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"The only good stunty is a dead stunty, and the only thing better n' a dead stunty is a dyin' stunty who tells yer where to find 'is mates."
Morglum Necksnapper.[1b][5b]
Morglum necksnapper

Morglum Necksnapper.

Morglum Necksnapper is the Black Orc Warboss of the Necksnapper Tribe.[1b][5a]

History

Morglum Necksnapper is a powerful fighter who has led his mob from the desolate East to conquer many Orc and Goblin tribes around the Worlds Edge Mountains. Those who fight hard enough (and survive) are allowed to join the Necksnappers, a still-growing horde that has won many famous victories.[5a] For example, when he and his Black Orcs defeated the tribe of Oglok the 'Orrible in the Badlands, this Warboss was so overawed that he decided to throw in his lot with Morglum, following him in his subsequent campaigns.[1b]

Most Orcs are loud and quarrelsome, but Black Orcs are quiet and stern, strong and silent. This is especially true of Morglum, who appears to be almost entirely fearless. Morglum is renowned for his short, to the point battle cries and terse tactical observations.[1b]

In 2488 IC[1a][5c], at the Battle of Death Pass, he led his Black Orcs, Orcs and Goblins to a convincing victory against an Errant Bretonnian army. As the Bretonnian Duke and his knights galloped frantically out of Death Pass towards the setting sun, pursued by hordes of Goblins, Morglum Necksnapper made his famous pronouncement:[1b]

"Let 'em tell da King. Da east belongs to da Orcs. Da east belongs to Morglum. Da east is green."
Morglum Necksnapper.[1b][5c]

When news of the disaster reached the Bretonnian King, Philippe V wisely concluded that the Errantry Wars had achieved all worthy objectives and it was time to declare them at an end.[1a][2a] The Bretonnians, in their pride, do not cope well with defeat, and were it not for the wise King ending the wars, countless more knights may well have thrown their lives away in an effort to regain the honour of their defeated brethren.[3a]

Years later, the Greenskin coalition led by Morglum joined Gorfang Rotgut's Orcs after their siege of Barak Varr in 2503 IC, and in 2507 they attacked Karak Azul together. The Orcs briefly took possession of parts of the hold and Gorfang captured many kinsfolk of King Kazador.[1a][4a]

End Times

Morglum met his doom during the End Times, slain by Grimgor Ironhide. The Necksnapper Tribe was then absorbed into Grimgor's massive Waaagh!.[6a]

Wargear

Morglum wore light armour and carried two axes. He could ride a war boar, a monster or a chariot. He could also carry magic items.[1b]

Gallery

Miniature

  • 4th Edition.

Sources

  • 1: Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (4th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 15
    • 1b: pg. 98
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: Bretonnia (5th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 16
  • 3: Warhammer Armies: Bretonnia (6th Edition)
    • 3a: pg. 35
  • 4: Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (7th Edition)
    • 4a: pg. 15
  • 5: Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (8th Edition)
    • 5a: pg. 10
    • 5b: pg. 14
    • 5c: pg. 29
  • 6: Warhammer: The End Times Collection
  • 6a: pg. 2663

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