'Eavy Armour is the Ork equivalent of Carapace Armour. It is far more expensive than the cheaply produced Studded Armour and only the biggest, toughest and down right dead'ard Orks are given the privileges to wear one.
It is usually made from sections of armoured plates and scavenged pieces of armour, battered into shape so that it fits its wearer (well, sort of). It usually includes huge metal pauldrons and other metal plates bolted together, or even riveted onto the Ork himself.
Eavy armour has a ramshackle, improvised appearance, but offers far more protection then its humble origins can suggest. It is cumbersome to wear, but is commonly worn by Nobz and Warbosses, as extra protection goes a long way in a society where fighting (often to the death) is the usual form of career advancement. Those Ork Boyz who manage to get their hand on a piece of 'Eavy Armour are called 'Ard Boyz, and usually comprise mobs of their own.
Special mention goes to Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine where they showcased 'Ard Boyz and Nobz in 'Eavy Armour and by god, were they the most insufferable enemies to fight. Incredibly tough, comes in good numbers and have that annoying fucking riot shield. These guys were a pain in the proverbial ass to deal with.
|Armour of Warhammer 40,000|
|Imperials:||Flak Armour - Carapace Armour - Power Armour (Human Power Armour - Dragon Scale Armour |
Exo-Power Armour - Space Marine Power Armour - Artificer Armour - Aegis Armour - Auramite Armour)
Terminator Armour - Centurion Armour - Paragon Warsuit
|Chaos:||Flak Armour - Carapace Armour - Power Armour (Chaos Power Armour - Warp-Forged Armour) |
Chaos Terminator Armour - Fleshmetal Armour
|Asuryani:||Mesh Armour - Aspect Armour - Exarch Armour - Phoenix Armour - Rune Armour|
|Drukhari:||Kabalite Armour - Wychsuit - Incubus Warsuit - Ghostplate Armour|
|Harlequins:||Holo-Suit - Death's Legacy|
|Orks:||Studded Armour - Flak Armour - 'Eavy Armour - Mega Armour|
|Tau:||Kroot Armour - Recon Armour - Combat Armour - Battlesuit - Iridium Armour|
|Necrons:||Necrodermis - Sempiternal Weave|
|Tyranids:||Chitin - Carapace - Armoured Exoskeleton - Armoured Shell|