Firstly, huge thanks to Ketil Trout - those of you on the facebook groups and Oldhammer forum will have come across him - if not check out his awesome Greenskins! Ketil very kindly sent me eight of these lovely Lesser Goblins from the old C14 preslotta range. I'm always blown away by the generosity of fellow hobbyists and hopefully I've done them justice - thanks again mate!
|Here they are pictured with a few Lesser Goblins I owned already and had based two to a base.|
|Mucking about with lighting - quite liked the moonlit effect here!|
The existence of a Lesser Goblin is not often a happy one and this scenario is no exception...
"Lesser Goblins always get a raw deal. Ever since Leaving the East, they have been treated badly..."
"Several have been eaten or tortured and the remainder have been forced to do the most demeaning of jobs, such as bathing the ogres' many running sores..."
The ogres in question are the lobotomised brutes used as draught animals to pull the Hobgoblins' wagons - perhaps not the most pleasant or cooperative patients to deal with! They are the only element I don't have so far but I have a few ideas up my sleeve and they will feature in a future blog post.
It certainly doesn't pay for a Lesser Goblin to get involved in or even be near to the power struggle between Bagnol, the Hobgoblin caravan boss and Gutrot, leader of the Goblin Wolf Riders as they argue over the predicament they find themselves in - lost, running out of supplies, laden down with loot and surrounded by hostile Steppe horsemen.
"Lis'n you sweaty oik," bawled Bagnol, squaring up and grabbing a passing lesser goblin by the ear, "I've done this more times than you've snorted yak dung."
"Well whaddya gonna do? We've got two barrels of water left, no ogre feed and we haven't seen any game in weeks."
"Er - 'scuse me, " murmured the little goblin as Bagnol began to swing him by the ear, "Grimwald - he sez he sees this human on a horse this morning an' I thought as maybe someone should go and fetch him here for supper,"
"Whaaat!" cried Gutrot, "We're for it now - them murderin' horse boys'll have us for sure."
"Arr stop yer moanin'," replied Bagnol, "Ere - kill this, it'll make you feel better." And so saying Bagnol swung the lesser goblin with a mighty crack on to Gutrot's exposed head.
Let's see if they fare any better on the gaming table!
I'm really looking forward to playing this scenario out as the narrative is great and includes all the things that make for a great game for the Goblinoid player - unpromising odds, dissension in the ranks and unruly and lobotomised ogres - more on them later!