Time to switch gears – Digging out the orks

Hello all,

I’ve been suffering a bit if ennui lately in regards to the Reavers, my Space Wolf lost company.  I was excited about the change to 6th edition prior to it’s release.  Now that I have managed a few games I’m still pretty excited about it.  But while I’ve maintained a good deal of enthusiasm for 40k I’ve found it difficult to muster the energy to work on the models.  I’ve spent a lot of time considering an allied contingent for the Reavers to break the monotony but I’m pretty much spinning my wheels there as well.  More and more in the past few weeks I’ve been felling the old pull of the Waaagh!

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while may remember that I have a good sized ork army.  I also have a decent collection of Eldar, plus a small Sisters of Battle army that hasn’t seen the table since 2nd edition.  Ive enjoyed painting and playing with all of the armies I’ve tried but there’s a freedom to the Orks that I just don’t find in the other armies.  It’s an army where WYSIWYG can be stretched to the limits, where the potential for variety and self expression is wider than any other army.

Although it has been around for a while, the current codex seems to have weathered the transition to 6th pretty well.  My biggest disappointment moving from the previous codex to this one was the change in looted vehicles.  Although I love my boomwagons, I liked the ability to take actual imperial vehicles.  Now that 6th ed has opened up allies that possibility is back.  I could bring in some slave IG, or a mercenary band of rebel grots with looted gear.

Whatever course I take with the orks, what I really need right now is a chance to kitbash and convert with wild abandon for a while before I return to one of the more structured races.  There will be plenty of pics to come in the near future.  For now I’ll leave you with a couple of my old pics:

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