Punga Begin Building Their Maori Orc Fantasy Football Team

July 31, 2017 by brennon

Punga Miniatures are a new design studio that is working to bring a team of Maori inspired Orcs to the tabletop for use in your Fantasy Football games like Blood Bowl. Here is the first of their models…

Black Orc

This is their Blocker model, the first of a growing collection which eventually see you able to bring together a very characterful and different team on the tabletop. The folks at Punga Miniatures actually worked with the New Zealand Blood Bowl community to come up with appropriate naming and designs for their Orcs as to be as respectful as possible.

Punga Orc Concept Art

For example, the team are now known as the Toa Orcs which translates from a word for a Maori warrior as brave, a champion and a winner. They are looking to continue working closely with the community in order to really get things right.

As a big fan of rugby, it makes sense for us to start seeing some Maori getting involved in Fantasy Football, albeit as Orcs. Most of the All Blacks are built like Space Marines anyway so they deserve to get added into the mix when it comes to tabletop sports.

What do you think of their designs so far?

"The folks at Punga Miniatures actually worked with the New Zealand Blood Bowl community to come up with appropriate naming and designs for their Orcs as to be as respectful as possible..."