His tribe was among the first Orks to navigate the forest between Armageddon Prime and Armageddon Secundus during the Second War for Armageddon. Snikrot and his Kommandos were cut off from the rest of the tribe. The majority of his tribe fell foul of the Imperial Guard jungle specialists. Snikrot told his boyz to fall-back and vowed to conquer the environment.
He and his Kommandos stripped down to the bare minimum kit so their bodies blended in with the jungle. They began a campaign of terror and psychological warfare that still plagues the Imperial war effort on Armageddon. Snikrot and his Kommandos were still at large at the start of the Third War for Armageddon 50 years later. His band of Kommandos are called the Red Skull Kommandos, so named for their tendency of scalping their victims. They are the only Orks that the famed Armageddon Ork Hunters fear. In fact the legend of Snikrot is often told as a scary story in Armageddon, for someone with so many legendary deeds and monstrosities attributed to him can surely not be real, can they?
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