The B&C now allowing Xenos, it allows me to explore an urge I've had since getting back into the hobby, an urge which got stronger as I looked over the AoS greenskin range actually.
A (predominantly) Snakebite army.
I played with the name generator in Waaargh The Orks! and after a couple of rolls I got...
...which pretty much sealed the deal and Waaaaargh Grimsnaga was born.
I chose Snakebites as they're not often done and I rather like the imagery...
...and as I said I'd like to use some of the AoS Orcs in my army.
I'll be starting with the Start Collecting: Ironjaws box from which will come...
Warboss Grimsnaga himself atop a
The other two...one a Painboy, for sure. The other...I'm not yet decided. Snakebites do have Meks, so that's a possibility.
...will be nobs, if 'ardboyz don't make a comeback in an eventual codex. Perhaps Snakebites, perhaps not.
Looooong ago there was an Ork mini of a pair of Minderz 'firing' their weirdboy:
In remembrance of that, my weirdboy (perhaps with copper staff rather than dem bones):
...will he held aloft by four minderz:
More savage orks will be simply boyz, of which I know I'll need a lot.
Savage boarboys will get their mounts cybered to varying degrees to be more bikers.
"If Gork n' Mork 'ad wanted Orks ta fly dey'd 'ave given uz batsquigs. And dey 'as!"
Some of the savage orks will be getting batsquigs implanted onto their backs (gargoyle wings and Green Stuff). No jump packs for Grimsnaga's boyz.
Da 'ardest and the maddest of Grimsnaga's boyz, dey likes ta get kickin' da enemies before everyone else so deyz sneaks up right close, like snakes, and STRIKES! No one tells 'em dat deyz a buncha sneaky gitz, coz they likez ta eat everything an' everyone and suck all da blood out and paint demselves in funny patterns wiv it.
Khornate Snakebite commandoes.
And some regular (Snakebite) boyz with shootas. The sluggas from the kit will be given to the AoS models.
I like the AoS Moonclan grots (old models though they are) and intend to get a few boxes as time goes on, to convert into gretchin. Will be scratchbuilding a lot of guns (though likely not one each). These will be owned by a Bad Moon runtherd.
The Badmoon Rising
Take one Necron flyer. Tear out the pilot. Tear off the pansy guns. Tip it so it flies vertically like a crescent moon. Stick a Badmoon Mek-flyboy in it. Paint it up Orky.
Possibly do the weapons as magnetised pods on the sides so I can change between dakka jet and the bomber types.
Perhaps the runtherd and his grots are the flyboy's ground crew/hangers on.
When I make an army I always decide who their foe is.
My Imperial Guard were modelled as if facing an old friend's Bad Moons, as features in the regiment's home world history.
My Psychopomps are modelled fighting Harlequins and Biel Tan Eldar, sacrificing their souls to Slaanesh.
My Mentors will be in a diorama against a Genestealer cult.
...and for my Snakebites I have chosen Necrons. Opposites in many ways. The puny tin men will also make nice trophies!
And back banners.
Lots of back banners.