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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:41 pm 
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Small question to you guys.

Having laid out my entire ork army, i noticed an allarming lack of flak wagons.

My question is, how do FW flakwagons measure up against SG? as they are a lot cheeper.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:11 am 
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In terms of size they are very similar, the FW model perhaps looking a bit flatter and wider, but probably not more than a milimeter or so. The details on the FW gunner is better, but personally I prefer the looks of the SG wagon chassis. But that is essentially a matter of taste.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:20 am 
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petercooman123 wrote:
Small question to you guys.

Having laid out my entire ork army, i noticed an allarming lack of flak wagons.

My question is, how do FW flakwagons measure up against SG? as they are a lot cheeper.

Thanks in advance!!!


Looking at what you got i believe i see about 3 wagons. From what i've asked recently about orks and creating a 3k point army i feel you have what you need. Because! you have a huge ammount of air support for intercepts and the combination of the two should provide you with enough air cover.

Anyone elses thoughts on this?


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 Post subject: Re: FW flak wagons
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:01 am 
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I am going by the epic 40k rules, not EA. Don't know if that will make a difference.

And it's actually more a fluff problem. I would like to have some for a deathskulls warband and some for my battlewagon s^peedfreaks. They are big mobs and easily targettable at the moment.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:14 am 
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For EA Ghazgull Thraka Ork list I tend to take one Flakwagon in each Blitz Brigade and mechanised Warband. I have mostly played with IG hydras. Compared to which the Ork Flakwagonz have more shots but lower % chance to hit and shorter range. My standard 3k IG army would have 6 Hydras and 1 flight of 2 Thunderbolts. So for my Orks I would aim for 6-8 Flakwagonz and at least 1 flight of 3 Fighta Bommerz.

I am not convinced that Ork Flakwagonz necessarily do much damage to enemy aircraft. It seems to be more the implied threat and the knock-on effect on opponents strafing runs, plus the fact that you are placing a blast marker simply for coming under fire.

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 Post subject: Re: FW flak wagons
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:24 am 
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Well for E40k i was gonna aim at about 6-9 flakwagons. Just because i like them :) They can give good ground fire too.

As for intercepting, i have 11 fighta bommerz. I'm just contemplating if i am gonna put them in 3 flights ( 4-4-3) or 2 flights (5-6).


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Sounds good.

So far I have only used flights of 3- little bit fragile- main use for placing blast marker or harrying broken formations in lieu of artillery- will be aiming for larger games to have 1 big flight of 9 and couple of smaller flights. Will take me a while to paint that lot though.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:54 am 
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Maybe a good idea, 2 flights of 3 and one of 5. Gives me two small ones and a big one.

I'll have to look into that :)

with my imperials i have 6 interceptors and 2 marauders. Don't know how to do it there though.

marauders in one formation and interceptors in 2 formations of 3, or 3interceptors and one marauder x2


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Not sure how it works in E40K but for EA the Imperial flyers are in pairs.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:55 pm 
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in epic 40k you just choose one of them to be hq and then choose as much as you like (or have points)


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