Gotta Love Them Green Skins

February 23, 2011 by dracs

All over the world Fantasy players are getting excited as the release of the new army book for the Orcs and Goblins draws near and we at Beasts of War are no exception. The last few days have consisted of Darrell and I drooling over our keyboards at pictures of the new releases, begging Lloyd to let us unbox the new Arachnarok and debating over which are more awesome… Night Goblins or Forest Goblins (go on you tree loving lil’ greenies).

Now with so much up for pre-order I thought I’d take some time to talk about what I’m looking forward to in the new release.

First of all, and I cannot stress this strongly enough, Savage Orcs Rule! How do you make an Orc more orcy?

Well… how about giving him Frenzy… then cover him in tribal tattoos!

The Savage orcs have long been neglected by GW and I am glad that the new plastic sprues are finally rectifying this sad deficit.

Savage Orcs

Also, with the release of the massive Forest Goblin Arachnarok, you now have the perfect chance to create thoroughly wild themed Orcs and Goblins army. With Savage Orcs and Savage Orc Boar Boyz providing the muscle, and Spider Riders attacking the enemy’s flanks, you have the opportunity to make what could be a very fun army.


One release has got me excited above all the others… Wurzag’s back!


Welcome back Wurzag, your savage Orc shamanism was sorely missed, but now you are reincarnated as a pretty sweet new model too.

Then we move onto the army book itself. Warren has told me to tell you all that Orcs and Goblins have got hard! (He was pestering me for five minutes to get that line into the article.) That’s right, the Orcs and Goblins army book now up for pre-order is hard back. This may account for its fairly steep price of £22.50. Who else remembers the good old days when they were £12?

Damn you inflation!

However, from the images available of the book on the GW website, it would appear that we may be getting alot more than simply a set of hard covers. The army book looks to be noticeably thicker than the previous releases, and I’ve got my fingers crossed for a lot more fluff.

Ork and Goblin Army Book

All in all I cannot wait to get my little hands on the rulebook. Though I may have to fight Warren and Darrell for it. Place your bets folks!

What are your opinions on the new releases? Is there anything in particular which you would like to see in the new army book? Or do you think that GW should have payed more attention to one of the other armies? Drop your comments in below and let us know.

BoW Sam