Friday, March 25, 2011

WHFB: Orcs and Goblins 8th Edition List Idea Part 2

Happy Friday.  2 posts in one day, I must be going crazy.  How about a chariot spam OnG list?  Stelek did one, but for 2,500, but I think most people play 2k.  Let's see what we can do that spams chariots but doesn't simply scale his list down...

OK so here goes.

Savage Orc Shaman
-Dispell Scroll

[Yes, I said never take a SO Shaman.  Well in this case we will have a BSB and it should be OK for the free ward.  Don't expect the magic phase to be anything spectacular, we are looking at this as a defensive place holder.]

Savage Orc Big Boss
-Crown of Comman
-Gold Sigil Sword

[Pretty fighty, and does a lot for your list.  Stubborn Savage Orcs are hard to move.]

2x 26 Savage Orcs
-Musician and Standard
-Extra Hand Weapons

[There are no core chariots so we have to make the best of a bad situation.  These units can fight like hell.  They are ITP.  They have a ward save.  They are good places for our characters to sit.  Thus, they won't get in the way of our chariot plan, and they can kick butt too.]

9x Goblin Wolf Chariots
-Extra Crew

[That is a rather insane amount of Str 5 impact hits and Str 4 spear attacks for so few points.  And at M9, they are fast by chariot standards.  Strong stuff!]

3x Orc Boar Chariots
-Extra Crew

[More Str 5 impact hits in a tougher package, but add into the mix the 3 str 5 crew attacks and 2 str 5 boar attacks.  That's a ton of damage, and very hard to kill.  Most people do not have the shooting firepower to stop this many chariots.]

5x Spear Chukkas

1x Rock Lobba

1x Doom Diver 

[I would have liked more war machines, but what can you do at 2k?  It would have required cutting chariots and I'm not really willing to do that.  This isn't a scary amount of firepower, but you only really need them to shoot for two turns before the carnage starts.]

Total: 1,993

So it has some shooting, and an absolutely insane close combat ability.  Let's get nuts.  Have a good weekend!


  1. 12 chariots would be awesome. Do you think going to town with that concept and including as many Goblin bosses and warbosses on chariots (I think you could squeeze around 10 in 2000 points plus from the special choices) would be a good idea?

  2. It's not a terrible idea, but you need a L4 Shaman, and you need a BSB. That eats up a lot of your points at 2k. So any character chariots would come at the expense of warmachines, and I wouldn't want to cut warmachines anymore than they are. But feel free to experiment.

  3. Since you have the S.O. L4, why not give him the Shrunken Head for the 5+ ward on the S.O.'s? I haven't math hammered it out, but a 5+ ward seems pretty nice..