Chaos Orks

Over the last couple of days there’s been a chat on one of the Facebook groups about people’s views on the relationship between orks and chaos.

Some took the view that orks don’t worship/follow/get influenced by chaos at all.

Others were more in the Rogue Trader camp.

I’m quite firmly in the Rogue Trader camp on this one.

I don’t think that orks interact with chaos in the same way as humans as they don’t have the same weaknesses and neurosis, but inadvertently end up as chaos champions. Khorne would be the obvious attraction for most orks, but it would be fun to (or maybe quite disturbing) to model a slaanesh ork champion.

Anyway, because of the aforementioned chat, I decided to draw an ork chaos champ.

I also took it as an opportunity to practice my digital colouring. Keep in mind that I did this on my iPad with, using a free app, and my finger, so please be kind.

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6 thoughts on “Chaos Orks

  1. Interesting post Mus. I’ve never really looked into the lore of Orks much. Waaaaagh and Freebooters books never did it for me. I presume that’s where you got that information from yeah? But I know there’s a whole bunch of background info on them those tomes.

    It makes sense to me that they’d be indifferent to the lure of chaos though.

    I likey your illo, but I prefer the stark contrast with the pen & ink 🙂

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  2. Cool artwork, very Rogue Trader! I also follow the classic view, Chaos permeates everything, just in different ways. I did get inspired to work on a little Slaaneshi Goblinoid warband a while back – now tempted to revisit it…

    https://thelostandthedamned.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/orcs-just-want-to-have-fun/

    There are some great Ork Chaos Champions available from Knightmare Miniatures by the way:

    http://knightmareminiatures.com/category/space-raiders

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  3. Buckets of fluff in the ork books. I’d actually put them above RoC. I know that statement will probably necessitate putting myself into some kind of witness protection program for reasons of safety, but I stand by it!

    I still enjoy the pen and ink approach, exactly for the reason you posted, but I’m enjoying trying out the different brushes on this Adobe app.

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