are a fictional race, a sub-breed
appearing in Warhammer Fantasy Battle
& Warhammer Fantasy
, created by Games Workshop
Black Orcs are the biggest, meanest and strongest of the Orc & Goblin
race. Willful and independent-minded, Black Orcs get their name from having darker skin than regular orcs; commonly black or very dark green. Being more intelligent and disciplined than normal Orcs, Black Orcs do not suffer from the races rule of animosity.
Created by Rick Priestly in 1987, Black Orcs first appeared in the third edition of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, and have been updated over several editions of Warhammer, by several different writers, with the current incarnation of Warhammer 8th Edition being written by Jeremy Vetock. Black Orcs have also been placed into the Warhammer Fantasy Role-play game currently produced by Fantasy Flight Games.
First appearing in Warhammer 3rd Edition
Black Orcs where an expansion to the Orc & Goblin
race adding an elite unit to the army. The unit has been kept within the editions of Warhammer with its army books the first army book being with Warhammer 4th Edition entitled Orcs and Goblins.8th Edition of Warhammer
sees the Black Orcs return with the Immune to Psychology special rule to give them immunity to animosity in the current rules.
Within the history of the game, the black orcs were created magically from the ordinary orc by Chaos Dwarf sorcerers
in an attempt to engineer
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