Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Its such a silly game..

And you just gotta love it for it.

We have recently started playing the game GorkaMorka in my games club, and are continually reminded how unbalanced and unfair a game revolving around orks driving carwrecks around a desert can be. Most games are decided simply by who rolls the best dice. I will try and record some battlereports from our campaign to demonstrate what I mean. But I think you can imagine an game about ork mayhem is not exactly rich on strategy...

More importantly though, playing GorkaMorka is a good excuse to touch on some fairly free modelling exercises, such as modifying tanks and cars with a hammer, to make them suitably Orky!

My ork mob will be a subject for a later date ( as they are at the club, and I´m not..) so instead I will show of the early stages of my other orkish mob, the Diggas.

Diggamobs are one of the factions included with the Digganob expansion, the two others being rebel grots ( goblin communists) and Muties ( Noble mutants on horseback). The Diggas are humans, the descendants of the human population before the orks crashed on the planet and took over management. In a society rules by greenskins, the best way to get ahead in life is to be an ork. So the Diggas gather together in mobs, and emulate the orks in every way they can.
Diggas obviously provide a lot of opportunity to get dirty with a really mad style of warband. So I had to have some!

I thought a bit about appropriate models to use. Theres the official Diggas, sculpted by Paul Muller. Awesome sculpts, but a bit on the small size compared to modern miniatures, and hard to come by. You could modify some plastic chaos marauders - But thats a bit too easy. Then there is the Human Bloodbowl team, with its spiky armour and dynamic poses - a good option! In the end I went through to the bottom of my bitsbox, and dug out a bunch of Celtos Gael miniatures. Stripped down barbarians with kilts = Perfect foundation for Diggafication! Just add orky bits!

The first five models, more or less ready for adding the sculpted details:

 The Nob: Nothing says "Ork" quite like huge fucking shoulderplates.
 Shooty boys. Note the use of gretchin torso on the left. Orky topknot and knifeified helmet adds to the orky feel.
 Fighty boys ( and girls). The Digga on the right uses an ork skull for a shoulder guard. I need more copies of that bit!

Until the next time: WAAAGH! ...and see you soon :)

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