14 Feb 2014

Which vehicles am I supposed to use?

Filed under: General

A question that comes up time and again when wargamers are looking to get into Gorkamorka is this one:

Do I need to use the original trukk model or is the new “Ork Wartrukk” model okay?

The  answer is really simple:

All models are fine.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the old trukk, the new one, or a piece of toast with a wheel at each corner. Smaller vehicles are easier to manoeuvre around the board and big ones offer more space for passengers.

In fact, on pages 46 and 47 of Da Uvver Book this picture can be seen:

Gorkamorka development mobs

“Some of the Games Workshop staff’s Gorkamorka mobs in all their glory. If you look closely at the models in this photo, you’ll notice many vehicle conversions and wacky paint schemes which might give you inspiration when you build your own mob.”

They’re all perfectly legal for play, whatever they’re made of.

As you’ve probably guessed by now – GoMo is not a very prescriptive game. It’s a WYSIWYG game (“What You See Is What You Get”) – warriors have to be modelled with their weapons and equipment, the same with vehicles. As long as the vehicle looks about right you’re good to go!

(It might be worth noting that movement speed doesn’t scale. A big trukk still moves six inches on gas engines just like a small one. As a result small vehicles will seem faster.)



One Response to “Which vehicles am I supposed to use?”

  1. Dylan Says:

    Me and my buddies have just gotten in to gorkamorka. Well, they have, I bought the game when it was released and have had to repurchase it due to it mysteriously walking out of my life.

    Anyway, we bought a bunch of 1/35 scale truck models in addition to the original vehicles, which are incredibly small. I found a ups truck toy and that scaled perfectly. I covered that thing in jacked up riveted plasticard and called it a day. The thing looks super cool.

    I love the DIY aspect of this game, anything goes as long as you’re mindful and not a complete wiener when it comes to making trukks that are the size of laptops.

    I encourage everyone who wants to play this game to kitbash models together and you’re gonna have some amazing looking vehicles.

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