The instinct to wage war and destroy your enemy is primal and inert. These two races personify that killer instinct perfectly. Which one will win a DEATH BATTLE?
The Orks are destruction and brutal tenacity incarnate. Though they are seen by their enemies as crude and barbaric, they are the most successful race in the entire galaxy. Their numbers are uncountable, always outnumbering and swarming their enemy with a green horde hundreds across. Their entire culture and way of life revolves around waging war with other races, and amongst each other.
All Orks, whether the know it or not, emit a collective psychic energy that grows stronger the more Orks are in the area. This psychic field can stretch light years, calling more Orks of various warbands and tribes into the area for a good fight. Typically lead by a very strong and very big Warboss, this event of unparalleled carnage is known as a "Waaagh!"If a Waaagh! is not killed in it's infancy, it's nearly unstoppable.
One can say the Ork race is held together by spit, ducktape, and luck. This shows very much in their technology and weaponry, which is usually scrap metal bolted together and their weapons are typically salvaged from whatever they can find. At the helm of every Ork army is a Warboss; "da biggest and da strongest" as they would call him. The Warboss is typically guarded by packs of Nobz and Meganobz; bigger Orks with bigger guns and weapons. But the core of any Ork horde are da Boyz; smaller Orks armed usually with pistols, axes, knives, and whatever they can kill the enemy with. Boyz swarm the enemy by the hundreds, using the corpses of their fallen brothers as meat-shields for them the get to their enemy and cut them apart. Spread among the horde are various Orks with different talents. Burna Boyz are armed with flamethrowers, Meks fix machinery and create more destructive weapons, Kommandos sneak behind enemy lines, among many other specialized Orks.
"The best means of attack is defence, an' the best means of attack is a really really big one, right, with lots of Boyz an' dead big shooty things an' what have ya."-Ork Smartboy Derek Zog
Locusts are the most dangerous enemy humanity has ever faced. After a civil war with the Lambent Locust forced them from their underground layers of the Hollow, they waged a tactical genocide against the humans in order to get control of the surface world. All attempts by humanity to negotiate with the Locusts have ended in violent bloodshed.
The majority of the horde is made of Drones; seven foot tall reptilian humanoids willing to give their lives to their Queen, who is the ruler of the Locust Horde. These Drones come in several variants, typically ranging from grenadiers, snipers, and gunners. The elite Therons are stronger and faster than the average Drone, serving as officers in a detachment of Drones. Berserkers are the spearhead of the horde, literally running blind into battle and destroying anything they can touch. Among their foot soldiers, the Locusts use various creatures of many sizes as support and vehicles. Most of their weaponry is crude and salvaged or reversed engineered from the enemy, but they do sometimes make their own, even more powerful weapons.
The most terrifying aspects about Locusts, however, is their unexpected organization. Their attacks are unusually coordinated, striking the enemies most vulnerable points at once. They also have a good grasp on computer technology, using it whenever they can to their advantage. And rather than attacking the enemy head-on, they try to cut off the head of the snake by attacking the leaders and commanders of the enemy. Though at times questionable, their intelligence and resourcefulness in battle is often unexpected. They often use Emergence Holes, or E-Holes, to deliver troops and weaponry directly into battle. However, the Locusts are surprising great at defense, only going on the offensive with the invasion of the surface world on Emergence Day.
"Frankly, other than the fact that they want to kill every man, woman and child out there, we know nothing about them. We've tagged them Locusts since this degree of death has only been seen in times of plague. They're subterranean in nature. That's obvious. Aside from that, I'm afraid..."-Unidentified Human Scientist
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