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Old 03 Aug 2007, 07:51   #1 (permalink)
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How do Orks travel in space? I doubt they have technology for Warp travel and their space ships must be pretty clumsy and slow, I think. I mean, Orks are one of the biggest thorns in the Imperium's side and they're always mentioned being very numerous and destructive if united under one banner, but they seem to be unable to do those very quick manouvres and troop transportations in the galaxy of more sophisticated races, like humans. It would take many years for an Ork invasion from the fringes of the galaxy to reach the core of the Imperium. Or would it... ???
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 13:16   #2 (permalink)
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That's just the thing, Orks don't usually travel with any destination in mind. Orks get themselves aboard a space hulk and just go where it goes, never caring as long as there's something to smash when they get there.
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That's just the thing, Orks don't usually travel with any destination in mind. Orks get themselves aboard a space hulk and just go where it goes, never caring as long as there's something to smash when they get there.
It figures. :P God that must be slow though.
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"'Ere we go, 'ere we go, don't know where we're goin' but we'll know it wen we get dere!"


Or something along those lines. I've been curious myself about how they accomplish space travel as unless you're using a Tau ship I thought you HAD to have navigators.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 13:59   #5 (permalink)
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Space Hulks seem to drift in and out of the Warp 'naturally', part of their mystique.

Snipped from the Battlefleet Gothic rulebook:

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For the Orks, space hulks are their primary method of travelling between the stars. When a space hulk appears in an Ork-held system it is soon seized and converted into a huge invasion craft, with cavernous launch bays for innumerable assault boats and hundreds of thousands of Ork warriors and their war machines. Once completed, the space hulk is sent back out of the system with an attendant fleet of attack ships, kroozers and Roks. Once beyond the outer reaches, the space hulk will eventually be drawn back into the warp and, if all goes well, arrive at some point at a world ripe for conquest.
The fleet, it seems, is drawn into the Warp along with the Space Hulk... which is massive enough to generate a noticeable gravity well :sadnshocked:... not sure how realistic that is, but in Gothic terms, a Hulk has 40 hits, compared to the 10-12 of most Battleships, meaning they could well be over 60km long on average.

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Fun stuff, did not know that (don't play Battlefleet Gothic...no real interest for me). Makes sense though and follows the Ork philosophy of finding things to krump and konqor.
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soon we will be lookin at a ork held death star
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soon we will be lookin at a ork held death star
Yeah, but it'll have a one sixth chance in having the laser explode.
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