There is a new release from Warhammer Forge, an Orc Rogue Idol.
When greenskin tribes gather for war, foetid effigies depicting the Orc gods Gork and Mork will be constructed. Using rock, dung, old battle trophies and other detritus, these ‘statues’ are intended to bring the favour of Mork (or possibly Gork) to the Orcs and Goblins mustering in their shadow. Some are no more than a heap of stones or no larger than a chapel door, but when a Waaagh! is brewing they can grow to immense proportions, and become so infused with the greenskins’ lust for battle that they are roused into life and will lumber forth to crush and bludgeon the enemy.
If a Waaagh! is subsequently defeated, or the concentration of greenskin magic dissipates, the idol will lapse back into immobility. However, when a Storm of Magic rages across the Warhammer world these gigantic devotions to the greenskin gods may rise up again as a Rogue Idol, mindlessly attacking all in their way until the storm blows its course.
When I first saw this model, I wasn’t too sure, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.
I really like the modelling that has been done and the use of scenic materials to make it really look like it is just stones that are drawn together by magic.
Also the photographs don’t give real justice to the size of the thing! There is just one comparative photo which shows how big it actually is.
I am thinking about how or if I could use this in Warhammer 40K… hmmm! What do you think?