Brand NEW Ork Miniatures Coming To Kill Team & Warhammer 40K!

July 12, 2021 by brennon

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This weekend saw another massive preview from Games Workshop looking ahead at releases for the next few weeks and months. Orks were the jewel in the crown this time around as they dived into an all-new edition of Kill Team and what to expect in Warhammer 40,000 too.

Kill Team Octarius - Warhammer 40K

Kill Team Octarius // Warhammer 40,000

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The first of the big reveals was for the new box, Kill Team Octarius. This will be the brand new launch set for a new edition of Kill Team that sees Ork Kommandos taking on the long-awaited plastic kits for the Death Korps Of Krieg.

Ork Kommando Kill Team #1 - Warhammer 40K

Ork Kommando Kill Team // Warhammer 40,000

These kits have been designed so that you can play around with all sorts of combinations. With them not being push-fit, you should be able to tinker to your heart's content when it comes to weapon choices, accessories and the like.

Ork Kommando Kill Team #2 - Warhammer 40K

Ork Kommando Kill Team // Warhammer 40,000

I really like all of the miniatures we saw previewed for the Ork Kommandos. They are full of character, look really open to kitbashing and all seem like they could seriously kick your ass. Some of my favourite included the SAS-looking fellow in the bottom left of the second image and the Grot with the grapple gun. Very inventive and exactly why people enjoy collecting Orks.

New Death Korps Of Krieg Plastics

As well as the Orks, we also have the Death Korps Of Krieg. These new kits offer players a chance to include these Imperial soldiers in their armies in plastic for the first time.

Death Korps Of Krieg Kill Team #1 - Warhammer 40K

Death Korps Of Krieg Kill Team // Warhammer 40,000

As explained in their preview, this has been designed to be a squad of veterans. See this as a battle-hardened and hopefully not forlorn hope for the Imperium, fighting behind enemy lines against insurmountable odds.

Death Korps Of Krieg Kill Team #2 - Warhammer 40K

Death Korps Of Krieg Kill Team // Warhammer 40,000

The Death Korps Of Krieg are a very evocative force and one that a lot of people really like. Their haunting gasmasks give them a strange quality that sets them apart from other Guardsmen. Also handy for those who don't like painting faces.

They have always been a favourite for Forge World fans and it's neat to see them now become more readily available for us mere mortals. I can see a lot of people picking these up and using them away from Kill Team to help start building up Astra Militarum forces dedicated to the Death Korps.

Kill Team Octarius - What's In The Box?

The miniatures aren't the only things included in Octarius. You will also get a mass of Orkified terrain, combat gauges, dice, tokens and this will also be your first chance to get the new rulebook.

Kill Team Octarius Contents - Warhammer 40K

Kill Team Octarius Contents // Warhammer 40,000

The team at Games Workshop did say that all of the contents found within will be available later on down the line separately. So, if you can't get Octarius then you'll still be able to get most of what you see here at a later date. I would imagine the Octarius Manual won't come out separately and you'll get a different cover for the Core Book.

One of my friends who is an eager Ork player is already sizing up this box and trying to get me interested in the other half. Don't tempt me Frodo. I've already decided that if I do get into it I'm making my "Astra Militarum" force out of Necromunda miniatures, "Suicide Squad" style.

Brand New Orks For Warhammer 40,000

Kill Team Octarius wasn't the only big reveal from this weekend either. They also showed off MORE Beast Snagga Orks and a few options for those who like their traditional Orks too.

Mozrog Skragbad - Warhammer 40K

Mozrog Skragbad // Warhammer 40,000

The Beast Snaggas did take centre stage, especially when it came to bulking up their force with elite troops. We'd seen some Squighog riders before but this takes things to another level. Mozrog Skragbad is looking exceptionally cool mounted atop his named Squigosaur. The Great White Squig is a towering miniature and Skragbad is no pushover either. He was eaten by a Squiggoth and lived to tell the tale!

If you don't want to run with a named character then you can also pick up a regular ol' Beastboss. This one is also mounted on the back of a slightly smaller Squigosaur.

Beastboss On Squigosaur - Warhammer 40K

Beastboss On Squigosaur // Warhammer 40,000

The Beastboss also comes on foot if you prefer to get stuck in without the aid of your mounted. I absolutely love this miniature, especially for the targeting squig on his back taking aim at some nearby foe.

Beastboss - Warhammer 40K

Beastboss // Warhammer 40,000

It's neat to see a mash-up of design choices here. You've got the traditional scrap-like weapons of the Orks alongside the pelts of great beasts. I also like the attention to detail, like the inner workings of the power klaw for example.

The Beast Snaggas aren't devoid of vehicles though. They might have strapped this to the back of another big squig but this allows you to build a full Beast Snagga army without the need for the regular Ork boyz.

Hunta Rig - Warhammer 40K

Hunta Rig // Warhammer 40,000

This Hunta Rig does as you'd imagine. It works as a good way to transport your Boyz around the tabletop and deal out some serious damage at the same time. This can also be built as a Kill Rig.

Kill Rig - Warhammer 40K

Kill Rig // Warhammer 40,000

This keeps a lot of the same weapons in place but also includes an Ork Psyker who is ready to unleash the powers of Gork and Mork on the battlefield. It is all very Mad Maxian and I like it a lot.

Regula' Ork Bitz N' Bobz

If you like your traditional Orks then have no fear. They also got a look in. You will be able to pick up a new pack of Boyz as you can see here.

New Ork Boyz - Warhammer 40K

New Ork Boyz // Warhammer 40,000

A lot of the original DNA of the Orks is still present in this set although it's good to see that they've played around with the proportions a bit more. They look more in keeping with the new aesthetic of Warhammer 40,000 whilst not being alien to the old kits. You'll notice a bit of a difference I'm sure but they still feel like a good fit.

Deffkoptas are also getting released once more. It hadn't occurred to me that they had been missing in action since Black Reach...

Deffkoptas - Warhammer 40K

Deffkoptas // Warhammer 40,000

Good job I gave my friends six of these for his army! An updated design across the board whilst still keeping a familiar silhouette. I'm sure this will be a welcome addition for those Ork fans who like taking to the skies.

Finally, for this bonanza or releases, we also had this new terrain piece. You thought you destroyed that Stompa? Well, they turned the head into a bloody fortress.

Big Ed Bossbunka - Warhammer 40K

Big 'Ed Bossbunka // Warhammer 40,000

It is a common thing for armies to get personalised terrain pieces nowadays so it seems apt that we'd see this pop-up. Get on 'dem guns and start blastin'!

The New Beast Snagga Orks Army Set

Finally (I mean it this time), we also got the news that from next weekend you'll be able to pre-order the new Beast Snagga Ork Army Set.

Beast Snagga Orks Army Set - Warhammer 40K JULY

Beast Snagga Orks Army Set // Warhammer 40,000

This is a limited set and the first chance you'll get to pick up the new Beast Snagga Orks, the Data Cards, Codex and more. The contents WILL be available later on down the line (albeit not in a collector's edition format) so don't feel like you need to pick this up if you're not quite committed to Orks yet.

They said that they have "made enough" and that they will be following a similar structure to their pre-orders as they did with Dominion. So, expect queues on their webstore. You could also go to your friendly FLGS and reserve a copy or look to pre-order through us too.

It is certainly a good looking set of Orks, even with the duped sculpts (cunningly hidden in this image). I know a fair few people already who have their eye on this.

That brings us to the end of this Ork bonanza. Thank Gork and Mork that we're finally seeing this old line of miniatures finally getting an update.

Are you tempted by the new Orks?

"Thank Gork and Mork that we're finally seeing this old line of miniatures finally getting an update..."

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