4 Boyz w/ slugga and choppa
1 Boy w/ big shoota
All w/ tankbusta bombz
105 pts 
Shoota Boyz: 
Nob w/ 'eavy armor, big shoota
16 Boyz w/ shootas
3 Boyz w/ big shootas
 216 pts
Slugga Boyz: 
Nob w/ mega-armor, shoota-skorcha
16 Boyz w/ sluggas and choppas
3 Boyz w/ burnas
247 pts
Slugga Boyz: 
Nob w/ mega-armor, shoota-skorcha
16 Boyz w/ sluggas and choppas
3 Boyz w/ burnas
247 pts
Killer Kans (2):
Both w/ rokkit launchas 
90 pts
Total
999 pts

Related Pages
Introduction to the series
Other lists in this series
 

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© Copyright Patrick Eibel, January 2002. Used with permission.
 

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