Description and Variants
Orks use a bewildering variety of bladed, spiked, jagged, serrated, barbed and notched weapons in close combat. Large, heavy and deadly in Ork hands, they usually look like an axe or a broad knife, but can take almost any form - from massive cleavers to huge rusty pipes equipped with additional spikes for extra damage. Not really choosy, Orks consider anything they can cut their enemies to pieces with as a choppa. They seem to be so greatly integrated into Ork psyche, so even the most dim-witted Ork can fashion them. Choppas are one-handed weapons and are often used in a pair with Sluggas. Mobs of Orks, equipped with Sluggas and Choppas are known as Slugga Boys.[1a]
Some shoppas are nore advanced than the others and feature a chain mechanism. Known as chain-choppas they are basically crude Ork equivalents of other races' chainswords or chain axes. These weapons are more effective than normal choppas as long as they still function and the user remembers to turn the chain mechanism on.
Knives and Knuckles
No self-respecting Ork would be caught without some form of a weapon: a big knife or a set of heavy knuckles is an essential item in Ork society. Even Grots equip themselves with carefully honed little fungus knives they use to defend themselves. In fact, many Ork brewhouses and shops won't even let Orks without some form of weapon in, so that they won't be a liability if (i.e., when) a fight breaks out.
Chains and Flails
Chains and crude flails are not as popular as other Ork weapons, but some Boys fancy them for their advantages - they are great for whacking opponents from speeding vehicles and they can't be blocked. However, some inexperienced Yoofs can wrap the weapon around their neck, doing more damage to themselves then the enemy.
- See also: Grotwhip
|CCW||Choppa • Big Choppa • Tankhammer • Power Klaw • Walker CCW|
|Firearms||Grot Blasta • Slugga • Shoota • Big Shoota • Snazzgun • Deffgun|
|Special||Flame Weapons • Rokkit Launcha • Kombi-Weapons • Explosives|
|Energy||Mega-Blasta • Shokk Attack Gun • Zzappas • Shunta • Gaze of Mork • Lifta-Droppas|
|Heavy||Grotzooka • Flakka Gun • Supa-Gatler • Gigashoota • Artillery • Fleet Weapons|
- 1: Codex: Orks (4th Edition)
- 2: Gorkamorka:Da Roolz, pgs. 53-54
- 3: Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Rulebook, pg. 203
- 4: Imperial Armour Volume Eight - Raid on Kastorel-Novem, pgs. 115-116
- 5: Warhammer 40,000: Wargear (2nd Edition), pg. 7
- 6: Orks Collectors' Guide, pg. 21
- 7: White Dwarf 214, pg. 24
- 8: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine collectors edition artbook