Title: What To Do With 32 Black Orcs?
TheGreenShogun - June 19, 2012 04:17 AM (GMT)
I have 32 Black Orcs and I am trying to think of a good formation for them.
My two thoughts:
7x5. The first four ranks will be full, and there'll be 4 models in the back. But only 6 of them can touch 5 models (if 20mm) wide.
10x3. Will dish out a lot of attacks, especially other Horde units. But I already have a Horde unit of 50 Big Uns with AHW.
It's also a possibility that I will use Grimgor at some point and I would like to use this unit of 32 Black Orcs to accompany him.
My typical games are 3,000 points, on 6x4 tables, and it seems that elite units have better advantages in this type of game.
Mrmox42 - June 19, 2012 06:29 AM (GMT)
I would go 7x5. If you are already fielding an Orc Horde, then you dont need another one.
Give them the Flame Banner and let them chop up big, regenerating things.
mickkk666 - June 19, 2012 07:10 AM (GMT)
You can try to use smaller units of BO. Units of 10-12-15 can be a great and reliable support unit. While your goblins/NG hit on the front, your BO can go to the flank!
theorox - June 19, 2012 10:51 AM (GMT)
30 is a pretty good unit size. 6 wide is my recommendation. :)
Squigkikka - June 19, 2012 01:43 PM (GMT)
2x15/16 is also an option. That is, two separate units, not 15 wide!
rothgar13 - June 19, 2012 02:54 PM (GMT)
I agree with the suggestions to field them as smallish units of 15-16. Black Orcs are great at spot applications of force against enemies where you really do need that Great Weapon (and probably some fire) to kill them, but I've found they're not as cost-efficient at fighting as Big 'Uns of any stripe are, so you don't want to make a big Horde of 'em. Additionally, they're one of the few O&G units that's capable of acting completely independently, which is something you should take advantage of.