Many of you in the next few days will be getting your premium kit with the Orruk Warclans for Mortal Realms and as such, may be thinking, can I start an army of these.
So just like with the last two packs for Flesh Eater Courts and Sylvaneth I will take a look at how to expand this pack into 1000pts and 2000pts as cost effectively as possible.
So let’s start by looking at what you get in the pack.
- Weirdnob Shaman
Now plugging that into Battlescribe, that gives you a total points of 390, so the lowest number of points in these packs so far!
Now for this I am going to do my best to keep you to the Ironjawz, which does limit the available units quite a bit.
So where to start with these to get them to 1000 points, well I would look at the Battletome first which identifies that from what we have and I think we are going to aim for an Ironfist, for which we need 3-5 Brutes, Ardboys or Gore-Gruntas. So we need to make a purchase, and the first one I would make is, Start Collecting Ironjawz, which gives you 10 Ardboys, 3 Gore-Gruntas and a Warchanter.
This will bring you to 910 points, not including the Warchanter, so I would then purchase a single Command Point and leave it at that.
So one purchase, gets you right up to 1000 points, and gives you the below list, ignore the weapon choices and go with what you prefer.
+ Leader + Orruk Megaboss Orruk Weirdnob Shaman + Battalion + Battalion: Ironfist . Orruk Ardboys: 2x 5 Ardboys, Standard Bearer (Orruk), Waaagh! Drummer . Orruk Brutes: 5 Brutes, Boss Choppa, Pair of Brute Choppas . Orruk Gore-Gruntas: 3 Gore-Gruntas, Pig-iron Choppa + Command Points + Purchased Command Points: 1 Command Point
Now to get you to 2000 points, I think this is a nice opportunity to purchase one of the nicest kits in the whole Age of Sigmar range, the Megaboss on Maw-Krusha!
Now I am gonna suggest another Warscroll Battalion, the Weirdfist, so we are gonna buy some other stuff too. Now lets add a unit of Brutes to the Ironfist, and move the Ardboys to the Weirdfist along with the Weirdnob Shaman.
Giving us this list, again ignore the weapon choices and go with what you prefer.
+ Leader + Megaboss on Maw-krusha: Boss Choppa and Rip-toof Fist Orruk Megaboss + Battalion + Battalion: Ironfist . Orruk Brutes: 5 Brutes, Boss Choppa, Pair of Brute Choppas . Orruk Brutes: 5 Brutes, Boss Klaw and Brute Smasha, Pair of Brute Choppas . Orruk Gore-Gruntas: 3 Gore-Gruntas, Pig-iron Choppa Battalion: Weirdfist . Orruk Ardboys: 2x 5 Ardboys, Standard Bearer (Orruk), Waaagh! Drummer . Orruk Ardboys: 2x 5 Ardboys, Standard Bearer (Orruk), Waaagh! Drummer . Orruk Brutes: 5 Brutes, Boss Klaw and Brute Smasha, Pair of Brute Choppas . Orruk Weirdnob Shaman
I am not gonna pretend I am a tactical genius here, this list is probably very sub-optimal, but it’s what I would do personally because I think this is a nice route to 2000 points. And if purchased from Element Games, this will cost you a grand total of £191.51.
You are also left with a Warchanter, and 5 Ardboys to do something else with should you wish.
In terms of painting, I would point you towards the tutorial on YouTube by Duncan Rhodes when he was at Warhammer TV for Ironskulls Boyz and the more recent video by Nick for Mogrok’s Krushas
So let me know what you think of my ideas, and if you are gonna give them a try out, let me know how it goes!
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