Stormboyz

Failing with style.

The Orks answer to Assault Marines, Stormboyz is atypical greenskins with even less instinct for self-preservation, strapped into a highly unstable and barely functioning missile that we like to pretend is a Jump pack.

In FluffEdit

Stormboyz are straight up odd. When the orky lifestyle means you can do whatever you want whenever you want, not every young and bold ork actually does so; they're either overwhelmed by the possibilities like the average Garry's Mod player after five minutes, or simply too ornery from being a teenager and want to be contrarian. Either way they join the Stormboyz. The Stormboyz have their own sort of culture that's quite unlike most other greenskins. They respect authority, keep their uniforms clean... hell, they have uniforms. Stormboys don't just practice fighting by getting into a scrap like other orks, they actually train, and in battle this training seems to work. Stormboys are known for cunning plans and suspiciously well orchestrated (ork-estrated?) strikes. The 4th Ed Ork Codex entry on Stormboyz is renowned for being the most hilarious Codex entry in a book full of hilarious Codex entries.

In CrunchEdit

To WAAAGH! and Beyond!

The stormboyz are fast, faster than normal jump infantry. Not only can they cross impassible terrain with their packs, but they can choose to run for an extra 2d6" (risking some wounds if they do). If they don't take their normal move, they can get one to reroll on their charge dice and add Hammer of Wrath to the attack. Finally, in a Waaagh! they can move 12" + 4d6 inches (with a single die reroll) to assault potentially up to 36", a feat that can be matched only by space wolf wulfen.

In statblock, Stormboyz is absolutely the same as typical boys at a slightly higher cost (+3 points). Given the benefits these silly rokkit packs offer, that's pretty much a steal, though depending on your situation a squad of shootas might do you better. Like standard boyz mobs, the Stormboyz can bring a single Nob along for a bosspole and powerklaw, and also like the boyz they can be taken in squads up to thirty. Nothing quite like thirty-one hooligans hopping 36 goddamn inches across the board to put some sharp bits into some heads.

Note'able GitsEdit

Boss Zagstruk is a unique warboss with his own Rokkit pack, leading a specialized group of Stormboyz known as Da Vulcha Squad. Basically an even less subtle ork version of Sly Marbo.

Brikkfist of DoW II: Retribution fame. He's a Stormnob with Bluddflagg and his Freebooterz, fulfilling the role of a reusable mini-deathstrike missile in your squad.

There's also a popular git immortalized on Suptg's archive, going by Uzgob Rokkit-Ranga, who WAAAGH'd where no Ork had WAAAGH'd before, nor since.

Thread 1: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2294259/

Thread 2: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/3654446/

/v/ Alert!

The pyro from TF2 as of the jungle inferno update is a good example of a burna-stormboy. OI WHAT'S A HUMIE DOIN' IN 'ERE! 'E'S NOT A GIT! *DAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKA*

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
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