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Gaf-Naz

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After seeing the excellent work by KroozA on his gargant chart, and Oddballz et al on the Battlewagon FAQ, I thought I'd contribute a little something too.

Here's my attempt at getting all the ork glyphs in one place (updated 22nd November):

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I've used the glyphs from "Waaargh the Orks", "Freebooterz", 1994's "Codex Orks" and the current Codex.

Where different books have given different translations I've included them all.

I don't have any of the GorkaMorka books, so would appreciate it if someone who does could check them for me and let me know if there's any glyphs in them that I've missed.

If anyone knows of any other glyphs then please let me know and I'll add them.

Hope you all find this helpful when decking-out your vehicles with glyphs to insult your skumgrods. ;)

All C&C appreciated. :cheers
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nice work! i never knew there were so many glyphs :cheers:
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now that *in bill and ted voise* is a most exelent glyph chart *bill and ted is turned off *
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I don't have any of the GorkaMorka books, so would appreciate it if someone who does could check them for me and let me know if there's any glyphs in them that I've missed.


I'm looking into it :thumbs
You're missing Digga and Skrap

Digga (looks just like the oomie glyph only colors reversed)
Weedy, Underground, Weak, False

Skrap (looks like the glyph for ulk only facing the other direction, the nose is pointed down at about 45* with the bottom half of the Ulk missing as if buried)
Fortune,Payment, Tithe, Offering

Lemme know if you need me to do an illustration of either one
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Originally Posted by Uthan the Perverse in 'Culture vs. Kultur: Thoughts on Orkish Society'
The Orks are the pinnacle of creation. For them, the great struggle is won. They have evolved a society which knows no stress or angst. Who are we to judge them? We panzee who have failed, or the Humans, on the road to ruin in their turn. And why? Because we sought answers to questions that an Ork wouldn't even bother to ask. We see a culture that is strong and despise it as crude.


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Greenstuff

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Hehe... 1,2,3,4,5,6, lots. Awesome, with this and the BW thread, i'm sorely tempted to make a new one, complete with a bajillion glyphs! GS
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Thanks for the comments ladz. :thumbs 4ton - thanks for looking those up. I'll add them in the week sometime and you can let me know how close I get. ;) Gotta get the GorkaMorka books for my library some day. :search GS - glad to have inspired you and looking forward to see a glyphtastic wagon.
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this is hella awsome keep it coming :thumbs
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4tonmantis

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Thanks for the comments ladz. :thumbs

4ton - thanks for looking those up. I'll add them in the week sometime and you can let me know how close I get. ;) Gotta get the GorkaMorka books for my library some day. :search

GS - glad to have inspired you and looking forward to see a glyphtastic wagon.


Will do mate :thumbs Job's a gud un BTW

Waaagh da Glyphs!
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Originally Posted by Uthan the Perverse in 'Culture vs. Kultur: Thoughts on Orkish Society'
The Orks are the pinnacle of creation. For them, the great struggle is won. They have evolved a society which knows no stress or angst. Who are we to judge them? We panzee who have failed, or the Humans, on the road to ruin in their turn. And why? Because we sought answers to questions that an Ork wouldn't even bother to ask. We see a culture that is strong and despise it as crude.


Check out my site and blog. Pardon the horrendous design.. it's a WiP

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Aww I dunno, maybe there's something missing, say a red star or something... :/ I like, very kool Naz - it's kinda annoying because there's glyphs there that are so cool I want to start certain ork armies ta use em... Good work, nicely presented.

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Good call on the red star Dim. I'll add it under Klan Glyphs as "Grot Rebels". Keep the suggestions coming. :cheers
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I were just jestin actually, but if it's helped in a bizarre way, then that's fine also...

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I were just jestin actually, but if it's helped in a bizarre way, then that's fine also...


Very helpful. :cheers

I'd forgotten about Grot Rebels - they must have appeared when I was out of 40K for a few years. And the red star seems to be their official symbol, so in it goes. :thumbs

I remember the day when any grot with visions of rebellion got 'volunteered' for Shokk Attak Gun testing. :biggrin
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how bout a foot kickin a pair of berrys for fish'ead? ...that or a goldfish...
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Originally Posted by Uthan the Perverse in 'Culture vs. Kultur: Thoughts on Orkish Society'
The Orks are the pinnacle of creation. For them, the great struggle is won. They have evolved a society which knows no stress or angst. Who are we to judge them? We panzee who have failed, or the Humans, on the road to ruin in their turn. And why? Because we sought answers to questions that an Ork wouldn't even bother to ask. We see a culture that is strong and despise it as crude.


Check out my site and blog. Pardon the horrendous design.. it's a WiP

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My hat's off to you! It looks like I've been outdone. Maybe we can get these put on the main website gallery, as a resource to all orks.
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Maybe we can get these put on the main website gallery, as a resource to all orks.


A tad questionable, actually, it could be perceived as IP infringement.... even having it here. :(

Not that I don't appreciate all the work that's gone into this, and it's nice for members without all the books to have the resource. :yes

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True, although it seems a little backwards to me that GW would hoard IP rights over a book that it doesn't even publish anymore. Still, maybe some credits to GW are necessary.
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well, gw have sued (well, atleast theatened to) people for having scanned copies of the gorkamorka books..... hell, i seem to remember a case with the RT rulebook

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Thanks for the comments guys. :cheers

A tad questionable, actually, it could be perceived as IP infringement.... even having it here. :(

Not that I don't appreciate all the work that's gone into this, and it's nice for members without all the books to have the resource. :yes


Do you really think this could be considered IP infringement? If you want me to remove it then please let me know as I wouldn't want to cause any trouble for da Waaagh.

I think I'll email GW legal and see what they say. :whip
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I love it how the sign for "bioniks" ("Stud") is an Orky version of the Adeptus Mechinicus symbol. :)

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I've updated the charts - see the first post. :thumbs I've studied GW's IP policy, and spoken to a couple of legal people I know, and added a disclaimer which I feel addresses the IP rights issue. However, I've also emailed GW's legal department and asked for their opinion/suggestions and will bide by their decision - though I withold the right to appeal! :biggrin Again, if any of the Nobs ask me to remove the charts, I will do. I've also added the glyphs for Digga and Skrap - thanks 4ton. :cheers And the Rebel Grot star - thanks Dim. :cheers Does Skrap look OK? Wasn't sure if there was a line under the crashed hulk or not. :? All C&C and glyphs I've missed welcome. :cheers
Ork Town III - Terrain building competition, sponsored by Ramshackle Games.

Do you need some 6th edition fortifications for your army, a new terrain piece or an 'armies on display' board?

Then build it, paint it, post it and move into "da orkiest town in da ooniverse", and have the chance of winning a prize!