Straight off the back of some giant robots last week, this week we have more Orcs than you can throw a frag grenade at. But they're not really Orcs now, are they?
It's true - Orcs are now known as Orruks or Ironjawz.
Still green, large and with questionable personal hygiene.
It's been a while since a White Dwarf has had this many releases in one issue - there are miniatures and books coming out the wah-zoo. If you like Orcs/ Orruks then this issue is for you... and really who doesn't have a soft spot for those cuddly stinky aggressive green skins (is that racist BTW? I feel it might be racist!)
The big topic of discussion around this release is the"loud" choice of armour colour. Orcs aren't really known for their fashion, but it seems GW believe yellow is the way to go with the launch of these guys. It's actually very close to the Bad Moons iconography in WH4oK curiously.
Anyway - do you like Orcs? Is this issue for you?
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It's a combi-kit and can either be the mount for Gordrakk, the Fist of Gork or for your own Megaboss.
Either way, this is a mighty looking beasty that can have either of two heads and the rider also has some weapon options as well.
As far as centrepiece models goes, this isn't incredibly expensive, at $180 AUD and is one of the best looking large models out of Games Workshop in this Age of $igmar version of Warhammer.
This is a 5 miniature set and has optional two-handed weapons too.
At $85 AUD, these are pretty much smack-bang in the Age of $igmar price range.
The Orruk Weirdnob Shaman is the poor soul who has to deal with WAAAGH! magic. He is of course insane, and the twisted body of this miniature perfectly reflects that.
One of the existing range to come across to the Ironjawz are the old Black Orcs - now known as Orruk 'Ardboyz. This is a lovely kit and probably the most Orc-y of all the older kits. They've had a repack to go with the new look and a paint job to make them yellow, but it's the same good kit that it used to be. In fact the paint job on the box is probably the best executed out of all the new range. At $90 AUD for 15 it's also good value for the mount of troops you get.
Games Wokshop like to also provide gamiing accessories and these new Dice Cubes are kind of cute and not bad value at $14 AUD for 20 D6 dice.
Speaking of novels - the next Horus Heresy novel, The Path to Heaven, sees the White Scars Space Marines finding their way back to earth to defend the Imperium.
For keen observers, there is a new way to paint Orc/ Orruk flesh too.
Also, from reading this, it also seems Game Workshop will still be playing the Orcs/ Orruks as funny, foolish creatures. For the life of me I don't know why...
As far as value for money and entertainment factor goes, this is a good issue!
In the Pot of Paint vs. White Dwarf: