More 4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netters and Clubbers

These Netters and Clubbers were completed very recently. They’d been sitting on my painting desk what must have been close to a year (so not long, relatively), and were started shortly after the initial pair were completed in July 2015. I recall that I was looking on eBay for some “skull” style netters before finding some in amongst my unpainted Orcs and Goblins. Luckily I hadn’t found any for the right price, so I saved myself a little bit of cash there.

4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netter and Clubber

Two Skull-Netters and a Clubber

4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netter and Clubber

Rear view of the green trio

While I enjoy looking at other people’s orcs and goblins painted in more muted tones, and shades of olive and ochre, my own Citadel goblinoids are probably always going to be painted with the bright, unrealistic skin tones that GW has used since the late 1980’s through to today – and I make no apologies for that. These models date from about 1991, and as with the Slayers I’ve been painting recently, I’m happy for them to be painted as an echo of the White Dwarf magazines of the time.

4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netter and Clubber

A twinned pair of Netters

4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netter and Clubber

Rear view of the pair

The group shot of the goblins so far – Naturally after finishing them, I’ve just found a bunch more of these guys – 2 more netters and three more clubbers. That will give me 12 of them in total once they’re painted – enough to fill a regiment tray. I’ll just need to work out what they can actually be used as in a KoW army…

4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netter and Clubber

The whole gang of Night Goblin Netters and Clubber …so far!





4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netter and Clubber

This pair was painted some and photographed some time ago – July 2015 – but for some reason the post never went up. In the interests of content – and conflict given the Slayers in my last post – here they are!

Like the other Goblins from the era, they’re just this side off of “Oldhammer” to the purists, but as I’ve said before – they’re close enough for me, as they were some of the first models released for 4th edition, during the time that Kev “Goblinmaster” Adams was still the sculptor of all things goblinoid.

4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netter and Clubber

Clubber and Netter

I’ve also given them the flame effect on their robe hoods, in pretty much the same style as I’ve used on my Night Goblin Fanatics. I’m wanting to put together a small Orc & Goblin force for Kings of War using my old metals. I just need to find some appropriate unit entries for the wilder stuff like these guys – not to mention do a hell of a lot of painting!

4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Netter and Clubber

Rear View!

I’ve got some more of these guys on the boil, so hopefully I’ll have them up here sooner rather than later!






4th Edition WHFB Night Goblin Champion and Musician

This pair of Goblins are from 4th Edition Warhammer Fantasy Battle. Not quite “proper” Oldhammer, but close enough for me, as they were some of the first models out in that time, and more impoerantly are Kev “Goblinmaster” Adams sculpts.

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Night Goblin Champion and Musician

I skipped freehanding a shield for the champion, and used a sculpted shield this time. I did it for two reasons in about equal measure – being too lazy to freehand one, and the (bright) sculpted shield being totally in keeping with the era and nature of these figures. My concession to the “red period” of GW which these models helped to usher in is the chestnut/red-brown that I use for the boots and staves.

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Night Goblin Backsides

I also skipped adding flames to the rims of their hoods. I might keep that sort of thing for the Fanatics, Clubber/Netter guys and some of the Squig guys. I’ve also disliked the checkered pattern that GW gave their Orcs and Orks around that time, so you’ll rarely if ever see that sort of thing on my greenskin models.

There should probably be a standard bearer to go with these guys. If I manage to find him and get a banner painted up, I’ll show the three of them together. For now, it’s just the pair!

4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics (….for KoW?!?)

These models are from Early 4th Edition Warhammer Fantasy Battle, when “Goblin Fanatics” got handed over to the Night Goblin faction (revived pretty much from earlier editions of Warhammer, and the early “C” Series models, but mostly forgotten in 3rd). As 4th Edition Models, released in 1992 they’re technically not “Oldhammer” by about a year for those who care about strict definitions. (Not me, but hey – I like the history.) Unlike the last batch of goblins from a few days ago, these were all painted in the last few weeks.

Oldhammer 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics.

Four 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics.

Now the more astute amongst you will have noted that there are way too many Fanatics here to be sensible at all. As always, there’s a good reason for this. I had a bunch of my own back in the day (which got started but not finished) and my friend Jared had started a Night Goblin/Savage Orc army  of his own, though he never got (m)any of the models completed before losing interest and selling them off. I purchased many of the half-and-un-painted models off him, with the intent to repaint them myself one day – and ending up with way too many fanatics for a normal game of WHFB. For the most part, they’ve sat in a series of figure cases since then.

Oldhammer 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics.

Four More 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics. Including a couple repair jobs!

The first one of Jared’s models that I painted was actually the first model featured in this blog, in my first and second posts. A half-painted Savage Orc Boss, who I repainted in my own style. A damned shame I never got any better pictures of it before it went off to Auction. Anyway, between Jared’s goblins and my own, I ended up with quite a lot of Fanatics, who as I mentioned have done nothing since the mid-1990’s besides take up space in a case. Over the years, a couple of them had their fragile chains break, and so got repaired with brass rod. So it’s a ball on the end of a metal rod on the end of a chain. That’s still unsafe, so it’s ok!

Oldhammer 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics.

Hopefully the last four 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics I’ll ever paint!

Since one of my aims this year aside from directed army painting for KoW is to clear off my desk and shelves of half-painted, unfinished and even slightly-started stuff, it wasn’t a huge stretch to extend that to the stack of figure cases that have the same in them. I mean, the reason I’m trying to finish the stuff on my desk is to avoid adding to the reams of unfinished stuff in cases, so this just follows the same ethos, albeit, slightly in reverse.

These Fanatics all followed the same general scheme shown with the newer plastics that I finished recently (who were cluttering up my desk) – and were also the direct inspiration for me to pull these out and paint them up. I quite like how they turned out in crazy loose formation (though I seem to have a bit of a contrast issue with these latest photos).

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A horde of dangerously insane goblins swinging their big balls around!

Finally and as usual – the “unit shots”. Anyone familiar with KoW might be wondering how I intend to use these, as their Goblin army doesn’t really have any equivalents to much of the crazy-colourful stuff in the Warhammer list, including Fanatics. My initial thoughts were to use the profiles of Twilight Kin “Blade-Dancers” (Witch Elves) as they’ve got lots of attacks but are fragile, but the recent Ratkin (Skaven) list also gives the option of “The Blight”, which are kinda-sorta Plague Censer Bearers. Dunno for sure yet, but I’ll find an appropriate profile for them once the new rules and lists are ironed out and I’m able to start playing again. Until then I’ll just push on painting the semi-random crap on my desk and building “units” as I can.

Oldhammer 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics

Agadoo, Do, Do, Push pineapple, shake the tree…

Oldhammer 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics

Agadoo, Do, Do, push pineapple grind coffee…

Oldhammer 4th Edition Night Goblin Fanatics

To the left, to the right, jump up and down and to the knees…

Given that the unit is made up of psychotic goblins swinging their balls & chains around like mad Dervishes, I’ve felt free to face them in various directions rather than all front-on, also with the intent to make the unit look interesting from multiple angles.

Now this just leaves me with needing to figure out what to do with those new plastics and the Iron Claw Fanatics that I’ve painted…