Friday, March 21, 2014

Nooz & Roomaz - New Ork Codex Rumors


via Juvieus Kaine on Dakka
Here's a little bit I was informed of by a friend. He's up in Scotland and good mates with a GW employee and apparently he's had a look at the next Ork codex.

In essence, Orks are the next 40k race getting an update.
Choppas are going to give +1 strength amended, see 19/3/14
Waaagh! is now old Fleet. So move, run and assault in the same turn.
Power Klaws are double strength, AP1

That's what I've heard so far. I can't verify the information since it's word of mouth but so far, his contact has been rather accurate on the more recent releases to date.

Orks
Still have the Mob and Furious Charge rules
Orks now have 6+ FNP
Each unit now has Waaagh! points
Waaagh! charge now per unit, not per army.
Sluggas generate 1 Waaagh! point for each turn in combat
Shootas generate 1 point for each unit kill with shooting
Waaagh points also generated from every 3 units of 10+ models (unsure of this one)
Mega Armour now has Deepstrike rule

Boyz
Unit gets 2pts cheaper and weapons are now upgrades.
Choppas are AP6. +1str AP4 on charge. Cost 1pt each
Shootas cost 2pts each
Big Choppas now +2str AP4. AP3 on charge

Lootas
Deffguns are now options
Unit is now cheaper and has more options for weapons
Gains new rule: Loot
- If in base-to-base contact with a destroyed vehicle, they can fire one of its weapons. Not clarified if per turn or per game.

Flash Gitz
Weapons now have random range instead of random AP
New range is 12 + 3D6”. Triple 1 on range causes Overheat
Weapon upgrade options include +1Bs, +1 Attack, Blast, Skyfire

Stormboyz
Can now assault Fliers
Must move 18” on movement if charging a flier

Grots
Whole bunch of Grot units, including Grot Buggies, Whirlybirds, Rokkits and Snotlings
Grot Boss unit – has same stats as an Ork Boy with +1Bs

Gretchin
Now separate from Grots
Units of up to 20, 2pts per model
Has an upgrade called Control Collars: basically, bomb collars that explode when the unit fails Leadership. Think alternative for Runtherders

Weirdboyz
Now have a warp powers table; either Divination, Gork or Mork
Use Waaagh! points for powers
Waaagh points also contribute to Weirdboy’s death. When he dies, casts "Eadbanga" on himself. More points means bigger and more powerful explosions

Bomb squigs now can be taken as units
Includes more options. Can have upgrades for more powerful explosions or melta

Due to Waaagh! changes, Ghaz has 3 Waaaghs! Not sure if armywide or distributed to units
Killa Kanz to Elites – may require Grot boss

NEW UNITS
New unit of Warlord Nobz, can be taken as HQ. One Nob is the Warlord. On death, another Nob is the Warlord. Must kill entire unit for the kill
Possible mek tanks with upgrades
- Upgrades including a KFF and a SAG that shoots bomb squigs – if they miss you place a bomb squig
SAG and Flakk guns might be taken as Big Gunz unit
Halftrakk unit called Gutripper
Multi-wound Squiggoth-like beast

Supplements
Goffs and Blood Axes first
Blood Axes can allow Kommandos as troops and can ally with Guardsmen

NEW BOXES
Snapfit mekboy and weirdboy?
Deffkopta kit
Cybork body parts box
Combi Flash Gitz/Tankbustas box




Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nooz & Roomaz! - New Ork Codex Cover?


Could Fantasy Flight Games' Only War: Enemies of the Imperium cover, designed by Imaginary FS Pte Ltd, well be the same art for the new Ork Codex? It's not out of the realm of possibility. 

Fantasy Flight has used GW codex art in several of their RPG supplements so it's possible we could see some of the Only War originals in future codices. The art is eerily similar in style to all of the 6th edition codices thus far. 

While I really hope this is the one, we'll just have to wait and see :)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ICHPC - Megnobz Complete!


Well, two days into the challenge and my first unit is complete! Not a bad way to start! 


Clik da pictures to make 'dem bigga!







Monday, January 27, 2014

The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2014 - I'm in!



I did it! I have submitted to the ranks of my first ever hobby challenge! I said I would be more proactive in my 40k endeavors and here I am taking steps! Huzzah!

HPC rules - http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=5962

Link to my post - http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=6360


Here is my 1000 pt (Jan-Jun) list of Zone Moratlis. It is essentially a mixture of units that I play with either frequently or in actual ZM lists but have never received a proper paint job.  Hopefully when I am done I will have another nice chunk of my played army painted.





Mad Dok Grotsnik (January)
3 Meganobz - Kombi-Skorchaz, Cybork Bodies (February)
10 Boyz - Shootas, Cybork Bodies (March)
   *1 Nob - Power Klaw/Big Shoota/'Eavy Armour/Bosspole/Cybork Body
09 Boyz - Shootas, Cybork Bodies (April)
   *1 Nob - Power Klaw/Big Shoota/'Eavy Armour/Bosspole/Cybork Body
5 Flash Gitz (Badrukk's Bling Bling Boyz) - Kitted to the 9's/Cybork Bodies (May)
Kaptain Badruk (May)
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1000

The second half of the challenge is taking the 1000 pt. list to 2000 pts. However, I am doing balls out and doing a completely new list all together. I am putting my foot on the gas and I am finally putting together my Evil Sunz of Anorky list together!

Evil Sunz of Anorky
Wazdakka Gutsmek
Gromgosh Da Shredda (Warboss on Bike) - Power Klaw, Kombi-Skorcha, Attack Squig, Cybork Body

5 Nob Bikerz - x2 Power Klaw, x2 Big Choppa, x4 Kobi-Skorchaz, x1 Bosspole, x1 Waaagh! Banner
1 Painbiker

11 Warbikers
- 1 Nob Biker - Power Klaw, Bosspole
11 Warbikers
- 1 Nob Biker - Power Klaw, Bosspole
10 Warbikers
- 1 Nob Biker - Power Klaw, Bosspole
10 Warbikers
- 1 Nob Biker - Power Klaw, Bosspole
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2000


I look forward to completing this challenge and getting these fools on the table!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!

-Gos

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I'm not quite dead!

I'm actually feeling quite better! 



Oi! I am back and with a vengeance! There have been a lot of new things in my life that have slowed down my hobby progress (just a smidge) and my ability to blog! Some important and some not so much. In all honesty, there was a little bit of laziness and a little bit of 40k depression. Our local GW store closed down this past fall and as it was a tight knit community it seems to have fallen apart. Many of us play Warmachine/Hordes now (HERESY!) and other have all but just disappeared entirely.  There is another GW store a few cities over but it's quite a drive and has funky hours as it is a one more store. 

Our FLGS has slowly started supporting GW again but the Magic and Warmachine community there is so big that it feels like a losing battle. 

However, I am not giving up! Though I do play Hordes (Trollbloods), I am not shelving my 40k. I realised yesterday while helping one of my good friends move into his new home with a legit battle bunker, that it's up to me to keep this thing going.  Well, partially up to me. I think my re-firing up my blog will help not only rekindle the spark in my 40k hobby but possibly reach out to some of the old players whose armies are probably covered in dust!

In other news, I have all but quit Warhammer Fantasy as it is literally dead in all forms in our area. I have also started a rather large and nice Dark Angels army! Not sure if I just tag a Dark Angels section here or if I give them a blog of their own though... Suggestions welcome.


But alas I am back and with lots of new material to come!

Keep an eye out!

-Gos