This all feels very liberating, I just finished my degree, my marine army is nearing completion and, not only am I starting a new project log for a new army, it's a whole new game system for me (expect for a light touch on WFB years back).
And so it begins. I have always loved Orcs and Goblins (and Orks for that matter) and when I was moving house I found all these old Night Goblins of mine and, after bouncing some ideas wildly off McMullet and a firm love for the new, tinier Night Goblins I set about starting an all new army.
I wrote a full 2000pt list which I will build smaller armies from until the full 2000pts. The list is to give me some structure to the army more than anything as I don't play much but WFB seems like a more intelligent game so I'm quite excited about giving it a try.
I love the new Night Goblin plastics and it's been fun to have something new to fiddle with. Although Night Goblins are great, an all Night Goblin army just doesn't have enough variety and so I'm going to make just a Goblin army, but one where every Goblin looks suspiciously like a Night Goblin!
Here are the beginnings of the army as it is now. Just the first tentative baby steps into this new project. It s a Goblin horde so I want it to look disorganised and that it looks like a whole collection of individual units under one warlord. That is why most units have a boss, he's handy for an extra attack, but also each unit looks like it is following it's own leader rather than following the warlord himself. What will help achieve this is making subtle themes for alot of the units, that way they appear like each unit is individual but all united by the colour scheme.
Speaking of colour schemes, although I don't have a test mini done yet, these Night Gobbos will be wearing grubby white robes. I was going to paint this by spraying a bone undercoat over and then multiple washes for shading and then highlighted up again. It should be a quick method to paint in bulk and a different colour scheme will set these Night Goblins apart from the norm. Then Sigur thought of a fluff reason to justify it: they live in the tunnels beneath a Dwarf stronghold so the Goblins wear white robes and some paint their faces because they think it makes them looks like ghosts to the Dwarfs. That is why they also will be carrying stolen dwarf gear like the odd, smaller, pieces off armour and standards decorated with the, occasional, Dwarf kill some Gobbos make. There will be Red or Blue accents on their robes to possibly complement a clan name. Something like: Stoneshade / Madskull / Ironlurker / Darkrant / Crimson Moon, Bleeding Moon/Bleeding Crescent, Blue Moon. Blue Moon clan could be funny, as in Goblins win and don't run away once in a blue moon, hehe.
Anyway, enough with the pictureless waffle!
I gave the small wolf rider regiment bows just for variety really, they are only 1pt each and they might find a use for them to harry passing war machines or whatever! It was more just for the theme of a group of mounted hunters/trappers.
These guys will be dressed in the skins of their recent kills. But the sort of thing that Goblins can kill -squigs/snotlings/sheep/hedgehogs. They will wear the skins and have some other kills strapped across the backs of their steeds with all their equipment - spears, arrow quivers, tatty bedrolls and so on.
Heavier armed shield Wold Riders accompanying Boss wearing a ragged collection of plate and mail armour both plundered from dwarves and home made. Acting as the Wolf Boss’ honour guard, but just Goblins getting jumped up as usual because Goblins don't have any heavy cavalry, but they will be handy with a flank charge. The wolves will also have crude barding made from small plates of metal strapped to their wolves and laced into the fur.
This guy still needs lots of work, I have only mapped out the initial shape of just his breastplate so far. It will need a raised edge around the bottoms as well as some shoulderpads and barding on the wolf too.
The last regiment will just look like more normal Goblins I think (unless anyone has a neat theme idea) :
Here is the first of the three big Night Gobbo regiments:
Well, it's only the first half really. I will also furnish them with some regiment bases when I get hold of some. This way I can make some fun squabbles to be happening in the midst of each regiment. Other than that conversions will be kept to the front rank and the command group, although my marines were all converted I don't have a death wish to do the same with this army!