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#1 mousekiller

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:34 AM

THE GREAT WAAAGGGHHHH!

SKARSNIK AND GOBBLA - 275 POINTS
SKEEZER, BIG BOSS - 36 POINTS
SNOTGIT, SHAMAN (level 2) - 85 POINTS
32 SPEARGOBBOS - (Shields, spears, nets, cmd group, 2 fanatics) - 221 POINTS
20 NIGHTGOBBOS (with nets, cmd group, 1 fanatic) - 160 POINTS
20 BOWGOBBOS (includes 1 fanatics and full command group) - 115 POINTS
SPEAR CHUKKA - 35 POINTS
3 SNOTLING SWARMS - 90 POINTS
5 SQUIG HOPPERS - 60 POINTS
SQUIG HERD (includes 4 Night Goblins and 6 Squigs) - 60 POINTS
3 HILL TROLLS - 105 POINTS

LORDS: 22.14% HEROES: 9.74% CORE: 39.94% SPECIAL: 28.18% RARE: 0%

TOTAL 1242 POINTS

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INCREMENTS OF WAR (or, the stages of completion):
500 Point NIGHT GOBLIN ARMY

HISTORY IN THE MAKING (where I will catalogue a brief historical comment on the completed units):

Desolation. That is the best word to describe the Eight Peaks. Desolation. In the rugged peaks of the Worlds Edge Mountains only death can be found, but somehow many races of the Old World struggle to retain power in this region. The secret is that inside of the mountains lies great wealth from a Dwarven civilization that has outlived itself.
Skarsnik, an unusually smart and tactically sound goblin, has managed to gain control of the region, and was even the self-proclaimed ruler of the Dwarf Hold of Karak Eight Peaks for a time. Until Belegar Ironhammer returned to claim his birthright. Although Belegar currently holds the hold, it is a constant balance of power between him, Skarsniks horde, and the devious skaven known as Queek Headtaker.

It was on the eve of yet another assault against the hold that the destiny of Skarsnik and his tribes would change forever. Sitting in his command cave, Skarsnik indulged in a mushroom brew that had been delivered by Skeezer’s Red Moon tribe. Of course, Skarsnik knew this to be a bribe, mostly to keep him from having to send any of his tribe to help support the constant assaults of the Eight Peaks. But the gold was coming in, as were a variety of other tokens from the tribe. As Skarsnik indulged in the brew, in the back of his mind he knew he would have to put the chieftan in his place soon, lest he assume that the wealth he had truly belonged to him and the Red Moons, but this would be a matter for another day. Eventually drifting off to sleep, Skarsnik awoke in a cold sweat to the presence of another, one whom he did not immediately recognize but at the same time seemed so familiar. Immediately slashing out with a hidden dagger, the blade went right through the figure as if it was not there at all.

“Who are you to enter my domain?” demanded Skarsnik. As soon as the words were out of his mouth, the figure erupted into a greenish flame that lit up the cave. Behind the figure, squatted a massive wyvern, surrounded by the same ethereal flame. “I am the resurrected. The re-incarnation of Gork and Mork, I am he that you will be commanded by!” The cave shook with the force of the last words, and though Skarsnik was not easily rattled, he found himself cowering before the presence of this immense being. “What would you have of me?”

And with this, in the middle of the night Skarsnik gathered all of his forces and marched on the Stonefist Clan, to retrieve a chest that held so much value that the Gods Gork and Mork would send such a creature of immense power. Although the members of the Stonefist Clan put up a valiant effort to defend their keep, the overwhelming numbers of the force Skarsnik bore down upon them with was too much, and the hold quickly fell. This victory would be short lived, however, as Belegar Ironhammer had finally caught up to them and quickly engaged the army in a counter attack, scattering much of Skarniks Horde and sending him fleeing. But it was enough time for Skarsnik to discover that the chest had been carried south, and he knew just the tribe that he could go to in order to get appropriate reinforcements, the Red Moons.




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#2 Jabberwocky

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:02 PM

I loved watching the last army progress, and I'll be watching this one as well!

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:07 PM

I look forward to seeing you paint squig-hoppers. They're so cute.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:25 PM

Your last army was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY above and beyond anything I would expect to see on a tabletop.
I'm psyched to see how these sucka's will turn out...now if I could only finish my own army...

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#5 mousekiller

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:57 PM

SKEEZER - NIGHT GOBLIN BIG BOSS

Skeezer, Night Goblin Big Boss and Chieftan of the Red Moon Tribe
Skeezer became the Chief of the Red Moon tribe through both cunning and luck. He was foraging in the lower peaks of the worlds edge mountains for mushrooms to help soothe his brothers (Snotgit) outbursts of magical energy, when he fell into a deep dark hole. In this hole he discovered a long abandoned dwarf hall, that showed signs of a great battle. In the center of the great hall lay the skeletal remains of a huge dragon, but more importantly, underneath these remains was a huge pile of collected treasure. Always one for moving up in the world, Skeezer knew that he had to somehow use this finding to his advantage, and so he payed a visit first to the current leader of the Red Moon Tribe, Bagnab. Bagnab saw great potential to take this treasure from Skeezer and just as he was about to order his death, Snotgit had one of his typical magical outbursts, causing enough commotion for Skeezer to escape. At this point, Skeezer felt that he had no other option but to gain the support of the most powerful Night Goblin of the Worlds Edge Mountains, Skarsnik. Paying Skarsnik a huge sum of gold, Skarsnik agreed to supply troops to Skeezer in return for the loyalty of the Red Moon Tribe to Skarsnik if Skeezer was able to take control of the tribe. Agreeing to these terms, Skeezer set off with a small contingent of night goblin levies to destroy Bagnab. Reaching the small village where Bagnab resided, Skeezer assaulted Bagnabs tent and easily overthrew the Chieftan. Though the remainder of the tribe was at first reluctant to accept Skeezer's leadership, he convinced them to move the village to his cave at spearpoint, and they soon accepted him as the new Chief. Returning to his secure hold, Skeezer has begun carving himself a small empire, absorbing some of the local goblin tribes into his own, to include the 'Ard Cap's and the Yellow Tooths. Since becoming the Chieftan of the Red Moon Tribe, he has taken the tribe on many raids into Imperial and Dwarven territories at the behest of Skarsik himself. Of late, the tribe is having a lot of encounters with a particular band of Dwarfs who seem to be travelling directly through the Red Moon territory.

SKEEZER, BIG BOSS (with Great Axe, Light Armour) - 36 Points (VOTE AT CMON)


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#6 PurityThruFire

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:25 PM

Personally, I like the HORDES dire troll the best outta' the bunch.

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#7 Versutus Vulpes

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:49 PM

Ditto for the hordes troll - but I would be okay with a GW troll - if it means you'd have a more legal set.

Regardless - I am looking forward to seeing this come together.
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#8 Decado

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:52 PM

The LOTR trolls are my favorite, with the Reaper trolls close behind. I could not get the last link to work.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:05 PM

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I have always loved this guy.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:21 PM

SNOTGIT - NIGHT GOBLIN SHAMAN

Snotgit, Night Goblin Shaman and brother of Skeezer
Snotgit was abnormal from birth. Even as a young goblin, he would have strange outbursts of magical energy that would destroy things around him. Only the magical mushrooms found in the worlds edge mountains are able to control this. It was because of one of these magical outbursts that his brother Skeezer was able to escape with his life and return to claim leadership of the Red Moon tribe. Now, Skeezer keeps Snotgit a steady supply of mushrooms in order to better control the outbursts. Snotgit is also gifted with the ability to make a magical mushroom potion that throws the simplest of goblins into an uncontrollable frenzy.

SNOTGIT, SHAMAN (level 2) - 85 Points VOTE AT CMON

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:12 PM

SKEEZERS PRIDE - NIGHT GOBLIN SPEAR REGIMENT

Skeezers Pride, 32 Night Goblins armed with spears and nets
These goblins are the few that remain from the levie given to Skeezer by Skarsnik. They act as Skeezers personal body guard and are well paid for there services by Skeezer himself. He also ensures that they have a steady supply of the magical mushroom potions made by Snotgit.

32 SPEARGOBBOS - (Shields, spears, nets, cmd group, 2 fanatics) - 233 POINTS (VOTE AT CMON)

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#12 Stubbdog

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:29 PM

Anyway, I added a few boils to various parts of his body, so ...


A few?

I know you are not done yet, but the new troll is looking way too yellow to me. And I have to admit I think you went a little overboard on his back with the boils.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 04:31 PM

nice work mouse. its inspiring me to get going on the goblin army ive been collecting parts for awhile on now... lol

sorry about this but that troll with the mace over his head... man all i can think of is "sloth love chunk" (goonies...) :) "hey you guys"
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:41 PM

Anyway, I added a few boils to various parts of his body, so ...


A few?

I know you are not done yet, but the new troll is looking way too yellow to me. And I have to admit I think you went a little overboard on his back with the boils.


LOL - I was just going to say that...

I think you can make it work though MK. Great start - I love watching you work.
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:43 AM

Not a Warhammer player or an army painter (I'm strictly a D&D guy, use mostly prepainted plastic minis for my games and paint PC's and major villains to the highest level I can when I have the time to paint at all and am not already working on a mini just for fun), but this & the rest of your army that you posted before comes darn close to making me understand the attraction! I always pictured WH armies as being sort of bland-looking, with no one mini really standing out, all relying on being in formation to look cool, but you've managed to give each of these units a lot of character, and I think any of these minis could stand on their own and still be interesting to look at. Stoppit! My wife finally got me to cut back to one night of gaming per week, and I can't afford another hobby (especially this one)! :lol:

Anyway, I added a few boils to various parts of his body, so ...


A few?

I know you are not done yet, but the new troll is looking way too yellow to me. And I have to admit I think you went a little overboard on his back with the boils.


LOL - I was just going to say that...

I think you can make it work though MK. Great start - I love watching you work.

Actually, I think most of the bumps on the cave troll's back were not added on - the mini comes that way. I've got one (unpainted) too, who's been sitting in his box at home since shortly after the FotR movie came out, but I checked on CMON before posting to make sure (there are a few of this guy posted there). Pretty sure the only boils mousekiller added were on the head, arms, legs and front of torso. The fact that people can't seem to distinguish between the original sculpt and the added boils should be taken as a compliment on your scultping, MK - the fact they seem to prefer the ones you added to those on the original sculpt, moreso!

I don't know if I'd say he's "too" yellow - the yellow is not so different from the other troll in this army; to me it's just less green and more brown in the shading. Being still "very much in the middle of the paint process," I'll wait a while to see what happens before forming an opinion on that issue.

I really like the bumbling goblins so far too!

A very ambitious project, all of this. I'll be watching eagerly.

Kang




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