The great re-basening (blue edition).

Greetings, fellow humans! This week, I have mostly been focusing on my Deathskulls.

Re-based Deathskulls.jpg

Re-based: 5 HQ, 15 Burna Boyz, 15 Stormboyz, 15 Lootas
Not pictured: 12 Warbikers, 5 Deffkoptas, Dakkajet
Still to paint: 15 Tankbustas, 15 Kommandos, Burna-Bommer, Blitza-Bommer, Wazbom Blastajet, Morkanaut, Gorkanaut

These guys are the oldest of my three main Ork armies. At its biggest, my Deathskulls army was about 9k, featuring one of every unit in the 7th edition codex. After starting Bad Moons and Evil Sunz armies as ‘specialised/themed’ forces, I had a bit of a cull of my Deathskulls and sold a bunch of units that I’d be repeating elsewhere (including 150 Boyz/Nobz/Grotz, a few walkers and transports, a Stompa and a Skullhamma).

My Warboss is Brainspilla Bonehead, and my army is based on a snippet of lore from the old Waaargh The Orks! book:

  • ‘The Boneheadz family of Death Skulls once overran and plundered an Imperial penal colony, and wore fragments of convict clothing printed with black arrows for generations afterwards.’

The whole army features lucky blue face paint, with a few exceptions. The HQ and Nobz have half blue/half white facepaint (Braveheart-style), the Spanners also paint their arms blue (for extra luck with their Kustom Mega-Blastas), and the Grotz aren’t important enough for blue paint so they dip hands in when Orks aren’t looking!

Next week, I’ll be sharing my Bad Moons…

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