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    How to pick a clan?

    This is a bit more of a fluff/modeling question, but I thought you Ork vets out there could help me...

    I'm JUST starting my Ork army, and just painted my test mini. He's nothing special, just a slugga boy, and it got me thinking about color schemes.

    For those of you who don't belong to a clan, how do you paint your boyz in a way that ties them together? Right now, my little Ork has a black helmet, black-and-white checkered shoulder pad, black pants, and brown boots. Pretty plain, and I want to jazz him up, but if I don't belong to a clan, how can I add some color without making it look like they've joined one?

    For those of you who do belong to a clan, what do you do if your army list doesn't match the fluff? Does it matter? Do you not care? I know I won't do Evil Sunz because I'm only partly mech. I have no Kommandos, and fear doing camo paint schemes, so I guess Blood Axes are out. The Goffs use scarboyz, which I don't have, and I don't want to paint them predominantly black. Deff Skulls look nice, but I have no looted wagons, and only one squad of lootas. Bad Moons? Not bad, but I have no flash gits.

    I know, I know, I'm thinking too hard, but I like having an idea of where I'm going before I set off and start painting more boyz, if that makes any sense. If I can make up my mind now, I figure I'll just re-paint this guy's helmet or shoulder pad. Easier with one than 69 of them (rough guess of my boyz count).

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    Just so you know, the majority of ork players don't pick "a clan". Ork clans often get aboard a space hulk together, and thus you can have, if you'd like, all of the clans within your army. For example, you could have your trukks be one clan, this group of shootas be another, and this group yet another. It's a nice way to give your units coherency, while still being completely fluff appropriate. Also, an army made entirely of one clan gets fairly boring visually.
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    Make your own WAAAAGH!

    Orks are esay, they do what ever they want. So my addvice to you is to start your own WAAAAGH and come up with some funny fluff to them. It is always fun to bring a funny storie about your army.

    Like my WAAAAGH! I call them Da purpla 'eads. The colours are simple, purple on gloves, bracers, pants and warpaint in the face. White on the shirt and last brown on boots, belt and other leather things. Thats my basic colour scheme. Then on my more inportant boyzI add some orange or yellow to make them pop out.

    Here is some fluff in my army.

    They prefer large groups of boyz. And my warboss is called Zaktoznaz. He likes to send his mek boys out with some kustom force feilds to protect his boysto eat the ammunition up. When the foes ammunition is running out he launch the second wave. He always joins the seconde wave to lead the of assault with a fleet of battle wagons, trukks and everything with four weels. Less weels are bad and more is better. Normaly orks would have it reversed to get the first strike on the foe. But Zaktoznaz thinks that if the foe runs out of ammo then they must fight hand to hand. This way Zaktoznaz can enjoy the fair fight and no guns invold.
    The purple heads I haven't find any explernation to but it just looks so damn sweet.

    Play and paint your how ever you want. And you dont have to belong to one of the WAAAGH's in the book. Make your own WAAAGH! it's alot more fun.

    Welcome to the WAAAGH! And I hope it gave you something.
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    First off... welcome to the WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

    Secondly...
    Picking your klan can be fun. Here is how I picked mine:

    I chose Bad Moons because I loved the fluff. Who cares if you don't have Flash Gits..neither do I...
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    I picked Evil Sunz because red is best!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord Zaktoznaz View Post
    Play and paint your how ever you want. And you dont have to belong to one of the WAAAGH's in the book. Make your own WAAAGH! it's a lot more fun.
    This is the best advice you are going to get out of this thread.

    As long as their skin is green, your Orks fit the fluff. Orks are unlike Space Marines where if you painted yellow Dark Angels or red Ultramarines you would look at least a little strange. There is no correlation that you must follow between the colour of your army and the units you take.

    Example? My Orks, such as the one seen below, are of no dedicated clan and so take the neutral colour of brown leather for their clothing. However, this alone was boring and so I decided to incorporate some blue into the colour scheme, for the simple fact that I like blue. However, I still consider them 'clanless' despite them having the colours of the Deff Skullz.



    Simply put: It means nothing unless you want it to.

    Obviously if you're going to create an all bike and Trukk army then it would make sense to paint them red according to the Speed Freeks, but if you're not doing a specialised army I would suggest you should not feel restricted to any colour. Except of course, GREEN!

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    I have Dethskullz for my clan mainly because i love the colour blue andIts considered lucky by orks!. I use at least 2 squad of lootas & a looted boomwagon in my force about 90% of them time. But like mention from the other chaps you dont have to play a klan at all.

    I think its cool though to have your army follow one of the several biggest klans in 40k. If your unsure about your klan then make your own and You cant go wrong there. Good luck with your choice .

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    As long as you paint vehicles red (makes them go faster!) you'll be ok

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    Freebooterz are da best!

    If you can't decide which clan you want, take the time honored Orky tradition and GO FREEBOOTER!

    Use your own color scheme, then paint a unit in a clan'z color scheme, mix and match at your discretion. And as an addd bonus you won't be going out of your mind painting 150+ orks in the same way. If you wanted uniformity, boy you've come to the wrong place...
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    I also recommend going Freeboota. Pirate Orks, Yarrr...

    Also, blue is a lucky color for orks, if used with discretion you could use it to add some color without going no good, lootin', Deffskull.

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