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28mm Goblins With Swords


Goblin Swordsman, Crouching, with Shield
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51-022
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$4.25 USD

Goblin Swordsman Advancing
Product #
51-021
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Suggested Retail Price
$4.25 USD


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Der Krieg Geist writes:

That was pretty okay of you :) I would have sent them back for a repaint at the least or CC refund if they were unwilling. Glad it turned out for you in any event. Did the IDs i gave you,help?
There are so many different imaginative interpretations of Goblins available on the miniature market,it reminds me of the movie "Labyrinth" in that no two look even vaguely the same yet are clearly recognizable as goblins. :)


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I like Goblins. It's probably because I used to game with a fellow who was really a Goblin enthusiast. He had hordes of Goblins in his collection – I've never had a plan to amass a Goblin horde, but I would pick up a Goblin or two over the years, from a sales bin or a flea market, and chuck them into a box.

Well, the box was getting full! Also, I realized that these Goblins would fit in well with some fantasy gaming I was planning. So I took them out of their packaging (when I got them out of the blister packs, there weren't as many as I had thought) and shipped them off to our friends in Ukraine, Old Guard Painters.

I divided up the Goblins by type, and my instructions to the painters were simple:

Paint skin color bright yellow. Red eyes. Dull steel weapons. Leather clothes/hats.

And now they're back, and I'm basing them up. The first group for your perusal are Goblins armed with swords:

Goblins with swords

OK, only one little problem…

Goblins with swords

I asked for yellow-skinned Goblins, and I got green-skinned Goblins. I asked for leather hats, and got steel caps. Oh well. grin

Goblin with sword

In hindsight, I should have written down which figures were what, as I have little idea now as to which manufacturer made which figures.

Goblin with sword

I do know, however, that they were labeled as Goblins – no Orcs here!

Goblin with sword

Great face!

Goblin with sword

The image above helps show the sword better. It's far too long for him, and it's unclear if it is resting on his helmet horns or tied to them!

Goblin with sword

I don't know who makes this figure, either. Sort of a pirate look to him.

Goblin with sword

If you recognize any of these figures, please let us know.

Goblin with sword

For slotta-type figures, I based them on round bases because many were too large for the standard square bases, then glued a steel disk on the bottom so they won't slide around in magnet-lined storage boxes. For non-slotta figures, I based them on steel disks.

Goblin with sword

This Goblin is rocking it all – chainmail, scalemail, shoulderplates!

Goblin with sword

And this last photo (above) helps to show he has quite a boss on that shield, too.

Goblins with swords

And speaking of shields, here are two with spiked shields!

Goblins with swords

I also recognize this figure as the crouching Goblin from the Iron Wind catalog.

Goblins with swords

I wouldn't mind having a few dozen more of these fellows.

Goblins with swords

And two more from the same source:

Goblins with swords

These are not crouching, they are advancing!

Goblins with swords

The nice thing about Goblins is that you expect them to come in different sizes, that's what Goblins are.

Goblins with swords

This is the runt in this batch. He might look out of place in a formed unit on a battlefield, but in skirmish-level gaming he'll be just fine.

Goblins with swords

More to come! And let me know if you can ID any of the mystery figures here. Thanks!