In Gorkamorka there’s only a limited number of options when it comes to body armour. Generally it’s not worth bothering with if you’re playing as Orks. Natural toughness and a stubborn unwillingness to die provide ample protection and that money could be better spent on more killy stuff!
That said, there’s shields. They provide a saving throw against hand to hand weapons and things like bows (see page 59 of Da Roolz for details in full). More than that though they give the warrior a parry. Those familiar with Necromunda or the Dust Rat rules will already know what that is – an opponent can be forced to re-roll one of their attack dice in hand to hand. Given that a high roll can be the difference between victory and death it makes all the difference!
Shields also have the advantage of only costing 1 toof and looking well ‘ard too!
Of course at the moment when it comes to shields it would seem Warhammer Fantasy mostly has a monopoly on them. That wasn’t really the style that Flamekebab was after so he produced these:
They’re available on Fox Box in the three designs pictured. As you can see in these other photos they’re sized for 28mm greenskins and probably fit with parts from other manufacturers who do the same scale.