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'''Savage Orcs''' are a notorious sub-species of the [[Greenskin]] race who have devolved back into a stone-age society that revolves around the ideals of the '''"Old Way"'''.{{Fn|1a}}
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'''Savage Orcs''' are a notorious sub-species of the [[Greenskin]] race who have devolved back into a stone-age society that revolves around the ideals of the "Old Way".
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
Savage Orcs are the result of an over-exposure to extreme heat, which would gradually damage the already small brain of an [[Orc]] until its intellect becomes primitive even by the standards of other Greenskins.{{Fn|2a}} As a result, the arid landscapes of the [[Badlands]] are infamous for having the largest population of Savage Orcs within the whole World.{{Fn|1a}}
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Long ages ago, all Orcs were savages with no means of manufacturing metal weapons, armour or war machines. These primitive brutes lived a nomadic existence using rudimentary weapons to stalk their prey. It is no easy task to bludgeon to death a great land leviathan using only simple clubs, yet such contests proved immensely satisfying to the low-browed warriors. A full day of fighting mammoth creatures followed by eating them was proper living!
   
The origins of the Savage Orcs can be traced back to a time when all Greenskins were nothing more than Savage Orcs in both appearance and culture. These primitive brutes lived a nomadic existence, using rudimentary weapons made of simple stone, bone or wood to stalk their prey. It is no easy task to bash to death a great land leviathan using only simple clubs, yet such contest proved immensely satisfying none the less, as a day full of fighting mammoth creatures followed by eating them was a proper life for any Orc. Indeed this "''Old Way''" of life is still kept by the vast majority of the Savage Orc tribes of today.{{Fn|1b}}
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When early Orc tribes encountered (and fought) more advanced races, they coveted the superior metal armour and weapons of their foes. Captured gear was hotly contested, though some tribes shunned the shiny contraptions, preferring traditional weapons of bone, wood and stone. When some Orc slaves escaped their bondage under the Chaos Dwarfs, they returned to the tribes with a knowledge of metal working. Soon most Orc tribes could make their own metal weapons and those that refrained from such advancements became increasingly distinct.
   
However, as the Greenskin race fought against the more advanced civilisations of the [[Old World]], the Orcs began to salvage and steal bits and pieces of their enemies armour and weapons. Soon, competition for these weapons and armour became largely commonplace, with only the largest and most brutish of their kind having the rights to use them. Yet the Greenskins themselves have yet to gain the knowledge of crafting basic Iron-weaponry of their own, and as such were forced to hold on to their primitive stone axes. In time however, Orc slaves that have escaped the large slave markets and industrial factories of the [[Chaos Dwarfs]] began to teach their fellow brothers the art of making simple Iron weapons and armour. This technological advancement made the Greenskins an even greater threat to all the civilised nations of the Old World. This all became evident once the tribes of [[Mankind]] began to migrate westward in their thousands, as their still primitive bronze swords were no match for the Orcs iron cleavers.{{Fn|1b}}
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Over the long years, the Savage Orcs, as they are now known, have kept to the 'old ways'. These Orcs wear little or no clothing and their grunt-heavy language is significantly cruder than other Orcs (which is saying something). When they cannot get their limited thoughts across, Savage Orcs resort to wild gesticulation or even scribble simple stick-figures in the mud or upon cave walls.
   
As of today, those Orcs that have become Savage Orcs have many manner of rituals and odd traditions that are particularly unique to their stone-age culture. For instance, a Savage Orc despise the use of armour and iron weapons, as it would go against their cultural code. Instead, the Savage Orcs make use of warpaint as a form of protection against their enemies. These tattoos are always conducted by the tribes Shaman, who would splatter and draw crude glyph's and shapes unto their skin that would spiritually protect the Savage Orc from fatal blows. These tattoo's can differ from each tribe, where some are simple pictographs of certain objects or symbols, while others take on tribal glyphs such as Thunderbolts or Axes. Though based mostly on superstition, these warpaint have been noted to work on several occasions, where blow's seem to magically bounce or shear off, leaving the skin completely unharmed.{{Fn|1b}}
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Savage Orc tribes observe all manner of odd rituals and include many Shamans. It is the Savage Orc Shamans who bestow the tribal markings such as warpaint or tattoos upon the assembled warriors. The Savage Orcs believe so strongly that these signs of Gork and Mork's favour offer protection that enemy sword blows and arrows really can be deflected by the Orcs' self-generated aura of faith. This is a wondrous thing and confirms the Savage Orcs' belief in their old ways. In battle, the bare flesh of the primitive Orcs and their striking tattoos is a disturbing sight. Some tribes, like the Bone Clubz, use patterns smeared across portions of their bodies, while others use pictograms, like the lightning bolt glyphs borne by the Ooogah Ogaz tribe. A Savage Orc's clothing (if any) is made of animal skins, which adds to their wild appearance. The Boneklubbers tribe favours tiger pelts, while the Snakeskinz famously wear the brightly patterned hides of enormous serpents.
   
Another custom that is consistent within Savage Orc tribes is their preference of primitive weapons made of bone, stone and wood. This is to keep with the "Old Way" that their race once followed, but perhaps it is most believable that the Savage Orcs are simply incapable in crafting Iron weapons due to their extremely low intellect. Other then warpaint, Savage Orcs have been known to wear the fur and hides of hunted animals, such as the Boneklubbers Tribe who favour the use of tiger pelts, while those of the Snakeskinz wear the brightly patterned hides of enormous serpents.{{Fn|1b}}
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It isn't just their appearance that is wild, for Savage Orcs drum and chant themselves into a bloodthirsty rage before a battle. While other Greenskins might find their backward customs odd, all agree that Savage Orcs are ferocious fighters. Once engaged in combat, Savage Orcs beat foes enthusiastically with hefty clubs and stone axes, or stab at them with flint-tipped spears. Some Savage Orcs use bows, firing stone-tipped arrows to fell enemies from afar. Savage Orcs are also known to employ a Big Stabba, a two-Orc team carrying a log-sized spear. This, traditionally, has been used for hunting since the lands were full of enormous reptilian beasts. Back then, Savage Orcs like to recall, 'Orcs wuz Orcs and beasts wuz big!' Some tribes can boast of a mob of Savage Orc Big 'Uns, the fiercest fighters who are often marked with the most outlandish warpaint or bear a larger amount of shrunken heads, bangles or other fetishes.
   
In battle, Savage Orcs have been known to congregate into their own warbands of wild infantry. As the Greenskin horde begins to play their drums and chant wildly, it pumps up the Savage Orcs into an almost berserk frenzy just before battle. Due to their low intellect, a Savage Orc is an unpredictable yet ferocious fighter. Once engaged in combat, Savage Orcs fight furiously with their clubs and stone axes, often wailing their weapons uncontrollably in the thick of the fighting.{{Fn|1a}}
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==Wargear==
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Savage Orcs fight in mobs of at least 10 warriors, one of which can be a Boss, another a musician and a third a standard bearer. They may be armed with simple hand weapons, spears or bows, and they can carry shields. Some of them can also form teams to wield Big Stabbas. Only one mob in the army can be formed of [[Big 'Uns]].{{fn|4d}}
   
 
==Miniatures==
 
==Miniatures==
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*{{Endn|1}}: ''Warhammer Armies: Orcs and Goblins'' (8th Edition)
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*{{Endn|1}}: ''Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins'' (4th Edition)
**{{Endn|1a}}: pp. 11-12
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**{{Endn|1a}}: pg. 19
 
**{{Endn|1b}}: pg. 40
 
**{{Endn|1b}}: pg. 40
*{{Endn|2}}: ''Warhammer Armies: Orcs and Goblins'' (7th Edition)
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**{{Endn|1c}}: pg. 90
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*{{Endn|2}}: ''Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins'' (6th Edition)
 
**{{Endn|2a}}: pg. 11
 
**{{Endn|2a}}: pg. 11
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**{{Endn|2b}}: pg. 73
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**{{Endn|2c}}: pg. 77
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*{{Endn|3}}: ''Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins'' (7th Edition)
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**{{Endn|3a}}: pg. 21
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*{{Endn|4}}: ''Warhammer Armies: Orcs and Goblins'' (8th Edition)
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**{{Endn|4a}}: pg. 11
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**{{Endn|4b}}: pg. 35
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**{{Endn|4c}}: pg. 40
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**{{Endn|4d}}: pg. 104
 
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[[es:Orcos Zalvajes]]
 
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[[Category:Savage Orcs]]

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A Savage Orc wearing the distinctive fur and bone armaments.

Savage Orcs are a notorious sub-species of the Greenskin race who have devolved back into a stone-age society that revolves around the ideals of the "Old Way".

Overview

Long ages ago, all Orcs were savages with no means of manufacturing metal weapons, armour or war machines. These primitive brutes lived a nomadic existence using rudimentary weapons to stalk their prey. It is no easy task to bludgeon to death a great land leviathan using only simple clubs, yet such contests proved immensely satisfying to the low-browed warriors. A full day of fighting mammoth creatures followed by eating them was proper living!

When early Orc tribes encountered (and fought) more advanced races, they coveted the superior metal armour and weapons of their foes. Captured gear was hotly contested, though some tribes shunned the shiny contraptions, preferring traditional weapons of bone, wood and stone. When some Orc slaves escaped their bondage under the Chaos Dwarfs, they returned to the tribes with a knowledge of metal working. Soon most Orc tribes could make their own metal weapons and those that refrained from such advancements became increasingly distinct.

Over the long years, the Savage Orcs, as they are now known, have kept to the 'old ways'. These Orcs wear little or no clothing and their grunt-heavy language is significantly cruder than other Orcs (which is saying something). When they cannot get their limited thoughts across, Savage Orcs resort to wild gesticulation or even scribble simple stick-figures in the mud or upon cave walls.

Savage Orc tribes observe all manner of odd rituals and include many Shamans. It is the Savage Orc Shamans who bestow the tribal markings such as warpaint or tattoos upon the assembled warriors. The Savage Orcs believe so strongly that these signs of Gork and Mork's favour offer protection that enemy sword blows and arrows really can be deflected by the Orcs' self-generated aura of faith. This is a wondrous thing and confirms the Savage Orcs' belief in their old ways. In battle, the bare flesh of the primitive Orcs and their striking tattoos is a disturbing sight. Some tribes, like the Bone Clubz, use patterns smeared across portions of their bodies, while others use pictograms, like the lightning bolt glyphs borne by the Ooogah Ogaz tribe. A Savage Orc's clothing (if any) is made of animal skins, which adds to their wild appearance. The Boneklubbers tribe favours tiger pelts, while the Snakeskinz famously wear the brightly patterned hides of enormous serpents.

It isn't just their appearance that is wild, for Savage Orcs drum and chant themselves into a bloodthirsty rage before a battle. While other Greenskins might find their backward customs odd, all agree that Savage Orcs are ferocious fighters. Once engaged in combat, Savage Orcs beat foes enthusiastically with hefty clubs and stone axes, or stab at them with flint-tipped spears. Some Savage Orcs use bows, firing stone-tipped arrows to fell enemies from afar. Savage Orcs are also known to employ a Big Stabba, a two-Orc team carrying a log-sized spear. This, traditionally, has been used for hunting since the lands were full of enormous reptilian beasts. Back then, Savage Orcs like to recall, 'Orcs wuz Orcs and beasts wuz big!' Some tribes can boast of a mob of Savage Orc Big 'Uns, the fiercest fighters who are often marked with the most outlandish warpaint or bear a larger amount of shrunken heads, bangles or other fetishes.

Wargear

Savage Orcs fight in mobs of at least 10 warriors, one of which can be a Boss, another a musician and a third a standard bearer. They may be armed with simple hand weapons, spears or bows, and they can carry shields. Some of them can also form teams to wield Big Stabbas. Only one mob in the army can be formed of Big 'Uns.[4d]

Miniatures

  • Savage Orc Warriors (8th Edition).
  • Savage Orcs with Big Stabba (8th Edition).
  • Savage Orc Arrer Boyz (8th Edition).
  • Savage Orc Warriors (6th Edition).
  • Savage Orc Warriors (4th Edition).

Sources

  • 1: Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (4th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 19
    • 1b: pg. 40
    • 1c: pg. 90
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (6th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 11
    • 2b: pg. 73
    • 2c: pg. 77
  • 3: Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (7th Edition)
    • 3a: pg. 21
  • 4: Warhammer Armies: Orcs and Goblins (8th Edition)
    • 4a: pg. 11
    • 4b: pg. 35
    • 4c: pg. 40
    • 4d: pg. 104

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