Tuesday 25 February 2020

Armageddon Ork Hunters (Astra Militarum): Part 2

Armageddon Ork Hunters are elite Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) units that specialize in jungle and guerrilla warfare. Ork Hunter regiments were formed in the wake of the Second Armageddon War, to deal with the Ork populations in the equatorial jungle regions of the planet. The Ork Hunters are a brutal and wild lot, adopting many of the customs and manners of the Orks they hunt; they are notorious for using captured Ork weapons, preferring the sheer noise and devastating firepower caused by the Ork guns.

Armageddon Ork Hunters (front) 

Armageddon Ork Hunters (back)

I finished painting/converting four more Armageddon Ork Hunters, using components from the Catachan Jungle Fighters and Ork Boyz sprues (please see part 1 for more details).  The green warpaint, which adorns the skin of the Ork Hunters, symbolizes the descent of the Ork Hunters into ‘Ork-ness’.  That is, through the process of stalking and killing Orks, the Ork Hunters start to lose their humanity, becoming more like the Orks they hunt.

For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Armageddon Ork Hunters section of the Old Guard; a website dedicated to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K miniatures, with a focus on the classic range of Imperial Guard models from the 1990s.

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