The Gorkanaut

The Gorkanaut is a large, heavily armed walker created by the Mekboyz and piloted into battle by a lone Nob. Much larger than a Deff Dred, it is essentially a small Stompa. It sports a myriad of heavy weapons, including two twin big shootas, a deffstorm mega-shoota, two rokkit launchers, a skorcha, and a Klaw of Gork (or possibly Mork). The Gorkanaut is a brutal engine of destruction that serves as a living avatar of Gork upon the battlefield.

In 8th edition the Gorkanaut is pretty resilient with T8, 18 wounds, and a 3+ save. It is primarily an infantry wrecker. The Deffstorm mega shoota (a gatling gatling gun) pumps out a whopping 18 strength 6 ap-1 shots a turn and can reduce an entire tide of GEQ's into a fine meaty paste. This loadout is very nice on the overwatch, with lots of dakka being supported by a skorcha. The Klaw of Gork (or possibly Mork) can either be used to perform a Crush with 6 attacks at strength 16, ap-4, and D6 wounds per hit, or it can perform a Smash with an insane 18 attacks at strength 8, ap-2, and two wounds per hit. Either way, the Gorkanaut will shred most things that are foolish enough to engage it in melee. It also has a 6-Ork transport capacity with no assault vehicle or firing points for...reasons, so don't use it to transport anything that wants to assault or shoot.

A Gorkanaut (or two, or three) makes an excellent DISTRACTION CARNIFEX due to its firepower, toughness, intimidating size, and overall meganess. Your opponents cannot simply ignore it, and if they do, you'll have the ability to obliterate anything you get near.

The Gorkanaut's brother is, of course, the Morkanaut.

Forces ov da Orks
Bosses: Big Mek - Boiler Boy - Meganobz - Painboy
Pigdok - Warboss - Warlords - Weirdboy
Boyz: Boyz (Huntas - Madboyz - Shoota Boyz - Slugga Boyz
Stikk Bommas - Wildboyz
) - 'Ardboyz - Brutes
Gretchin - Herda - Nobz - Skarboyz - Trappa
Oddboys: Burna Boyz - Flash Gitz - Kommandos - Lootas
Mekboyz - Runtherd - Stormboyz - Tankbustas
Stompy 'fings: Deff Dred - Gorkanaut - Killa Kan - Mega-Dread - Morkanaut
Transports an' Tanks: Battlewagon - Big Trakks - Bonebreaka - Bonecruncha
Braincrusha - Flakkatrakks - Gobsmasha - Grot Tanks
Gutrippa - Grot MegaTank - Gunwagon - Looted Wagon
Lungbursta - Trukk - Spleenrippa - Weirdboy Tower
Speed Freeks: Boarboyz - Boomdakka Snazzwagon - Bowelburna
Deffkilla Wartrike - Junka - Kustom Boosta-Blasta
Megatrakk Scrapjet - Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy
Shokkjump Dragsta - Speedsta - Warbikers - Warbuggy - Wartrakk
Flyboyz: Deffkoptas - Bomma - Dakkajet - Fighta - Fighta-Bomma
Grot Bomms - Landa - Minelayer - Warkoptas - Wazbom Blastajet
Supportin' Dakka: Grot Bomm Launcha - Magna-Kannon - Mek Gunz - Squig Catapult
Splashy Noggins: Ork Submersible
Zoggin' Big and Ded Killy: Battlefortress - Gargant - Kill Tanks - Stompa - Squiggoth
Gubbinz an' Wots-its: Choppas - Fungus - Ork Gunz - Snotlings - Squigs - Warboars