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After I finish up my D-guard I will be diving into my dream army (been floating around my brain for year) the Orkdeptus Mechanics.

Fluff:Deep space, orks, machine god infecting some big mech, the adaptus mechanicus being oddly cool with xeno races as long as they are 95% machine and make weapons for whoever needs em

I would love some advice on a reasonable list (especially with new edition new units and all that) so let me know.

For the most part this army will be made up a range of alternative models that land somewhere between Ork and AdMec. Some units have been very hard to find alts for but this is what I have tracked down so far.

Closest thing i could find to Ork walker but i would still need lazer lance or laz guns... need them bitz: https://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/ourshop/prod_1020486-Steam07.html and more potential walkers https://www.nobleknight.com/Search?text=bitspudlo&ProductLineId=2137437881 and more chickens https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147453258/Light-Assault-Walker---Wildfire-Honey

So many good bitz here. Got wheel bitz for Kataphron , Mech legs for vangaurd or rangers, lots of choppy bitz for infiltators and even some greatcoat bodies for the occasion unneeded admech cloak: https://bitsofwar.com/16-greenskins

More stuff from bitz of war. Weird revolver type guns similar to AdMech: https://bitsofwar.com/legion-armoury/187-magma-rifles.html

Orc dune crawler: https://www.modelsandminis.com/Orc_Klanka_Walker/p2965327_15435182.aspx

Servo arms for them heroes, I might just use regular admech heroes as well as they are already pretty orky: https://zealotminiatures.com/zealot-shop/#!/Servo-Arm-Human/p/70421082/category=6272033

Deathbots cause AdMech has those: https://www.manticgames.com/games/deadzone/goblin-stuntbot-upgrade-pack/ and these too once the shop reopens https://shop.ramshacklegames.co.uk/index.php?id_category=28&controller=category

To note there are some Ork units that could cross over- copters/stormboys for skystalkers come to mind but i want to keep it seperate-ish if i can. There will be much more metal colors that green skins cause there admech but ya. It will be a while before i jump into this project but if you have ideas let me know.

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On 6/12/2020 at 3:42 PM, blackvigil said:

I would check out kromlech for orky options. I like the great coat orks.


I like the greatcoats but much trimming will need to be done to integrate there body/leg sculpts with the robo bitz i want to use. Maybe i can mix them into each squad there to add cloaks with just some of the similar parts (like robo arms and heads). It wouldn't be a fully cloaked force but it would get the point across.

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So this is the list I am thinking about building towards: https://spikeybits.com/2020/01/three-new-40k-army-lists-taking-the-new-year-by-storm.html

Any other list ideas are welcome. 

Couple of tech priests (likely go with ad mech models- there weird enough as is)- ideas welcome of course!

Lots of Breachers- bits of war from above. Wheel bits mech heads and all that.

6x lance chicken- I have some options from above but I am not sure if there is one i love. I think this is my favorite but i would need robo orc crew with lances- https://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/ourshop/prod_1020486-Steam07.html Any ideas are appreciated.

Dunerider and 3 Disintegrator- these are new sculpts and I have not dug around for alternative. If you have any ideas let me know.

Daedalus- Again i might stick with the sculpt as is but ideas are welcome

Inquisitor Coteaz- Anyone know of an orc with a eagle on his arm??

This list might be a reach on the alts i have found- i can build loads of breachers which is the core of the list so i might start there and expand.

With 9th this list might be trash or whatnot so any Admech players out there... help!

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Whizkids sells a Wind Orc and Vulture miniature as part of their “Wardlings” lineup. The orc is more of the typical 28 mm size used for D&D, so it’s more like a GW goblin in size, but the vulture is suitably large and should look good perched on the arm or shoulder of a Ork Nob sized figure: 


That’s a 20 mm round base that it’s on, approximately the size of a nickel, if that helps visualize the scale.

Reaper Miniatures offers miniatures for everything, and they make a very nice set of Vultures



(Guardian Games stocks the Wardlings line and Reaper Miniatures if you want to shop locally.)

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