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How do you pronounce WAAAAAAAGH! Army Showcase James and his ORKS!

How do you pronounce WAAAAAAAGH!  Army Showcase James and his ORKS!
welcome my name is nicholas and welcome to another

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i've got mr initiative himself

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jones he plays orcs so how many points of orcs do you have here about 85 to 9 500 points i figure depending on depending on the upgrades and stuff yeah and uh but that's not all the orbs you have i understand no i have some more some top secret projects i've been working on a couple more two thousand point armies i plan to unite all the clans like a real gas go a real a real wong a real wall the whole wall well for those of you who might not be familiar with what orcs are or maybe new to 40k in general what are the orcs what is a log the wah is uh all of the orcs psychic power they all come together and they just they just want to destroy everything in the universe everything am i pronouncing that wrong is the g silent uh it i don't know it's it's open to debate i say so what are the orcs how do they fit into the 40k universe lore wise they're uh they were created by the uh the old ones to battle the necrons which they did quite well because obviously they're all buried in tomb worlds sorry mike go check on episode two of game three what are what are the orcs like like they're not they're not they're not humans they're they're aliens they they're fungus they're fungus apparently yeah they're fungus they uh they they spore as they die they spore off more orcs come you think you wiped them out no they're...
how do you pronounce waaaaaaagh army showcase james and his orks
coming back they're uh an ever-present threat you can't really wipe them out of a planet they're designed to be the race that is always coming back to fight you and they like to fight they love to fight um i would say that the orc like sociology their society is the perfect society nobody's hungry nobody's starving nobody's depressed and nobody's you know moping about it's all it's always good there's always a fight if you can't find someone else to fight you fight another orc and nobody's hungry because they um they have a currency that's based on teeth on teeth and they're they're like society that grows actually grows their food everything everything is is self-sufficient they don't require outside sources because of the grass correct that's right and the squigs everything comes from the orc sports so you have these like the evolution it's like a it's like a coral reef walk us through that how does that work so like as the orcs die their their cells are dropped into the ground and then as the wall moves forward the spores that are left behind on these bloody battlefields start to grow like like a coral reef first the squigs will start to grow then the smaller orcs will come along and then there's like an evolution up to the orcs themselves orcs never stop growing they the more they fight the bigger they get the meaner they get the darker they get and usually the biggest meanest baddest one of...
how do you pronounce waaaaaaagh army showcase james and his orks
them all is in charge of that band absolutely and one of the biggest baddest one of them all is gas gold he is he is not here today you don't have a gas goal i have him oh you see now we've ruined one of my secrets gosh in the w

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one of the new ones right cause absolutely i have the original gas gull he is here i've converted him into a uh a death skulls uh mega knob just to lead he looks awesome at the front so you know he looks pretty cool yeah right so lastly uh the the orcs from my understanding are actually a psychic race absolutely every orc is psychic they but they may not realize that so they have when they believe in something it w

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that's right that's why they're buggies and trucks and guns that look like they're about to fall apart or look absolutely ridiculous um with guns that all they've done is just stashed ammo in the ammo box rather than stuff like that right they work because they think they work they work because they believe they work and even like down to like colors right like blue is 100 blue is lucky blue is lucky red is fast red is fast and purple is stealthy well the purple stealthy one i think that's more of a meme you all know what i'm talking about if you want to find out more information about orc lore there's a number of books from black library game w

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hops uh publishing house and you there's there's quite a few books that have f

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as the antagonist very few of the protagonists yeah...
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one main series they put out uh somewhat recently is the beast arises series uh i read that a while back have you read that i have not it uh unfortunately for me it's too many books although with the audible thing maybe i should subscribe and just uh take that in i mean i could just listen to it at work right yeah so audible is actually a sponsor of this episode and they uh they actually have the entire piece rises series on audible and you can listen to it when you paint so audible's actually provided a link where you can get a free trial if you go to audible.com play on tabletop or you can text play on tabletop to 500 500 and you get a free trial which is actually pretty cool so how it w

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is as an audible member you get one credit every month good for any book in their category from the newest to the oldest and you get to keep it in your library at my stage in life i'm quite busy so i don't actually get to read a lot of books to be able to listen to audiobooks lets me catch up on all of my favorites well on that note tell me about yourself how did you get into warhammer i was actually given a copy of rogue trader when i was about 13 years old by a boarder who lived in our basement he was going to college and he was a friend of my my parents and he gave me a copy of rogue trader and a couple of models just to check out and i painted them up and i was hooked i was hooked i went to some friends and i was like hey man you guys got to check this out zach bell...
chris weeb you guys know you are um yeah just brought them in we started collecting started painting playing little skirmish games and you know in our parents basements it's good times rogue creator just you know first edition 40k very different than current 4k very different games with six models took just as long as they do now with 600 it was almost like d d in many ways it was uh every model was its own individual uh guy you could choose to play in more of a role playing kind of aspect or alternately like the skirmish you know five or six models just fighting it out on a little table yeah okay so you got in that way but you told me you actually put it away for a while i did so i played uh through high school uh probably up to about second or third edition and then as i when i got older i you know started having kids and i was working full time and i just didn't couldn't find time and it wasn't as popular of a hobby as it is now so there just wasn't as many people to meet and play with so you know it just kind of fell the wayside and then when my son was about 15 he found a box of models in a closet and he was you know hey what's all this and i was like oh my now we go down the rabbit hole together and out the models came and he and i started working on an

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for him and i that's actually when i made the switch to orcs until then i played eldar and space wolves and a little bit of chaos and uh yeah but i had my brother's work

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when we were younger and i just brought it out and i just got so excited i was like this is the

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for me now what what made it the

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for you out aside from like you used elder i i would have picked chaos right i was a different young man i guess a bit more of a nancy so what what drew you to w

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then what made you say this is my

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uh again it was the lore in the uh i believe this is the third edition codex i really enjoyed a lot of the uh the way they talked about the orcs in it i felt like every orc was like a conad you know he's just this big buff bad dude and uh just looking to fight and punch face it was just you know plus i liked the randomness is when you when you look through this deck you see so much just crazy random swingy stuff and i was like you know i just felt that that was like it fit my personality and that was going to be the

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for me that's right because some especially they've toned it down in latest codexes because it can be feel bad at times but definitely some of the older stuff it was like you either blew yourself up or did massive amounts of damage shock attack gun rolling crazy and just flying across the table instead of shooting and he just like flies into the enemies and stuff oh it's good times i had a friend that played orcs and he brought as many of those as he could and he was very good at rolling twelves i've had some luck with them too i'm not gonna uh i'm not gonna try to perpetrate like i'm...
i'm actually a super lucky dice thrower i uh that's why it w

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work for me i think a big part of it is that i'm i'm really good at throwing fives and sixes so now you've grown your collection considerably and you said this isn't even all you have it's not uh although i was starting to notice that um i was having troubles keeping up with the purchases you know like my wall my pile of shame is very small i've i've burned through a ton of stuff i've got maybe 4 000 points of orcs that are sitting three quarters painted so well done not many people can say that yeah i mean this isn't a very expensive hobby right and i mean orcs is a very time consuming hobby it is a lot of painting here um labor love years years in this um so recently i decided that uh the only way i was gonna be able to afford to to buy as much of this plastic crack as i need i i had to quit smoking oh wow yeah quit smoking people it's bad for you well congratulations that's a pretty cool step yeah right yeah transform one obsession to another uh absolutely maybe i'll just start smoking the sprues i they have called this plastic crack yeah absolutely it is it is i get itchy when i don't have enough yeah the new models the new models always make you look like oh maybe i could start a new

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right right yeah the new what do you think of the new models i think they look awesome i'm excited to see how they fit in um i'm a little nervous i feel...
like maybe it's going to be a new clan culture i would really like to just see them push snake bites and make them good finally walk me through your

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here you have some incredible conversions here and it looks like you've put a lot of love into this

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and you've painted convert your models people if you play orcs convert your models the best thing about oryx is that like sometimes you can't even tell if it's a conversion because all their stuff looks like it's ramshackle and thrown together anyway anything goes baby you can put anything on it anything like all right does it like does this more there's a marker off this is a morka knot yes does it usually have that many uh that many smoke stacks in the back absolutely all right well to start with you've got two clients here correct i do so i've got my death skills over here and my bad moon's over here you have mech guns right here right they're tractor cannons they're really good for pulling flyers down if you uh if you take the last wound off a flyer with one of those bad boys auto crash and burn that's fun so it just explodes and so if you get them in the but then i wouldn't need to come back that initiative always needs to come back yeah all right um okay so these are these kind of like you're almost like artillery they're artillery i have some more at home but they're not finished yet then you've got you've got what commandos here uh yeah...
so those are commandos there's some more on the ground as well um commanders are like sneaky dudes they're the sneaky dudes they uh they automatically outflank do some tricks and whatnot uh just in front of them i have some uh my my little contingency of uh free buddhas i've got uh pirates they uh yeah space pirates yeah yeah pretty much so there's uh ten flash kits there with uh captain bad rock leading them and then i've got a couple of ammo grots in there one of them is the uh the red gobbo but i painted him blue so he'd fit in with my guys correct that's that's a special it was a christmas one right that's right so i just painted him up to use him as uh as badruck's personal ammo garage because he looks extra fancy i also use him in my uh to lead my kill team because otherwise it looks lame when you use a gretchen to lead your kill team he leads the gretchen revolution he does but he's not the red gobble he's the blue so then i've got some grotts in front of him i mean in total here there's probably about oh i want to say 70 grass give or take oh yeah you've got all the snake bites uh oh yeah all the bad moon squats are over here um i i do tend to do like a little a little bit of color variation in them so when they're on the table i can tell which units are which and whatnot when they collide together tell me about these these two cars here those are so cool so we've got the uh uh the scorcher squig on...
your right there yeah um so that one is a battle wagon with a uh death roller on the front um even it's a death skills battle wagon but i painted it red because even the death skulls know red ones go faster and i l what is it made out of it's like it was originally a uh uh an old trans am model from uh like revel or something like that um it was all busted up and i was like you know what why not and then this one over here is the get stang um so it's a it's a uh old uh fastback or uh sorry not yeah fastback mustang um probably like a gt500 or gt350 i threw some big mud tires on it and put an orc in the driver's seat right i love the crane holding the one um single rocket he's like holding it way out here ready fire the the loader just swings it in and sticks another one in swings it back out oh this is so great and then you've got what is this with this giant gun here oh yeah so that uh phallic gun is a shock attack gun uh okay custom so there's there's three of them up at the front there they're all custom um oh yeah you don't have any of the classic no i i uh i like the model um i just i'm a blue collar gamer i can't really afford to like just buy every model i want so sometimes i have to build my own hence the orc thing yeah well if there's any

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you can do that with it's definitely absolutely right so yeah i've got my three desktok guns they were so good in 8th edition people hated them so yeah i've...
got those guys there and then as we move over here i've got all my uh mega knobs mega knobs here that's right led by my converted gas gull i've got my artel w um iron boss he was in your uh battle horse he was in my battle report he led my wasp he did good he did he did very well um yeah i i have a bad habit of reaching with the war boss a bit and tend to get him killed but you know that's why he's there so then in front of him i have a weird boy on on the right a pain boy uh pain boy's here and then uh we've got the uh wah banner he's all custom as well um those are great from like a snake bite i like those i just think we're work models me too me too and then over here coming back over here we've got this looks like a battle wagon that is battle wagon again yeah that's my uh my fortress battle wagon i i used that one in the battle report as well yeah he did he did work he's he's up so much so he's super good he had to come for the battle reported i couldn't bring the squig scorcher squig because he didn't have a wrecking ball i needed that wrecking ball so i just ripped off this one i guess i could have yeah um and then these are rocket launcher yeah so those are tank busters tank busters that's what yes they're super fun now to um get if you can get them up close and personal that uh more stick bombs on them ooh they can do some damage to vehicles they're basically your meltdows they have d3 melted...
bombs each and if you pay one command point they can all throw one that's really good yeah that's kind of like the uh bombs yes exactly um and then you've got i've got the morka knight is here uh today i brought him with the conversion so today he's the mor uh gorka knight so oh is this magnetized he's yeah he's magnetized so he can go um he can go both ways those are great man well done right and then you've got some more trucks over here and some more boys right so you guys saw these in the battle report um these are these are my deskos boys um just standard they're all exactly the same uh three trucks again i like to put red paint on my trucks too because you know even death skills know red ones go faster got to make them go faster they've got to make them go faster do they still have rules that go faster it used to be that you paid them red they got they have to that yeah so that was the rule originally you paint them red and that just automatically it was like a free upgrade right free upgrades but now it's uh they have to be speed freaks got it yeah they have to be the right clan they've restricted it somewhat that's right that's right i i like the clans i like how they gave them all special rules flavor flavor for everybody it was rough for me at first because my

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was painted uh it was led by uh the pewter gas gull and it was all just random you know you some units were bad moons some units were speed freaks...
some units were this and that and then i had to like repaint a whole bunch of stuff to make them fit into these different categories and then we have uh the piece to resistance the stompa so uh yeah this is the standard gw stomper i did throw a belly gun on him and i did a conversion on his face i gave him the morgana space so it looks like he has the eye of mork yeah so i could use him as a custom stomp but because there's a forged world stomach that had better rules and it still does it's cheaper it's actually cheaper to get it on the table so there you have it do they still have that rule for the big gun that you fire basically a heck of a lot of shots but if you roll i think a double or something like that you run it ammo right so how it w

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is um he's got the uh it's the super gatla and uh when he fires that he gets to roll after he fires it and on a two plus he gets to fire it a second time then if you wish you may attempt to fire it a third time on a five plus but at any point you fail that roll he's done yeah it's not ammo it's not so if you really want to fire it all at once but you could run it animal there's actually a really tasty stratagem for it too which can make it damaged too now which uh take that space marines so you're gonna be running this guy okay well how many points is this stuff he's uh this one has a custom stomper with a belly gun and everything on him he's just under 900 points okay okay so yeah i...
mean but 40 wounds it i've used him with success uh i actually played him at food hammer uh shout out to jt and moobin we uh champions of the final food hammer team team tournament well i think your stump uh my town are let's do it i'm down i'm down w

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level fight i'm down let's do it all right and then we got um this was a morgan knight this is a gorkana this is uh sorry that's a gorkong that's a gorg right now but he can go both ways okay and then yeah this guy is the uh this guy is my bad moon's morgana he's got the full kit so he's got the custom force field rockets the big chute is everything this is the transport one right yes they both are transported so they can store a bunch of guys inside and sit in their belly and just kind of like here you go i didn't glue the doors at first but they were always flopping open during the game so they're glued shot now sorry and then i've got a battle wagon over here that was a very custom piece very custom piece this was actually built by my friend zach bell so what is it what is it made out of so it's some kind of toy tank of some variety i believe it used to drive at some point it has battery in it um but i believe the motor is unhooked inside so it doesn't drive anymore it just makes this obnoxious sound now it'll be a good way to like secretly during the game get a couple more inches on your movement just like hey what's up over there oh yeah oh that guy...
was always there too bad it's so noisy they'd hear it um yeah and then i got my ludas up here uh custom custom cup couple custom looters in there the ludas if i'm not mistaken are very good right now uh no no they aren't in eighth edition savage but they lost all their ability to it's the problem is is the the ap1 is an issue because a lot of people can like ignore ap1 and ap1 is not that great but they are two damage strength seven so and d3 shots a piece and you shoot so if you can get past the armor it actually can do some serious work absolutely i mean they can put in they put out a heck of a lot of shots so and they deep strike no they don't deep strike but they have 48 inch range strength seven ap1 uh two flat damage each uh d3 shots per model there's 15 models in the unit that's a lot of daca um and again they with mine they're bad moons they're re-rolling ones and then for two command points i can make them explode on fives and then i can play another two command points and just shoot him again just so many shots i mean you could potentially shoot 90 shots of strength seven ap one two flat damage re-rolling ones hitting on fives and sixes exploding on fives and six and you're saying that's not good well the ap one right i mean it's tough you shoot marines in cover and they're just straight saving fair enough right fair enough but they gotta roll once and two sometimes they do they do all right then you got a...
whole bunch more boys up here right so i've got a couple big 30 man blobs here and then there's a 20 man blob on the end there i have a few more at home that are i didn't like i have enough to make three 30 man blobs 90 boys of bad moons i left a few at home just because i've started rebasing up to 32 mil on everything in my

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um these ones here i haven't touched yet so they were still good to go the other ones are all just glued to black faces they look crappy so the bigger bases does make them look more positive they do i and i for me personally i'm i was having trouble trimming the rings away and i just so i just glued the bases right on top of another base and i actually kind of like the way it looks to build it up make it look a bit like a hill um i i see you mean oh yeah i think it makes the orcs look even a little even more taller bigger yeah it makes them look a little bigger a little meaner so actually that's why they have the top knot so just bro yeah for all the people crying about us needing a new orc boy sculpt just glue your 25 mil base on top of 32 mil they look even bigger they're bigger and then you've got a bunch of uh looks like commanders yeah i got all kinds of characters over here too so i've got a war boss as well for them this guy is uh buzzfist we've got uh three weird boys my guys have to earn a name okay so if i if they i don't just name every model i know a lot of people like to do that kind of...
thing but my guys have to earn a name so this guy here is uh crisscross because he'll make you the jump jump got a mech here i've got a big mech the custom force field i've got my now defunct uh big mac with a custom force field on the war bike so you basically name your guys when they have a story right there's only a few um oh over in the commandos over there there's a boss knob with a big choppa so that's nob halford why is he nob helper he's knob halford he's the grand master mother effort because he at a tournament in oh i want to say beginning of 8th edition i had no real codex i was working with an index and i played grey nights in my final game at attack x and he killed the grand master in dreadnight armor he took the last wound off him with his big choppa and uh that day he earned a name so that's awesome did any of you guys earn a name from the game against uh michael um i didn't uh no i i have to go back and watch the video again maybe somebody did i feel like the knight earned a name the morkanite does deserve a name i put a lot of effort into that thing a lot of time and effort the week leading up to that game i put a i basically put almost all the paint on it based it everything that i think is such a cool conversion i love it so much right all right and then i think the only one we haven't talked about is your flyer right so i've just got my daca jet there it's pretty standard again he was in my first game on...
the channel um yeah he's got this custom custom big shooters i love it i love it so much right all right how are planes doing for you in the game um i don't play it a lot i i have a burn obama in the w

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i'm gonna start doing the same cheese that everybody else has been doing i'm gonna fly that thing in and just headbutt it into everything just boom eat it it you can force an explosion just just three mortals all over the place great that's kind of fun right now so let's talk about playing the orcs i have never played the orcs but i've played against orcs a lot one of my regular players when i was starting was uh regular opponents when i was starting out was an orc player and man i don't think i've ever won against orcs like never and i played like a lot of games against orcs orcs have been my bane never once won with my tower against yours that's you know what don't feel bad because i've had some rough runs with pow in eighth edition with my mean list not against me it was one of the they were one of the armies i struggled with a bit once i got the shield drone thing figured out it was okay but i had some really rough beat downs from some tao armies again in eighth edition fair enough but i was losing innate edition too so tell me how orcs play and how you play orcs because orcs can be played several ways and like we've often heard the rule said online um boys before toys meaning like take lots of troops before you take...
all the like big corporates and working hards and fancy stuff it still applies uh at the end of the day i mean if you can flood the table with bodies there's not much anybody can do about it you just if you just hoard over the objectives i mean they're not going to get to them and i mean in ninth edition that's a big deal but that's not how you played against michael that's not how i well it is though it is how i played against michael i rushed the objectives that's where the um transports come in handy now and i think it applies to all armies um transports are super good now because they make they're an extra shield that they have to cut through to get to the soft juicy innards right hold those objectives if i just throw orcs just like if i had thrown ten orc boys on each thing he just shot them all off he just shot them off but he had to shoot through the trucks and i think that kind of hit a switch in his brain where he was like i have to get the stuff in front of me first it's more important which also a target priority if you could if you can make your opponent have to make choices sometimes they'll make the wrong one that's absolutely true absolutely true make your opponent make poor choices that's a uh that's actually the best way to play it w

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i think is throw so many things at them that you know so much variety i a lot of people want to push for um just repeating the same units over and over again because it's...
that it will confuse your opponent but i find the the more stuff you throw at them it it can cause like mass confusion they just like they're like oh this is dangerous i gotta get this and then they start and they start to ignore the simple stuff like boys and trucks and which lift left alone can do some significant damage right well i mean and just park on objectives and get rack up points rack up points right fair enough fair enough how is playing orcs changed from rogue trader to uh current 9th edition 40k when i was playing rogue trader i actually didn't play orcs my brother did and i was actually kind of jealous because i played the eldar and i was you know prancing about letting off shots here and there and he was racing around with like a like a bike with two big machine guns on the side and a little truck with a flamer on the top and he was always laughing and having a good time and i was always like focused trying to figure out how to make my pansies win and he never cared he was just like whatever it doesn't matter my guys died to a breeze i was gonna have fun right so that i mean i was always jealous so you know here we are yeah like most orc players i've met that that's been their attitude they've been able to approach 40k like let's have some fun and they've been some of the best guys to know and 99 of us are the probably the funnest players to play against um there is like the one percent obviously it always exists there is no...
there's the meta players who just you know the tryhards but you know that's in every

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orcs can be a lot of fun they are they're super fun they're super fun i refuse to jump on the meta like as you can see i don't have 16 to 20 mech guns i might at home um but uh you know i played all through tournaments in eighth edition i never jumped on that meta wagon i played what i wanted to play play what you want to play and you'll figure you'll figure out ways to make it work too i mean you figure out what mate where the units do their best work and you can figure out the flexibility in the

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and then figure out how to get the points out of them if this is your hobby this is your

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this is your game have fun no one else can really tell you what to do if you're not having fun once exactly this is a game right people sometimes take a little too seriously yeah i even me sometimes i get a little too serious with it but you know it is what it is explosions yes right i love a good explosion too okay well lastly um if someone's out there you know they're thinking orcs seem fun what's your advice for starting orcs or playing this game in general from your experience that's it that's a good question for orc players eh there's a lot of us out there go to facebook and join the 40k orc community best 40k community on facebook nothing but love in there no jerks i promise except me you'll get a lot of really good tips there uh...
there's a lot of knowledge to be had in there a lot of great players or players a lot of great org knowledge my advice would be if you want to play orcs save some money it can be expensive um the painting can also be quite daunting although with contrast which i haven't tried too much of yet myself i've seen a lot of people turn out some really awesome work stuff with it and super fast i mean i'm lucky i'm a fast painter anyway like i can turn out 30 boys in about four or five hours if i just sit down and focus but yeah that would be my biggest tip get used to painting the same thing over and over again yeah and uh save some money it's expensive orcs are expensive because because you need so much of it they're right they're cheap on points so that you have to have a larger your average 2000 point

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of orcs has i would say in my opinion at least 90 boys so you know you're probably going to need you know 90 boys 40 bucks a box it's true nine times 40. figure that out yeah it i mean if you want to play the meta and play mech guns 60 bucks a gun you need 18 of them or you just stick some gun looking things on them but that's what i've been working on see i i'm not gonna go out and buy 18 mech guns but uh i will build a few well

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thanks so much for joining us absolutely this has been a pleasure to see your

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and i can't wait to have it back i think we need to have you back for an apocalypse game i would be down for...
that that would be fun what do you think um thank you to our sponsor audible for uh sponsoring his episode so like i said at the beginning if you go to audible.com play on tabletop or you text play on tabletop to 500 500 you can get a free trial and try it for yourself i'm definitely gonna i'm definitely gonna do that you know i'm gonna go i'm gonna hit up audible and i'm gonna i'm gonna listen to the series because i just don't have the time to read it unfortunately i would love to do it on my commute but thank you for joining us hope you hope you enjoyed it and uh we'll see you again and okay so we're gonna do the we're gonna do the call the we're gonna do the ending slogan okay so you say tell me next time we say play on okay nobody's gotten this so far okay it doesn't seem that hard okay you ready all right we're gonna say play on together okay got this we're gonna look into each other's eyes no we're looking at the camera okay all right until we see you next time play on i did that on purpose i'm sorry man you