Bagnol’s Caravan -More Dolgan Raiders

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So here’s another instalment in my little Dolgan Raiders-series. This time we are to have a closer look at the hobgoblin Bagnol’s caravan of soldiers, loot and slaves. It is around this caravan that the scenario revolves as it comes under attack at dawn on its return trip from the Mountains of Mourn. The attackers, the Dolgans, we saw last week.

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First up is the mighty Bagnol himself. He’s a mean hobgoblin and in my version of the scenario I used the old Asgard half troll to represent him. I haven’t been able to get my hands on the original pre-slotta hobgoblin by Nick Lund which was representing the caravan leader in the scenario pack. Nevertheless I love the Asgard mini and would most likely have been using it as Bagnol anyway.

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Then we have Blackeye – a hobgoblin shaman accompanying the caravan. The miniature is one of the same first generation pre-slotta hobgoblins to which the Bagnol mini also belongs. For some reason I ended up painting Blackeye’s skin green. I’m not sure why –he should have been painted with the same colour as my other hobgoblins. It probably happened because I for some reason based him on a smaller base than the rest of the hobgoblins which made me think of him as a goblin – not a hobgoblin. Well, stuff happens.

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Then we have Gutrot, the grim goblin warrior on a wolf in the company of nine other wolf riders. Gutrot is the one on the wolf draped in red, holding up his axe over his head. All the wolf riders are late 80’s and early 90’s Marauder goblins. Although I’m no big Marauder fan I’m rather fond of the wolves.

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Then we have the hobgoblins. Bagnol has 20 of them in his retinue and these are the ones I specifically finished for the scenario and all of them are top-notch miniatures. I’m turning out to be quite the hobgoblin-fan. First we have three pre-slotta hobgoblins and then troopers and character models from the boxset Throgg’s Despoiling Hobgoblins of the Dark Lands, released as part of the Regiments of Renown-series in ‘85.

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Bagnol also has ten hobgoblins armed with bows in his company but as I don’t have any hobgoblin archers I used orc archers instead. Those as well as Bagnol’s 20 goblins were all finished before I started preparing for this scenario and thus not shown in this post. Later, when I give you some snapshot from the game, these minis will show up as well.

However, Bagnol has ten lesser goblins who tend to the lobotomized (sic!) ogres who pull the caravan wagons. These small fellas you can see here. Great if a bit rough minis with a ton of character.

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Finally we have the ogres pulling the wagons. I’m only showing one of the three wagons as they are more or less the same. The wagon or wagons come from 4ground miniatures.

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That’s all for now. Next up a few pictures and a little battle report from us actually playing The Dolgan Raiders scenario.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Firm Ogre Casuals

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Last week I finished these five chaps for a small scenario we played Sunday. And let me tell you this – these models have been some of the most fun to paint in a long while. The largest of the models is a late-80’s ogre captain by Bob Olley. The mini is absolutely splendid and although all Olley’s ogres more or less look alike they are among my favorites. They remind me of Enki Bilal’s grim-faced sportsmen. And boy are they different from the current, boring Ogre Kingdoms-stuff GW is sporting. Sadly the mini had lost its hammer when I got it and I therefore gave him a big chaos warrior axe with skulls.

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The four smaller ogres all come from the second incarnation of Golgfag’s mercenary ogres, produced around 1985; a classic Regiment of Renown. They are lovely figures but slightly crude compared to the stuff Citadel produced only a few years later. Nevertheless they were an absolute joy to paint. Also here one of the ogres had lost his weapon (the one on the far left), and I thus gave him the slender mace-head. I forgot from which line it originates.

In our scenario the Olley Ogre was named Groar and he arrived into the battle with his four brothers to combat the nefarious vampire Walther von Löwe. To underscore the fact the ogres are brothers I gave them the same orange-blond hair. Sadly Groar and his brothers fled the table much too soon. oh well…

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