Nick Williams, one of the sneaky gits on the GCE Kommittee, has escaped his cage and ended up over in Bridlington for a whole day of GoMo! Worry ye not, he’s been safely recaptured and debriefed†. After he’d calmed down we managed to convince him to write down the more coherent parts of his time in the wild.

You can find his write-up of the day here:

Gorkamorka Campaign Day Writeup

It looks like he’s planning his own campaign down at Leodis Games in Leeds later this year. We’ll try to keep you posted!

†Which was an impressive feat, given he doesn’t wear briefs.

This question gets asked time and again and I’m starting to suspect that it’s time to share a lesson I learned long ago:

You don’t.

By which I mean that Gorkamorka isn’t 40K – it’s not a game people play every week for years. People join a campaign, play for a few months, and then stop. A few years later they might play another campaign. There’s only a small number of insane people like me who could be considered “Gorkamorka players” because they’re always up for playing and have a stable of mobs ready to go. That ain’t normal!

Instead what usually works is for one or two people to get enthused about the game, gather together the necessary resources (terrain, rulebooks, maybe some spare minis), and then recruit people to join the campaign they want to run. I’ve done it myself on multiple occasions and can definitely vouch for it.

The game isn’t dead, it just has a different lifecycle from games like 40K.

Before a recent game of Gorkamorka using the GCE scenario book our lad Flamekebab noticed something missing – hidden setup counters. They’re used in the scenario “Da Trap” and GCE didn’t include any so unless you’ve got a set of the cardboard ones from Digganob you’re out of luck. After hunting around for some to 3D print he bit the bullet and made some in Blender.

They’re identical on top and have a number between 1 and 10 on the bottom, just like the originals. Each one should be 2cm x 2cm when printed, the same size as the originals.

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Whilst he’s very modest and wants the rest of Da Kommittee to get credit too, this faction pack has been Andrew Meijer’s baby. He’s toiled hard over it and it has the rather prestigious pedigree of containing a fix approved by Gav Thorpe himself. How’s that for a slice of fried gold?

He also did the cover art and some other pieces in the book – although the adorable piece you see in this post is by Thomas Noppers and we had to show it off in its sepia variant!


Version 1.0 – May 2023

A roll of 6 is now an auto fail when attempting to lie to the Kommittee – to avoid stat freak Grots gaming the system.

Rebel Grots now add a D6 and add the Kommittee modifier when generating income. This rectifies an oversight in the original rule book, and has been approved by Gav Thorpe.

Grot Cutters now move 2D6+6 when the wind is from the side, and 2D6+3 when from behind. This is the reverse of the original method, but is more reflective of sailing physics, and gives the Cutters a small boost in average speed overall.

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If you’re not sure what GCE is – head over to the GCE page for answers.


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Now that the scenario book for GCE has been released that brings the project to parity with the boxed game GW released in 1997, at least in terms of rules.

For GCE 1.0 that means:

You can download them collectively as GCE 1.0 here.

What else do you need to play? Well, miniatures and a board. Erm, tape measures and dice? Oh and some templates would be handy (blast markers and so forth) – although some 3D printed templates could be fun. Turny Gubbinz to measure the 45? used during vehicle movement could be useful too (there’s a printable set here).

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