Warhammer 40K: Three Decades of Ork Buggies
Gather round Meks and BigMeks alike and see what the Orks Buggies have been up to for the past thirty years.
The 3rd Generation Buggies
In 2018 the Ork buggies multiplied into a series of five crazy Mad-Max contraptions varying from food trucks to dragsters. Every one really gives that sense of speed and danger. Just the thing for a Kult of Speed Warboss. Can you believe it’s been three years since “Orktober 2018”!? In three short years these new biggies have gone from meh to AWESOME, to FAQed and merely above average. Quite a bit of ups and downs for the five new kits. And who could forget the rollout video?
All fire all the time.
2nd Generation Ork Buggy
But before this guy came one of the longest living kits in the 40K range. Of course I’m talking about the 21 year old Warbuggy most of you knew and loved (that also gets smashed in the GW video up there):
We of course will take a quick aside to 1998’s Gorkamorka which gave us the Rokkit Buggy, one year after the original was released:
1st Generation Ork Buggies
Now we’re going waaaaaaay back to Rogue Trader for the original Ork buggies. This guy came out in 1988 and was one of the earliest Ork minis in 40K.
And here it is in the 1989 catalog with the other small attack vehicles:
Finally what you’ve been waiting for – here are it’s original Rogue Trader stats, and the closeup of the rare “small buggy” variant:
~We’ve come a long way in over 30 years. Anyone still have some of the old metal ones still roaring across the tabletop?