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I'm well aware of the "anything is possible" rule that Warhammer uses for fluff but I'd still like to know if this made some sense, or was a cool idea.
Orcs obviously love battle, are always looking for the next fight and hate order. They destroy cities rather than occupy them, burn vaults rather than loot the treasure, etc. So would it be possible that Khorne could take notice of this and grant his favor to a band of Orcs?
Maybe a tribe of Orcs ventured into the Chaos wastes, easily wiping out the Norsemen tribes of the "lesser gods" before getting into a good scrap with followers of Khorne. After winning, Khorne blesses them, magnifying their lust for battle and giving them the tools to win greater victories in his name.
I thought this would be a very cool theme for a converted Chaos army but what do others think? Sound like something you'd enjoy if someone put down a Chaos/Orc army across from you?
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Hmmm, i think that it would be very wierd, i like the idea, but i wouldnt like it on the battlefront
Well, anything that goes up to the Chaos Wastes is prone to mutation, I don't think Orcs are any different in that regard. You also have tribes of Orcs, particular Black Orcs who serve under the Chaos Dwarfs. I believe one of the codexxes also makes a small reference to chaos goblins.
So yes, I see it as very feasable.
I am heading off to the Peace Corps. It is bery likely I will not be back. Good luck to all of you endeavors.
The Chaos Dwarves actually engineered the Black Orcs. And although they follow a different chaos god (which is why they probably won't ever be redone- GW only want the 4 gods), they are still Chaos worshippers.
I think that Orcs could certainly be swayed to fight for chaos. Black Orcs in more ornate armor would be cool, and the IronBack Boar upgrade sounds an awful lot like one of the new Juggernaut models to me.
I'd use blocks of Savage Orcs, as their frenzy makes them quite a lot like Khorne followers- paint them to be smeared with bloody "talismanic tattoos" and turn them loose. It would be cool, if nothing else.
I say take the idea and run with it! Heck, 40k Orcs already love the color red!
I remember a white dwarf AGES ago which had a 40k version of what you are talkin about, they had a load of conversions and orks with the chaos conversion sprue. i think they even had an orky great unclean one...
Gork and Mork would have something to say about this......
I think that Khorne doesn't have the same fun as Gork and Mork do. Gork and Mork have a funny, violent air about them when Khorne seems more . . . evil. But, with all the conversions and cool free hands that could be done, I cant say no.
All the fluff says Orks/Orcs would not stop worshipping Gork and Mork freely for another god, no matter how violent. However look at Azhag the Slaughterer, he finds a crown with a voice that speaks to him and he knows Death magic. One example, Ork picks up a daemon weapon of Khorne and it tells him where to find the humies, and helps him kill them better. The Ork is happy and the Daemon gains more power and can influence more of the orks. Another example would be Orcs make an effigy of Gork/Mork over a tainted piece of land, one of the Chaos gods notices and slowly mutates the Orks around it.
Orks kill the followers of Chaos all the time for the Chaos Gods to be granting them favor, and Orks are not like the Human worshippers that would spread the worship and other non-combat stuff, they just kill. So I think orks need to be more tricked into the worship of Chaos more than anything.
Oh yeah and read Orcslayer (A Gotrek and Felix novel) The orcs are possessed by a daemon and it changes how they look and fight.
Repainting Orks not sure how many points yet
Warriors of Chaos shelved until further notice
That would be like the orcs getting possessed in warcraft 3, much better fighters. I think its a really cool idea. I dont know how much i would liek a whole chaos orc army on the battlefield, but a unit of mutated black orcs sounds very tempting for a whole choas army.
I think there was an article where the guy was thinking along the same general idea. He even had pictures of a Khornite-themed Black Orc Warboss (mostly different colours) and a Squigspawn (converted from....well, squigs).
I'd say go ahead and enjoy yourself. I'm getting ideas reading this already.