A bit fantasy’ish’ but hey the Imperial Guard have standards…
Here is a picture of an Ork standard bearer for Warhammer 40K and not Warhammer Fantasy Battle as you may expect…
I have used the parts from the Orc Warriors command sprue and added a Shoota to the back of the Ork.
I think it will add something to my Ork army.
…or how to save a little bit of money…
With the release of the Warhammer 40K 2004 Annual the final version of the Ork feral list is now available.
I quite like the idea of Boar Boyz I certainly use them in my Epic Ork army, but have always been a little wary of the price of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle Orc Boar Riders which are £6 each!
Having glanced around the GW online store I have come up with a potential (and cheaper) solution.
Using the Orc Command Sprue (from the Orc Boyz Regiment boxed set) you do in fact get a Boar rider. It only costs £3 and you get an additional two Orcs.
It would seem that you get three Orc bodies and four legs, however if you take a closer look at the top right you can see that the legs are slightly different!
These are the Boar Rider legs. If you have the Orc Battalion Box, you will notice you get a Orc Warlord on a Boar these are the components.
A plastic boar costs £1 for the body and 50 pence for the head, total cost is £4.50 and you get an additional two Orcs.
As the plastic components with the 40K Ork Boyz are pretty similar and you get loads of extra arms with 40K weapons to convert the Orc Boyz.
The command sprue also comes with a range of extra bitz as well including a standard, a shield and a pair of drums – perfect for any feral Ork army.
It is my intention however to use the 40mm round slottabases rather than the WHFB cavalry bases which come with the boars.