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Orkoid Species

Nobz are among the physically larger and thus more socially powerful members of the Ork race.


Nobz are the larger Ork boyz who are still smaller than the Warboss of a tribe, but are able to exert their authority upon their peers through their sheer size and commanding, if brutish, nature. The term "Nob" is believed to be short for a parody of the Gothic word 'Nobles', but pronounced by the guttural Orkish throats as 'Knobs'. They usually get the best pick of the weapons and armour whenever the mob comes across anything worth taking. Nobs are usually found barking orders to mobs of boyz, but its not uncommon to find them in elite squads of their own, or forming the bodyguard for the Warboss, where they will probably in squads of Meganobz.[1][3a]



Ork Nobz who value the thrill of close combat often become meganobs. They are recognised by their bulky armour they wear into battle, which they call Mega Armour, and by a dogged belief of their own invulnerability. A suit of mega armour is compromised of extremely thick metal plates welded onto a piston-driven exoskeleton. It incorporates several engines and sub-motors that give the wearer tremendous strength. A multiple barrelled and personalised shoota hardwired in to one arm and a deadly Power Klaw on the other.[1, 3b]


Nob Warbikers

Nob Warbikers are Nobz who prefer the thrill of a Warbike[3]



Ork Infantry and Cavalry
Leadership WarbossMekbossPainbossNobzFlash Gitz
Oddboyz MekboyzPainboyzWeirdboyzRuntherdsSpanna BoyzBikerboyzFlyboyzMadboyz
Boyz Shoota BoyzStikk Bommaz'Ard BoyzSkarboyzYoofsFeral OrksBoarboyzBeast Snagga
Specialists KommandosBurna BoyzTankbustasLootasStormboyz
Other GretchinSnotlingsSquigs