Orks: Too Many, Or Never Enough?

Is it possible to have too many Orks or are there never enough?

I recently painted another twenty shoota-boyz for my Ork army. This takes the model count for the army well past two-hundred and I still have more to do.

So now I’m wondering if it’s possible to have too many models for an Ork army or is the real problem that there are never enough? Am I the only collector that thinks about metaphysical modeling issues?

I still have another Battlewagon to build for this army to make it three. I have more than two more sets worth of Assault On Black Reach Orks to build and paint. In fact, I just picked up another full unused Assault On Black Reach set at a flea market recently for only $10.

The photo below shows my Ork army about 2.5 years ago. There are approximately two-hundred models in the photo. Since then I’ve painted an Ork air force of three Bommers, a Big Mek Stompa, a Warbike mob, Ghazghkull, two Big Meks and just last week twenty Shoota-boyz. You can view articles and photos of some of those projects here on Spikey Bits at this link.

My Ork army in 2011. It’s grown even larger since then.

These are my twenty newly painted Shoota-boyz. The Orks have taken over my computer, I think they are unhappy about the way the battle is going for them in the desktop wallpaper.

I also recently added this Ghazghkull model to the horde. It’s an imposing and chunky model that is fun to paint.

Ghazghkull is huge even by Ork standards.

I converted and painted my own Kommandos when I built the bulk of this army a couple years ago, but I decided to avoid the existing models for Mega-nobs and Tankbustas and decided not to convert any in hopes of getting some cool new plastic kits for those units in the next GW studio Orks revision and release. In the meantime, I have plenty of other projects to keep me busy both Orky and other.

How many models do you Warbosses out there have in your Ork hordes? Is the army ever truly finished?

Orks went from being my least favorite Warhammer 40,000 model range to one of my favorites when I went overboard with this project in 2011. I am looking forward to adding more new models to the army over time.

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