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An Ork Stompa

A Stompa is a small type of Gargant, usually mounted with various anti-infantry, anti-vehicle or sometimes anti-titan weaponry.[Needs Citation] It also serves as a transport*[4]. Usually they are deployed when a Warboss can't find the available resources to build a proper Gargant. They are still very effective in use but are smaller and weaker than a Gargant. When a Stompea reaches a certain size, it becomes a Super-Stompa, or occasionally, Mekboy Gargants.[Needs Citation]

Sometimes, Warbosses will put aside their differences and join their Stompas into Stompa Mobs [1], highly effective en masse. In the case of the Third War for Armageddon, thousands of these were brought to Armageddon, making them a common sight on the battlefield.[Needs Citation]

Armament.

The regular Stompa (if such a thing exists) can feature many weapons and upgrades, including[4]:

Stompa Anatomy[6]

Big Mek's Stompa

Sometimes a Big Mek gets so influential and powerful, they decide building themselves a walking battle fortress bristling with large and unreliable weapons is the best thing to do[1]. Unlike a regular Stompa the Big Mek's Stompa have large traktor beam units called Lifta-Droppas[1] instead of either its CC weapon or the Deth Kannon. It is usually a weapon that makes way for Lifta-Droppa, as the Big Mek replaces co-axial Supa-gatler with the more advanced Gigashoota. Finally, the Gaze of Gork/Mork gives this Stompa the incredibly powerful (and unreliable) energy weapon.[5]

Of course no budding Big Mek wants his prize Stompa getting blown to pieces, so he fits it with crackling energy fields to prevent too much damage.[Needs Citation]

Goff Klawstompa

Goff Klawstompas are very similar to regular Stompa's apart from they have a pair of large piston driven "Big Klaw's" instead of a Deth Kannon and a regular Titan close combat weapon.[2].They are also armed with the Flamebelcha, the extremely powerful flamethrower.[5] These are rarer Stompa variations, unless a huge Goff Waaagh! ensues, because they are built by Goff Meks, who normally build infantry-centric engines of war[3].

Goff Rokk n' Rolla

Goff Rokk n' Rollas are gargants that, like their Klawstompa counterparts, forgo ranged weaponry for Titan-sized close combat weapons. This time, however, the weapon of choice is a huge, spiked roller[3]. Similar to a Deffrolla, this massive roller is attached to the ends of the Gargant's arms, and is used in devastating charges against infantry, fortifications, and vehicles. These usually end in the targets flattened or bloodily pasted against the roller. This type of Stompa is even rarer than the Klawstompa due to their building facilitated by Meks in Goff employ.[Needs Citation]


Images

Klawstompa
Bad Moons Mek's Stompa.
two Stompas from the former US company Epicast, made of Resin.

Known Stompa's

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