Pike Goblins

(As featured in several battles in the Tilea Campaign.)

I reckoned that greenskins fighting in Tilea might attempt to emulate the enemies’ fighting style. So, with this in mind, I started adding extra lengths to their spear shafts. Here you can see the original unit ranked up …

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I had an old Grom figure already painted to lead them, and made a musician out of an old boardgame figure. There are some metal figures near the front, including two that are actually historical viking figures, but with gobbo heads stuck on!

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I thought Grom looked just right in the front rank …

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I added some uniformity by giving as many as possible helmets, either the fur-lined ones or the basics.

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Having fought with them a few times I realised what was missing …. more of them! So I increased the unit from 25 to 40. Now they looked like a major unit on the field of battle.

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Except, of course, even with campaign rules (slightly weakened pike rules) they were still goblins, and so inevitably were rubbish in battle. Who cares, though, when they look good!

 

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