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Greenskinz big mob and friends

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Hey guys!

So I've been painting seraphon for a tournament on the 16th, but the whole time I've been thinking about my game the other day with a friend and I think I might wait to bust out the seraphon... Need some more practice, I don't think the list I was going to take is for someone with as little AOS experience as myself.

So I was back at the drawing board, looking at my collection I saw that I had a large collection of greenskinz sitting in the lunch bags they came in (bought them second hand) and thought maybe they might be alright. I know they're not as good as savage orruks with their shiny battletome, but 5+ re-rollable in CC seems alright (mine are the ones that come with shields, the snap together orruks).

So the first thing I looked at was what battalions are available to me. Since I knew the army would probably have a load of drops I'd like to try and reduce these if I could. In the AOS app there is only one, the Greenskinz big mob. I noticed that the battalion uses different keywords for the units, but the app still says they're legal choice when selecting the orruk boyz, so that was good enough for me.

The list:

Greenskinz big mob battalion

Orruk warboss - Waagh banner - General, talisman of preservation

Orruk great shaman

30 Orruks with shields and choppa - full command

30 orruks with shields and choppa - full command

Boar chariot - Would have loved to take boar boyz, but don't own any and I like the older models and can't seem to find them anywhere for cheapish

20 arrer boyz - Boss

 

Frostlord on stonehorn - battle brew

3 gorgers

Rock lobba

 

So the list functions similar to my ogor list which incorporates the frostlord. You throw the frostlord and gorgers in the opponents face, causing as much disruption as possible. The other elements of my army move up and capture objectives and kill any survivors. Its a pretty effective strategy with my only losses coming from people who have accidentally cheated to kill the stonehorn (one guy used some plague spell, but dealt a mortal wound every phase instead of when he caused a wound (think its miasma?) and another used van hels in his and my turn as well as dual artifacts when he didn't have a battalion).

I think that I might place higher this time around then with the ogors as the orruks feel like they might contribute a little more. Will see though!

Crispen out


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I really want to get into Greenskinz with the intention of counting them as SnakeBites for 40k as well.  In Freebooterz (the late 80s codecies) you could take Wildboyz which were literally fantasy orks with shields and swords.  

Thanks kindly for posting this as it tempts me to maybe try them at least as a Hinterlands warband.

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1 hour ago, Popisdead said:

I really want to get into Greenskinz with the intention of counting them as SnakeBites for 40k as well.  In Freebooterz (the late 80s codecies) you could take Wildboyz which were literally fantasy orks with shields and swords.  

Thanks kindly for posting this as it tempts me to maybe try them at least as a Hinterlands warband.

Haha I did see some of the old cyberboars for sale on ebay the other day! I found out through the tournament organiser that you can't use the big mob though in matched play unfortunately. The latest FAQ stops you from doing it. Which is a shame. The regular boyz are still good though, pretty rare to have a battleline unit with a rend weapon in the destruction alliance.

The warboss with banner is good too if you run iron jawz as he effects all orruks and you could use some of the iron jawz as Nobz for 40k.

I think I'll need to get some boar boyz though before I head to a tournament with the list with the battalion being gone, as without it. The army might be a little too slow to tie up key elements of the opponents army. I was looking at a possible turn 1 charge with battalion and without, turn 2 at best.

Just my thoughts on it :).

Good luck with the SnakeBites. Post pics on here if you do decide to get them, always loved that tribe as well for 40k. Squigs are too cool.

 

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I have the original FW squiggoth and the ltd ed warboss with the big choppa that came with Warhammer Online.  He seems to be a perfect fit to just ride that tiny howdah on top.  I'm going to pop him up on top as my Zardsnark (well until 40k changes).

I'll try to post some photos.  I have 30 shoota boyz using snakebite colours but I wanted to put some tattoos on as well.

I wouldn't play Greenskinz in a tournament nor,.. really play in tournaments these days.  last edition burned me out playing netlists and commission painted armies as well as people fighting about basic rules.

 

I also noticed in Freebooterz last night that Ogryns were in most the armies as a unit.  Man,.. AoS sure gets the creative juices flowing, I hope 40k goes that way too.

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I have the original FW squiggoth and the ltd ed warboss with the big choppa that came with Warhammer Online.  He seems to be a perfect fit to just ride that tiny howdah on top.  I'm going to pop him up on top as my Zardsnark (well until 40k changes).

I'll try to post some photos.  I have 30 shoota boyz using snakebite colours but I wanted to put some tattoos on as well.

I wouldn't play Greenskinz in a tournament nor,.. really play in tournaments these days.  last edition burned me out playing netlists and commission painted armies as well as people fighting about basic rules.

 

I also noticed in Freebooterz last night that Ogryns were in most the armies as a unit.  Man,.. AoS sure gets the creative juices flowing, I hope 40k goes that way too.

Yeah love the squiggoth model. Here is mine:

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in 40k I run a dred mob (got the forgeworld mecha and mega dreds) and stick 15 shoota boyz in this guy. If only he had some AOS rules! that would be awesome.

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haha I run a dread mob too.  I just used it last game in fact.  It was vs  Nidzilla list and boy,.. I didn't know all those walkers would do as well as they did.  

 

Grot Tanks and a Grot Mega tank.  I may have inadvertently stumbled across a good list.

 

Nice squiggy :D

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