New Picture of Ghazghkull & Orks Confirmed in Saga of the Beast

By Rob Baer | February 18th, 2020 | Categories: 40k Psychic Awakening, News / Rumors, Orks, Warhammer Community

Ghazghkull Thraka is backA new picture of Ghazghkull Thraka was spotted as it looks like Orks are indeed on the way in March’s Saga of the Beast 40k supplement.

Following the usual GW style of hyping up their next release, Warhammer Community has already started dropping short stories riddled with clues potentially about the next book in the Psychic Awakening Series. Pulling from the two most recent short stories at the time of writing this, there seems to be direct evidence of the Orks coming in the book.

Let’s take a look at the latest:

New Picture of Ghazghkull & Orks Confirmed in Saga of the Beast

Ghazghkull Mag Uruk ThrakaIn another short story from Warhammer Community, the spotlight was shown on the Orks even more.

We recommend reading through the story yourself. But essentially, there’s a Waaagh! going on that’s being compared to the two biggest past Waaaghs! in the Imperium’s history. These Waaaghs! were led by Beasts (mega-huge Orks) and were responsible for pulling together an absurd amount of Orks and commanding them under one cause. In the story, there’s talk as to who it could be that’s leading such a campaign:

Who’s in charge of all of these Orks then? Surely it can’t be just one Warboss teleporting around to all of these different war zones, can it? Orks don’t have that technology! Maybe it’s a lot of different Orks, all pretending to be the next “Beast”, and a lot of names are being mentioned in relation to these stunt doubles – Wazdakka Gutsmek, Nazdreg Ug Urdgrub, Urgok the Unstoppable, the Arch-arsonist of Charadon and many more besides.

Ghazghkull Promoted to “Beast” Status?

ghazghkull teaserBut none of these Orks is kunnin’ enough to put together a Waaagh! of this size. The only thing for certain is that whenever this Beast has been spotted, he’s not been alone – he’s always accompanied by a Grot banner waver…

With Makari (the Grot in the pic above) being previewed, we already know that Ghazghkull is closeby. For those of you who don’t know Makari used to be his trusty assistant…until he disappeared( or got Squatted depending on who you ask)…But it looks like he’s back! And check out that massive blurred-out model standing behind him. It matches up with the earlier previews of Makar and Ghazghkull!

Ghazghkull Thraka

Is that a 60mm base that the blurred out model is on, or something bigger?? I guess at this point its all a matter of perspective and of course, knowing if Makari is on a 32mm or 25mm base as well.

saga of the beast psychic awakening

You can find out exactly what the Orks are up to as Saga of the Beast, the next chapter of Psychic Awakening, is released soon

A New Model for Ghazghkull Thraka!

Most likely releasing with the Saga of the Beast Supplement in March, Ghazhkull Thraka and his sidekick the luckiest grot ever, Makari are getting a new model each.

Whoa, right? Let’s run it all down real quick.

You may remember the little guy from Ghaz’s first model in the late 80s:

Makari (left) and Ghaz

New and improved Makari! Woot! And then there is his “sidekick”:





Ghazghkull ThrakaLook for more on him as we move into February as Saga of the Beast is bound to bring all the Xenos fans out of hiding this spring!

With all of this being said, Space Wolves are still on the table. But Orks are in a much better position to get new content in Psychic Awakening: Saga of the Beast purely based on previews alone. Orktober might be coming in March after all!

Will Ghazghkull be promoted to Beast status and get a statline on-par with Guilliman? Will Space Wolves come in the book with another Imperial faction yet to be revealed? What other Ork kits would you like to see updated?

About the Author: Rob Baer

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