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Thanks for the refresher. But as an Ork player, the whole GW line is my garden (plus bits from other companies). Since I can pretty much Ork-ify anything. Take a headless SM, green putty, and an Ork head, and now you got yourself a powered armored Ork. Maybe replace the arms with Ork arms but keep the shoulder pads. And of course I've taken alot of stuff from Age of Sigmar (Fantasy) and incorporated it into my army. Which is why I love Orkz, since its pretty much unlimited customization.

Talking about pewter/plastic, like you said there is alot of customisation with plastic kits but poses tend to be very static (with almost all of the dynamic poses being characters). Given that the majority of the Orkz have melee weapons, it gives the army the illusion of that the army is moving forward to attack, even with the static half squat leg pose. The SM poses are a bit too stiff for my liking because the rank and file guys are mostly shooting, the generic bolter tac marine for example,they suffer from the same static leg pose as my Orkz; they all have the kinda same "holding weapon with two hands" some are just higher than others; and with the direction of their heads only give you three poses (left, center, and right). Granted my Shoota Boyz only really have two poses (two handed, one handed ; so I painted them as Bad Moonz so they really stick out because of the yellow color scheme). The static leg pose really affects alot of the 40k armies now that I think about it.

The opposite would be Infinity the Game (a skirmish style game with 10 minis being the average size army), because they still use pewter they lack in customization but they really nail it with the poses.

Hmm... I can see why you decided to choose Orks as your faction. Generally Orks do have a penchant for looting and retrofitting enemy technology. Give you a plausible way to plunder Games Workshop's range as you see fit. Nevertheless, even amongst the Ork tribes there are distinctive colour schemes and aesthetics. The Goffs tribe wears black and grey armour with chequered patterns. While the Evil Sunz wear red armour with flame patterns. Then you have the Freebooterz, tribeless Orks that dress like 18th century pirates, complete with Jolly Roger hats. So, it's all well and good for you to loot everything you like but even Ork tastes has its limits, when too much looting results in an army that just isn't very 'Orky' anymore.

As for me, I find that the style of uniform set down in each Space Marine codex helps to inspire creativity when building and painting an army. Seeing a fully painted Space Marine army is one of the most impressive sights in all of tabletop gaming, representing the pride and resplendent might of the Emperor's finest. This is why I make sure each new squad (or vehicle or independent character) is fully painted before they see their first battle on the table top. Displaying a full painted unit that follows the chapter's paint scheme and aesthetic sends a powerful message, that this is the army of someone understands the heritage of the chapter and has the temperament to fight as that chapter should.
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Doesn't Warhammer 40k have novels?
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Doesn't Warhammer 40k have novels?

More than just novels. Games Workshop has an entire publishing division called the Black Library:

http://www.blacklibrary.com/

They handle everything to do with 40K media; novels, audio dramas and even rule supplements for the tabletop game.

Just be careful if you're buying anything from the Horus Heresy range, as those books are actually 'Warhammer 30,000', with the stories set 10 millennia before the era of the main game itself.
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Kintor wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Doesn't Warhammer 40k have novels?

More than just novels. Games Workshop has an entire publishing division called the Black Library:

http://www.blacklibrary.com/

They handle everything to do with 40K media; novels, audio dramas and even rule supplements for the tabletop game.

Just be careful if you're buying anything from the Horus Heresy range, as those books are actually 'Warhammer 30,000', with the stories set 10 millennia before the era of the main game itself.




That's pretty cool.
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I believe this answers that question
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Hmm... I can see why you decided to choose Orks as your faction. Generally Orks do have a penchant for looting and retrofitting enemy technology. Give you a plausible way to plunder Games Workshop's range as you see fit. Nevertheless, even amongst the Ork tribes there are distinctive colour schemes and aesthetics. The Goffs tribe wears black and grey armour with chequered patterns. While the Evil Sunz wear red armour with flame patterns. Then you have the Freebooterz, tribeless Orks that dress like 18th century pirates, complete with Jolly Roger hats. So, it's all well and good for you to loot everything you like but even Ork tastes has its limits, when too much looting results in an army that just isn't very 'Orky' anymore.
So far at 500-600 minis strong I have yet to reach my limit. You just have to make the looted stuff become "Orky". They actually look really good in my army because they work as war trophies, it sends the message of "Look at all of the armies we have beaten" and it gives it a bit of a Mad Max feeling to it with my Orkz are driving all sorts of vehicles.


As for me, I find that the style of uniform set down in each Space Marine codex helps to inspire creativity when building and painting an army. Seeing a fully painted Space Marine army is one of the most impressive sights in all of tabletop gaming, representing the pride and resplendent might of the Emperor's finest. This is why I make sure each new squad (or vehicle or independent character) is fully painted before they see their first battle on the table top. Displaying a full painted unit that follows the chapter's paint scheme and aesthetic sends a powerful message, that this is the army of someone understands the heritage of the chapter and has the temperament to fight as that chapter should.
Yea, Orkz and SM are very much opposites of each other in most aspects. Gameplay wise I like the feel of an elite force that can stand its ground in shooting and melee. With Orkz just appealing to me more when it came to the aesthetics. When it comes to WH40k, painting / collecting edged out gameplay for me. But when I started 40k I was more concerned with gameplay (which is why I started with SM).

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So far at 500-600 minis strong I have yet to reach my limit. You just have to make the looted stuff become "Orky". They actually look really good in my army because they work as war trophies, it sends the message of "Look at all of the armies we have beaten" and it gives it a bit of a Mad Max feeling to it with my Orkz are driving all sorts of vehicles.

Yea, Orkz and SM are very much opposites of each other in most aspects. Gameplay wise I like the feel of an elite force that can stand its ground in shooting and melee. With Orkz just appealing to me more when it came to the aesthetics. When it comes to WH40k, painting / collecting edged out gameplay for me. But when I started 40k I was more concerned with gameplay (which is why I started with SM).

Well, it is ultimately up to you how you develop your army, as you emphasize the 'looting' aspect of Ork culture. Although, given you apparent interest in elite forces it's still surprising that you ended up supporting the Orks in the end. I mean, the Orks as the 'barbarian horde', the Green Tide that threatens to drown all of civilisation. As a matter of practicality this means big squads with lots of boyz, albeit with poor armour saves and leadership, quantity over quality. Only the Tyranids have a greater disregard for the value of their individual units. It really is quite a contradiction between your playstyle and the army you’ve amassed.

As for me, I've always found that the Blood Angels are the perfect army. Originally the striking red armour with black trim of the Blood Angels caught my attention. As I learned more about the history and ethos of the chapter I really began to realise just how much I had in common with the Blood Angels. In strategy games I've always had a penchant for fast moving and hard hitting armies, bonus points if I can get in some close combat along the way. Furthermore, the Blood Angels affinity to see the artistry in all things also struck a chord with me. After all, war itself is an art form and none understand this better than the Blood Angels.
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^ :lol:, but yeah I'm an Ork player.

Of course like most people I started off play Space Marines, but I just hated them aesthetically which is why I went "Ork". I've dabbled in a few other factions as well and I ended up picking Tau and Necrons as my side armies.

But my favorite thing about Orks is the conversion/modding is pretty much free range and its ok if it looks stupid / outrageous.
Sure I didn't need to glue on 8 Baneblade cannons onto my Battlewagon, but it looks cool and more dakka is always better.

But in Warhammer Fantasy, my main army/faction is Skaven; with Orcs and Tomb Kings / Vampire Counts as my side armies.


I basically looked up the lore of the 40 universe before I decided that Chaos was the only true answer. I didn't like the space marines brand face, the ultra marines so I was a bit put of them, I must admit upon further research, I do like the blood angels, Dark Angels and imperial fists (colour scheme only).

Ah yes, Skaven, the rat men.
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I believe this answers that question


"Sanity is for the weak!".
Ah yes, a fellow chaos fan.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:


nukadude wrote:



I believe this answers that question


"Sanity is for the weak!".
Ah yes, a fellow chaos fan.


yes sir.. all day everyday.

I tend to favor The Thousand Sons but I pretty much like me all.
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nukadude wrote:

yes sir.. all day everyday.

I tend to favor The Thousand Sons but I pretty much like me all.

You should be happy then, seeing as how Magnus the Red has just got his own (extremely large) figure. Making this the first time that a Primarch has ever appeared on the 40K tabletop.

Just don't let that fact go to your head. The Primarchs are returning, this means that everybody is coming back. Perhaps the next Primarch one the scene will be one who is loyal to the Emperor. Maybe even Leman Russ, to match the current campaign in the tabletop game.

Then before too much longer Sanguinius himself might even rise from the dead!
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