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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Thank Gob, Nearly There

I've nearly finished painting Gobbos for "The Battle for Maugthrond Pass".

Well, in actual fact I've now painted enough to represent all Gobbos that I need but I want to add a few more to make the mobs playable outside of the scenario.

First up are the last few recruits to the "Bone Mob". I still need to add shields and a Standard.

In the scenario the "Bone Mob" is 16 strong with no Champion, Standard Bearer or Musician. I've now painted 20 Gobbos for this mob in order to take them up to minimum needed for a Gobbo unit in 3rd Edition.

Here's a few close ups of the Champion.

He looks like he may need to be high level officer, a right hand Gobbo/rival to Grom within the "Broken Axe".

The whole unit looks rather cool.

Next up are some more stikkas, firstly four more members of "The Fang Stikkas" who in my interpretation of the scenario are also member of Grom's own "Broken Axe" tribe.

I still have a leader for these guys and I'm child like excited to get him done, but only because he's a memorable mini from my childhood.

Next up is a single addition to "the Stingers", another mob of stikkas.

This is the smallest mob in the scenario at 8 strong. Outside of the scenario they'll be absorbed into the 12 strong "Fang Stikkas" (I'll also come up with my own name) and this will make the minimum 20 strong requirement needed for stikkas in 3rd Ed.

Last up are 3 Iron Claw Gobbos.

The spear armed dude will go into "The Iron Mob" for the scenario. The stikka will go into "The Claw Stikkas" and actually takes them up to 14 strong, 2 more than I need but I actually want to obtain 6 more to round this unit up to 20 also.

The central chap will be the leader of my Iron Claw Gobbos outside of the scenario.

Armed with a sword and a ball and chain this guy looks like a real menace.

Here's a shot of the lovely bright orange colour I've chosen as one of the two colours for my "Iron Claw" Goblins (the other being Army Painter Wolf Grey). I know some people won't like my "uniforming" of my Goblins but I just tend to find a limited palette  speeds up my painting time and is a little more pleasing to my eye.

That's your lot for tonight. As usual, it's not gonna win Golden Daemon but I'm more than happy to take them to the battlefield.

Thanks for taking the time to indulge me, any comments or constructive criticism you care to leave below is very welcome.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Gob Shoters

Here's my next batch of Gobbos for "The Battle for Maugthrond Pass" scenario I'm running at BOYL2016. I need 32 of these guys, two 12's and an 8. I've not quite done all 32 yet but I'm not far off.

I'm posting them up a little later than I'd hoped after struggling a little to get as much painting time in as I'd planned. I'm still roughly on track to complete in time for the event.

First up are seven of the 12 Goblins needed for the first mob, "The Fang". I've painted these chaps up in the yellow and red scheme I've chosen for the Broken Axe (Grom's own tribe). The remaining 5 of these guys contains the unit champion who's a rather special mini for me for nostalgic reasons. I can't wait to get him painted up and added to the rest of the ladz.

 Now "The Stingers", a unit that will be 8 strong when finished.

And now, after once again falling in love during painting as I did with their spear armed counterparts, a unit of Iron Claw stikkas, here representing "The Claw". These Olley Gobbos are awesome minis and I'm going to have to scour ebay to get some more to eventually bump them up to 20.

This chap is going to be the unit champion and I think it's cracking mini, full of malice. I've not yet come up with a name for him, any suggestions would be greatly received and considered.

A few more Gobbos and I'll of done all of them and I can move onto either the Elves or the Orcs, not sure which yet, probably the Orcs so I have all of the Greenskins done by the end of June.

Thanks for reading, any comments greatly appreciated.