Orks – Big Gunz
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Big Gunz

NoNAME MWSBSSTWALdSvBase
8
Big Gun (base: Use model)
1‑6
8
Big Gun
3"5+4+253245+Use model
This unit contains 1 Big Gun and 2 grot krew. It can additionally contain up to 5 Big Gunz (Power Rating +1 each), with 2 grot krew each. Every Big Gun is equipped with: kannon.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Kannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
Kannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Frag
 - Frag
36"
Heavy D6
5
0
1
Blast
Blast
 - Shell
 - Shell
36"
Heavy 1
8
-2
D6
-
Lobba
Lobba
48"
Heavy D6
5
0
1
Blast. This weapon can target units that are not visible to the bearer.
Blast. This weapon can target units that are not visible to the bearer.
Zzap gun
Zzap gun
36"
Heavy 1
*
-3
3
Each time this weapon is selected to shoot with, roll 2D6 to determine the Strength of all its attacks: on an 11+, each successful hit inflicts D3 mortal wounds on the target in addition to any normal damage, and the bearer suffers 1 mortal wound.
Each time this weapon is selected to shoot with, roll 2D6 to determine the Strength of all its attacks: on an 11+, each successful hit inflicts D3 mortal wounds on the target in addition to any normal damage, and the bearer suffers 1 mortal wound.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Any Big Gun can be equipped with one of the following instead of 1 kannon: 1 lobba; 1 zzap gun.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Dakka Weapons
Grot Krew: Each Big Gun and its grot krew are treated as a single model for all rules purposes. The krew must remain within 1" of their Big Gun and cannot be targeted or attacked separately. The range and visibility of all attacks made by a Big Gun are measured from the Big Gun, not the krew.
Big Gunz: The first time this unit is set up on the battlefield, all of its Big Gunz must be placed within 6" of at least one other Big Gun, and with each grot krew within 1" of their Big Gun. From that point onwards, each Big Gun operates independently and is treated as a separate unit for all rules purposes.
FACTION KEYWORDS: ORK, <CLAN>
KEYWORDS: VEHICLE, ARTILLERY, GRETCHIN, BIG GUNZ

Datasheet-related Stratagems

CAREEN!1CP/2CP
Orks – Battle Tactic Stratagem

If their vehicle is on its last legs, any Ork worth his steering wheel will aim its blazing remains into the nearest cluster of enemies. The ensuing messy explosions never fail to raise a rousing cheer from nearby Ork onlookers.

Use this Stratagem in any phase, when an ORKS VEHICLE model in your army that is not within Engagement Range of any enemy models is destroyed and explodes. That model can make a Normal Move of up to 6" before resolving the explosion. If that VEHICLE is a WAGON or TITANIC model, this Stratagem costs 2CP; otherwise, it costs 1CP.
RAMMING SPEED2CP
Orks – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Ork drivers are infamous for using their vehicles as huge blunt instruments with which to clobber the foe.

Use this Stratagem in your Charge phase, when an ORKS VEHICLE unit from your army is selected to charge.
  • Until the end of the phase, when making a charge roll for that unit, roll 3D6 instead.
  • Until the end of the phase, when that unit finishes a charge move, select one enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of it and roll one D6: on a 2+, that enemy unit suffers D3 mortal wounds.
TELLYPORTA2CP
Orks – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Nothing shocks the enemy like an angry mob of Boyz, or a looming war effigy suddenly appearing in a blast of green lightning!

Use this Stratagem during deployment. Select one non-MONSTER ORKS unit from your army that has Power Rating 20 or less. You can set up this unit on a tellyporta pad instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do so, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases, you can set up this unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models. If you select a TRANSPORT unit, any embarked units remain embarked when this unit is set up on the battlefield.
MORE DAKKA!2CP
Orks – Wargear Stratagem

Orks have no real concept of ammunition preservation, instead tending to hold the trigger down until their weapon stops firing or falls apart in their hands.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when an ORKS unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, Dakka weapons that unit is equipped with are considered to be within half range when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon.
Blast Weapons
Some weapons have ‘Blast’ listed in their profile’s abilities. These are referred to as Blast weapons. In addition to the normal rules, the following rules apply to Blast weapons:
  1. If a Blast weapon targets a unit that has between 6 and 10 models, it always makes a minimum of 3 attacks. So if, when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon, the dice rolled results in less than 3 attacks being made, make 3 attacks instead. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 6 or more models, and you roll a 2 to determine how many attacks are made, that roll is counted as being a 3 and that weapon makes three attacks against that unit.
  2. When a Blast weapon targets a unit that has 11 or more models, do not roll dice to randomly determine how many attacks are made – instead, make the maximum possible number of attacks. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 11 or more models, that weapon makes six attacks against that unit.
Blast weapons can never be used to make attacks against a unit that is within Engagement Range of the firing model’s unit, even if the weapon has the Pistol type or if the firing model is a VEHICLE or a MONSTER – firing high-explosives at point-blank range is simply unwise.

  • Blast Weapons: Minimum three attacks against units with 6+ models. Always make maximum number of attacks against units with 11+ models.
  • Can never be used to attack units within the firing unit’s Engagement Range.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.

Zzap gun used in the following datasheets:

Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from mortal wounds is not lost. Instead, keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.
Dakka Weapons

Dakka weapons unleash a terrifying volume of shots. Whether these are effective or not depends on the proximity of the target.

Dakka weapons have two values for the number of attacks they make. When a model shoots a Dakka weapon, use the first value if the target is within half the weapon’s range. If the target is not within half the weapon’s range, use the second value instead.

The ARTILLERY keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

Heavy Support

The GRETCHIN keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

Troops
Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
Normal Move
When a unit makes a Normal Move, each model in that unit can move a distance in inches equal to or less than the Move (M) characteristic shown on its datasheet, but no model can be moved within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Normal Move: Models move up to M".
  • Cannot move within Engagement Range of any enemy models.

The WAGON keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

The TITANIC keyword is used in the following Orks datasheets:

Charging with a Unit
Once you have chosen an eligible unit to declare a charge with, you must select one or more enemy units within 12" of it as the targets of its charge. The target(s) of this charge do not need to be visible to the charging unit. You then make a charge roll for your unit by rolling 2D6. This is the maximum number of inches each model in the charging unit can now be moved if they can make the charge move. To make a charge move, the unit’s charge roll must be sufficient that it is able to end that move in unit coherency and within Engagement Range of every unit that was a target of its charge, without moving within Engagement Range of any enemy units that were not a target of its charge. If this is possible, then the charge is successful and the models in the unit make a charge move so as to fulfil the above conditions. If this is impossible, the charge fails and no models in the charging unit move this phase.

  • Declare targets of the charge (must be within 12").
  • Charge roll = 2D6".
  • If insufficient to move charging unit into Engagement Range of all targets, charge fails.
  • If charge successful, models make their charge move.
  • Cannot make a charge move within Engagement Range of any unit that was not the target of the charge.
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