The Age Of Sigmar Waaagh! Begins With New Orruks

April 23, 2016 by brennon

Age of Sigmar is about to be enveloped in a wave of destruction at the hands of the Orruks from Games Workshop who are now storming into their new Fantasy world to make it their own.


We're going to be showing off loads of the new releases here below so let's get stuck in...

Monstrous Characters

We kick things off with some rather awesome looking characters for the Orruks. Leading the way we have the Megaboss on Maw-krusha. You can also check out a painting video showing off how to paint him above.

Megaboss on Maw-krusha

This model can also be assembled using the components within to represent one of the special characters from the Orruk army list - Gordrakk, the Fist of Gork.

Gordrakk, the Fist of Gork

I really like these miniatures. While a lot of people have been rather marmite over the Orruk release it seems like a lot of people have been drawn to this miniature in particular. I think the creature design for the Maw-krusha is great and the rider isn't positioned too stupidly either which is great.

Following in his (very big) footsteps we also have a Megaboss on foot with the skull of some ancient beast strapped to his shoulder.


As I've said before in other pieces on the Orruks I think that the yellow armour doesn't do these models any favour. It's hard to know what colour they should have gone for instead but I think yellow will look too clashing against the likes of the Stormcast Eternals in their 'official' range.

Either way I think the model for the Megaboss is another hit for me - a big thumbs up. I'd paint him in battered iron colours with splatters of red paint (or blood) over his armour.

We now move towards the eldritch with some of their releases including the Weirdnob Shaman.

Weirdnob Shaman

This is another of the miniatures which has really grabbed peoples attention. I think the fact that it's gone for the utterly mad angle that draws people to it. I like the pose, as if he is about to summon some huge spell onto the tabletop, and the power puffing from the top of his staff.

The Warchanter seems to be drawing on some magical energy too.


He will be pounding those big bones on the faces of his enemies and anything he can find in order to drum his Orruk brothers into a rage. I love the idea that this isn't your typical musician and instead he's a very dangerous and brutal individual in combat. His drums are the bodies of his enemies.

I think you'll agree this is a rather neat new range of characters for Age of Sigmar.

Warriors Of The Waaaagh

Following their leaders into battle we have some new units too for the Orruks. We start things off with what would once have been known as Boar Boyz and are now the Gore-Gruntaz.


These are your heavy cavalry option for your games with their big beasts armed to the teeth (quite literally) with big jutting bits of iron. I think these once again are a rather fun looking unit and while I don't overly like the actual creatures faces (apart from the main leader model) the riders look ace.

Brutes are also joining in the clash of arms. These are the biggest and baddest Orruks in your army.


Paint these guys up in rusted iron with blood splattered over their armour and you'd probably have a lot more people looking to pick this army up.

Last but not least we have a repackaged set of Black Orcs which are now know as Ardboys.


These warriors will make up the vast majority of your force. To be honest when it comes to a fighting force for the tabletop you can't really go wrong with the brutal talents of these chaps - after all ol' Grimgor was a big fan of them.

Books? Which Orruk Reads Books!?

You can also pick up two tomes that you might consider helpful for running your army or Orruks. First up is Battletome: Ironjawz...

Battletome Ironjawz

This tells you all about the history of the Ironjawz as a clan and where they are headed as the Waaagh gains strength. You will also find additional Battalion Rules and more for playing with the Ironjawz on the tabletop with specific scenarios and more.

On a larger scale we also have the Grand Alliance: Destruction book which contains all of the Warscrolls for this side of Age of Sigmar.

Grand Alliance DestructionThis includes the likes of Grots (Goblins), Trolls (Troggoths) Giants (Gargants) and Ogres (Gutbusters). Everything has very different names now so it might take a bit of getting used to.

So, with that massive amount of new releases for the Orruks - will you be picking some up?

Drop your thoughts below!

"Either way I think the model for the Megaboss is another hit for me - a big thumbs up. I'd paint him in battered iron colours with splatters of red paint (or blood) over his armour..."

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