Alright, let me begin by talking a moment about the current Ork Codex. Just to give you an idea of how old it is let’s just say it was it was released between the 3rd edition and the 5th edition rule sets. In my opinion, though it is aged, it is not outdated. In fact there is one unit in that codex that I feel is one of the best close combat units in the game of 40k. That unit being the all-powerful, tough as nails, power armor eating greenskins known as Nob Bikerz (well that is my view of them at least).
Biker Nobz are easily my favorite ork unit, also easily one of the most expensive. What they lack in grace and subtlety they make up for in durability and pure killyness. If they can make it across the table they are almost guaranteed to bring the smack down to all enemy squads they decide to shake hands with. For the price of roughly 600pts they too can be yours complete with 6 nobz, a painboy, and a biker warboss.
Here was what makes them so great in my opinion, in that squad of 8 you got 2 characters (1 being a IC), you have the option of making them a troop choice, they are bikes at toughness 5, an automatic 4+ cover save, and a feel no pain that you almost always get to roll due to the fact it is very uncommon that their toughness is doubled. What’s not to love? In fact since the release of the 6th edition rulebook, biker nobz have pretty much been included in each of my lists that I consider “competitive.”
So all that being said about my favorite unit it is now time to talk about “burnout.” The last 2 months I have been playing a lot of 40k. So between 3 tough tournaments in the past couple of weeks (2 by our friend Ken), a lot of tough games preparing and practicing for the aforementioned tourney games, a 40k league I participate in, and a lot of painting a number of models I am ready to take a couple weeks break. Sure I will probably still fiddle around with army builder but games and modeling are going to be on the back burner for probably 2 weeks.
I can’t imagine I am the only person who has ever gone into dice rolling overload. Does anyone else have a similar story of gaming burnout?