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My fellow LOers, I may have, a problem
It all started with an ork army. Simply designed and fluffed out. A year later and half my WAAAGH built. i began to realize that I despised my army's original fluff. And so, half a painted/converted army later, I'm left with nothing.
SO, I turn to you fellow waagghers. Help me spawn some idea's for my Warband. Some things that are peculiar about it
-Half are painted non-descript black and silver, the other half, snakebites
-A extensively converted big mek that leads a band of mega nobz
-A converted deff Dread to represent my warboss being inside of it (the mek built it for him)
-An affinity for trukks
Well since they're painted differently, why not a warband that came together from two seperate warbands? Maybe they were wiped out by battle and had to team up, kind of like the old Mob Up rule Orks used to have.
With the fluff you really can't go wrong. Orks don't have a social or military caste or rules really, they're just Orks. If you have Trukks and mechs, maybe it's a mechas army that teamed up with some Snakebites after they showed them how speedy and shooty they can be. Not worthy of a novel but still has a cool idea.
Your basic orks seem generic enough. That'll allow you to use them for pretty much anything. Trukks+ mek+MANz = mekband!!!
A mad mek has split from the tribe and can't stop tinkering with everything, lending his small warband an incredible array of weapons and material: kanz, trukks, mega-armours, etc.
You can then build on that, and it would be a perfect opportunity to eventually get a stompa
"Politics is the womb in which war develops"
Very nice suggestions! I really like the idea of a bitz obsessed mek!! I was considering having my warboss be a snakebite boss who got convinced by my Goffs Mek to lead the warband in a shiny "killy suit" the hapless warboss is now stuck inside the kan!!!
However, i don't know how well it'd look to have one half painted snakebites, other half goffish. Thoughts?
You could paint them with tiny hints of the other "warband". Like add a bit of Goff to Snakebites and visa versa. Maybe it's a showing of good will, or w/e the Ork version of good will is.
The ork society built on might and not on equality, they don`t have any thoughts on equality so no uniformity. They don`t need any sign (stripes, stars etc) to get the rank clear, they have the size for this.
We, players (mainly humans) think that an army must have uniforms. I don`t think so: For example any guerilla/partisan type of army has no uniforms. Why would they need uniforms? They are kept together by the common cause. That is the Waaaagh in the case of an ork army.
Marines look stupid in individual powerarmours, but orks or even DE/chaos are looking good. IMO
A good point Freemen. I'll remember that!
Hmm I see a unique opportunity here. You could actually field them as two separate armies who fought each other and were forced to join forces against a more exciting foe. The reason being- Snakebites despise technology and gadgets, and they're offended by the Mek's blasphemous creations, so they're tryin' to krump him. The mek sees this as a great opportunity to unleash his vehicles/weapons on the unruly snakebite savages.
The dred should not be a snakebite warboss though as the snakebites hate inventions.
Well the idea is all about the big mek trikkin that snakebite boss into the dred. Tell im' he's got a ded killy suit for im. The betrayal of technology is sorta the theme.
paint all the snakeys the same as the other half, and if u got any boarboyz, say taht they have cyboars, and that ur army is a highly mech army, lots of vehicles, meganobz, big mek, cybork bodies, bionikz... etc.
ur snakeys could have been conquered? forced to use technology?
It's time for the grot rebellion!
Orks W:34 D:11 L:0