How Long Do Orcs And Goblins Live?

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How Long Do Orcs And Goblins Live?

Joined: 09 Apr 2011, 19:27

05 Sep 2011, 17:45 #1

so this question has been on my long for awhile...how long do orcs&goblins live? i really have no idea, and i couldnt find any good hints in the army book...so does anyone know?
bash der eads, burn der towns, and take der treasure
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BorkBork
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Joined: 07 Jan 2005, 18:03

05 Sep 2011, 18:04 #2

i think they are on a par with ww2 russian tank infantry......which was about 20 minutes ;)
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QurtysLyn
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QurtysLyn
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Joined: 04 Aug 2005, 20:49

05 Sep 2011, 18:07 #3

BorkBork @ Sep 5 2011, 06:04 PM wrote: i think they are on a par with ww2 russian tank infantry......which was about 20 minutes ;)
The way I play, that sounds about right.
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Da Git
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Joined: 01 Feb 2011, 23:44

05 Sep 2011, 18:32 #4

No one knows. Every known dead greenskin has died violently. It may be that they just live until something kills them.
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Joined: 22 Aug 2004, 12:22

05 Sep 2011, 18:37 #5

Da Git @ Sep 5 2011, 06:32 PM wrote: No one knows. Every known dead greenskin has died violently. It may be that they just live until something kills them.
I also support this :)
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Scumboogie
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Joined: 04 Apr 2010, 09:12

05 Sep 2011, 18:42 #6

Me too. All greenskins are going to die violently, nobody will live forever.




...Except Skarsnik, the Lord of the Eight Peaks. ;)

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Joined: 09 Apr 2011, 19:27

05 Sep 2011, 20:04 #7

Da Git @ Sep 5 2011, 02:32 PM wrote: No one knows. Every known dead greenskin has died violently. It may be that they just live until something kills them.
i like that...im just going to assume that is right.
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stashman
Boss
Joined: 29 Jun 2006, 22:12

05 Sep 2011, 20:27 #8

Serious.... a couple of fights
It's alright, dude! You're showing the right kind of sneakyness though, and that's what counts ;)
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Ghorug
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Joined: 10 Aug 2011, 02:32

05 Sep 2011, 21:14 #9

Hmph.. isn't the age of on Orc counted by the amount of scars they have? :)
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Joined: 12 Aug 2011, 02:11

05 Sep 2011, 21:36 #10

im sure in one of the armie books it says somthing about the older a orc the thicker and darker his skin becomes?

but doenst say how old they can get if i remember

may be wrong or its diff orcs
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Da Spawn Man
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Joined: 17 Apr 2011, 23:01

05 Sep 2011, 23:59 #11

Just think about this though... How long DOESN'T an orc NOT live? Hmm? Answer THAT! *Closes case*
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Grimskul25
Goblin
Joined: 18 Mar 2011, 15:29

06 Sep 2011, 02:16 #12

If they're anything like orks in 40K its possible that they could potentially live for an extremely long time like dwarves or elves, considering how hardy they are. The only reason why long-lived orcs seem/is rare is because of the constant infighting that result in weeding out the weak/unwary and the very quick replacements of leaders either due to death in battle or from challenges. I'm presuming the older the orc gets the bigger he is also which I'm guessing the oldest (most likely) are the Black Orc Warbosses still surviving in the northern regions close to where the chaos wastes are.
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Theorox
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Joined: 21 Apr 2010, 15:10

06 Sep 2011, 04:55 #13

Yeah, Gorbad Ironclaw might still be alive out there...and that'd make him over 800 years old. :)

When did Grimgor come out of the Chaos Wastes?

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Gradolt
Goblin
Joined: 31 Aug 2011, 14:01

06 Sep 2011, 17:11 #14

Greenskins are half fungus half animal and they live forever until killed... they only grow bigger and bigger. When they get killed, the spores start to multiply and new greenskins emerge...
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WarbossKurgan
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Joined: 26 Feb 2004, 12:17

06 Sep 2011, 20:17 #15

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull @ Sep 5 2011, 07:37 PM wrote:
Da Git @ Sep 5 2011, 06:32 PM wrote: No one knows. Every known dead greenskin has died violently. It may be that they just live until something kills them.
I also support this :)
Me too.

I've always assumed that 40k Orks are the same as Warhammer Orcs. So I agree with Gradolt too. Older = bigger and tougher. Greenskins don't die of old age as most of them don't get a chance!
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