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Online Dr. Kevin Moon III esq.

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Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« on: April 11, 2021, 01:57:23 PM »
In a moment of inspiration last week I dug out a half-finished Nazgrub Wurrzag figure and completed him. Boosted by this I dug out a few more old GorkaMorka figures that were undercoated and painted these up as well.

The group comprise a pair of plastic orks from the original game with some metal Ork bionic additions (a kustom thruster booster and a shooter arm), a metal figure with a blunderbuss and a grot with a six shooter.

I'm still keen on this as a mini-project and have won a set of bikes from eBay and dug a few more figures out of the unpainted pile. More to come hopefully.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 06:44:53 PM by Dr. Kevin Moon III esq. »

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 02:24:06 PM »
Lovely customization and paintwork on some generally not-terrific figs - the plastic boyz, that is.

I've had one of those backpacks from the scrap prospector in my bits box for decades now waiting for just the right project.  Wish I'd picked up more of them when GW was still selling bits, as it is I keep balking at actually sticking it to something only to find myself wanting it somewhere else later on.  :) 

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 04:42:34 PM »
 Really nice little crew you have there.I used to have loads of the range back when it was released.Loved all of the vehicles.Still got some of the plastic Orks and some Metal one's too.Never did get around to painting them.

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 10:11:00 PM »
Nice work. I wish I'd got the muties back in the day.

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 06:52:27 AM »
Great stuff  8)

Good to see them on decent sized bases as well  :D

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2021, 12:11:23 PM »
GorkaMorka seems to be going through a bit of a revival at the moment. I noticed there was a new Discord server set up recently covering the original and the Ash Wastes Inq28 inspired version of it.

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2021, 02:23:13 PM »
What a great paintjob - very moody and appropriate for such unsavoury-looking Orks! Well done, and ...more please?  :D

I wish I'd got the muties back in the day.

Same!  :'(

GorkaMorka seems to be going through a bit of a revival at the moment.

It's waxed and waned over the years; I think once most people have got a few games in, they've got the urge to play out of their system for a while. It's quite a lot of rules to learn and follow for what I feel boils down to a very "beer-and-pretzels" experience, and it doesn't have the sticking power of Necromunda either. And really, whilst the Digganobz gangs were all quite novel and fun, the core two gangs in the book were pretty samey (I always thought it was weird that they didn't go down the Ork Klanz route for the gangs, buy hey ho).

I have to admit that I enjoy the setting and models far more than the game, and have been eyeing up Stargrave as a way to use the models I have (no idea about the vehicles though).

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2021, 06:36:11 PM »
Thanks guys.

I still have my muties, grots and diggas as well. Never bought the red grot though and always regret it (I'm not a huge fan of the new plastic one, especially the price!).

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2021, 09:56:49 AM »
absolutely love this, easily one of my favourite settings (even if the rules were pretty nutty!)

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2021, 06:44:29 PM »
Another four boys to the mob.

Two plastic boys, one with a metal hook arm and six shoota and the other with a slugga, and two metal figures with shootas

Grots next..

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2021, 10:10:12 AM »
Lovely!  :-*

I do like the metal models they made for this game.

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2021, 04:13:28 PM »
Nice work. I wish I'd got the muties back in the day.

Yeah, that'd be your retirement sorted. ;)

That's some very snazzy looking boyz there and I like that you're reusing the plastic figures too. I think alongside newer Orks they'll work nicely as Yoofs.


I have a weird relationship with GoMo. Love the game, love the concept, and all the fun that went into those rules. However, it was the testing ground for the horrible things 3rd edition 40k did to Orks. It's all very complicated. :D

Anyway, I really like GoMo. A friend and I even started a new campaign a few years ago. Of course we haven't followed up yet (as with some campaigns, ehem), but that's the way things go. Looking forward to seeing more of this project!

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2021, 11:11:27 AM »
I do think GOMO needs a revival from GW, it has a lot of potential but requires the right kind of sheparding and rules review.

I'd say make it either...

A. A bolt on to Necromunda (Would require some work, but its fairly simple)

B. Give it to specialist games, have all new rules with a starter composed of unique sculpts (usable in 40k) with Orks vs Diggas. Green on Green is boring. This way as well you can clearly differentiate  the orks from the Diggas ruleswise, rather then what originally happened with the Digganob supplement adding extra core rules.

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2021, 11:54:50 AM »
I do think GOMO needs a revival from GW, it has a lot of potential but requires the right kind of sheparding and rules review.

I'd say make it either...

A. A bolt on to Necromunda (Would require some work, but its fairly simple)

Current lore for Necromunda includes a ruined hive that's infested with greenskins from an earlier invasion, theoretically contained by a cordon of planetary militia and occasionally swept by kill teams, investigated by Inquisitorial agents, and sometimes explored illegally by criminals looking for loot and salvage.  It would be pretty easy to reskin GM into that setting, right down to the orks trying to collect enough scrap from the hive ruins to build a ship to get out of there and back a proper Waaagh.  Hives (especially half-collapsed ones) are plenty big enough for vehicle racing, and that's an obvious way for them to take the main game in the long run when they run out of traditional gangs to releases splatbooks for. 

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Re: Return to GorkaMorka (26.04.21 more boys)
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2021, 11:54:35 AM »
I do think GOMO needs a revival from GW, it has a lot of potential but requires the right kind of sheparding and rules review.


Dear god, please, no. :D I mean I wouldn't wanna take away anybody's joy in that if they found joy in it, but I have no interest in GW touching GoMo, Necromunda, Epic, BB, etc. etc. what so ever. These games did well. The communities took them and improved on them after GW dropped them as a business decision. The rules are around, figures are around (in GoMo's case, more so than ever). The last thing anybody needs is for GW to revisit a game that works to the community's content, size up the figures by 30% (also: current GW Orc/Ork faces *shudder*), size down the rulebook by 30% and pester us with endless hype, pre-orders and limited editions. What the communities did with the former 'specialist games' was take out the one factor which annoyed people the most when GW was removed from the equation.

Okay, that's a bit polemic there, but I don't feel that GW doing anything with these games actually adds much. Just tightens their grip on things (maybe it's also just a copyright thing) and throws out some more limited edition releases for scalpers to take advantage of.

That being said - if someone whats GW to release things so we can buy them - sure, cool. I'm sure it'll be impressive too and well made and it will sell well. But me, I don't deem it necessary or helpful.

 

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