Age of Sigmar: Three New Orruk Books Inbound

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The Greenskins are back with 3 new books on the way – Come see the latest on the Orruks!

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Grand Alliance Destruction

Grand Alliance: Destruction – $16.50

IronJawz Battletome IronJawz Battletome Info

Battletome IronJawz – $33

Fury of Gork Fury of Gork info

Realmgate Wars: Fury of Gork – $24

IronJawz Warclan

The new warscrolls were also spotted earlier – go check out the previous round-up for those pics.

Overall, these price points aren’t too shabby. The books sizes are also interesting. Grand Alliance: Destruction is 112 pages, Battletome: IronJawz is 128 pages and Realmgate Wars: Fury of Gork is 208 pages (I think, it’s a little hard to read).

What I’m curious about is the contents of each book. There isn’t a ton of info to go off of based on the blurbs. From the looks of things Destruction will have all of the old units and IronJawz will have a lot of the newer units. Fury of Gork will probably have all the news back story for the IronJawz as well as some new scenarios pushing the story forward. I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

For even more pics and to join the discussion check out the lounge thread below:

Orruks Round-Up Thread

 

Gork and Mork are on the way…And they have some friends they’d like you to meet.

  • Local Ork

    No Dakka?
    No Dakka… 🙁

    • Dave Scammell

      ORCSES DONT NEED NO DAKKA WHEN WE GOTZ CHOPPAS AND PUNCHIN!

    • benn grimm

      Next week…

    • Zack Seiders

      you are thinking of the 40k equivalents. Although I am worried about the death of the mighty doomdiver (lost its uniqueness in aos)

  • I wonder if Fury of Gork really will be available as an audiobook. The snippet claims it will be, but the 6th Realmgate Wars book, Warbeast, was not, even though the author expected it to be.

    • benn grimm

      I can imagine doing voice acting work for an Ork audio book would be pretty tiring…

      • They have featured in audio dramas before. But an audiobook doesn’t require much acting, at least not on the drama scale. Just reading the text and delivering it in a consistent manner across the character.
        That being said, it doesn’t look like the Orks are the protagonists here. Its the Astral Templars, who Josh wrote before in The Gates of Dawn and War in the Hidden Vale (but were miraculously absent, like so many characters and plot points, in C.L. Werner’s Wardens of the Everqueen…). Orks will feature, but the spotlight looks to remain firmly on the Sigmarines once again.

        All that aside, the voice acting diary from Dawn of War 2 was amazing. Neat Ork voices right there!

        • Gorsameth

          Grimm isnt talking about acting. The voice needed to sound Orky is very straining and tiring on the vocal cords.

          • Well, tough. They get paid for the job, and it is hardly the first time. The Beast Arises is narrated all the way by Gareth Armstrong, and it has Orks (though few speaking roles up to this point). Overfiend, too, had an audiobook.
            It is something the narrators are used to. Its part of their job description, and a broad range is a basic requirement.

        • benn grimm

          I use actor in the loosest sense of the word. Aren’t the Astral Templars a SM chapter?

          Yeah, the DOW 2 Orks were awesome, particularly the freebooter guy; flippin hilarious 🙂

          • Those were the Astral Knights, the dudes with the World Engine book. I had to make sure I got them right when I was writing reviews of the AoS books, too.

      • euansmith

        They jus’ need t’ ‘ire Ray Winston, yew muppet!

        • Chris. K Cook

          “Who are you?”

          “I’m Grimgor ain’t I?”

          • euansmith

            “Ooh arr ya?! Ooh arr ya?! Ooh arr ya?!”

    • Nazdreg

      It’s been confirmed in the price list 🙂

  • benn grimm

    Why just release the one book when three will do the same job?

    ‘Well we weren’t sure it would sell, what with our last Fantasy wargame line tanking so badly, so to minimise our losses we thought the best thing to do would be print up three versions of essentially the same thing for every release. That way the mugs who buy everything we put out can cover the losses. So what we lost two thirds of our customers? They weren’t the right kind; they have opinions, actually played the game (idiots) and knew how to budget properly (tight fisted gits)…’

    Gw; taking care of our loyal customers; its what we do best…;)

    • ZeeLobby

      LoL. It is kind of ridiculous.

      • benn grimm

        It seems that way to us, but really what do we know? We’re just bitter and old. Clearly shrinking your customer base and gouging them for all they’re worth is the new way forward…)

        • ZeeLobby

          Good thing alternatives exist. I’d hate to have to give up wargaming because the only company decided it wanted to cater to the gaming elite, who are easily able to afford the horde of man-servants required to carry their faction’s bookshelf with them :D.

    • Slaanesh Devotee

      Don’t be so bitter and cynical~

      The Alliance book is just a compendium of Destruction unit rules in one physical place – They’re all available for free online.

      The Battletome only exists to give background information on the Ironjaws faction. So that’s also totally optional.

      The third book is a novel~

      You can play the game perfectly well without any of these books.

      • benn grimm

        No worries guy, I’m only messing around, I don’t always understand their way, but thats fine. I quite like the new Orks actually.

        • Zack Seiders

          again animosity is gone. (horrid rule) the regular black orcs were buffed in aos and since the new models focus on the kill joys it should add some diversity with the black orcs (though the iron jaw shaman is a bit hard to swallow with the old fluff “black orcs hate shamans”.)

          • ZeeLobby

            Well most rules are gone, and with it the flavor, haha.

          • benn grimm

            Animosity was fine when the army felt stronger, back in 4th/5th/6th. I liked the idea that the horde were undisputably a larger, hardier, fiercer force, that just couldn’t quite hold it together; fantatics turning and mulching my boar boyz, squigs running amok, gobbos that stubbornly refuse to do anything, ever, snotling wagons that just won’t stop for any-orc…Ah demz waz da dayz…

            As far as rules/fluff go; it’s not really comparable, Black Orcs don’t really exist any more, which is a shame on one hand, on the other hand the models are still there(now in day-glow yellow!), so thats cool.

          • Personally I wish they went for a more amber-yellow for the main color

          • Chris. K Cook

            Then paint them that way.

          • Zack Seiders

            A lot of things fluff wise has changed from fantasy being scorched. Take something had to have happened between the end of the world and the age of sigmar setting for the orcs and goblins to have even survived.

          • Chris. K Cook

            Wasn’t that they hated them, its that what ever the Chaos Dwarfs did to make them made it that they couldn’t produce them.

          • reynor

            It’s been 10,000 years. The Ironjaws are basically a completely new breed of Orcs, so new culture.

          • Zack Seiders

            Same old WAAAAAAGH!!!

        • reynor

          Honestly, I think GW is just trying to find a way forward. They’re experimenting with a lot of this stuff. I hope it’s successful because I quite enjoy AoS and Fantasy settings in general.

    • DeadlyYellow

      How is this company dwindling if they can cover costs from only 6.7% of their consumer base?

      • benn grimm

        I don’t know?

    • reynor

      The Grand Alliance: Destruction book has ALL the rules for the destruction alliance If you just want the rules for Greenskinz (and hopefully Ogors) buy this book. $16.50 is a steal.

      The Ironjawz book has fluff about the Ironjawz and the rules for those new models only. It’s essentially codex or codex supplement for AoS. It’s $33, which is cheaper than say the Imperial Knights book (which introduced only five new units).

      The Fury of Gork book has fluff, continues the narrative of the Realm Gate Wars and has battleplans/scenarios which all factions can use. If you are not a Destruction general but want to follow and participate the unfolding narrative of the Realmgate Wars, but this book.

      Some people will buy all three, but there’s certainly no requirement. The Destruction Alliance has a new “codex” for less than $17. That’s pretty exciting. The only thing that can compare to it in the wargaming world is the card packs people buy to play Warmachine/Hordes. Hardcore collectors may buy the Realmgate book. People who love the new Ironjawz faction may buy the battletome. bottom line, for $16.50 all the rules for your old models and the new models are in one place. That’s pretty sweet.

  • uatu13

    Such a stupid name for Orcs…

  • Simon Chatterley

    AoS kind of reminds me of the Spaceballs sequel – “The search for more money”

    Changing all the names from generic fantasy names to new copyrightable ones was the end of the line for me.

    • bobrunnicles

      Why do I think of this whenever I hear the phrase ‘end of the line’? Is GW the MCP on the block? 🙂 🙂

  • bobrunnicles

    If it’s anything like the previous releases Destruction will have all the individual unit warscrolls for Orcs and Ogres including the Ironjaws. The Ironjaws book will have a bunch of fluff and all the Ironjaw warscrolls including book specific formation ones. The third book is a novel.

  • Dan Wilson

    Gordrakks command ability is suitably mental. The caveat that if the unit you choose is part of a battalion, then the rest of the battalion benefits from itbas well is amazing.

  • Frank Underwood

    I hope for the first climax of this story we find that Grimgor survived the End Times, killed Gork and Mork and is the one true god of all that is green.
    Seriously.
    Every other ‘vintage’ hero is a god now – why not Grimgor?

    • Nazdreg

      Seems like he’s the only main hero who didn’t survive!
      Now he’ll never get to headbutt Archaon again :'(

  • standardleft

    I like the artwork on the battletome.

  • Adrien Fowl

    I do not understand why the Ironjawz are not included in the Grand Alliance book. If I was an Orruk player I would not like having to buy two books. 🙁

    • Chris. K Cook

      I think they are in there.

      • reynor

        They are

  • Andy Hawkes

    I’m not sure the author understands how GW books work here.

    Grand Alliance destruction just covers the old stuff (ala Death, Order and Chaos) and is mostly unnecessary due to the scrolls all being online – however, nice to have in print and quite affordable.

    Ironjawz is the background, warscrolls, scenarios etc for the new guys. Interestingly it’s the same size as Fyreslayers yet £5 cheaper…

    Fury of Gork is a Black library Tie-in novel and has nothing to do with Age of Sigmar the game but rather Age of Sigmar the setting.

    This is all sort of obvious going by the covers, authors and just looking at how everything else has been released previously…