"Brute force doesn't work? Because you don't use it enough!"
— Karg, Ogryn Bone'ead
The Ogryn are a massive and physically powerful Abhuman mutant subspecies of humanity, often used by the Empire of Mankind as shock troops in the Astra Militarum's Militarum Auxilla. Ogryns possess many traits prized by the Empire; Brutally strong and fiercely loyal, they are extremely intellectually limited, limiting their role on the battlefield to simple and direct attacks.
They hail from a number of cold and barren planets throughout the galaxy that possess high gravity, such as Anark Zeta, which makes them appear larger, heavier, and bulkier in comparison to the baseline humans.
The Ogryns are the toughest and largest soldiers commonly employed by Astra Militarum regiments. Originating from cold, barren, high-gravity prison planets settled many millennia before the founding of the Empire of Mankind, the distant ancestors of the Ogryns were once normal humans in the age of technology.
Thousands of standard years in the harsh terrains and brutal living conditions of their prison worlds after the beginning of the Age of Strife caused the downfall of mankind's first interstellar civilization and forced the bodies of their ancestors to adapt to their hostile environment.
When the Ogryns were rediscovered on their homeworlds by the Empire during the Great Crusade, the Imperial Army recognized their military potential and began recruiting the Ogryns as close-combat soldiers. The recruitment process was relatively easy by Imperial standards, as ogryns required little training; Most ogryns are quite capable of bringing down almost any enemy, and their natural combat abilities make them good attacking troops.
The officers of the Imperial Army and, after the Horus Heresy reshaped the Imperium, those of the Astra Militarum also found the Ogryns to be fiercely loyal, having embraced the Imperial state religion of belief in the Emperor of Mankind - the Imperial Cult. had been presented. They are known to believe and do whatever their leaders say and ask for, and view the orders they receive as if they had come down the chain of command from the beloved God-Emperor himself.
On the other hand, Ogryns are notorious for not understanding complex commands and tactics. This simple-mindedness has also contributed to the great Abhumans' reputation for being notoriously corrupt into the service of Chaos, particularly at the temptations of the blood god Khorne. For example, many ogryns fought in the Vraksian Traitor Militia during the infamous Siege of Vraks.
Bullgryns are clad in custom armored armor made from discarded armor tracks and wield crude offensive weapons designed to capitalize on the Abhumans' stature and resilience.
While some wield Power Mauls and shield-like Brute Shields, their trademark are the simple but effective Slabshields, which combine to form a mobile line of defense. Positioned in this way, these Bullgryn units provide their comrades with a wall of walking cover as they advance across the battlefield, absorbing massive amounts of enemy fire in the process.
Ogryns take their duty of protection very seriously, often forming a line at the slightest sound of gunfire, which can be very uncomfortable in crowded trenches. But Imperial Guardsmen advancing behind a squad of Bullgryns quickly forget such mishaps, as shots roar harmlessly from the Ogryns' shields and these soldiers perch unharmed in their lee.
These miniatures can be assembled bareheaded or wearing a gas mask as either Militarum Auxilla Bullgryns or Ogryns. You also have the option to make the special character Nork Deddog. This kit is supplied unpainted and requires assembly - we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Paints.
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