Thank you Malorian - therein lies my next topic
On choosing Characters
Choosing just 4 characters is NOT an easy task, and until they redo the book and give us Greenskins some 'free character' choices like unit upgrade special characters for Skaven, for Beastmen, we're stuck!
What I would like to take in my all Gobbo lists are:
Night Goblin Big Boss on Giant Squig
Forest Goblin Big Boss BSB on Giant Spider
Night Goblin Shaman, level 2
Skarsnik & Gobbla
And the basis for these choices? Models! I LOVE the special order big boss riding his amazing looking spider, Skarsnik is just an amazing model, and I love the other Night Goblin character models!
BUT when you start looking at whats effective, effective does not look sexy! To play Skarsnik you really should take as many bound items and shamans to really get his full value for his prodder - but that's not fun! We have so many special choices that we almost end up always dropping the Night Goblin shaman in favor of a normal Gobbo shaman riding his wolf chariot....
For a mixed Greenskins list these days we're very bound - We HAVE to take the obligatory Black Orc BSB with Morks spirit totem, oh better mount him on a boar...Yeah we'll need that Warboss for leadership 9 and attacks, oh we have 2 more choices - so if we want to take the cool looking Gobbo characters it means the 4th choice is relegated to a scroll caddy as we can't even run the risk of having no magic defense!
And then there is the themed aspects - I still feel its wrong (but I do it enough to not feel bad about it) to take a Black Orc character WITHOUT taking Black Orc units!
My hopes for the new edition of an Orcs & Goblins book is more access to our beloved characters!
And for character picking...to heck with it and just take whats cool - if you're going to go down, go down happy!