In the grand and noble quest to collect models to represent the endless hordes that make up the monster tables in this game, there are some entries that cause more problems than others, and few that cause more problems than Hobgoblins! While I still hold out hope that forge world will eventually release them, I am forced to consider alternatives. The original OOP models cost a small fortune, and although there are one or two D&D type models that I've seen, the sculpts are rarely any good and you end up having to buy 12 individually packaged metal models. I found these guys from Otherworld miniatures:
These would cost £40 for the required 12, but annoyingly force you to have 4 with bows!? Pfffft...
I have come up with an interesting possibility however: GW LotR range Morannon Orcs:
Since the LotR range is slightly smaller than the normal WH range, I'm hoping these orcs would be the right height for hobgoblins (which I think were a little taller than normal goblins, but not as big/chunky as orcs right?). With a bit of greenstuff I'm thinking the characteristic noses could be added, and to top it all off, they come in a box of 12!
What do people think? Good solution? What other monsters in the tables are particularly awkward to get hold of nowadays? Have you found any solutions for them?