The Orks are up for Pre-order and are coming with new kits, a new codex, and new 32mm bases!
via Games Workshop
Available while stocks last, this Collector’s Edition of Codex: Orks is complete and unabridged, and features a soft-touch cover with new artwork on the front and back, black page edges, a black ribbon marker and the original codex cover art on the first page.
Amid constant, seething tides of war and bloodshed, burgeoning greenskin empires rise and fall. Numerous beyond belief and driven always to fight and conquer, the Orks threaten to overwhelm every single galactic empire, stronghold and race. While their thirst for battle has always proved their downfall, causing brutal infighting that keeps them from crushing all opposition, occasionally a great leader rises who is capable of unifying the squabbling tribes, and soon a Waaagh! is underway – partially a migration, partially a holy war. When the Orks are on the rampage, the galaxy trembles – and in these dark times, more Waaaghs! are rising than ever before.
A favourite amongst Speed Freeks and grounded Flyboyz alike, Megatrakk Scrapjets provide rocket-propelled acceleration, impressive firepower and the hilarity of ramming into enemy lines at the helm of what is effectively a gigantic, thrust-driven drill. These vehicles allow former Ork pilots to revel in the dimly-remembered joy of mowing down enemies at point-blank range – a joy which, of course, often caused the Flyboy to crash in the first place. Explosions blossom amidst the enemy as rokkits and missiles collide with their targets, while Grot tail-gunners blaze away with chattering big shootas – the array of weaponry welded, bolted, riveted and lashed onto a Megatrakk Scrapjet is fearsome.
This multipart plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Megatrakk Scrapjet. Built around the fuselage of a downed Ork aircraft, the Scrapjet is pretty much a metal tube covered in things that make enemies die – a front-mounted rokkit kannon (with belt-fed rokkits!), missiles which can be modelled mid-launch, a drill attached to the front turbine with accompanying spiked rams, a twin big shoota at the front and another twin big shoota crewed by a Grot rear gunner. While the wings have been broken off in whatever terrible accident grounded the Scrapjet, it’s still covered in fins and ailerons – after all, they look cool, and that’s what being a Flyboy is all about! The pilot himself is decked out in a flight jacket, goggles and a long scarf billowing out behind him, seated in a cockpit full of instruments (which he is, of course, ignoring). The Scrapjet is propelled by a huge jet exhaust at the back, which pushes the vehicle along via the tracked wheels attached to the rear.
The roar of overcharged engines and the crackle of flames herald the arrival of the Boomdakka Snazzwagons. Lightly built speedsters based around looted vehicle frames, Snazzwagons are clad in hastily welded scrap armour. Their drivers go hell for leather, as they know that a single artillery shell is likely to blow their ride to smithereens. Of course, the enemy has to hit them first, and as the Snazzwagons fishtail and skid madly through hails of incoming fire, it quickly becomes apparent that this is no mean feat! Gangs of howling Burna Boyz cling on, flinging burna bottles – the resulting inferno is as dangerous to the Orks as it is their foes, but the crew is too busy having fun to worry about paltry concerns like getting cremated in a firestorm…
This multipart plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Boomdakka Snazzwagon. Designed for pure speed, it eschews the usual Orky technique of nailing every single bit of metal in the area to a vehicle – you have the option of assembling it without even the roof, exposing the roll cage. Attached to the frame is a network of exhausts and intakes that feed the enormous, powerful engine mounted in the front. As well as this engine, the front of the Snazzwagon features a massive dozer blade, with a masked Grot tightly strapped on – as if that weren’t enough manic detail, there’s a mek speshul mounted to the left side of the main air intake. The driver is leaning out of the right-hand side, leering ahead with a burna bottle ready to go, while riding shotgun is another Grot, this one waving a blasta. A bellowing Burna Boy balances on the back, burna bottle in one hand and the trigger of a big shoota in the other.
Often seen muscling their way through their fellow Speed Freeks as they roar toward the front lines, Rukkatrukk Squigbuggies employ living close-range artillery to wreak havoc amongst the enemy ranks. They launch a variety of squiggly beasts at the hapless foe: bitey squigs, which latch on to the first thing they hit and don’t stop chewing until they are bludgeoned to death; bile squigs which squirt, spray or vomit a variety of hilariously harmful fluids in every direction; and boom squigs that explode violently at the first sign of provocation, ostensibly to ‘warn off predators’. These are hurled out via squig launchas, which are tossed about between crew members in order to quickly deliver the perfect squig – the squealing, thrashing and booming audible over the Squigbuggy’s throaty roar.
This multipart plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy. Notably rugged in construction for an Ork vehicle – while still bearing the ramshackle hallmarks of a machine built by Meks with more hammers than sense – the Squigbuggy is a flatbed truck with a long, wide wheelbase, which allows it to zoom over rough terrain mostly without flipping over disastrously. The flatbed itself contains a squig pen overflowing with all manner of bitey, bile and boom squigs, overseen by a grot (who, honestly, is having a pretty hard time keeping the squigs under control). A large Ork balances precariously by the pen, stuffing a squig into the heavy squig launcher he’s wrestling into position. Below the flatbed are 2 fuel tanks – not especially well protected from impact – and a set of saw blades either side, perfect for shredding tyres and enemies. In the cockpit, which is effectively just a few bits of scaffold over a steering wheel, sit the driver and another crew member. Both are covered in the bite marks, scratches and scars that come with a career in squig-wrangling, with the Ork riding shotgun leaning hard on the firing mechanism of his squig launcha. At the front, the Squigbuggy features a huge toothed maw in lieu of a grill – this is rounded off nicely by a spiky ram.
Fast-moving fighting platforms, Deffkilla Wartrikes make little concession to armoured protection for their riders. Scythe-wheeled, with an enormous rokkit engine afterburner on the back, these trikes not only move at a frankly vulgar pace but also pack enough firepower to make them extra killy. There’s no escaping the crew of a Deffkilla Wartrike – while Speedboss and driver alike are completely exposed to enemy fire, they’re quite happy to prove how tough they are by simply ploughing headlong into the biggest enemy formation they can find. Who wants to be seen cowering behind armour when there’s a fight to be had?
This multipart plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Deffkilla Wartrike. Crewed by 2 enormous Orks – a driver and Speedboss – it sits low and long, its massive engine housed between the serrated rear wheels for maximum torque (and maximum flame-belching). Both driver and Speedboss are staring intently to their left, targeting an unfortunate enemy with their gaze – the driver wields a twin boomstikk that’s longer than his arm, and the Speedboss is waving a grappling hook-equipped snagga klaw. At the rear, a fuel-mixa Grot stands ready to add whatever dangerous chemicals he can to the tank with the air intakes on either side designed to resemble an Orkish maw.
All Mekboyz can perform battlefield repairs using no more than a weighty wrench-hammer, a sack of nails and a healthy dose of gumption, but most do their best work in the comfortably anarchic surrounds of their own workshop. Meks are more than capable of cobbling together a workspace from whatever is lying about, with rudimentary workshops springing up from battlefield wreckage even while the bullets are still flying. Greenskin vehicles roar toward such teetering structures, their crews throwing sacks of teef at the resident Mek – he and his crew get to work immediately, sending the Ork customers on their way with snazzier guns, souped-up engines and extra armour plates.
This multipart plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Mekboy Workshop. Constructed from metal beams which the industrious Mekboy has salvaged from the clamour of battle around him, the Workshop features a large workbench covered in the gubbinz of his craft – a wall-mounted toolset, an enormous drill, a box of spanners and a vice – and a ton of spare parts. A kustom force field generator, bits of steering wheel, buzzsaw blades; it might look like a random assortment, but the Mekboy who owns it knows exactly where each piece he needs is. A reinforced beam is attached to this workspace at a right angle – a large engine block is hanging from a length of chain, ready for repair or installation, with a large grabbin’ klaw which can be modelled facing in any direction you like. Included are 3 barricades and 3 piles of scrap, which can be placed around the Workshop in any way you like, and the whole kit is compatible with the STC Ryza-pattern Ruins set – build your own kustom sprawling mess!
Is it finally Orktober now?