Sunday, May 27, 2018

Old World Army Challenge Wrap-up; a 1000pts army of Forest Goblins!

Well here it is, the end of the Old World Army Challenge. When we decided to do the challenge, I really wanted to start a Goblin army, something that was a dream of mine in my youth, but the task was a daunting one, and made me hesitate. In the end though, the pull was too big, and I plunged! And I'm really happy I did! Now, let's get that Warhammer army pose picture out of the way, shall we ;-)

The look of content after a 6 month marathon

The Plan

My Orcs and Goblins unpainted collection was a hefty one, and here is a reminder of what it looked like 6 months ago (obviously, only a small part of that was painted!).


My original plan was the following :


  • 19 Forest Goblins archers, including standard & musician : 63 pts
  • 19 Forest Goblins archers, including standard & musician : 63 pts
  • 30 Forest Goblins w 2 handed weapons, including standard & musician : 108.5 pts
  • 9 spider riders, including standard & musician : 121 pts
  • 2 Doom Divers : 200 pts
  • 3 Ogres w light armour and 2 handed weapons : 132 pts
  • Forest Goblin Shaman Champion on Giant Spider : 87 pts
  • Forest Goblin Warlord : 50 pts
  • Forest Goblin Big Boss : 33 pts
  • Forest Goblin Big Boss : 33 pts
  • Forest Goblin Big Boss on Giant Spider : 37pts


A tall task! For while I am a very organized person, especially when it comes to this hobby, I am also an incredibly slow painter, and also a perfectionist! 

The Result

Well, I'm happy to say I almost followed my plans, but for one unit, replacing one archer unit with fanatics. I can live with that! 

Noraz Stickblast regiment (19 Forest Goblins archers, including standard, musician and Big Boss Noraz Stickblast) : 99 pts


Ukag's Mercenaries (3 Ogres w light armour and 2 handed weapons): 132 pts


Kleznot's Forest Goblin Mob (29 Forest Goblins w 2 handed weapons, including standard & musician and Big Boss Kleznot : 141.5 pts)




3 Fanatics : 90pts


Stag's Spida Rida (9 spider riders, including musician and standard, equipped with lances, shields and bows and Stag, Big Boss on giant spider, equipped with shield) : 170pts




2 Doom Divers (200pts) 


Zrazoig, the almighty Shaman, and his trusted sacred spider, Fang the hairy (Forest Goblin Shaman on Gigantic Spider) : 128pts


Graaz the Savage (Forest Goblin Warlord) : 50 pts


Total : 1010.5pts

I like Forest Goblins, I like them a lot!
It's a great feeling to come up from this Challenge with a complete 1000pts force. It's based, I even did all the customized movement tray, so I can say this 1000pts is *completely* finished. Yeah! I'll admit there was a moment in the challenge when I told myself (and Laurie) that I had made a mistake by going with goblins! But in the end my pride, mostly, pushed me to finish!And now that it's over, it's probably one of the favourite wargame army I've painted; the 4th edition gobbos are such fantastic little figures.

Now I'm taking a well deserved break, and I hope to organize part II of the Challenge in 6 to 8 months!

12 comments:

  1. Well done...... a great accomplishment.

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  2. I must say that the basing in the last few photos is quite impressive, very nice effect.

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  3. Elle est superbe ton armée, je les adore ces Goblins. C'est un très bon choix. Bravo à toi :)

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    1. Merci Nico! Dommage qu'un océan nous sépare, une baston contre tes nains auraient été chouettes!

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  4. A great, though daunting, choice of army. You pulled it off, so kudos to you. I loved it. Not much else to say.

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  5. Congratulations Iannick! Great work, and what a ton of work overseeing that Challenge! Well done!

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  6. Lovely work man, an arrayed & regimented force looks so pleasing to the eye over the loose look in Age of Sigmar.

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  7. Nicely done! Reminds me of my old goblin army I had back in about 1996ish. Night Goblins for me though :)

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