While Gutgrope (pictured left) began as the central figure of my sprouting Ork Warbands (after, I might add, decapitating Matt’s Wolf Hero in mano-e-orko combat), he has since taken a backseat to the Teeftotallers. I would like to suggest that this has something to do with the wisdom of delegation and the power to do so –but we all know better (wisdom? Orks?).
In fact, the Shanksies took a knee for a short spell to catch their collective breath and to allow me the time to paint my first Killa Kan.
So, fresh from their reprieve, here are the new and improved Shanksies:
Gutgrope Grotshank –Nob with Big Choppa, ‘Eavy Armor, Waaagh! Banner, and Refractor Field.
Mugz da Mug –Nob, Power Klaw, ‘Eavy Armor, noted as Gutgrope’s “left hand ork.”
2 Nobz –‘Eavy Armor, but not much else to set them apart from the crowd. You’ll note that they each sport the yellow plume that has become Gutgrope’s orkmark (much the way checker patterns have become Dr. D’s stamp).
2 Ork ‘Ard Boyz –one with Big Shoota, yellow plumes a-go-go.
Killa Kan (to be named after first notable encounter on the tabletop) –Grotzooka, because I love the idea and S6 can’t hurt.
That’s 225 points of Killzone affection with only 10 points spent on a single special upgrade. I don’t really want to drop anyone, as this is already a reasonably slim bundle of Ork, but I might like to throw another upgrade toward Mugz or Gutgrope to help boost each personality’s peculiar nature. We shall see.
So. These are the first two Warbands that I envisioned when reinvigorating these old Ork models who had languished on my shelves for so long; however, on the coattails of this inspiration, I’ve found that I actually created enough for yet another Warband –Aldo Rezta’s D’Arreztas. Moreover, I just might have a few left wandering around for a fourth… at this pace, I think I’ll be just about ready for standard 40K with these Orks in no time at all.
Oh, and about those Kans -Papa JJ, you were absolutely correct. See you Friday for the third Warband, Aldo Rezta and D’Arreztas.