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snodipous20 Mar 2012 1:11 p.m. PST

Hi all. I have a team of night goblins that I use for my Mordheim force, but the old GW plastics I have are getting a bit long in the tooth, and even when they were new they were not particularly inspired or inspiring. I would like to replace them with a whole new set of figures, but I would like to get some goblins that break the GW mold… something that looks very different from the hatchet-faced Night Goblin standard. I've been eyeing these two lines:



but I would love to hear any other ideas that people might have. Bonus points if the gobs come with a decent variety of poses and weapon types. I have about 15 gobs in my warband, and if I could avoid doubling up that would be preferred.

Also, what is the proper collective noun for goblins? A bludgeon of goblins? A plop of goblins? A rash of goblins?

religon Inactive Member20 Mar 2012 1:23 p.m. PST

I have admired these…


(I think it is called a knave of goblins.)

Personal logo Ivan DBA Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2012 2:06 p.m. PST

I believe they may still be oop at the moment, but Rackham's Confrontation goblins were awesome. Lots of baroque, pointy plate armor, reminiscent of the armored goblins at the end of the film Labyrinth.

ArchitectsofWar Inactive Member20 Mar 2012 2:16 p.m. PST

For the traditionalist:


Goose666 Inactive Member20 Mar 2012 2:25 p.m. PST

Four A Miniature Goblins.. rather cool.
A few photos of them, at a show in my report here;

Very nicely detailed sculpts and very charactureful. – there website is still a work in progress.

Beowulf Fezian20 Mar 2012 3:14 p.m. PST

What about Thunderbolt Mountain's?

SonofThor Inactive Member20 Mar 2012 3:22 p.m. PST

Goblin Factory's minis are nice and affordable! link

Otherwise, Redbox Games goblins are nice too! link

SultanSevy20 Mar 2012 5:41 p.m. PST

Mantic's new goblins look pretty cool:

Not sure they're released yet though.

jpattern220 Mar 2012 6:13 p.m. PST

If you like the Freebooter Goblin Pirates, you'll definitely like the old Rackham Confrontation Goblins, as Ivan DBA says. You'll especially like the Goblin Pirates boxed set, if you can get your hands on it: link

Rackham did other Goblin Pirates,not in the boxed set, and Reaper, Freebooter, Hasslefree, and other companies also do compatible Goblin Pirates.

snodipous20 Mar 2012 10:01 p.m. PST

Lots of good ideas here. Thanks chaps.

rob alderman Inactive Member24 Mar 2012 4:46 p.m. PST

11 goblins for £6.00 GBP, you can't go wrong. They are a similar size to the current GW Night Goblins. Maybe a little smaller, but significantly bigger than a snotling, enough to fill a 20mm base comfortably.


Can't go wrong for 6 bob!

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