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Maledrakh's Goblins (Bones 3 + 4)

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Delving into the Bones 4 core set, we start by pulling out the 24 bonus goblins that originally were in the Bones 3 core set. And add to them the 12 that I have from the previous kickstarter for a grand total of 36 goblins, 6 each of 6 different sculpts. I actually think I should have a few more of these, as one of the ones I got in the Bones 3 shipment was missing a part, and Reaper sent me a whole pack as a replacement. I wonder where I have put the originals?

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These are a bit thinner and more weedy sculpts than the Bones 1 and 2 goblins (Reaper makes a lot of Goblins, obviously they sell well), but as such they should fit well with my existing Lord of the Rings Moria Goblin army I am slowly growing for Kings of War.  I have based them on my 3D printed 20mm round bases, the Bones 3 ones have a slightly different style as I have since developed the design, making the later types more hollowed out so I can avoid the minis always standing on a hilltop.

 

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36 goblins are quite a handful to deal with all at once. Being nickled and dimed to death, or experiencing death by a thousand cuts as it were, is still dead.

 

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Goblin Luggits are the ones with two handed weapons in Kings of War Vanguard

 

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Goblin Spitters are the bowmen in Kings of War Vanguard

 

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The rest are just Rabble (in Kings of War Vanguard)

 

I generally do not like painting identical minis identically, so I switch things up slightly by painting each set of different sculpts in a different base colour, and randomly do the other bits. I keep some bits the same throughout, such as the weapons, shields, or helmets, and also have used the same strong quickshade ink and a very light drybrush with Team Yankee Maverick Khaki, a mid-to-light beige-ish green on all the minis.

This together with the bases give the entire group a cohesive feel, so they appear as a unit while still retaining a sense of individuality,

These are really quite quick to paint, just alot of them to do. I did them in between bouts of playing Payday 2 over the last couple of days.

 

77444 Goblin Warriors +  77445 Goblin Skirmishers

Reaper Miniatures, Bones 3 KS 2015 (and Bones 4 KS 2017)

Sculpted by Bobby Jackson

Bonesium PVC.

20mm bespoke 3D printed round lipped base

available from reapermini.com

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This is sweet! Nothing like a horde of goblins to wake up a sleepy adventuring party. What do you use for your grass? Its a very natural blend.

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