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Yes because you would have both the background and conversions to support the idea!
No ‘explain your reason?
A few years ago when I first began the hobby I created a lost and damned army which included a few feral guard traitors basing them on the Diggaz from Gorkamorka.
Now thanks to influences such as watching an massive Persian army tremble the very ground with its march in the film ‘300’ and the concept of the Reavers from Serenity I’m now considering making an army of these madmen.
The background for them is that they come from a world that was plagued by civil war between clans in the harsh wastelands of a hive world. Strong survival and toughness became key traits in these people who called themselves ‘The Kroggz’ (I’m still working on the name?) they were unsuitable for use in the Imperial Guard due to their disrespect for senior officers as they admired strength above all. They live to fight it’s just their way of life it doesn’t matter whether it Imperial or Chaos?
Now before anyone screams out ‘GUARD CODEX’ may I remind you that guard are not made for close quarters no matter what doctrines you give them. Plus as you can see from the background the Ork codex suits them.
So I ask you…
Would you except a feral human army using the Ork codex if you were to face it in the Grand Tournament, keeping in mind all miniatures would be heavily converted to represent the units correctly?
personally i would it sounds like a fantastic idea...
but i can't speak for others or the rules.
Well, I suppose if you were using the "counts as" rule and were crystal clear about which unit was meant to represent what, including all of the appropriate WYSIWYG and conversions. Be sure to consult the information pack for the Grand Tournament regarding the exact ruling of the "counts as" rule and contact the organisers to get the final word on the issue. There should be a telephone number/email address, and if they tell you yes, then don't take any flak from anyone.
Yes,i think it would be cool to see on the tabletop and all the conversions for "counts as" models.
i love the idea, and i think it would work.
personally since there is no dogs of war type armies in 40k (apart from kroot) i would like to make a rag tag merc army with the codex, i think the play style fits perfectly
Wash: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Mal: Define "interesting".
Wash: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?
I'm actually using a bunch of my genestealer cult brood brothers (Catachan and old Chaos Cultists) as ork boys while I build up my army. I was going to use the whole Diggaz excuse if anyone asked.
I've seen the new codex and notices some orks are toughter and have multiple wounds than the standards ones so what do you think to me using Ogres or renegade space marine models to represent the bigger and tougher orks?
I think it is a great idea! I always think creativity should win out anyways. As has been said, get the final word on legality if you want to use it in tournaments. I would guess that if you used the right Ork equipment (as in, take all the equipment from Ork sprues), that WYSIWYG would be maintained.
Staunch supporter of rigid Moderation.
Yes, Yes! Good ideas.
I'd make them distinctly chaos-y though to explain the increased attacks and toughness. Simply using marauder models might not be enough... put on extra armor and TONS of mutations to represent that these are no ordinary traitors... perhaps even some daemonic possessions and such? Green stuff, daemon models, etc, go nuts on the conversions!