D&D Monster Manual 73: Tomb of Annihilation – Vegepygmies and Batiri Goblins

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Monsters - Tomb of Annihilation – Vegepygmies and Batiri Goblins

As I noted the other day, I was looking through some containers of models in December and found the Zombicide Crowz – in that same container, I found the Vegepygmies and Batiri Goblins – from the Tomb of Annihilation D&D board game, and decided to put in the (small) amount of required effort to get them painted up!

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Monsters - Tomb of Annihilation – Vegepygmies D&D Dungeons and Dragons Monsters - Tomb of Annihilation – Vegepygmies

As someone who’s really not a D&D player, I’m only vaguely familiar with a lot of their monsters – and I also have to assume that some D&D monsters are tied to some specific settings/worlds, but I also understand that a lot of people’s actual campaigns feature a mix of whatever the DM feels like throwing in at the time. Anyway, that’s a long-winded way of simply stating that I’d never heard of either of these races. The colourful one of these Vegepygmies is the Chief!

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Monsters - Tomb of Annihilation – Batiri Goblins D&D Dungeons and Dragons Monsters - Tomb of Annihilation – Batiri Goblins

The three Batiri Goblins all had the same sculpt, so I just painted their decoration featuring different colours. It won’t have any gameplay effect other than perhaps “move the goblin two spaces closer – yeah, the red one”.

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Monsters - Tomb of Annihilation – Vegepygmies and Batiri Goblins

You can see here that they’re all pretty small. I’ve got them here next to a Khorne Bloodbound from AoS and a D&D Nolzur’s Dragonborn – and even a 15mm Flames of War model. Allowing for the variation in base sizes, you can see just how small these models are. Still, they’re done and we’re one step (or seven small steps!) closer to playing Tomb of Annihilation!

…I really need to finish off the last models from the Drizzt game so we can play it this year!

29 thoughts on “D&D Monster Manual 73: Tomb of Annihilation – Vegepygmies and Batiri Goblins

  1. It is clear that Vegepygmies are broccoli with arms and legs, and therefore you have chosen the best skin tone 😉 We have never heard of them either, but almost every day we discover a new D&D race! Goblins wear a kind of mask: did you interpret it as an animal skull? Great job on such a small scale!

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    • I wonder how they’d go in a stir-fry? 😮
      These particular goblins are apparently jungle-dwelling goblins that eat pretty much everything (and everyone) that they kill, so going with skull-masks from some of those kills seemed the way to go!

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  2. I wouldn’t have thought they were so small without the size comparison. Vegepygmies were introduced to AD&D in 1980 (Expedition to the Barrier Peaks) – they are a small plant humanoid. The module image shows them in brown and green – not far off what you chose. I’ve never heard of “Battari” goblins! Nice work on the lot.

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    • I’d never heard of either lot, but as long as they’re good enough on the table (when we get to the game, eventually) it’ll work for me. Still need to finish that Drizzt set next as far as the D&D stuff goes. While I’m not super-inclined to buy a ton more, I probably won’t burn all my existing D&D models and games in protest of WoTC being dumbasses!

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      • Yeah, it’s rare I buy anything that’s D&D branded anyway and when I do it’s all licenced anyway (Nolzurs models, the off boardgame – got plenty of both not used right now anyway!)
        I guess it also depends on how high up the food chain people want to take a D&D Boycott – Black Series 1:1 Star Wars helmets are Hesbro, after all!

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    • Just to add to what Tarmor said. The interesting thing about the module was that the players thought they were going into a regular dungeon, but it was actually a crashed spaceship. Filled with alien monsters and SciFi loot. There’s also a Mind Flayer in there, which was the first suggestion that maybe they originated off-planet.

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  3. Great job on getting these done. I don’t think I’ll ever have the stamina. The sculpts are pretty bad and I hated fighting the Vegepygmies (Kobolds for high level characters). Luckily the rest of the module was cool. I haven’t heard of these goblins, so I imagine they are something newer. My hat’s off to you, for making them look good!

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    • Thanks! They were pretty quick and easy to do – just a couple of hours all in all including drying time, so I wouldn’t let stamina put you off if you have these models. The Gobboes took a little more just because I went with more colours, but I did the Vegepygmie Chief alongside to same some time when using the bright colours.

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