GW AoS: New Orruks Pics & Rumors


We have Maw-Krusha Sign and a whole lot more – Come see the New Age of Sigmar Orruks pics & the latest from a reliable rumormonger!

Looks like this week’s White Dwarf may have showed up a little early for someone and they had a camera ready!

pics via reds8n, dakkadakka 4-18-2016

Orruk Warboss 1 Orruk Shaman Orruks MawKrusha Orruks Spread Orruks Boar1 Orruks Boar 2 Orruks Boar 3 Orruks Shaman2

That Maw-Krusha is crazy looking! I can’t wait to see it in person. The “Shaman” with the staff and cloak reminds me of Mum-Ra from Thundercats…As for the rest of the Orruks their armor is jagged and bulky. It makes me think that most of their armor is scavenged from other sources and it’s just bolted together. Very Orky.

Now for the rumors:


Archibald_TK is back with more info about price points and kits for the new Orruks.

via Archibald_TK, Warseer 4-18-2016

DISCLAIMER: Before we go you must understand that these models are large, really large. And I mean that they appear to dwarf any other orc models. The Maw Krusha is more massive than the Magmadroth (if I remember the name right), Megaboss is huge… in parallel, this is a very very costly release, even by AoS standard. So don’t be surprised by what follows. Also since there are so many references sorry but I will just give you the Euro/UK/US prices and I’ll complete at a later time. Also I’m going fast so don’t blame me if there are mistakes please.

EDIT- I’ll amend my post with the following: I shall add that when I said they appear to dwarf other orcs models I don’t mean they are Ogre sized, but that they will stand a head above regular Orcs, far more for the Megaboss. Keep in mind GW really don’t make it easy to gauge precisely the size difference between models in their pics.

– Maw-Krusha (1 model) 90€ / £65 / $110
Comes with either a Megaboss or Gordrakk the Fist of Gork on top. Apparently the Krusha itself has two heads options. Few aesthetic differences overall.

– Gore-Gruntas (3 models) 67€ / £48 / $79
Huge Boar riders. They are… different? You have to see them for yourselves but I fear they will not be that well received. It appears that those are not 3 different models, but two, one of them being repeated twice. No weapons options and they really all look similar.

– Brutes (5 models) 42€ / £30 / $50
Heavier than Black Orcs, can be built with either two weapons or a two handed one.

– Megaboss 34€ / £24 / $40

– Weirdnob Shaman 28€ / £20 / $33

– Warchanter 26€ / £18.5 / $30

– Ardboys (15 models) 45€ / £32 / $53
Repackaged Black Orcs with round bases.

– Battletome Ironjawz (128p) 28€ / £20 / $33
14 Warscrolls and Battalions

– Grand Alliance Destruction (112p) 14€ / £10 / $16.5
12 factions, 61 Warscrolls, minus at least 7 for the Ironjaws that’s 54 remaining for the old range, place your bets.


Well now we have some names to go with those faces and prices to go with those models.

To join the Discussion check out the BoLS Lounge Thread below:

Orruks Round-Up Thread

The Orruks are coming… Have at it folks! 

  • Xodis

    I like these, not a fan of the yellow paint job, but I bet some good artists can make these sparkle.

    • Cylux

      I already made this joke elsewhere but:
      The Bad Moons have so much teef they can afford to be represented in both systems.

    • Frank Underwood

      Definitely agree.
      I’ll be looking out for whoever does them in dinged up armour first so I can fully decide if I like them – particularly the Pigz of Doom

    • Darryl Park

      Yeah, I’ve found that the studio paint jobs are so incredibly busy that it’s hard to read the model.

    • Zack Seiders

      Never liked yellow as a primary color personally. As an accent (like nid eyes) yes but as a primary I tend to have bad times. Though put these in black armor or silver armor with black/red highlights would make them look like orcy knights.

    • Old zogwort

      I really like the weirdboy and the squiggoth riders especially the one with face plates.
      That big beast looks interesting as does the warbozz. Not sure about those ard boyz. I just have to find some way to get rich fast :

  • nurglitch

    Those look great. I’d love to see what they could do with low fantasy orcs, with a Renaissance vibe.

  • Heinz Fiction

    This is a bunch of ugly models. Not as ugly as the fire slayers but not nearly as good as most of their older orc stuff.
    The dragon-thing however might look good without the rider. Not sure yet…

    • standardleft

      Even the sorcerer?

      • gordon ashacker

        The sorcerer is the only one that looks good. I have to say that some of the figures may have value, but the choice of colours on the paint jobs looks 40k to me…….. In general, the artwork with AoS looks like comic book art to me. Bold, clashing colour schemes. Ironically the closest equivalent for AoS paint schemes in WFB was Tomb Kings (Stormcast Eternals), and Bretonnian Knights, (Wild, mostly unrelated colour schemes present in most of the AoS 2D book artwork). Did they cancel these armies because they wanted to steal the colour schemes for new releases? Of course most of the new model releases are painted most like Space Marines…..

        • standardleft

          Everyone is complaining how 40k the new Orcs look, which is accurate. There is a definite decision to make the two games more homogeneous.

          However, I find it strange that everyone forgets it already happened many editions ago.

          There was a definite movement to make fantasy Orcs more like Orks around 6th. Orks have been leading stylistically for a while now.

        • Randy Randalman

          That’s the paintjob and not the models themselves. This discussion is about the models.

          That’s like saying you don’t like a house because the bedroom was painted weird. Paint can always been changed and customized.

        • Pale_Rider86

          Where are the models you sculpted and mass produced with YOUR game company?

      • Heinz Fiction

        The sorcerer is ok. I’m not a fan of sculpetd smoke clouds but other than that the model has some humoristic value.

  • Alexander Slizewski

    They’re not bad, and they seem to fit with the rest of GW’s products in terms of pricing. I’m just not a fan of the shoulders, but a bit of conversion work would solve that. I’m surprised they moved black orcs to being “ard boyz.” I was hoping they would at least give us some shields to go with them.

  • Christie Bryden

    I like them, good to see more non khorne non stormforge realeses.

  • zeek203

    Easily the best looking AoS releases yet. They really make up for the unimaginative Stormcast and the static Fyreslayers.

    • Federico Pinci

      True. And if these are the best… can u imagine what i think of the rest? 😉

  • Sigmarine

    I love new fat wyvern, I mean Mwacrusher. Though it feels like a AoS equivlent of Dog Rescuers is needed.


    Alan: Joe has had a call about an over weight Wyvren… I mean mawcrusher.

    *Camera cuts to Joe talking to an Orruk*

    Joe: Look, your Mawcrush is clearly overweight Mr Skullcrusher.

    Orruk: He’s just a bit big boned is all.

    Joe: He can’t even fly. If you don’t put him on a diet I will have to remove him from the premises. Now do you promise youbwill take hin to the vet?

    Orruk: Well ok then.

  • Djbz

    Those boar boyz look more 40k to me, but all the models are gorgeous

    • D. B.

      “It was as if millions of 40k converters just cried out in joy”

      • Old zogwort

        The only thing that would make it any better is if they came with a 40k datasheet

  • Nuno Castilho

    Disgusting models… Look like 40k orks. I thought it couldn’t get worse. I was obviously wrong…

    • JN7

      I don’t care for them either. The more junk they stick on the minis, the less I like them.

    • standardleft

      Out of interest. Which are you favourite orc models? My favourites are the campy 5th edition ones.

      • Nuno Castilho

        I very much liked the 6th ed orcs (not the gobbos, those would be up to 5th ed and 7th onwards), but loved the goofyness of 5th ed orcs 😀

        • standardleft

          Yeah they were cool. I thought they became a bit less comedic and more like 40k orks, but the models were really high quality.

          • Nuno Castilho

            And I absolutely loved the 90’s space orks. The look and feel of them was priceless. Nowadays the models are fabulous, though I don’t like the boxy look of the gorkanauts and the meganobz or the flash gits – these look to be too static…

    • Pale_Rider86

      What do the models you pay a team of designers to create, and then mass produce with your game company, look like? I mean, you seem like you know everything, so let’s see your from-scratch creation so we can criticize it as much as you do others.

      • Nuno Castilho

        Well, just look at the models in the article above. Those are the ones I funded with the money I’ve bloody well spent with that team in the last 25 years.

        • Pale_Rider86

          Oh please, tell me more about what you’re entitled to! Greasy, whiny, entitled neckbeards like you are what killed fantasy. I bought a Ford once, does this mean I get a say in what vehicles Ford produces, or whether or not they produce electric cars? No.

          You didn’t INVEST in the company. You bought a product. GW charges exorbitant fees for that product and you pay it, then you’re mad because…? It’s not what you wanted? SO GO PLAY SOMEWHERE ELSE THE COMMUNITY IS SICK OF WHINERS LIKE YOU

          • Nuno Castilho

            I didn’t tell you what I’m entitled to. And I killed fantasy, did I? What, with my continuing to support fantasy over the years? Am I not entitled to my opinion or to let it out in a public comments area? Please… Grow up

  • Andersp90 .

    Those boars..

  • generalchaos34

    Wyvern surfing! (cue surf music!)

  • Byungwook Kim

    That is actually alot cheaper than I expected. I expected almost twice that for the dragon.

    • Erik Setzer

      It’s still as much as a Stompa. Or around the price of Nagash, a Morkanaut, a Bloodthirster, more than a Verminlord…

      Seem better now?

  • I like the wyvern thing. Looks pretty cool. Almost makes me want to make a little destruction force.

  • gordon ashacker


  • D. B.

    Ooohh, I like them. No matter the system, Orks love imitating things – and this is their version of Stormcasts “only betta ‘coz green is betta”.

    Also, totally 40k-able for Bad Moons.

    • zeno666

      No worries, when the AoS-line goes belly up. They will put these models in a 40k box and call them something else 🙂

  • Grumpy Scot

    Really don’t like them. Not just because I hate AOS, just not a fan at all.

  • Stan

    Some nice minis but again with unfortunate color schemes/paint jobs.
    Just another one of the “curses” that plague AoS marketing.

  • Erik Setzer

    I like the Megaboss, especially as conversion material for an Ork mega-armored Warboss. The basic Boyz look a lot better in these images, seems the artwork was just off and the models are properly not smooth and sleek. Shaman looks weird at first, but when I picture him with eyes and mouth painted “glowing” to look like he’s about to vomit out energy (which would explain the convulsing look), it changes to looking cool (but I’d totally name him Tim).

    The Maw-Krusha still looks meh… but that’s par for the course with their lizard-esque models. Might not be that bad.

    Those boar-like things, though? Awful. Horrendous. The armor covering the one makes it less terrible, but still pretty bad. It’s the biggest example yet that whoever’s doing their current models can’t do beasts. I try to find the words to express how bad they are and I can’t.

    So here I am thinking, “Okay, most of them are pretty solid.” And then I look at the price.

    No, forget that, not having any part of price gouging mania. Not me. I love my Orcs/Orks, but I’m sick of the prices being run up like crazy, and I’m not going to hear size used as an excuse (they didn’t need to Supersize Warhammer) or “they have to be that price to make any money!” (see recent package deals and Rountree’s own admission on how they set prices).

    I certainly can’t imagine anyone running a horde of Orcs at those prices. The armies they show off in pictures have to be running over a thousand dollars.

    Now I’m a Sad Orc…

    • standardleft

      Boar things look really weird. I wonder who sculpted them?

      They really aren’t up to the standard of the others chaps.

      Do you think price gauging might just be given with GW. They have been doing it for such a long time now, I don’t think it needs repeating.

    • standardleft

      I would have made the front a bit more balanced

      • Pale_Rider86

        Ah yeah that is ridiculous, personally I hope they stick to more realistic stuff like they always have.

      • rtheom

        Yeah, I’m not a fan of the distended lower jaw of the boars, and the “hair” hanging down from the chin just looks like crap. That one you posted and the one withe the closed mouth and head cover are alright though.

  • Brian Brodeur

    Holy Duece those prices. $33 for that shaman. WoW

    • Erik Setzer

      Yeah, that one made me the most sad. I was seriously looking forward to picking up Tim the Shaman and painting him proper, but seeing him priced even higher than the already gouging prices on characters was a huge turn-off. There are other companies making nice Orc Shaman models for a LOT less.

      • chuck_lapine

        So much for the argument that price was a barrier to entry for WFB.

        • Erik Setzer

          Get one of each kit except two of the Brutes, and it’s $392… for 17 models.

          I bought a 3000 point Ogre army last year for less than that. From a GW store, not a discount retailer.

          I’m not a far of the cavalry (the creatures look just bleh), so if I liked the Maw-Krusha, for me to get a small force to add to my current Orcs, it’s still $313… which I could instead use to get a full 2000 point Bolt Action British army and get a force for Infinity.

  • I like these a lot. I think they’re going in the way of savage and brutal orcs, rather than comic relief, which is good–you can turn something serious into something fun but it’s harder to do it the other way around.

  • ZeeLobby

    It all just looks 40K to me. And I don’t understand why they struggle so hard to make a mounted model not look goofy. I love the mawcrusher tho. That thing looks awesome!

    • zeno666

      Yeah the fat dragon actually has some character. And thats something that haven’t been seen from GW for quite some time now.

      The rider looks like a 12 year olds conversion though…

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah, that’s the best way to describe the rider. It definitely reminds me of the work I did back when I was a kid.

  • standardleft

    The shaman is really well sculpted and oozes flavour.

    The boars are boring, which is a shame I was looking forward to them. The sense of movement captured in the old boar boyz and Varanguard just doesn’t come across in these mounted Orc models.

    Looks like there is a very definite decision to merge the two games aesthetics. Can’t wait to see new nosed squigmarines.

  • Axis Mundi

    So the models are quite pricey, though in keeping with all the recent AoS stuff (and I’m almost relieved that the Mawcrusha isn’t more…), but the books are holding to the new price level – £20 is a huge drop from £35, and is very welcome. The early madness of £35 for a book, 90% of which is available freely on their website seems to have abated.

    I like the models more now that we have clearer pics, though the boars do look like they need some serious conversion – which makes them an expensive project to take on. If their rules are as nasty as the Mawcrusha though…

    • standardleft

      It looks like there is a large seam just after the first lower tooth, I think it wouldn’t be too much work to stop assembling the face there and add a kit bashed metal jaw.

  • Dan Wilson

    The mawkrusha is exactly what an orc alligned dragon should look like, heavily inspired by massive fat cane toads etc. Love it. The megaboss on foot, shamen and brutes are all decent too. But the giant boar things are an atrocity. No thanks will stick with the old boar boys.

    • Zack Seiders

      The boars look like they have a double chin….

  • LordCastellan Vas

    Love them. I really like the dragon/pitbull. Looks like a propa orky mount. the Boars are bizzare, but I suppose they’re trying to make them look more like squigs. I like the armored one, though. The Warboss is a really ourstanding Ork mini.

    • Zack Seiders

      dragon looks like a bully breed equivalent of the dragons. (I am naming mine louie.)

  • Christopher Szynkowski

    Honestly, not a fan of the megas… their armor looks anatomically ‘off’ to me.

    Having said that, I do like the look of the Mawkrusha, the shaman and musician.

    As for the gore riders or whatever they are… those are just disappointing. They are just too limited in pose and shape, especially when compared to how dynamic the boar riders are.

  • Slaanesh Devotee

    The yellow armour of the mega armour Brutes needed a stronger highlight to make the different plates stand out.

    That big headed boar will take some getting used to..

    I don’t think GW really wants mundane real-world animals like horses and boars any more~

  • NovaeVox

    Are those orc–I mean, orruks, riding targs?!

    And, one under the text blurb has cosplay a bat’leth.

    • LordCastellan Vas

      Yeah! That’s what they look like. Targs.

  • Lebioda

    Best looking AoS release coming. Funny, because I am not a fan of Or(ru)ks. Way better than GoldMarines and naked Dwarfs.

  • NovaeVox

    Bottom pic:
    BRAWNDO! ⚡

  • Adrien Fowl

    I really like these new models. A lot of people are talking about how 40kish they look, but I think they are just fine for AoS, a bit overpriced tho, especially the character that is 26€.

    In any case, I really like the new style of Age of Sigmar. I consider this to be something apart from Warhammer Fantasy so I don’t care about the change of style. I was expecting something much worse, to be honest.

    • Old zogwort

      Those riders are really cool I might be one of the few who love them. But 23 euro / model for them is just too much for me 🙁

  • Ben_S

    Is the last guy (the Warchanter, I assume) guiding an aircraft in to land?

    • Brian Brodeur

      I assumed he could cross into Blood Bowl. FIELD GOAL!!

      • Ben_S

        Not a bad idea – though not at that price…

    • Old zogwort

      This kinda makes me want to use him in my 40k army. But I fear for the size of those orks.

  • benn grimm

    Pretty cool. The boars are dumb looking, I hope they don’t discontinue the old ones, but for 40k models, the others look pretty nice.

    • Insert_nickname_here

      The old boars are in the getting started set, so hopefully it’s a similar idea to the chaos knights and the varanguard

  • Aezeal

    Odd boar head. And they should stop highlighting imhoI don’t really like it when used so often in a single model

  • This, this, this, this…….THIS is what I have been waiting for since AoS released. I’m going to be broke as F***, but I can’t wait!

  • SundaySilence

    So… that previous set of images that showed the two Maw Krushas; all the Orruks in that image were Brutes and Gore Grunts!? Do the old Orcs still factor into the Orruk forces or is it just these guys and Black Orcs/Ard Boyz?

  • Talos2

    As a long term Orc player I have to say I’m really disappointed. I’ve like almost all the AoS models up to now, but I really don’t like these. The pigs are really bad imho. I honestly don’t like a single one, the maw crusher (wyvern) is ok, but still looks like it is hiding under an invisible glass bowl

  • Zack Seiders

    The boars are the only models I do not like, is that a double chin or something else? Everything else looks proper orky (even if the new shaman is more expensive than the old one i got by accident “ment to get savage orc shaman)

  • Randy Randalman

    Nice to see Orruks will get cavalry akin to Dracoths or Varaguard!

  • Tyris

    Take one Wyvern, add a couple of big, beefy Trogdor arms…

  • Midou

    I guess there really wasn’t enough Space Marines in fantasy, even the Orcs gets power armour..

  • standardleft

    My guess at a comparison. Its really quite a different look in comparison.

    The same elements are there, but in a more space mariney style.

  • ghorros

    I hate the way everything looks so cartoony. GW miniatures used to be cool, these are just kids toys.

    • standardleft

      Have you considered that it could just be that you that have aged? Rose tinted specs and all that.

    • zeek203

      Orcs/Orks have always been cartoony, right down to the way they speak.

  • Crevab

    Is it just the paint job or do their noses look slightly more piggy than Orc/k sculpts?

  • 3dken

    The last guy looks like he does Semaphore for the take off and landing of the dragons!

  • Dave Linx

    Well this new models look like big poo with some yellow on it 💩

  • UnLachy

    These look great

  • StingrayP226

    These are by far the best AoS sculpts out there, I actually kind of like them… well the models look good from what I can tell. Those yellow paint jobs however are an eye sore too bright and I do not feel like they mesh well with the models.

    Honestly the Orks always had the best chance to integrate into the AoS over-the-top-Heman-cartoon look. They always had that over the top, mountain of muscles with random do dads thrown on their armor look anyway. So pushing it up a little more didn’t throw off their look too much IMHO. They do look more 40kish though I bet it would be easy to turn some brutes into Nobz and the riders into bikes.

    • Zack Seiders

      The boars are the only models I do not like in my opinion. The rest of them, give them a color scheme other than yellow and they will go places.

  • Dave Scammell

    Something else to note is that Black Orcs have been removed entirely from the UK online store, which adds a fair bit of value to the repackage rumour (which is a relief as k thought they could be for the chop after these new ones)

  • Thedinosaur

    give that boss a power klaw!

  • BaronSnakPak

    Oh yeah, definitely going to be adding these to my Ork collection.

    The Mawkrusha and the Shaman are probably my favorites.

  • SacTownBrian

    40k orcs and 40k space wolf successor chapters are rejoicing. I can think of so many conversion options. These are just awesome.

  • Seb

    I cannot but see..

  • Moose

    So… (Not) Space marines, (Not) space orks… !@#$ that noise.

  • Federico Pinci
  • Federico Pinci

    By the way the reality is these are toys for 11 to 14 years old. That’s the company’s strategy nowadays and that’s ok. We have tons of other options and other games. Plus we can buy back the old models from china. So great, god save china.

  • rrooster1977

    Detail wise these are all great. Sylistically speaking I find them all quite hideous except maybe the Shaman. He might have a place in my collection as a Godspeaker for my Orc army in Kings Of War.

  • mac40k

    That’s definitely a Meganob with a Tyranid skull on his shoulder. Just need to add some dakka to the left hand. I’ve said it before, but GW is hedging their bets on AoS by ensuring crossover purchases for 40k as conversion fodder.

  • erion

    The green skin of the Orruks and the yellow of their armor is too similar. A bit more contrast between the two components would go a long way toward making these models look much better.

  • GiftoftheMagi

    Ok, I know GW loves their Bad Moons, but my gods is that yellow hideous on them.

    And the armor….umm….ok? Looks like ork versions of Space Marine suits. Not exactly impressive. Actually…it’s kinda boring. Even though the detail is better, they managed to look more generic now. Bland.

    So far, Age Of Sigmar has introduced a few decent giant model kits…and a lot of overdesigned, bizarre sculps that aren’t very impressive but far over-priced. So what exactly is this game again? If it is to sell models, forget it. I rather buy models I can use at these prices. If it is to be a game, I don’t even understand what they are fighting for.