Somewhere, deep in the woods of the Harrowmark, the parts of half a dozen shipwrecks stirred and took on a life of their own - timbers, sailcloth, rigging, anchors, chains and even the remains of several their former cargo were drawn together (maybe under the influence of the nearby pirate orruk's Waaagh! energy) in a storm of flotsam and jetsam. The pieces of timber rolled toward one-another: A Rogue Idol, that the orruk pirates would later call "Overboard", started to assemble itself.
This walking shipwreck-creature was treated as an idol by other ship's crews. The pirate orruks followed it into battle with a joyous fury and reveled in the destruction the Rogue Wreck wreaked!
This was such a fun project! It took a week to build and another 10 days to paint. I considered adding a lot more colour to the timbers (in the form of chipped and weathered paint that the original ships might have had) but in the end I decided to stick to a fairly simple greenish-grey rotting wood look. I am pleased with the oxidised bronze of the cannon though.
1,000 points of pirate orruks Big Waaagh!
Kaptain Mogrum, a Weirdnob Shaman.
Da Baron, a Savage Big Boss.
Lost Uzzog, a Wardokk.
The Cleavermaws, two mobs of 10 Savage Orruks.
Overboard, a Rogue Idol
Comes to 995 points.
While chatting about this little(!) warband with Viktor I did a rough count of all the pirate orruks I have painted so far and it turns out I can field an army of almost 3,500 points!