For my 100th post, I'll share some thoughts on the first strand: Modeling. One of the biggest parts is choosing your miniatures. The new pewter Ork Kommandos are hideous and I will not have them in my army, except for this model:
I'm not sure I like the Grot's face, but that Nob is fantastic. Until now I haven't figured out a way to get this specific model without buying the ugly ones. I just won this model (and no others) on ebay.
Now there is no spot in my Ork army that I feel is not filled. I had Loudmouf Sneakkilla as the upgrade-character nob but I always wanted a regular Nob with a power klaw. Now I'll have one.
So what do I have for the Orks?
-HQ: Poindexta Smartyskull, Manik Upzindownz, Kajun Gogwurr, Dok Gillgivva, Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun and Power Klaw, Big Mek with Kustom Force Field, Burna, and Attack Squig.
-Elites: 10 Nobs in Mega Armour, 16 regular Nobz with various weapons and WAAAAGH banner, 15 Lootas, 15 Burnas, Mek with Kustom Mega Blasta, 15 Kommandos with (just ordered) regular Nob and Loudmouf Sneakkilla. 10 Dedicated Nob Bikers with Dok.
-Troops: Loads of Shootas and Sluggas. 20 Grots and 2 Slavers. 4 Trukks.
-Fast Attack: 15 Stormboyz with Rukkstud 'Andfoot, 10 warbikers with Nob, 3 Deffkoptas with Rokkits, 3 with buzzsaws
-Heavy Support: Fully Modular Battlewagon, fully modular looted chimera, fully modular Deffdread, 3 fully modular Killa Kans, and 8 Flash Gitz with Da Grand Baron Skippy von Peanut Butta.