Wednesday, 4 May 2011

6mm Goblin Horde!


Alas I've had no time to get on with any sculpting or painting due to it being the run up to my final hand ins for university! I did manage to take some pictures of my 6mm goblin horde for Leviathan!

The Horde Thus Far

Close Up of the Infantry

I now have 750 points of Goblins for Leviathan but they are somewhat feeble in combat and will need some warbeasts and cavalry to beef them up a bit. I am using the chariot seen in the background as a Lesser Goblin Wartower at present but its the only unit capable of doing damage to hard class armour.

I think the goblins will be getting some new units to allow them to be a viable force in the game. This will probably come in the form of chariots, one or two warbeasts and some trolls. I will be having a go at sculpting the lot once I am done with uni work!

Each base currently represents 5 figures and will allow me to try out the game on a fairly large scale. I made up a force of Elves at 750 points and found that it consists of only four stands so it will make for an interesting game as the two forces rely on very different tactics. The Elves will need to weaken the Goblins with long range fire before their numerical superiority overwhelms them.

I just want to say that the Irregular Miniatures are really fantastic as the Lesser Goblins I am using are really nice sculpts with lots of character, no mean feat for figures standing under 5mm tall! Don't be put off by the pictures on their site or your initial response to seeing them in the flesh so to speak. Once they have some paint on them they really come to life!

All the best!


  1. We call them Goblins of the Evening now, as (w)hor(d)s was a bit demeaning...

  2. Very good painted!

    I bought some of them, and really you have done a work of art


    [Please tell me the secret, how do you make the sand of the stands?]

  3. Really well done! I used to do WWII microarmor, and have sometimes been tempted to carry that over and do 6mm for some larger-scale fantasy endeavors. Your work here tempts me even more.

  4. Hi!

    Thanks for the comments! It took me a while to get my head round the painting of them but I used to be an avid epic 40k player so soon got into the swing of things!

    As to the bases, I use bags of sand from Ikea in the plant department. Its ornamental stuff and quite coarse and costs about £1.99 a pack and comes in all sorts of colours (I use either the brown or black sort)

    I simply glued the miniatures to the base and painted it black then applied some pva with a little care then dunked it in sand!

    To paint them I gave them a wash of windsor and newton chestnut brown ink then a drybrush of sand colour followed by a little static grass.

    Hope that helps!

    All the best!

  5. Thanks for your trick, well, I will try to do it myself,
    I suppose that you don't glue sand on the strips, don't you?

    Great miniature
    Great blog


  6. Hi!

    I dont actually glue the sand to the strips until they've been glued to their base. I just use a thin brush!

    As the bases are textured it doesn't matter too much if I missed a bit. I did worry that the sand would be a bit course for 6mm but it seems to be ok!

    All the best!

  7. Hi, are these from Microworldgames, or baccus?