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40k: Beast Snagga box and Orks codex go to pre-order this week

The 9th edition Ork Codex is included in the new Beast Snagga army box

Warhammer 40k Beast Snagga Orks riding a squig

Warhammer 40k’s latest batch of Greenskins has arrived, with plenty of squigs to boot. Teased during Warhammer Fest a couple of months ago, the Beast Snaggas are the latest Ork army coming to the 41st Millenium, and will release in a boxed set going up for pre-order next weekend. Alongside a handful of new minis, the set also comes bundled with the revamped, 9th edition Orks codex.

On the miniatures front, the Beast Snagga Orks Army Set will net you 26 new minis, including: 20 Beast Snagga Boyz (the faction’s staple unit), a few Squighog Boyz (their squig cavalry), a Bomb Squig, a Nob on Smasha Squig, and crazy-haired champion Zoggrodd Wartsnagga. Older Warhammer players might be familiar with that last one, which is a revamped sculpt of an ancient Ork mini, now returned in plastic. The theme of this Ork army is very much their beasty squig companions.

The boxed set is also the first and fastest way to get your hands on the new Ork codex, which includes rules for fielding a Beast Snagga army, and Greenskins of all varieties. The version included in this box features exclusive artwork, but a standard edition will release separately sometime “soon”. The box also includes a set of datacards (rules reference sheets) for the new minis.

The new army set isn’t the end for the Beast Snaggas. Alongside the relaunched Kill Team box revealed by Games Workshop yesterday, a few more of the beastie boys’ upcoming units were shown. Chief among them is the new character model Mozgrod Skragbad, sitting atop his Great White Squig companion Big Chompa. The model can also be built as a more generic Beastboy on Squigosaur, if Mozgrod doesn’t sit right with you.

Accompanying them is the Kill Rig vehicle towed by a massive Tramplasquig, a Beastboss to lead your grunts into battle, a new range of Boyz infantry, and a new set of ramshackle Deffkoptas, so you can pretend like your Greenskins have mastered the art of flight.

No prices or release dates have been revealed for the individual Ork sets.

If you want to brush up on your Greenskin knowledge before the Beast Snaggas arrive, check out our Warhammer 40k Xenos factions guide, to get the lowdown on the Orks and their alien chums.