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  1. Hi all! I recently finished an orc blood bowl team commission for a mate (including some brute players) and liked the models and colour scheme so much I decided to start an Ironjawz army! With all the excitement building for AoS2, I thought it would be a perfect time to start mustering the waaagh! So far, I have a megaboss and the start collecting box and think I'll just let the force grow organically, no real grand plan as such. I really want to take my time on this army, make some characterful little conversions and do a nice paint job. I recently got 2nd best army for my Stormcast at SCGT2018 and would love to be able to take something totally different next year. So to get the ball rolling, I've started on a couple of characters. First of all,my megaboss, Hogga. I really love the model, but felt I wanted to add a bit more height to his profile. A megaboss has got to be seen by 'da ladz' right? I went for a boss pole - I still need to greenstuff bits to make the rope/chain banner supports fit and fill gaps. I'm not 100% on the head and left (his) shoulder decoration. The bloodletter skull is cool and all, but wonder if something else might help him stand out from the others - potentially a shield or helmet etc - thoughts appreciated! Anyone used different heads on their boss?
  2. I know this question has been answered lot of times, but I need some other Megabosses opinions and ideas on this specific subject. How and where do you transport your Ironjawz army? Luckily we have a relatively low count model army, but on the other hand we usually need to transport the Maw-Krusha and this cabbage is BIG and takes a lot of space. I've seen some options: - Foam cases: Battlefoam, KR cases... They look good, albeit a bit expensive, but they don't have an specific foam for the cabbage. - Victory Army case (https://shop.army-case.com/product/acase-victory-miniatures-case/) : Looks great, but it's expensive and don't know if i could fit all my army. If they fit, its a great option, cause so compact. - Handmade magnetized box: Cheapest option, but maybe the worst. Need to make it myself, look for components and worst look. So how do you transport your boyz? Some exaples or pics would be great. How tall is the Maw-Krusha? Have mine in the box unassembled and need to know his height to see where can I fit the cabbage. Thanks.
  3. Gorks Pokin' Finger

    Da Bloodbreaka Clan

    Breaking the Chains Long ago, in Age of Chaos, the Skullthumpas were a prominent Orruk tribe that terrorized the mortal realms. Led by their brutal but cunning Warboss, Gorfang, the clan claimed victories against all they came across. They sacked the impenetrable Dwarf Hold of Karaz Zulfin, brought down Warlord Korkid Da Mighty and his IronSkullz boyz, defeated the Unending Tide of Skaven and Lord Zheed in the burrows of the Forgotten City, put the horse nation of Parravin to the torch, and slayed Daemonlord Thzadrith, a champion of Khorne. While Archaon’s forces spread their presence across the realm, the Skullthumpas continued to persevere against the legions of the Dark Gods. There were so many dead enemies that the Orruks would not have to resort to eating their Grot companions. Although, this did not completely stop the Ogre chefs from whooping up Grot Stew for da boyz. Alas, the Skullthumpas would eventually meet a grisly end at the hands of Chaos. A combined host of Khorne and the Legion of Azgorh ambushed the clan in the Valley of Hargth. The weavers claimed the valley was created when a massive stone-gargant fell from the skies to his death on this spot, littering the ground with large rocks and crags, perfect for taking an enemy by surprise. Despite their fury, Gorfang’s troops were torn apart by daemon blade and fell firepower. The warboss himself was wounded but survived. Much of the army was either sacrificed to the Blood God, while the rest were taken as prisoners by the Chaos Dwarfs, including Gorfang. Very few escaped into the wilderness, including Gorfang's second in command, Urgkash da Stompa. Gorfang and his surviving boyz were marched into the Realm of Fire to the cursed hold of the Chaos Dwarfs, Zharr Haraz. For years, the former warboss slaved away in the quarries of the slave pits beneath the hold alongside his fellow Orruks, as well as slave duardin and humans. All the grots had perished, but Gorfang and most of his orcs endured, plotting and planning for a rebellion. Eventually, they rose against their taskmasters, but it ended in failure. Despite being impaled by an Ironsworn halberd, Gorfang survived. As punishment, the Dawi Zharr began using the slaves as cannon fodder for their armies as they marched across the mortal realms. More orruks perished in battle or grinded to death in the slave pits, but once more, Gorfang endured. Throughout the years, his size and strength grew with each minor victory. He continued to plot for his next rebellion, but he received aid from an unexpected host. After seizing duardin slaves from the Ankor Volghar of the continent of Zarcosia, a mighty throng of the Stormbolt Clan marched into Aqshy and laid siege on Zharr Haraz. While the Chaos Dwarfs attempted to defend their hold, a regiment of Stormbolt Rangers infiltrated the slave pits to free their kin. They attempted to escape using a long-forgotten realmgate concealed during the seizure by the Chaos Dwarfs. However, the portal was too badly damaged as Dawi Zharr reinforcements began flooding the pits. Left with no choice, the Ranger captain freed Gorfang and his Orruks in order to fight off their slavers. Swearing an oath to free the Greenskinz, the orruks were more than eager to seek revenge after decades of enslavement. Using crude tools and smuggled weapons, the orruks turned the tide and slaughtered the fallen duardin. Gorfang himself slew the Castellan of the hold, Rhagrakki Burnfist. With his demise, so too did Zharr Haraz. While the majority of the Stormbolt Clan wished to do away with the Orruks as well, the Ranger captain's oath was fufilled, though with a compromise. Gorfang and his clan would be allowed to sack the hold, but had to leave into the realm of shadows. Zharr Haraz was then raised to the ground, for the taint of chaos had tainted its once proud halls and had to be purged in order to erase the grudge from the clan's Book of Grudges. As for the orruks, they soon banded together to create a new clan. They entered slavery as Greenskinz, but earned their freedom as Ironjawz. They would be known as the Bloodbreaka's, led by the orruk who kept them alive, fought and survived the worst thrown at him at the hands of chaos, Megaboss Gorfang da Immortal. Their quest for vengeance, conquest, and liberation of the mortal realms has begun. ___________ Greetings everyone long-time Warhammer player here since 6th Edition fantasy but I have loved how the game and community has grown since Age of Sigmar began. This is going to be my army blog for my mixed Destruction forces. It will mostly focus on my Ironjawz and Greenskinz, but it will also include Moonclan Grots and hopefully Ogors in the future. In this thread, I will update the progress and construction of my armies, write lore stories surrounding my characters/armies, and battle reports from my matches. Hopefully you all enjoy it and we can share our love for the hobby. --------------- GORFANG DA IMMORTAL From his time as a warboss, to the grueling years of slavery under the Dawi Zharr, Gorfang has emerged from the ashes of those pits a free Orruk, bigger, stronger, and more cunnin' from his trials. He has survived many close calls and grievous wounds in his life: avoiding slaughter at the hands of Khone's worshipers, withstanding the vicious environment of the slave quarries, persisting in the front lines of the Chaos Dwarf armies, as well as the final rebellion that won him his freedom. This has led his followers to refer to him as Da Immortal. Yet, Gorfang is not satisfied. During his years as a slave, the megaboss claims Gorkamorka spoke to him in a dream, telling him to start gathering the downtrodden clans and uniting them into a WAAAGH! to drive out the forces of chaos from the mortal realms. Recalling his time as warboss of the Skullthumpas, Gorfang has revived his practice of adorning his armour with the heads of his fallen foes. Each one tells the story of Gorfang's trials as an Ironjaw. The taskmaster Rhagrakki Burnfist's head sits next to the ogor Turokk The Hairy, whose raiding party was stomped into the ground after they betrayed the Bloodbreaka's while escaping the Realm of Ulgu. The scalp of the Aspiring Deathbringer Kalrak Bloodmarked hangs from the belt of Gorfang after his bloodbound were broken in a vicious battle with the Bloodbreaka's, retribution for their massacre ages ago. And the monster's skull that sits on Gorfang's right shoulder? No one knows what it was, only that Gorfang went on a raid into the Realm of Ghur and returned a week later with the skull intact, along with Urgknash and an army of Skullthumpas.
  4. Malakree

    Updating Ironjawz

    So I don't believe anyone who looks at the Ironjawz Warscrolls or Battletome would disagree that they are showing their age. This is thoughts on how to update them with both Quality Of Life changes, Bringing them in line with Modern Battletomes (Modernising) and just random thoughts which would allow for greater diversity of lists. With this in mind I'm going to go through and list what I see as issues within the faction. I invite you to get some cheese and biscuits to enjoy with this fine whine or maybe even contribute with your own favourite vintages yourself. This thread is to promote discussion, ideas and other weird things, feel free to call me an idiot, I'd do the same! Problems and Issues - (Otherwise known as WAAAGH why is Gordrakk so suck) Units Gordrakk - To expensive and it's questionable whether he is better than a normal MBoMK Megaboss on Mawkrusha (MBoMK Henceforth known as the Cabbage) - Strength from Victory is poorly worded Orruk Megaboss (Henceforth known as the Footboss) - Expensive, slow, mediocre ability, pays for a command ability you can never use Warchanter - Frenzy of Violence(Fov) is 1 unit for next combat phase only, probably undercosted, FoV stacking is a thing. Weirdnob - Expensive, Power of the Waagh! is badly worded, pays for Greenpuke which is bad, 120 points for 1 spell, needs 20 nearby orruks in ****** Ironjawz (???) Goregruntas - Gore-Grunta Charge is super poorly worded and almost never goes off, no -2 Rend option is awful, Jagged Gore-Hacka is ****** Brutes - Bravery 6, slow Ardboyz - Probably Overcosted, Slow, Orruk-forged Shields is ambiguous Battalions Brutefist - Overcosted, contradicts the rest of the ironjawz kit (Needs MSU), ability is limited range, situational and bad even if it goes off Gorefist - Probably overpowered, requires alphastrike (first turn) Ardfist - reliant on keeping WC alive, doesn't do anything in matched play, to expensive, still doesn't make you want to use 3 units of Ardboyz Weirdfist - Random, to expensive, vulnerable to hero sniping, overpowered if it ever works. Ironfist - Overpowered, required to fix Brute/Ardboy mobility issues, ends the moment Bigboss is slain. Bloodtoofs - Requires maxed Ironfist Ironsunz - Bonus can randomly not happen, requires maxed Ironfist, overcosted next to the Bloodtoofs Allegiance Fings an Stuff Mighty Destroyers - Far to random, normally does nothing, is overly restrictive, can potentially be overpowered as all hell if you get that 1/72 to grab the 18" of free movement on one unit. Ironclad - Is the only option, seriously everything else might as well say "makes your general sparkle" for how irrelevant it is next to this. Hulking Muscle-bound Brute - Doesn't affect the Cabbages attacks making it bad. Live to Fight - Doesn't affect the Cabbages attacks making it bad. The Golden Toof - Range is to short So this is a none exhaustive list which is basically everything I could think to cry (WAAAAGH) over. I'll now go into the three areas I said I would and try to cover everything I just listed. Fixing Wording One of the big areas in which Ironjawz show their age is the ambiguous wording of so many of their abilities. This section is basically going over those in order to make them clearer and not have bizarre interactions with current FAQ's. Most of these are neither buffs or nerfs, they are just solving things which have occurred due to the way the game has evolved since the Ironjawz were released. Cabbage - Strength from Victory The current wording of this ability actually makes it unclear as to who or when it's triggered. To summarize, because all damage resolves at once and technically your opponent picks how wounds are distributed he can, by assigning the "killing blow" to one of the Mawkrushas attacks, stop this from ever triggering. You could kill 100 heroes in a game with it's current wording and this buff would never go off. Weirdnob Shaman - Power of the Waaagh! This has become an issue because of the FAQ which says a model is always in range of itself, as a result the model is always it's own closest model, hence the mortal wounds from this ability are always applied to the shaman. Gore-Gruntas - Gore-grunta Charge This ability has a couple of different issues in it. Firstly is that it just measures to the closest enemy unit, whether or not you charge that unit, whether or not you CAN charge that unit. This makes it incredibly easy to disable. Additionally when it DOES trigger it doesn't actually specify when or how long the D3 damage lasts for. Theoretically getting a single charge which is more than 8" away from the opponent makes them deal D3 damage for the rest of the game. Obviously this isn't intended but RAW (rules as written) don't ever remove the bonus once it's gained. Ardboys - Orruk-forged Shields Yet another ambiguous rule. This is due to the specifics of the mortal wounds wording in the general rules which mean that technically they are "allocated" as normal wounds which means that the shields also get a 6++ against mortal wounds as well as normal wounds. In every game or tournament I have ever played this interpretation of the rules has been upheld, it is questionable though. Quality of Life Changes (QoL) So the first few Quality of Life changes are actually listed above in the Gore-grunta Charge and Weirdnob abilities. Both of these are hyper sensitive to positioning and other very minor factors to produce some horrible effects. The fact the mortal wounds on a double triggers irrelevant of having the buff is huge detriment to an already expensive character, being unable to decide which of the units near him receives those wounds is likewise very fiddly for some potentially devastating negative outcomes. The first of the QoL changes is both a buff and has huge effects across the army as a whole. As it stands at the moment every casualty is potentially another fleeing, a fleeing Brute is 36 points down the pan, due to the cost of the unit as a whole combined with the relative number of wounds and small unit sizes this necessitates the use of inspiring presence on the off chance they will take a casualty. When you consider how integral the Waaagh! is both lore and flavour of all Orruks, then look at the points tax we pay on the Cabbage and Footboss warscrolls for that ability it really brings into focus just how much this change does for the army as a whole. I cannot overstate how much this change is needed. For the next Combat Phase My number one issue with Ironjawz as an army. For some messed up reason our buffs, which aren't hugely out of wack, are the next combat phase only. Compare the Lord Castellant to the Warchanter for a stunning example of this. The Lord Castellant provides a buff which is not only significantly better but lasts until the end of the next hero phase. Points wise Lord Castellant is 100 points vs the Warchanters 80 points however his attacks, move and save are all strictly better. Another amazing comparison is all the different forms of Tzaangor which get a +1 to hit for just being 9" away from the shaman, a character who flies, unbinds and poops mortal wounds also just randomly provides your nearby units with a +1 to hit whenever. This is such a crippling difference it's unreal. The two big criminals for this in the Ironjawz army are the various "Waaagh!" abilities and Frenzy of Violence. Changing these to last till the next hero phase is both a Quality of Life and a modernisation change both rolled into one, modern armies just aren't released with "for the next combat phase". This then leads into three potential changes which will make as much of a difference as the Bravery increase of Brutes. As an extension to the QoL featured here there are also a couple of extra changes to the Warchanters warscroll which bring it more in line with the Lord-Castellant. Bloodtoofs and Ironsunz General Stuff The Final Note - An Olive Branch to Destruction The Maddness of Mork (or all those crazy Ideas I just really desperately want) Preface So this section is going to be less about the obvious things, which I've dealt with above, and much more throwing ideas out there over buffs, improvements, changes which alter and affect the remaining problems while trying to stick within the Theme and Flavour of the Ironjawz. I'll try to be logical in how I present it and save the most outright mushroom fuelled visions for last. PHASE 1 - Updating the unused areas of Ironjawz This is not the full list of what should go here, it is instead the parts of which could still be considered "sane". Gordrakk - The Big Boss himself. Ardest of the Ard, Fightiest of the Fight, Most Expensive of the Unplayable stuff. New Ability - Fist of Gork Gordrakk is the Undisputed Megaboss of all Ironjawz, when he calls forth a Great Waaagh! Megabosses and Warclans alike band together in a tide of unstoppable Carnage. As a Result Gordrakk can use his Command Ability even if he is not the General, instead of your General. In addition he knows the Mighty Waaagh! Command Ability from the Megaboss on Mawkrusha Warscroll. Strength from Victory - Updated Whenever Gordrakk (or Bigteef) makes an attack or uses which slays an enemy Hero, add one to his wound characteristic and the attacks characteristic of both Smasha and Kunnin'. In addition he counts as having suffered one less wound when consulting the Damage Table for his movement, Mighty fists or Destructive Bulk. This effect lasts until the end of the game and stacks. Save Improved to 2+ To keep him on par with the Cabbage save improvement below. Minor Points Cost decrease - 560 This still makes him 100 points more expensive than a standard Cabbage, however with the improved version of Strength from Victory and the new Fist of Gork rule he is now not only strictly better than a normal Cabbage but also fits well alongside one. Cabbage Save Improved to 2+ This is partially as compensation for the loss of Ironclad and a slight increase in his survivability. The Ironjawz equivilent to the Sigmarite Thundershield of the Stardrake. Footboss Waaagh! - Removed With the introduction of "Prophet of the Waaagh!" as a Command Trait this just needlessly increases the points of the Footboss. This is doubly true since he is generally not used in any larger game and in smaller games is more likely to throw Inspiring Presence than actually use his Waaagh! This just cleans up his warscroll. Go on Ladz, Get Stuck In! - Redesigned Any Orruk unit within 10" of an Orruk Megaboss may reroll failed Charge Rolls in the Charge phase. Ironclad - I told you it wasn't forgotten. Reduce the rend characteristic of all weapons used to target an Orruk Megaboss by 1, to a minimum of "-". This gives the Footboss a much clearer roll in an Ironjawz army while also making him more resilient as he slogs his way to combat. The restriction to charge phase charges is intentional because of the change to Mighty Destroyers down in the insane section. Allowing his ability to affect any Orruk within 10" also makes him a great allies choice or even an inclusion in a GA:Destruction army. He's such a fantastic model he really deserves to see more use. Weirdnob Shaman Greenpuke - No longer a Spell Weirdnob shamans channel the raw Waaagh! energy from Orruks around them. In the shooting draw a straight line 2d6" long from the Weirdnob. Any enemy unit this line crosses takes d3 mortal wounds as the Waaagh! energy bursts forth from the Weirdnob in a torrent of destructive green energy. If you roll a double when determining the range the Shaman takes a mortal wound after this attack finishes due to the violent Waaagh! ravaging their body as it leaves. Removes one of the shamans spells and instead turns it into a short ranged attack. This adds a slightly more reliable source of mortal wounds to Ironjawz while also justifying the Weirdnobs higher points cost compared to other wizards. Does so without giving him 2 casts/unbindings a turn. Actually makes it worth bringing more than one in your Army. Gore Gruntas Jagged Gore-Hacka - Attacks Profile changed, Ability added Now only has 2 attacks but hits on a 3+ instead. When a unit of Goregruntas makes a successful charge in the charge phase, increase the rend of attacks made with a Jagged Gore-Hackas to by 1 to "-2" Adds a higher rend option which is conditional. The improvement to 3+ at the cost of an attack makes the choice here a serious consideration. Ardboys Minor Points Cost Decrease - 160/400 Makes them slightly cheaper than Brutes but slightly more expensive than Goregruntas. Generally makes them slightly easier to field with a 50 point reduction at max unit size. Should offset some other changes to be made down below, and the slight increase in warchanter points cost. Phase 2 - Descent into Shroom Crazed Madness So the three big things I haven't tackled so far are Ironjawz are still slow as ****** Mighty Destroyers Battalions This is ultimately because the three of them are so tightly linked. The changes that are coming up are all a consideration of this single combined problem. The Ironfist is mandatory, which makes Ironjawz technically faster than a bunch of other factions but has both a points tax and is conditional. As a result of the Ironfist Mighty Destroyers can't be to good or we will be zipping across the battlefield in a giant mockery of other factions cavalry. The only battalion worth anything compared to the Ironfist is the Gorefist because mobility is such an issue. Overall the problems stem from how much potential extra movement we get and how variable it makes us. To this end I think the first item to comment on is pretty obvious. Ironfist Organisation - Added Footboss 1 Orruk Megaboss (Footboss) 3-5 Ironjawz units. Ironfist Big Boss The Orruk Megaboss is the battalions Big Boss, add 2 to his wounds characteristic. This adds a 140 tax to the Ironfist in the form of a Footboss. Also makes him vulnerable to snipes but does give him the +2 wounds. Essentially a tax to increase it's points cost without just increasing the points cost. Brutefist Organisation - Added Footboss 1 Orruk Megaboss (Footboss) 3-5 units of Orruk Brutes Brute Big Boss - Changed Now called Biggest and Ardest: Add two to the wounds characteristic of the Battalions Orruk Megaboss. Green-skinned Battering Ram - Redsigned A Brutefist is a living tide of destruction which is impossible to stop. When you make a charge move with any of the units in this battalion they may pass across models and terrain as though it was not there. The unit must still end within Coherency and cannot end the move ontop of any other model. When a unit moves over any enemy units in this way, once per turn per unit, they may inflict d3 mortal wounds to that unit. Points Cost Increased to 220 points The double whammy of a 140 for the Footboss and 40 extra for the battalion will make way more sense after reading the redesigned Mighty Destroyers. Just trust me on that. This makes the Brutefist a way more viable option, allowing the Brutes to potentially bypass blocking units and get into units your opponent is trying to protect. It combines amazingly well with the updated Footboss and the extra 2 wounds on him brings him up to a staggering 9 wounds. Hopefully really opens up the choices and brings it in line with the other battalions we have available . Ardfist Endless Waaagh! - New Ability Add two wounds to the Battalions Warchanter. Drawn to the the Waaagh! - Redesigned Slightly The thundering beat drummed out by Orruk Warchanters draws Orruks from all across the mortal realms. Once per hero phase, while the Warchanter is still alive, roll a d6. You may add that many Ardboys, distributed as you want, to the units in the battalion who are within 10" of the Warchanter. Proving Grounds In addition to it's normal effects, any Ardboy unit with 20 or more models affected by the Warchanters Frenzy of Violence causes a mortal wound when they roll a 6+ to wound instead of it's normal damage. This makes the Ardboys in the battalion potentially throw out mortal wounds. However all the power of the battalion is concentrated into the Warchanter. Potentially makes an army of Arboys actually quite dangerous but is very vulnerable to hero sniping despite his now 8 wounds. Combined with the Points cost reduction on Ardboys should open up some fun fluff lists. Weirdfist As we descend further into the shroom fueled visions we get to the first one which is both potentially competitive and very out there in terms of rules. Organisation - Changed 1 Weirdnob Shaman 1 Unit of Ardboys Vortex of Waaagh! Energy This battalion must be deployed together and the Weirdnob is considered to be part of the Ardboy unit for the entire of the game, he must remain within coherency and cannot be targeted separate from the unit. The Ardboy unit gains the Hero, Wizard and Weirdnob Shaman keywords so long as the Weirdnob is alive. If the Weirdnob dies then the unit loses those keywords. Power of the Waaagh! When calculating the bonuses to casting and unbinding for the Weirdnob shaman instead calculate the number of models left in this battalion and multiply it by 2 to work out whether or not you get the bonus. Channel The Waaagh! When determining the range for Casting or Unbinding a spell you may do so from any model in the unit. If you do so that model is considered to be the origin of the spell for that Casting or Unbinding roll. Bloodtoofs Organisation change 1 Cabbage Either 1 Ironfist or 1 Brutefist (The battalion must include at least one Brute unit with 20 Models) Requiring the full strength unit of Brutes is a huge Swing in the dark. However with the change to the Brutefist makes this potentially an intresting choice especially when the +2 bravery is added on the increase to 7 on the warscroll itself. Requires a huge investment but since it doesn't need the full 5 units in the battalion it doesn't actually work out any more expensive. The primary cost increase comes from the 140 points required to get the footboss in either the Ironfist or the Brutefist. Phase 3 - Prophecies of Gorkamorka This is what I've been building up to here. You can no doubt see the references to it the whole way through and might have gleaned what I'm thinking of, it's definitely crazy though but has huge potential. This has a few huge ramifications and implications which I'll go through to really try and explain it in full. We have to note that because it occurs in the movement phase this means that it happens after the Ironfist movement, this is very important to avoid some very dodgy interactions and should hopefully keep the Ironfist from being mandatory. It also requires that the units be within 6" of a hero, this gives your opponent some counter play and requires tactical play to properly utilise all of which is important given the strength of the ability. Going through the warscrolls above I've been careful to try and stop any interactions with this which let you reroll or otherwise mess around with this roll. The only exception is the Brutefist which can use this to move through enemy units and inflict the D3 wounds, if they do though they won't be able to then inflict the mortal wounds later in the turn. The most basic usage of this is that you can choose, instead of using the movement listed on the warscroll, to make a charge move. For a unit like the Goregruntas this is potentially a very bad trade off, but for Ardboys it's an amazing options, the minimum move distance is 5" while the maximum is 15". It allows the slower parts of the Ironjawz army to move faster but slaanesh isn't going to suddenly be jealous of the faster elements. What makes this truly unique however is that you can declare the charge even if you are already locked in combat. This lets Ironjawz move through a combat like no other army out there, forcing your opponent to ensure that no holes in his lines open up which could let the IJ charge through and get behind them. Obviously this combines amazingly well with the new and Improved Brutefist, there truly is no stopping it as even if you lock them in combat they can just charge right through your unit in the movement phase dishing out d3 mortal wounds for your troubles. Another option is to have your Gore-gruntas declare a charge in the movement phase, if they roll an 8+ then it activates their d3 damage even though they are already in combat. Mighty Destroyers is now an ability which gives Ironjawz unparalleled mastery of the combat and charge phase, able to get round blocking units, quickly cover ground and get hold of things your opponent is trying to protect. Beware however, this IS a charge movement, deadly terrain will still ****** you and those sylvaneth wildwoods are even more scary now you can't destruction move to power through. Conclusion As I said at the start the idea of this is to start discussions. I tried to put the more sane and benign suggestions/changes at the start so they didn't get wrapped up in what is clearly a Gorkamorka blessed vision of what could be. I'll try and have a think about new units/heroes we could potentially add to the Ironjawz but I wanted to keep this post as a change to what is rather than asking for entirely new units. First thing which jumps to mind is a Weirdnob on Mawkrusha esque model but how to stat it or justify it is a whole separate post. Comment and discuss, maybe we can get Ironjawz the update they deserve!
  5. Good morning all, I thought it was time I got a thread together to gather all my thoughts and progress on my Ironjawz army (perhaps branching into Destruction in a broader sense). I will be including modelling, painting, army lists, battle reports etc etc, I didn't want to do it as a separate blog or anything as I like the idea of keeping it within this Destruction sub forum (which for my money is the best part of the forum at the moment - some great chat, really enthusing me for this army). Hopefully @Ben and the Moderators are cool with this decision. As well as this thread, you will also be able to hear about my exploits on my podcast - The Black Sun. You can find all the most recent episode on this forum, or check out iTunes or www.theblacksun.co.uk - It's not family friendly like most of the other podcasts out there, but is entertaining I like to think. Also I am reasonably active on Twitter, and usually like to post photos of most my games etc. Follow me @the_black_sun I do actually have armies for all 4 of the Grand Alliances in AoS and whilst I am working on all of them simultaneously in various ways, I've definitely noticed my focus begin to increasingly shift towards Destruction. Disclaimer - when the Dark Aelves are released in whatever guise they may be, I am likely to abandon ship and spend all my time in the Order sub forum, being that they are my true Warhammer love, but for now, I'm all about the Ironjawz! I've always been a fan of Orks in Warhammer 40,000 but have never actually played Orcs & Goblins in WFB. So whilst the detractors and troggoths bemoaned the pseudo 40K look of the Ironjawz, I think for me this aesthetic really drew me in and got me going green. So I have already actually played a bunch of games with Ironjawz, having gone "all in", as they say, on the release, but these were all at 100 SCGT points and included a Magma Dragon just to make up the points (oh, and its pretty good!). I figured with the impending release of the General's Handbook, now was a perfect time to draw a line under what's gone so far and start afresh with the new system. We won't get into all the recent allegiance nonsense, you can read about that in other threads. Suffice to say, the Battleline "unlocks" for Ironjawz and the Destruction traits and artefacts make for a pretty nice combination. I'm not saying Ironjawz are going to be out there winning events (certainly not with me using them, if my abysmal results at Call to War are anything to go by!) but I am hoping and somewhat confident they can be competitive...and we have a pretty extensive thread on that right here in this forum! So this is pretty much just an introductory post for now. I have already painted some models (not as many as I would've liked); Megaboss Krunk, who can be found in the gallery and 5 Brutes. I will take some better photos and add them to this thread as soon as possible. I am reasonably happy with the level of the paint jobs and whilst not my best work, believe the army will look nice upon the table. I've intentionally kept the basing quite plain, though I am consider scraping off some areas and adding the flavour of the month; Agrellan Earth, just to add some interest. Using my 40K Ork bitz box I have been able to customise my models and this combined with some reposing has allowed me to make all 20 Brutes so far individual. Just a bit of a shame I got my Gore-gruntas after the Brutes as mixing in their Jagged-Hackas would've been super cool. Considering another 10 Brutes just for this purpose. This weekend (Thursday night to Sunday) I am attending Bossfest, a camping, drinking, gaming extravaganza. Whilst there will be various games being played, I am hopeful of getting in a good few games with Da Black Sunz, which will be the only AoS army I'll be taking. These will be my first games under the General's Handbook and will be played to 2,000 points using the Matched Played Battleplans. Many people in attendance will be practising for my 1 day event, Rain of Stars, which is removing the army restrictions and adding a sideboard (as the event is two weeks after the book drops), so we will also allow that over this weekend, therefore some of the armies I play may not be exactly true to the book. However, this should allow for some solid competition and really stress test the army. The list I use personally will be General's Handbook legal though. For now, my pool of Ironjawz models is; Maw-krusha (happy to use as Gordrakk or Megaboss), Megaboss, Warchanter, Shaman, 20 Brutes, 10 Ardboyz, 3 Gore-gruntas. I am not adverse to buying more though! 2 more boxes of Gore-gruntas are definitely happening after assembling some this past weekend - amazing models. It's worth pointing out that aesthetics are definitely a consideration to me in this army. Here is the list(s) I am currently considering for the weekend; Da Black Sunz - 2,000 points Gordrakk - 700 Megaboss - 140 Warchanter - 80 Weirdnob Shaman - 120 10 Brutes with Jagged Hackas - 360 5 Brutes with Choppas - 180 5 Brutes with Choppas - 180 10 Ardboyz - 180 Ironfist - 60 Total - 2,000 points Nice to hit the 2,000 points dead on really! That seems a challenge in of itself under General's Handbook. The main change I am considering is dropping Gordrakk for a baby Cabbage. The 180 point difference is nice as it allows another battleline unit - in this case Gore-gruntas (mostly just to get all my models on the table). If I wanna keep the big man in there, I can also include the Gore-gruntas by dropping 5 Brutes. What do people think on this? Seems small to me! I'll leave it there for now. This afternoon I'll add my thoughts on Command Traits and Artefacts! Thanks for reading, Chris
  6. Jgroover

    Ardboys

  7. Jgroover

    Weirdnob Shaman

  8. Hi guys I am person who has just gotten into AoS and into Miniature war gaming in general, I decided to dive deep into this hobby because I greatly enjoy painting miniature and I always have drive to keep improving my art skills. Also I have always been a fan of Warhammer after I played video games such as Warhammer Online and Dawn of War. Currently I am working on my Ironjawz armies because I always loved Warhammer Orcs from both Universe and I hope to eventually get into the gaming part of the hobby.
  9. Lord Panther

    Bone Banga

  10. Lord Panther

    Gore Grunta's

  11. Lord Panther

    Magic Boyz

  12. Thomas E

    How balanced is AoS now?

    After returning to AoS after a year's hiatus, I played my first game using the GHB2. I've heard that it has improved some of the armies that were previously struggling in the meta, however, after a very one-sided victory for Khorne against Ironjawz I started to question how balanced the factions are now? In terms of luck, I would say I rolled far worse than he did, which is the reason for us to question the balance. Is Khorne overpowered or maybe Ironjawz still overpriced? As background for the game, we only played 1000 points, which meant he couldn't use his Mawcrusher (would that make the difference in 2000pts perhaps?) His army: Orruk Megaboss, Weirdnob, 20 Ardboys, 5 Brutes, 3 GoreGruntas My army: See below What are the current strong/weak factions right now? 1000ptsKhorne.pdf
  13. Looking for suggestions: I have an upcoming League game and it's 1500 points on the Knife to the Heart battleplan. My opponent is playing Seraphon. The models I currently have to choose from are: 1 Gordrakk/Megaboss on MawKrusha 1 Megaboss 2 Warchanfers 1 Weirdnob Shaman 6 Gore Gruntas 20 Ardboyz 10 Brutes 20 Arrowboyz allies
  14. This could easily be titled 'A tale of one (split personality) painter'. I love this hobby and pretty much every army and model. I have painted up a number of warhammer armies over the last few years and hope to continue adding to each grand alliance with this plog. Im also finally starting to play a couple of games at my local store in a path to glory with ironjawz being my first project. However I couldn't help but pick this guy up last Saturday. I havent got any of the new tzeentch stuff yet but may do once I have the ironjawz done.
  15. Looking for suggestions: I have an upcoming League game and it's 1500 points on the Scorched Earth battleplan. My opponent is most likely using Spiderfangs. He has Greenskins as well. The models I currently have to choose from are: 1 Megaboss 2 Warchanfers 1 Weirdnob ShMan 6 Gore Gruntas 20 Ardboyz 10 Brutes 20 Arrowboyz allies I could possibly borrow a MawKrusha from a friend, but that's just an option.
  16. Anaticula

    "Da Palefacez" My Ironjawz army

    For some time a wanted to present my Ironjawz to you. Now that there was armies on parade I took the chance to take some pictures and post them here. The Palefacez come from the Realm of Ghur. Their name comes from their uncommon pale skin tone. The clan is lead by the Megabosses Slog and Lob Paleface. Slog is accepted to be the superior boss, and demonstrates his superiority as he rides on his Maw Krusha into battle. Maybe Lob is just a bit more kunnin' and leaves the posturing to his "brotha". He himself bears the title "Da Gargant Killa", as he has hunted down a tribe of Gargants with just a handfull of Brutes. The Palefacez grew in strenght and number especially as they raided some Chaos Fortresses infested by the servants of the Chaos god Tzeentch. At one occasion, Lob and his Brutes slew a Lord of Change who underestimated the ferocity of the pale green warrior. The servants of the god of change therefore bear a grudge against this particfular Ironjawz tribe.
  17. Hi all that right I want to make this formation for something fast and hard hitting and most of all fun I have enjoyed playing my gutbusters and have my list sorted for them (bat raps to come up soon) but now I want something new and this looks fun fast and furious unsure on the last battle line so picked a stonehorn beast rider unit but tempted to try the thundertusk aswell de how it plays let me. Know what you think any comments and ideas are always welcome other option was take an icebrow hunter and some frost sabres over the stonehorn riders spose this way I can benefit for the use of being able to use both artifacts due to the battalion Allegiance: DestructionFrostlord on Stonehorn (460)4 x Mournfang Pack (320)- Gargant Hackers 4 x Mournfang Pack (320)- Gargant Hackers 3 x Orruk Gore Gruntas (140)3 x Orruk Gore Gruntas (140)Stonehorn Beastriders (360)Braggoth's Beast Hammer (260)Total: 2000 / 2000Allies: 0 / 400
  18. Smokeybongeyes

    Starting new with IronJawz

    Coming back to Wargameing after a long time away and knew that IronJawz had to be my dudes! This is the list I’ve come up with for my 1st 1000 points, let me know what you think and where I should go from there! Mega boss x1 140 Shaman x 1 120 Warchanter x1 80 Ardboys x10 180 Goregrunts x3 140 Brutes x5 180 Iron first BT 160 Point cost 1000
  19. broche

    Weirdfist list

    Now that LVO is passed, i want to move to build and paint my ironjawz. Ironfist and Gorefist done their proof as a solid T2 armies, so i want to try something else. I played weirdfist in 2016 and had good result with it (was only 100 pts back in the days). What i like with Weirdfist is it give you long range sniping ability, something lacking in ironjawz. Successful list when with spear chucka to cover that weakness, i think weirdfist can do the same job but bit better. My core would look something like: Weirdfist, Shaman, 30 arboyz, 2 x 5 brutes, 2 x 3 gore gruntas. That's 1410 pts. Questions i'm asking: 1. Maw-Krusha or not? He is a good model, but 460 point is a lot. I could play a Megaboss and more troops/character. 2. Balewind or not? +1 to cast foot of gork can have a huge impact, however it force your play as you're stuck keeping Ardboys near your shaman. Also arcane terrain can do same job. Other tought?
  20. krimsynn

    1200 point Ironjawz list

    I'm playing in our local league and battleplan for this game is Total Conquest set st 1200 points for both armies. My opponent is playing Blades of Khorne. Looking for opinions on a possible list. Thanks in advance! I currently have 1 Megaboss 2 Warchanfers 1 Weirdnob ShMan 6 Gore Gruntas 20 Ardboyz 10 Brutes 20 Arrowboyz allies
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