Squabblin’ Goblins – Part 3

I’ll save the rest of this week’s goblins for a round up on Friday but having finished this little guy over the weekend I thought it would be remiss not to show him off straight away. I picked him up (broken) from eBay for barely more than it must have cost to post him. He’s such a characterful little chap I knew straight away I wanted to give him a suitably important job in the nascent army. Given the size of the banner he was clearly meant to carry I promoted him on the spot to Battle Standard Bearer.

Back in the old days, before Sigmar was a real god, when human heroes wore big hats and bigger mustaches rather than golden armour and everyone trudged around on square bases, a battle standard bearer was something that every army simply had to have. Even I, with my less than nuanced understanding of the Warhammer rules, know that a battle standard bearer is one of those people that you simply don’t leave home without if you wanted to be taken seriously on the battlefields of the Old World, especially if you belong to a race of cowardly little runts like the gobbos.

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Some would say the skull-weighted strips are falling counter to gravity but I reckon he’s either halfway through a titanic effort to get the thing upright to being pulled over backwards by its weight (or most likely a combination of the two) and the whole thing is flapping around in the wind anyway.

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Of course, it’s very much in the nature of goblins that even when you think they’re under controlΒ  more of them spring up from the shadows, or in this case the Royal Mail. That’s right, as soon as I set about getting the little greenies already on my desk painted a load more arrived via a wonderfully heavy box full of lead courtesy of the most recent Greenskin Wars kickstarter.

Some are quite small really…

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…others are rather larger…

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This chap doesn’t care about greenskins or their wars at all – he just wants to play some Blood Bowl. If only there was a team he could join…

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Now technically speaking none of these are neglected models (yet!) but I’ll try to sneak one or two in before the end of the month anyway.

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