Here is what come in the Battalion Box:
20 Goblin Warriors
15 Orc Boyz
10 Goblin Spider Riders
5 Orc Boar Boyz
All these units come with command options and will run you $105. This is a savings of $18.75, not the greatest deal but you end up with a good sized force.
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- Your first HQ option is of course the Warboss kit. I like these since they let you build two characters. However, another interesting option is to field a number of cheap Goblin heroes instead of heading right to the Orcs. They are super cheap and can be tooled up to offer a surprise to the opponent, especially when you put three of them in the same unit.
- This force is already fairly mobile, but chariots and wolf riders are good as well. Your boyz become particularly effective when helped out with a flanking attack on the enemy.
- Artillery is important as well. The list has access to lots of cheap bolt throwers and stone throwers. With the increased number of hordes being seen in Warhammer, these have a good chance of paying for themselves
- Black Orks are very tough combatants and have the ability to quell animosity of units around them. This will help your army function more effectively in the long run.
This army has been fun to play over the years and has given me equal wins and losses The losses often came about because the units began squabbling or magic went disastrously wrong. When I did win, however, it was often decisive. The kits are easy to put together and you don't need to be a master painter to get them looking good. Overall this is a very good starting force.