Building A Speed Freeks Army

The new Codex: Orks is nearly upon us – and we reckon that if you’re anything like as excited about it as us, you’ll be starting a new army with it.

This article was originally published on the Warhammer-community page.

This codex offers all sorts of possibilities when building your lists – as well as the classic “Green Tide” of boyz, you’ll find Dread Mobs, armoured columns or anything else you can imagine will be pretty powerful. In fact, if you’re grabbing the Speed Freeks set this weekend, you’ll be well on your way to a pretty cool list!

To help you find your footing (and, just between us, to give you a sneak preview of some new Power costs from the new codex), we’ve written a nifty list designed to make the most of the Speed Freeks – if you’re looking to learn more about how they play, you can refresh your memory with our in-depth preview from yesterday.

We’ve built our list using Power rather than points for the sake of convenience. If you’re looking to build a matched play force, this list comes to about 2000 points, so shouldn’t need much adjusting.


Deffkilla Wartrike – 6 Power
Deffkilla Wartrike – 6 Power
Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun – 4 Power

10x Boyz – 4 Power
10x Boyz – 4 Power
10x Boyz – 4 Power

Fast Attack
Kustom Boosta-blasta – 5 Power
Shokkjump Dragsta – 6 Power
Boomdakka Snazzwagon – 5 Power
Megatrakka Scrapjet – 5 Power
Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy – 7 Power
3x Warbikers – 4 Power
3x Warbikers – 4 Power

5x Nobz – 7 Power
Nob with Waaagh! Banner – 4 Power

Heavy Support
Morkanaut – 15 Power

Dedicated Transport
Trukk – 3 Power
Trukk – 3 Power
Trukk – 3 Power

TOTAL: 99 Power

Command Points: 9

The core of any Speed Freeks list is a Deffkilla Wartrike, giving you an HQ that can keep up with the rest of your vehicles AND offer them some handy bonuses, not to mention that they’re brutally powerful combatants in their own right. As such, we’ve picked two so you can spread your aura abilities around as effectively as possible.

A Big Mek of your choice never goes amiss in a Speed Freeks army, letting you keep your favourite Vehicles fighting just a little bit longer.

This is the meat of the army. For fun, we’ve picked one of every new Ork Vehicle – this will give you loads of flexibility and allow you to tackle pretty much anything your enemies can throw at you. Of course, you’re free to focus on your favourites when writing your lists – an attack wing of Megatrakk Scrapjets or a convoy of Rukkatrukk Squigbuggies would be just as powerful!

We’ve also added a couple of units of Warbikers. These guys are still really handy in an Ork army and come in the Speed Freeks set, making adding them in a no-brainer.

Whether or not you use Troops in a Speed Freeks army is up to you! We’ve added a few units of Trukk-mounted Boyz into this list to hold objectives and give you some additional Command Points – with so many new Stratagems in the Orks codex, it’d be a shame not to use them.

From there, we had about 29 power (roughly 600 points) left and added a few nifty units that mesh really well with a Speed Freeks army. The Morkanaut is an absolutely brilliant choice for any armoured Ork army –keep yours at the centre of your convoy, and it’ll shield anyone nearby with its kustom force field. From there, we loaded up the Morkanaut with some Nobz (armed with your choice of weapons) and a Nob with Waaagh! Banner. The latter is cracking for getting some more attacks out of powerful close-combat Vehicles like the Megatrakk Scrapjet.

Fancy building this army for yourself? Speed Freeks is the perfect way to kick it off – make sure to pre-order your copy this weekend!

If you’re looking to learn more about Codex: Orks, stay tuned – we’ll have more previews for you, and very, very soon…


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10 Responses to “Building A Speed Freeks Army”

  1. rvd1ofakind October 19, 2018 9:24 am #

    Yay guessing:

    big mek from 5 to 4 – shokk gun pts drop?

    10 boyz from 5 to 4 – almost sure this is a spec weapon price drop. The Boyz themselves might go up to 7 pts even.

    5 nobz from 11 to 7 (YAY) – that’s pretty big for an “OK” unit to begin with

    trukk from 5 to 3 – it doesn’t even have any pricy weapons compared to the model price. That’s a BIG drop on an already OK unit (saw some tournament wins with tankbusta trukks)

    morkanaught from 18 to 15 – much needed

    bikers from 5 to 4 – oof, might not be enough. They have to compete with Storm boyz after all. Have to see if they got any more fun rules.

    • abusepuppy October 19, 2018 2:14 pm #

      I expect some of them are price drops (including most certainly the Trukk), but some are also just power level adjustments. Boyz, for example, likely got a price drop on the Power Klaw and not much else, but it was enough to tip them down a PL.

      Stormboyz are still likely better than Bikers, but there’s a good chance that some of the new stratagems benefit the Bikers a lot (like Exhaust Cloud.)

  2. abusepuppy October 19, 2018 2:12 pm #

    Interesting that the list has what appears to be six FA choices in it. I guess it’s probably a Battalion plus an Outrider, which seems more likely than the new vehicles somehow being able to be taken as a pseudosquad.

    • Danny McDevitt October 19, 2018 3:34 pm #

      They definitely can based on a leaked datasheet for the two Speed Freaks buggies. Units of 1-3.

      • rvd1ofakind October 19, 2018 6:30 pm #

        And it seems like they have the rule where they split up after deployment

      • abusepuppy October 20, 2018 4:17 am #

        Sure, but there’s nothing that indicates you could combine multiple different vehicles into one slot.

    • Dakkath October 19, 2018 8:27 pm #

      Most likely battalion + outrider. 9cp = 3 (battleforged) + 5 (battalion) + 1 (outrider)

      • rvd1ofakind October 19, 2018 8:40 pm #

        Yeah, they said that in the comments

  3. rvd1ofakind October 20, 2018 5:43 am #

    There are some rumblings on the net that the codex won’t be released on “orktober” and there are many upset people. However I, as a beacon of positivity, have a piece of advice to you:

    Instead of saying “wtf no ork codex in orktober”, say “GW is nice enough to give us orktober AND orkvember!”

    つ ◕_◕ ༽つ ~~~Positive Vibes~~~ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

    • Kaptin Badrukk October 21, 2018 8:54 am #

      I remember when Orks didn’t get a codex for editions of the game. I won’t complain on the timing.

      I’m curious to see points values. From the power levels, the new vehicles are up to twice the cost of a truck. That seems too high. They have lots of shots, and some have built-in bonuses, but they’re just not going to do that much damage in shooting.

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