After being frustrated by building the Black Ark Corsairs kit (even though they were nice to paint) I decided to get something much newer to work on and bought myself the new ork boyz (the ones that were first released in a Combat Patrol box). Obviously I wanted to make more orruk pirates from them! They were a joy to work with, not only because they are a new kit, but because they are orks/orruks - I'm clearly back in my comfort zone!!
The models go together really nicely. They have nice dynamic poses, that are different to the "standard" ork boyz but still look and feel the same style. Their "techie" parts are fairly minimal and for 6 of them very easy to remove (the Boss and slugga/choppa boyz). The remaining 4 (shootas) needed a little bit more work but they were really not hard to modify.
Lord Krashhart - Ironjawz Warchanter explorer.
Calls himself the best sword, the best shot, the best sailor and the best smasher in the Realms.
He wears a big hat with a bone hatpin and a teal feather, striped trousers, and a sleeveless jacket. He carries his favourite weapon: a Gorkstick (made from a long-handled blunderbuss!), and has a bag of "magic" bones, a pair of pistols and a small spyglass on his back. He is impatient, impetuous, brash and loud.
Wielding an axe, wearing a big hat and carrying a small collection of shiny junk on his back.
Like the rest of The Cleavermaws, when Kaptain Mogrum accidentally became a Wurrgog Prophet, he became convinced that he is an expert in magic and all things arcane.
Another of The Cleavermaws, loaded up with "arcane" devices and trinkets. Likes shouting insults at his enemies and his friends.
Hook-handed after some trouble with a large turtle, Dorglut now prefers to keep his distance a bit. Wielding a spear, wearing a big hat. Loaded up with “arcane” trinkets on his back.
Always in a hurry to the next fight... or from the last one. Running, wielding an axe, wearing a big hat. Loaded with a collection of “arcane” junk on his back
Likes a fist-fight and carries what he claims to be a looted Kharadron Spell in a Bottle. Wears a big hat with a couple of shin bones for decoration.
An okay-ish lookout who took his nickname very literally when it came to picking a hat decoration.
A helmsman who really likes being in a boarding party, often at the expense of attentive steering when the action gets a bit hot.
Impetuous and bad tempered, but an excellent shanty singer.
Lost an eye and the ability to speak when a cannon exploded. Just says "Yaargh!" in response to everything.
These ladz will feature in my adventures in Animosity IV (which is coming this summer) alongside Kapitan Mogrum, Da Baron, Lost Uzzog, Mr Sludga and the rest of the Cleavermaws.