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My question concerns the Blood Axe clan of the Orks, which I intend to make my first army. I read in the Ork codex that Orks instinctively obey those larger than them, however Orks also hold disgust for the Blood Axes' un-Orky mannerisms.

So would it be fluff-friendly to include some Death Skulls in my army? I know that the other clans do not like the Blood Axes, but if my warboss is larger than them then wouldn't they have no choice but to follow him? I read something on a wiki that said the other clans rebelled against the Blood Axes long ago, but it is nowhere to be found in the latest codex so I think it might be retconned.
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I think that including other clans is fluff friendly due to the warboss being bigger than the rest and crumpin' skulls if they disagree with him.
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even if they didnt like the other clans they probably wouldnt miss out on a good fight because of it they would just be more likely to fire on them

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even if they didnt like the other clans they probably wouldnt miss out on a good fight because of it they would just be more likely to fire on them
This as well, but mainly of there is teef or salvageable weapons Orks will fight for everybody.

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Do Orks obey Orks larger than them? Yes.

Do Orks hold disgust at the Blood Axes' un-Orky mannerisms? Yes.

Would it be fluffy to include Death Skulls in your Blood Axes army? Yes.

There is nothing here that would violate fluff. I will note that the Death Skulls would still think that the Blood Axes are treacherous (too much contact with 'umies), cowardly (for actually using tactics like retreating), tainted by un-Orky ideas, such as camouflage. The Blood Axes on the other hand would still think that the Death Skulls as scheming thieves that would steal the teef out of your 'ead even if you weren't dead.

I myself am fielding Evil Sunz, Bad Moons, Snakebites (well, one of them at any rate), and Blood Axes. Death Skulls will be joining my force when I create looted wagons and lootas.

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