- August 24th, 2008
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I thought I’d post a picture of a couple of things I’ve finished painting recently, just because. First of, this here is a goblin wolf chariot – a nasty little beggar that scoots across the battlefield and causes a fair pile of impact damage whenever it hits anything. It’s best used to even the odds in combat or take on individual models as, once it’s in close combat, it’s pretty limited – having only two wolves and three gobbos in regular combat. It’s still pretty cheap, though, and you generally get two for the points of one.
This puppy was basecoated black then the wooden parts painted with a mix 50% bestial brown and 50% PVA glue, to give it a varnished look. It was then washed over with black ink with a spot of washing up liquid in it. The metallic parts were just given a heavy drybrush of chainmail with a light drybrush of mythril on the highest points. The goblins were done in the usual manner – goblin green basecoat, black ink (diluted) wash, and then bleached bone drybrush. Nails and teeth picked out in white.
Now this wicked looking thing is a snotling pump wagon. It’s basically a cobbled together framework with a crank and handle attached to the wheels and crawling with snotlings. Thing of it as the railroad uppy-downy thing Wil-E-Coyote rides about on from time to time. It moves in the compulsory movement phase and hurtles forwards 3D6, inflicting horrible horrible impact hits on anything it comes into combat with.
This model was painted pretty much identically to the wolf chariot, but with several different shades of brown for the wooden parts – representing the fact that it’s cobbled together out of whatever they could get their mitts on.
As always, with Orcs & Goblins, the units are there for the comedy value more than the strategic usefulness.