Reecius here from Frontline Gaming here again to share a war story with you all. I was playing my trusty Bjorn Wolf, Space Wolf list (MSU style build with maximum long range firepower led by Bjorn) that has served me so well in the tournament scene these past years against Fuegan17’s brutal horde Orks. I know some of the Internet Pundits claim Orks aren’t good, but that is just patently wrong and tournament data proves this. So, that aside, the match-up was very bad for me as horde Orks can simply walk into my heavy firepower and then defeat me in combat.
My strategy against them has always been to deploy against the back board edge to maximize the distance between us, and thus my turns of shooting. I first neutralize their shooting elements (Lootas/Big Guns) to protect my fragile shooters (Long Fangs, Typhoons, Razorbacks). As the Horde approaches, I carpet bomb them with frag missiles and use a combination of Jaws of the World Wolf to attempt to snipe Power Klaw Nobs and Dreadnoughts to tar pit oncoming mobs of Boyz. I then redeploy the rest of my forces away, running for the hills and shooting as I go, sacrificing units where necessary to slow the boyz down until none are left.