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Didn't really see this coming. Last nights FNF saw me scratch build/convert my final Obliterator for my Chaos army, and then promptly hum and haw for a good couple hours as to what 40k army to start afresh. Alas, I do plan to build a loyalist marine army at some point (Space Wolves or Dark Angels) but I just find I can not get motivated to paint ANOTHER power armored army. So after much mass-debate, I was goaded into painting a lone Ork boy (actually a Nob from the starter set) and I enjoyed it immensely. Not to mention the fact he was knocked out in about 20 minutes. I then proceeded to paint up a Deffcopter - and wow - only took me an hour and I am hooked. I think, apart from the pure joy of painting the models and the idea of playing an army for just pure fun, the main reason to play Orks for me has to be this:

Quote from: Ork Codex, Page 49, Bottom Right
"Orkses never lose a battle. If we win we win, if we die we die fightin so it don't count. If we runs for it we don't die neither, cos we can come back for annuver go, see!"

There is just no arguing with that kind of logic!

Check out the rush jobs on the two models I mentioned. I should be able to knock out models fast and still keep a nice look (for dirty orks).



  1. Looks great T, really really good. You'll enjoy the playstyle too, which is always important.

  2. Those are some good-looking Orks.

  3. I felt the same about my first Orks! About 2-3 years ago, just after the Black Reach sets came out, Brett (pripyat) and I decided to "split" our boxes; I would paint all the Orks and he would take on the Marines.

    I had no intentions of building another 40k force a the time, and even if I had... orks were the furthest from my mind.

    But after painting my first unit of boys I can say with honesty that orks are my favourite army to paint! Add to that the realization that there are few (if any) models in the range that I DON'T like... and well... that brings us to present day, where I am working on an assembled Ork army that dwarfs every other force I own!

    I really should post some pics on my blog...


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