I've recently been watching with interest the new Necromunda releases from GW and this week I have to say that I am impressed by the prototypes of the new Orlock Models that are due for release in the near future.
|Three Orlock Heavies will provide some much-needed heavy firepower to my cultist force.|
The Orlocks have always been some of my favourite models within the setting, mainly because they look like how I imagine normal militia, terrorists or guerrilla fighters might actually appear in the deep, dark future of the forty-first millennium.
Essentially they are basically some blokes in leather jackets and t-shirts tooled up with bad ass futuristic guns ... except for the loin cloths, Emperor only knows why they are wearing those.
|A Heavy Bolter, Flamer and Heavy Stubber cover all three of the Heavy models that were sculpted for the original Orlocks|
So this week I have dug through my bitz-box and pulled out five original Orlock models from the mid-90's to paint up. For me one of the key things about the original 1995 Orlock models is that they have forty-first millenium weaponry such as autoguns, lasguns and heavy bolters but they are devoid of standard Imperial or Chaos markings which makes them very useful for more generic or obscure projects.
|The plastics from the original Necromunda box are a little monopose, but hopefully my paint jobs make up for this.|
Now in this case that means that when my Orlock gangers are not running around the Underhive of Necromunda they are instead used to make up the numbers as brood-brothers, the cannon fodder of my Rogue Trader/Second Edition 40k Genestealer Cult Army.
These models are fantastic for this role and really have the look of some Imperial Gangers or Criminal Scum that have been turned to the insidious cause of the Hive Mind.
I have painted these brood brothers predominantly blue, purple and yellow in order to tie them in with the cultists and the purestrains that make up the rest of the cult.
|I spent a long time focusing on the muscle striations on these models' arms.|
I love these classic old models and they were a real pleasure to paint up. Despite being 23 years old they are wonderfully expressive miniatures and full of character. Adding these guys to the Genestealer Cult has reinvigorated my interest in this particular army and so next I might try and do some more hybrids.