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Armageddon Ork Forces

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The Ork forces deployed during the Third War for Armageddon were on a gigantic scale. They were only just kept back by the forces of the Imperium. These forces were recorded and are shown below, although these are rough estimates in some cases.

Ground Forces

Armageddon Prime

Forces of Gazgrim, the Great Despot of Dregruk[1]

  • Despot Gazgrim's War Horde (Estimated 200 warbands, 18 Gargants)
  • Warlord Thogfang's Gargant Big Mob (Estimated 3 warbands, 7 Gargants)
  • Warlord Rukgor's Gargant Big Mob (Estimated 5 warbands, 6 Gargants)
  • Warlord Badfang's Battle Forts (Estimated 3 warbands, 16 Battle Fortresses)
  • Black Slayers Tribe (Estimated 30 warbands, 4 Gargants)
  • Firebellies Tribe (Estimated 18 warbands, 3 Gargants)
  • Varga's Drop Legion (Estimated 24 warbands)
  • Razor Speed Freeks (Estimated 21 'Speed Kult' warbands)
  • Warlord Gorshag's Big Gunz (Estimated 7 'artillery' warbands)

Armageddon Secundus

Forces of the Ork Warlord Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka[1] (Note: Ghazghkull has left the Armageddon combat zone)[2]

  • Warlord Morfang's Gargant Big Mob (Estimated 6 warbands, 7 Gargants)
  • Warlord Skarfang's Gargant Big Mob (Estimated 3 warbands, 6 Gargants)
  • Warlord Burzuruk's Gargant Big Mob (Estimated 4 warbands, 9 Gargants)
  • Warlord Kroksnik's Deth Traks (Estimated 4 warbands, 32 Battle Fortresses)
  • Blackskull Tribe (Estimated 30 warbands, 3 Gargants)
  • Crooked Moon Tribe (Estimated 21 warbands, 5 Gargants)
  • Red Fin Tribe (Estimated 30 warbands, 4 Gargants)
  • Red Wheelz Speed Freeks (Estimated 18 'Speed Kult' warbands)
  • Burning Death Speed Freeks (Estimated 25 'Speed Kult' warbands)
  • Warlord Thugsnik's Big Gunz (Estimated 6 'artillery' warbands)
  • Warlord Morbad's Big Gunz (Estimated 12 'artillery' warbands)


The Fire Wastes

Forces of Urgok the Unstoppable[1]:

  • Great Slayer Grimskul's War Horde (Estimated 60 warbands, 8 Gargants)
  • Warlord Blagrot's Gargant Big Mob (Estimated 4 warbands, 3 Gargants)
  • Warlord Skrag's Gargant Big Mob (Estimated 2 warbands, 3 Gargants)
  • Vultures Tribe (Estimated 16 warbands 3 Gargants)
  • Stompers Tribe (Estimated 11 warbands, 1 Gargant?)
  • Slasherz Speed Freeks (Estimated 12 'Speed Kult' warbands)
  • Warlord Rukglum's Big Gunz (Estimated 11 'artillery' warbands)

The Dead Lands

Forces of Gorsnik Magash, the Over-Fiend of Octarius[1]:

  • Great Fiend Gorsnik Magash's War Horde (Estimated 250 warbands, 160 Battle Fortresses)
  • Warlord Bogsnik's Blitz Brigade (Estimated 8 warbands, 26 Battle Fortresses)
  • Warlord Skabsnik's Blitz Brigade (Estimated 12 warbands, 41 Battle Fortresses)
  • Black Cloud Speed Freeks (Estimated 20 'Speed Kult' warbands)
  • White Lightning Speed Freeks (Estimated 31 'Speed Kult' warbands)

Orbital support

Ork space forces included[1]:

Armageddon Ork Numbers

Warband sizes are estimated to be between 300 to 3,000 Orks each, with associated war machines and artillery typically equal to 20-25% of total strength. Speed Kult and "artillery" warbands are estimated to have war machines and artillery equal to 50-100% of total strength.[1] This means simply that there were millions of Orks present on Armageddon.

In Armageddon Prime there were 311 warbands in total (between 186,600 and 933,000 Orks, including Speed Kults and Artillery Orks). Also, there were 38 Gargants and 16 Battle Fortresses. There were between 4,200 and 21,000 artillery warband Orks and between 12,600 and 63,000 Speed Kultists.[Needs Citation]

In Armageddon Secundus there were 555 warbands in total (between 333,000 and 1,665,000 Orks, including Speed Kults and Artillery Orks). Also, there were 52 Gargants and 32 Battle Fortresses. There were between 10,800 and 54,000 artillery warband Orks and between 25,800 and 129,000 Speed Kultists.[Needs Citation]

In the Fire Wastes there were 116 warbands in total (between 69,600 and 348,000 Orks, including Speed Kults and Artillery Orks). Also, there were 20 Gargants. There were between 6,600 and 33,000 artillery Orks and between 7,200 and 36,000 Speed Kultists.[Needs Citation]

In the Dead Lands there were 321 warbands in total (between 192,600 and 963,000 Orks, including Speed Kults and Artillery Orks). Also, there were 227 Battle Fortresses. There were between 30,600 and 153,000 Speed Kultists.[Needs Citation]

In total, across the entirety of Armageddon, Ghazghkull landed between 781,800 and 3,909,000 Orks, 110 Gargants and 275 Battle Fortresses, and between 21,600 and 108,000 Artillery Orks and between 76,200 and 324,300 Speed Kultists. Nor do these figures include the numerous Feral Ork tribes that also participated in the war. This would have easily brought the total Ork count in excess of 4,000,000.[Needs Citation]

See also

Sources

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