We're going into the weekend with Warhammer Fest Online, and Games Workshop has decided to give some love and support Warhammer 40,000's own green-skinned warrior hooligans, the Orks.
The majority of today's livestream was dedicated to a brand new army box called Beast Snagga Orks. The Orks in Warhammer 40,000 have always been a source of dark comedy due to their meatheaded antics so dense that seems to bend the laws of physics and crude weaponry that are barely one step above homemade pipe weaponry, and these new units are no different. As the name implies, Beast Snagga units are Orks that have learned to tame and control beast mounts. Considering a fair amount of them are sporting metal arm and leg replacements, there's a good chance it took a while for them to figure it out, but the result are giant monstrous rides to add to their mighty army.
In addition, the army box will include an old unit from the halcyon days of second edition: the mighty Zodgrod Wortsnagga. For those not aware, the idea behind the character is that he was an Ork general that was exiled and shunned by Ork society at large for believing too radical an idea. That idea in question? That grots, the little gremlin creatures that occasionally support the green tide of monsters, aren't entirely useless. So by going against the beliefs of his people, Zodgrod began training grots in secret into elite units with the unheard-of tactic of "positive reinforcement." While this does lead to some improved units, grots are still around for more traditional forms of Ork engineering and occasional improvised ammunition, so don't expect too big of a shake-up to the hierarchy.
The army box includes the new Beast Snagga Orks, Zodgrod Wortsnagga, and a brand new ninth edition codex for the entire Ork army. The box will be sold in a limited printing, but the individual parts will be sold separately at a later date.