Saturday, 24 February 2018
From BrendonW: Goblin Sharpsticks Legion (210)
36 x Goblins, 1 x Chariot pulled by two giant spiders, 28mm, Games Workshop, Plastic.
and 2 more sneaky Goblins.
This enormous unit is based on the dimensions required for a 'Legion' in 'Kings of War'. A 'Legion' is symbolic of 60 infantry. Like the previous Sharpsticks Horde I went with rocks and barrels and so on but also a crazy idea to include a leader Goblin in a chariot.
I had spotted two wheels and two side pieces in my bit's that I had kept from long ago and thought these would be perfect for a scratch built giant spider pulled Chariot and this was the project for those bits. The great aspect about being involved in a Challenge is to sometimes do exactly that. Challenge myself to try something.
My initial idea was a small chariot pulled by a single spider. However I dove into construction and ended up with a small but wide platform. In retrospect I knew immediately if I had made the angle less it would look more like a single animal pulled chariot but, this was try as I go building and not much planning involved apart from a quick sketch to cement my brain wave. Perhaps even taking off some of the length of the side pieces would have shrunk it as well. So change of plan to make it a two spider pulled boss chariot. I found some more bits and added the wheel blades and the front pointy piece. Everything else on the chariot is just sprue carved up and the platform is a Renedra base. The Chariot rider is a converted plastic Goblin who did have a small Squig instead of a shield and a sickle type blade that went on a previously completed Spider rider leader looking git. I decided that two gong bashing noise makers walking behind this Chariot to announce his presence would fit the bill.
I hope the presence of the chariot does not confuse people as to what this unit really is. Goblins with spears and shields....and lots of them. That's unit number five completed for project Goblin Army.
The two Goblins not on the base I glued onto the previous Sharpsticks Horde to increase the bodys.
The term for the size of this unit (Legion) Reminds me of a 'KREATOR' songs lyrics....
"We are LEGION! United in Hate!"
So go and play some high quality German Thrash Metal.
Cheers from Brendon
Whilst being a Minion can be quite time consuming, normally at a time that you just want to get on and paint your own things, it has been such a privilege to be the first to comment on some outstanding ideas and Brendon this project of yours has been one of the finest! Another cracking post and the sight of the Legion is just magnificent. I am awarding 5 bonus points for general battlefield clutter and conversions so a total of 210 points to your tally, bravo Sir!