Ork Deffkopta

Within the Warhammer 40K boxed set are three very nice Ork Deffkoptaz.

I think that they look better in the flesh than in a photograph, are they are very much a three dimensional model.

They don’t look like they should be able to fly, but remember these are Orkish, if Orks believe that they will fly, then they will fly!

Deffkoptaz on patrol

Though I am growing to like the new plastic Deffkoptaz, I still prefer the metal ones.

I have a flight of three of them and though they never seem to last very long in the games I play, if they do get in range open fire with all those twin-linked Big Shootaz, then they can make a very nasty mess of Simon’s Imperal Guard infantry units.

I even modelled them with bombz, before they were included in the rules in the new codex.

The scenery are my desert boards in an unfinished state.

Metal Deffkoptaz

Though I am growing to like the new plastic Deffkoptaz, I still prefer the metal ones.

I have a flight of three of them and though they never seem to last very long in the games I play, if they do get in range open fire with all those twin-linked Big Shootaz, then they can make a very nasty mess of Simon’s Imperal Guard infantry units.

Ork Deff Koptaz speed into battle
Ork Deff Koptaz speed into battle

I even modelled them with bombz, before they were included in the rules in the new codex.

Oh, plastic Deffkoptaz!

Okay so I said earlier on my blog that

I have to admit I am not that impressed. They look a lot smaller than the original metal variants, and more like the (new’ish) Epic Armageddon version.

I was basing that on this picture.

I have since seen a side profile in Apocalypse Reload and today I saw them in the flesh (well in the plastic) at my local GW store.

I am now really growing to like them. They are really nice models.

They are much bigger than they appear in the photograph, a similar size to the current metal model. The detail is excellent and with a good paint job look like they could be really nice. Main challenge appears to be painting them, especially the pilot.

Assault on Black Reach on pre-order

The starter boxed set for Warhammer 40K, the Assault on Black Reach is now available to pre-order on the Games Workshop online store.

Assault on Black Reach on pre-order

For only £40 I think it represents “amazing” value for money.

An ideal first purchase for anyone new to wargaming or existing gamers who want to begin playing Warhammer 40,000, the enclosed starter booklet has easy-to-follow examples and a step-by-step introduction to the game, while the rulebook contains all of the information you’ll need to play the game proper. The two armies provided will allow you and a friend to begin playing right away – these finely detailed, plastic, citadel miniatures have been specially designed to allow you to quickly assemble an army ready for your first battle. For existing Warhammer 40,000 players, this set provides some unique scenery and a handy, pocket-sized rule book, great for taking along to tournaments and events. This boxed game contains a 112-page Rulebook, a 33-page Getting Started booklet, Dice, Templates, Range Rulers and almost 50 Citadel miniatures, including: a Space Marine Captain, 10 Tactical Space Marines, Five Space Marine Terminators, a Space Marine Dreadnought, an Ork Warboss, 20 Ork Boyz, five Ork Nobz and three Ork Deffkoptas.

Despite my earlier reservations about the Deffkopta, having now seen the side view in Apocalypse Reload I am growing to like them.

I think I will be getting a box (or even two).