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Mars Miniatures07 Aug 2017 10:10 a.m. PST

Taken from full post here: link

The East is Red… Hobgoblin Red
Vintage 80's Citadel White Box Hob-Gobbos

Old General: We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?

Young Prince: The open steppe, a fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, wind in your hair.

Old General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?

Conan: Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.

Old General: That is good! That is good.


I know that this post's title "East is Red" is a Chinese thing, and the minis featured below have Japanese armor…
And also the quote from Conan is actually Mongolian (Jenghis KHAAAAAANNNNN!).
But what balances out all this misappropriation is that… not all Warhammer Goblins have green skin!
And now we have proof.
Finally, on this blog we have some fine examples of some red-skinned Hobgoblins.

Hobgoblin special rules to note: Frenzy, Scouts, Poisonous Attacks.
So basically they have a high output of poisonous attacks and at start of game they can deploy ahead of the battle lines.
Be afraid, be very afraid.


A unit of 20 vintage Hobgoblins ready for battle
12 came from the box set shown below, and the other 8 are from the C36 line, all sculpted by Aly Morrison.


Another White Box set here and it is coded as DL2 Aly Morrison's Hobgoblin Warriors.
The front of the box is the same as all the other White Boxes, but the backs were different.

The back of the white boxes have this text:
The miniatures in this set are suitable for use with role-playing, tabletop and other games. They may be painted and collected or made into miniatures scenes (dioramas).

Thats interesting, besides rpgs & tabletop games … what other types of games are there?

These guys dont have names, so I named some of them with suitably eastern sounding ones…


Left to Right: Ogadai the Champion, Sorgan Shiro the Shaman, Banner Bearer, Warrior with Spear

Ogadai is the enforcer of the Clan and carries out the will of the Chief.
Sorgan Shiro carries a magic skull. He is the witch doctor; Oh little sicky, seems to be the pain?


Left to Right: Taklo Makan the Chieftain, Snooter the HobHound, Jamuga the Hound Master, and Hob-Ninja.

Taklo Makan is the Big Kahuna of this Clan.
Snooter the HobHound is just a pup, but he is already a good tracker (and he sure is a cute little feller!)
Jamuga the Hound Master makes sure Snooter doesnt get rabies from any wild Wolves.


For the rest of the post: link

Crazyivanov07 Aug 2017 9:41 p.m. PST

I think this my entire thought process from reading the title:

YouTube link

PMC31708 Aug 2017 2:50 a.m. PST

Ah those are really awesome.

Mars Miniatures08 Aug 2017 8:16 a.m. PST


That is one crazy homie handshake. Is that Optimus Prime's voice?
Actually, I was thinking of the cheesy 90s Jet Li kung fu movie of the same name.

Crazyivanov08 Aug 2017 5:23 p.m. PST

Actually that's Dave Pettitt, he mostly acts as a comercial narrator now, but during G-Gundam he was the powerful and intimidating Master Asia. They actually use that little motto thing in a call back near the end of the show that is rather touching.

Also the Hobgoblins look great. Everything but Snorta and the Ninja, those one's haven't aged well.

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