ColoradoBC wrote:I have always wanted to use my orca but I can't really fathom the points cost for function. With W13 it is easily knocked out of the sky with one turn. When most games I play are 15-2500 points it's too many points to go down with all my troops in it. Unless I'm missing some major tactical advantage it's best used in apoc games. Turn one jump off the board and come in later under reserves.
Sadly, the Orca really isn't all that powerful in 8th Editon. Due to the "backwards" disembarkation rules, the many units inside basically lose a turn of shooting while being exposed to the very-real risk of being shot out of the sky. Also, the Orca's pitiful firepower means that it can barely add any benefit to the army besides its transport capacity.
Save it for narrative games, I guess.